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Ghaida Ghantous

Analysis-OPEC disagreement lays bare growing UAE-Saudi economic rivalry

Jul 05 2021

DUBAI Rare public disagreement between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia over OPEC policy points to a growing economic rivalry between the two largest Arab economies which only looks set to intensify, several regional analysts said.

Saudi Arabia pushes back on UAE opposition to OPEC+ deal

Jul 04 2021

DUBAI (Reuters) -Saudi Arabia's energy minister pushed back on Sunday against opposition by fellow Gulf producer the United Arab Emirates to a proposed OPEC+ deal and called for "compromise and rationality" to secure agreement when the group reconvenes on Monday.

As Iran veers right, ties with Gulf Arabs may hinge on nuclear pact

Jun 20 2021

DUBAI (Reuters) -Gulf Arab states are unlikely to be deterred from dialogue to improve ties with Iran after a hardline judge won the presidency but their talks with Tehran might become tougher, analysts said.

Resigned to a nuclear deal revival, Gulf engages with foe Iran

Jun 09 2021

DUBAI Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, resigned to the revival of a nuclear pact with Iran they always opposed, are engaging with Tehran to contain tensions while lobbying for future talks to take their security concerns into account.

Can Israel blast Gaza and still make friends in the Gulf?

May 17 2021

DUBAI Scenes of devastation in Gaza are likely to make it harder for Israel to win its biggest diplomatic prize: recognition by Saudi Arabia. But so far, the other rich Gulf states that invested in opening ties with Israel last year are showing no public sign of second thoughts.

Saudi official: Expanded talks should follow any Iran nuclear deal

Apr 14 2021

DUBAI Saudi Arabia believes any revival of the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers should be a starting point for further discussions bringing in regional states aimed at expanding the deal's provisions, an official said on Wednesday.

Saudi official: Expanded talks should follow any Iran nuclear deal

Apr 14 2021

DUBAI Saudi Arabia believes any revival of the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers should be a starting point for further discussions bringing in regional states aimed at expanding the deal's provisions, an official said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Saudi official: Expanded talks should follow any Iran nuclear deal

Apr 14 2021

DUBAI, April 14 Saudi Arabia believes any revival of the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers should be a starting point for further discussions bringing in regional states aimed at expanding the deal's provisions, an official said on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia announces $1.3 trillion private sector investment push led by Aramco, SABIC

Mar 30 2021

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's crown prince said oil firm Aramco and petrochemical firm SABIC would lead investments of 5 trillion riyals ($1.3 trillion) by the local private sector by 2030 under a programme announced on Tuesday for economic diversification.

Exclusive: U.N. team finds Houthis launched Aden airport attack that killed 22 - diplomats

Mar 29 2021

WASHINGTON An investigation by a U.N. team of experts found Yemen’s Houthis were responsible for a Dec. 30 attack on Aden airport that killed at least 22 people as members of the country’s internationally recognized government arrived, two diplomats familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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