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Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court

Iran has denied involvement in either operation, which come as Washington and the Islamic Republic spar over sanctions and the US military presence in the region, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict.

Key events leading to escalation of tensions between US-Iran

Taking a softer stance on the matter, President Donald Trump Friday replied to a question about going to war with Iran saying with 'I hope not'. 


Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Sanaa, casualties reported

The Sanaa strikes targeted nine military sites in and around the city, residents said, with humanitarian agencies reporting a number of casualties.

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

Saudi Arabia blames Tehran for drone attack by Yemen's rebels that knocked out key oil pipeline, as newspaper close to palace calls for "surgical" US strikes on Iran

Saudi Arabia says oil facilities outside Riyadh attacked

The energy minister of the world's largest oil exporter said the attack caused a fire, now contained, and minor damage at one pump station, but did not disrupt oil production or exports of crude and petroleum products.

Explained: Strait of Hormuz — the world's most important oil artery

Most crude exported from Saudi Arabia, Iran, the UAE, Kuwait and Iraq -- all members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries -- is shipped through the Strait of Hormuz.


Saudi Arabia says oil tankers hit off UAE coast, Iran calls for probe

The foreign ministry called the incidents "worrisome and dreadful" and asked for an investigation into the matter. A senior Iranian lawmaker said "saboteurs from a third country" could be behind it, after saying on Sunday that the incident showed that the security of Gulf states is fragile.

Qatar disowns tourism official's comments on visas for 'enemies'

"The visa will not be open for our enemies - it will be open for our friends," Baker said of Egyptians looking to come. "Are visas open for us to go there? No. So why should we open it for them? Everything is reciprocal."

Saudi Arabia executes 37 citizens in connection with 'terrorism'

The executions took place in Riyadh, the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, central Qassim province and Eastern Province, a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency said.

Turkey arrests suspected spies for UAE, probe on for Khashoggi link

The arrests were made in Istanbul on Monday as part of a counter-intelligence investigation. Turkish officials seized an encrypted computer located in a hidden compartment at what the official stated was the spy ring's base.

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Breaking protocol, PM Modi receives Saudi Crown Prince at Delhi airport

During Salman’s visit, New Delhi and Riyadh will set up a “Strategic Partnership Council” at the ministerial level to deepen partnership in areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture

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Killing Kashoggi: How a brutal Saudi hit job unfolded

An autopsy expert. A lookalike. A black van. Our video investigation follows the movements of the 15-man Saudi hit team that killed and dismembered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Fuel prices at an all-time high: News in Numbers

How the government is explaining the rise in petrol and diesel prices. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.


Opinion | From London to Qatar, Why Does The Terror Trail Span Continents?

With an angry Saudi Arabia, along with some other Gulf countries cutting off ties with Qatar over alleged support to Islamists, the regional power play in West Asia has put India in a spot. With 7 million Indians in the Gulf and nearly 6 lakh in Qatar, India now has to navigate the fault lines […]

EU parliament urges Saudi arms embargo

The European Parliament has voted for an EU-wide arms embargo against Saudi Arabia. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of the embargo on Thursday (February 25), which is not legally binding. They said Britain had licensed more than 3 billion euros of arms sales to Saudi Arabia since Saudi-led forces began military operations in Yemen in […]