Senate bows to Trump vetoes, allows Saudi arms sales

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President Donald Trump welcomes first responders before signing H.R. 1327, an act ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money, in the Rose Garden of the White House.  Monday, July 29, … Read More

Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks

The crude oil tanker, Amjad, which was one of two reported tankers that were damaged in mysterious “sabotage attacks”, off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Fujairah on May 13, 2019. (Photo: Karim Sahib, AFP/Getty Images) FUJAIRAH, United Arab … Read More

Israeli-Gulf Relations: Will the Détente Deepen or Dry Up?

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Photo: Israel Prime Minister Office Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks together with Sultan Qaboos bin Said in this undated handout provided by the Israel Prime Minister Office, in Oman. Israel GPO/Handout via REUTERS On April 25, the Israeli Ministry … Read More

Iranian foreign minister: John Bolton, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE want to ‘Lure President Trump into confrontation’ with Iran

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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif alleged Sunday that National Security Adviser John Bolton, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates intend to push President Donald Trump into conflict with Iran. Zarif appeared for a pre-recorded interview on Fox News Sunday with host Chris … Read More

Saudi Arabia Threatens to Ditch USD Oil Trades if NOPEC Passes

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The time of the United States dollar (USD) being the world’s main reserve currency is reportedly in jeopardy, as Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its oil in currencies other than the USD if Washington passes a bill which exposes OPEC … Read More

Pope calls for end to wars on historic trip to the Arabian Penninsula

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Pope Francis on Monday called for an end to wars in the Middle East during the first visit by the head of the Catholic church to the birthplace of Islam, the Arabian Peninsula. Francis, who has made outreach to Muslim … Read More

Rouhani says Iran and U.S. tensions are at ‘a maximum’

LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday relations with the United States had rarely been so bad and that sanctions imposed by the Trump administration targeting Tehran’s oil and banking sectors amounted to “a terrorist act”. Animosity … Read More

Israel dives into the Arab world

The Warsaw Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East, held on Feb. 13-14, was hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the Polish Foreign Ministry. Many issues such as terrorism, extremism, missile development, … Read More

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