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Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son

A recent Saudi government and security shake-up aims to strengthen King Salman`s increasingly powerful son against a royal rival and to bolster ties with Washington, analysts and diplomats say.

 

Jordan summons Iran envoy over comments on king

Jordan summoned Iran`s ambassador to Amman at the weekend, the foreign ministry said, after an Iranian official slammed comments by King Abdullah in an American newspaper as "silly and careless".

Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Jordan's King Abdullah says two-state solution basis of Middle East peace

Jordan`s King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution that would be the basis of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal.

Four charged with plotting to assassinate late Saudi king Abdullah

Four charged with plotting to assassinate late Saudi king Abdullah

Saudi Arabia overcame an al Qaeda insurgency almost a decade ago but has suffered several deadly attacks on mosques and security forces claimed by Islamic State.

Saudi King Salman marks tumultuous first year

Saudi King Salman marks tumultuous first year

It was Mohammed, as much as Salman himself, who became the face of the monarchy presiding over one surprise after another during a tumultuous 12 months.

Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to vote in elections for the first time in history

For the first time in history, Saudi Arabian women will be allowed to caste their vote in the elections.

President Mukherjee in landmark visit to Jordan

President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here on Saturday in what he termed a landmark visit to push ties with Jordan. It is the first visit by an Indian head of state to this Hashemite kingdom.

Delink terror from religion: PM Narendra Modi

Delink terror from religion: PM Narendra Modi

Making a strong pitch for delinking terrorism from religion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted that a global response was required to effectively combat international terrorism propagated by outfits like the Islamic State (IS).

King of Jordan meets Modi in New York

King Abdullah of Jordan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Oil jumps as Saudi king's death feeds market uncertainty

Oil prices jumped on Friday as news of the death of Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah added to uncertainty in energy markets already facing some of the biggest shifts in decades.

Oil surges after Saudi King's death

Oil prices surged today following the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, with investors watching to see if the country will change its policy of maintaining high production in the face of plunging prices and a global supply glut.

Saudi crown prince blames weak growth for oil 'tensions'

A weak global economy is the main reason for "tensions" in world oil markets, Saudi Arabia's crown prince said Tuesday, in a speech on behalf of ailing King Abdullah.