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Yemen's Houthis won't abandon peace efforts over U.S. designation, says chief negotiator

Jan 14 2021

RIYADH Yemen's Houthi movement will not walk away from peace talks with the United Nations and Saudi Arabia despite the U.S. decision to designate the Iran-aligned group as a foreign terrorist organisation, the Houthi chief negotiator told Reuters.

Yemen's Houthis won't abandon peace efforts over U.S. designation, says chief negotiator

Jan 14 2021

RIYADH Yemen's Houthi movement will not walk away from peace talks with the United Nations and Saudi Arabia despite the U.S. decision to designate the Iran-aligned group as a foreign terrorist organisation, the Houthi chief negotiator told Reuters.

U.S. to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as foreign terrorist group

Jan 11 2021

RIYADH/WASHINGTON The outgoing U.S. administration is to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, a move the United Nations warned could undermine peace talks and make it harder to feed Yemenis enduring the world's largest humanitarian crisis. | Video

Saudi Crown Prince launches zero-carbon city in NEOM business zone

Jan 11 2021

AL ULA, SAUDI ARABIA/LONDON Saudi Arabia's crown prince unveiled plans on Sunday to build a zero-carbon city at NEOM, the first major construction project for the $500 billion flagship business zone aimed at diversifying the economy of the world's largest oil exporter. | Video

Exclusive-U.S. to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as foreign terror group as soon as Monday -sources

Jan 10 2021

RIYADH/WASHINGTON The United States plans to designate Yemen's Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, three sources familiar with the matter said, a move that diplomats and aid groups worry could threaten peace talks and complicate efforts to combat the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

From embargo to embrace, Saudi Arabia pushes Gulf detente

Jan 06 2021

AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia Embracing Qatar's ruler, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince pushed a deal to end a row with Doha at a Gulf summit on Tuesday to try to strengthen an Arab alliance against Iran, although a final declaration contained only a general pledge of solidarity. | Video

Breakthrough reached in Gulf dispute with Qatar -senior Trump official

Jan 05 2021

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) -A breakthrough has been reached in Qatar's three-year-old dispute with Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries and an agreement aimed at ending their rift is to be signed in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, a senior Trump administration official said.

Saudis pushing for Gulf dispute breakthrough at summit - sources

Dec 16 2020

DUBAI An annual Gulf Arab summit has been put off to January while parties locked in a rancorous row that led to a boycott of Qatar work towards announcing a tangible deal, though a final resolution is likely to take longer, informed sources said.

Saudi Arabia takes aim at Muslim Brotherhood before Democrats take over in Washington

Nov 18 2020

DUBAI Saudi Arabia is pursuing a new campaign to denounce the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist political movement feared by most Gulf monarchies, as Riyadh prepares to deal with what is likely to be a less friendly U.S. administration under Joe Biden.

Struggling airline Saudia got $7 billiom of state help in 2019-2020: documents

Nov 18 2020

DUBAI The government has provided state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) with at least $7 billion in direct payments and other financial support in 2019 and 2020, company documents show, as the carrier struggles with losses and the coronavirus pandemic.

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