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Tillerson says Saudi Arabia not ready for talks with Qatar on Gulf crisis

DOHA Saudi Arabia is not yet ready to begin direct talks with Doha to resolve the nearly five-month diplomatic and trade cutoff affecting Qatar, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.

Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence.

World, Iraq Oct 21 2017

Tillerson to visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Switzerland

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland in a week-long trip starting on Friday, the State Department said in a statement released on Thursday.

World, Oct 19 2017

Saudi needs Aramco billions as recession slows austerity drive

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's plans to sell state assets - including a stake in energy giant Saudi Aramco - are becoming even more important to its finances as a recession slows Riyadh's effort to close a budget deficit caused by low oil prices.

China, Campaign Finance Oct 19 2017

Saudi Arabia to vet use of Prophet's sayings to counter extremism

RIYADH Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is to monitor interpretations of the Prophet Mohammad's teachings to prevent them being used to justify violence or terrorism, the Culture and Information Ministry has said.

World, Oct 18 2017

Saudi airplane arrives in Baghdad, first time in 27 years

BAGHDAD A Saudi Arabian commercial airplane arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday for the first time in 27 years, the Iraqi transport ministry said.

World, Oct 18 2017

Qatar suggests Gulf crisis hurts fight against Islamic State: CNBC

Qatar's foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that measures taken by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states in their dispute with Qatar had hurt the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State, according to the text of an interview with CNBC.

World, Oct 17 2017

Exclusive: China offers to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly - sources

DUBAI/LONDON China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world's biggest oil producer on the stock market. | Video

China, Japan, South Korea, Deals Oct 17 2017

Saudi Aramco asks FTI Consulting to halt IPO investor relations work: sources

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/DUBAI State-owned Saudi Aramco has asked FTI Consulting to suspend its investor relations advisory work related to the oil company's planned initial public offering, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Deals, Oct 17 2017

Saudi Arabia welcomes new U.S. strategy toward Iran

DUBAI Saudi Arabia welcomed the new U.S. policy toward Iran and said lifting sanctions had allowed Iran to develop its ballistic missile program and step up its support for militant groups, state news agency SPA reported on Friday.