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Jordan king to hold Syria talks in Russia on Wednesday

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 05:37

Jordan`s King Abdullah II is to travel to Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Syrian conflict, after visits to the Vatican and Austria, the palace said.

Barack Obama in Saudi Arabia for talks overshadowed by mistrust

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 18:40

US President Barack Obama has sought to allay Riyadh`s criticism of his policies on Syria and Iran, telling the Saudi king their two countries remain in lockstep on their strategic interests.

Obama underlines "strong" US-Saudi ties in talks with King Abdullah

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 01:17

US President Barack Obama underlined Washington`s "strong" relationship with Saudi Arabia in talks with King Abdullah on Friday, the White House said, on a visit intended to allay the kingdom`s concerns that the decades-old alliance is weakening.

Barack Obama makes fence-mending trip to Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 21:46

President Barack Obama is making a fence-mending mission to Saudi Arabia, important Middle East ally that`s grown nervous as the US negotiates with Iran and pulls out troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Saudi King decrees half brother Muqrin to be future monarch

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 21:21

Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah has appointed his half-brother and country`s former intelligence chief Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz as deputy crown prince, paving way for him to become future monarch.

Saudi women renew push for the right to drive

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 02:51

In the six months since Saudi activists renewed calls to defy the kingdom`s ban on female drivers, small numbers of women have gotten behind the wheel almost daily in what has become the country`s longest such campaign.

Saudi princesses `seek Obama`s help for freedom`

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 00:39

A former wife of Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah appealed to US President Barack Obama on Thursday for help in the case of four daughters she says are being held in a royal palace.

Saudi Prince Muqrin named second-in-line to succeed King

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 00:24

Saudi Arabia`s Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, a former intelligence chief in the conservative Islamic kingdom, has been appointed deputy crown prince, making it likely he will one day become King.

Obama says considering new pressure on Syria`s Assad

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 11:23

President Barack Obama said on Friday he is considering new ways to pressure the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he pledged fresh US assistance to Jordan`s King Abdullah, whose country is reeling from the Syrian civil war.

Barack Obama to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss security issues

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:48

President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia next month and meet with King Abdullah in a bid to reassure the key US ally and to discuss a range of security issues that have caused some strains in the bilateral ties.

Pope to visit Jordan May 24

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 22:03

Pope Francis I will pay an official visit to Jordan May 24 at the invitation of Jordan`s King Abdullah II.

Saudi king appoints son as new Mecca governor

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 02:13

King Abdullah appointed one of his sons today as the new governor of Mecca, a prestigious and influential position that includes oversight of Islam`s holiest shrine, the state media reported.