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KSA reopens of Qatar border to pilgrims

RIYADH -UNS: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, state media said Thursday, in the first signs of a thaw after the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years. The border had been shut …

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Reducing Middle East tensions? Saudi-UAE moves hint at willingness to engage with Iran

By James M. Dorsey Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest that the two Gulf states may be looking for ways to reduce tensions with Iran that permeate multiple conflicts wracking the Middle East and North Africa. The moves, including a …

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Pakistan attaches great importance to strategic relation with KSA : COAS

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday reiterated that Pakistan is committed to the defence of Harmain Sharifain and safeguarding the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), reported Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The army chief …

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KSA, allies slam Qatar non-compliance as threat to security

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia and its allies on Friday criticised Qatar s refusal to accept conditions to end the Gulf s biggest diplomatic crisis in years as a threat to regional security. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain said Qatar s …

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Extremism report puts KSA,UK on spot : strengthens Qatar in Gulf Crisis

By James M. Dorsey A report charging Saudi Arabia with funding extremism in Britain puts both the kingdom and Prime Minister Teresa May on the spot. The report also potentially strengthens Qatar’s insistence that support of extremism should be tackled regionally and that demands by …

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Prince Muhammad: It is Time for Reflection

By R Ahmad While courtiers must be suggesting Prince Muhammad Bin Salman to celebrate, his ascent to virtual throne of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), there will be little or no appetite for any saner voice calling for caution or prudence. However, one would hope …

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King Salman cancels visit to G20 summit in Germany

BERLIN -UNS : King Salman of Saudi Arabia has cancelled attendance at this week´s G20 summit in Hamburg, the German government said Monday, as Riyadh is engaged in a diplomatic standoff with Qatar. “The government has received official notification that King Salman will not travel …

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Suicide bomber killed in foiled Makkah plot to attack Grand Mosque: Saudi state media

Saudi security forces said Saturday they disrupted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque at Makkah, home to the holiest site in Islam, just as Ramazan concludes. The Interior Ministry said it launched raids in Jeddah as well as two areas in Makkah itself, including …

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Gulf Crisis- Way Forward for Pakistan

By U.K. Dar Pakistan had always enjoyed cordial relations with countries in the Gulf. Pakistan had helped the brotherly countries in developing their defense capabilities. But the Gulf countries have not shown any favors to Pakistan when compared with India. Pakistan always expected that Gulf …

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The rise of Mohammed bin Salman: A mixed blessing?

By James M. Dorsey Saudi King Salman’s appointment of his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince at the expense of his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, could prove to be a mixed blessing for a kingdom in transition that faces significant international challenges of its …

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