Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Saudi counterpart, Prince Saud al-Faisal, in Moscow on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, as Iran and world powers seek to reach a deal on nuclear talks.
Iran and the US held one-on-one talks on Wednesday as a deadline loomed to reach a mammoth nuclear deal, seeking common ground on the two crucial remaining issues: uranium enrichment and sanctions relief.
Saudi Arabian authorities have warned citizens against hunting or coming into contact with migratory birds that are currently travelling through the country to avoid bird flu, media reported Wednesday.
Gulf Arab states have shelved a bitter row among themselves, hoping to repair an alliance that has been sorely tested by chaos in the Middle East and the prospect of an Iranian nuclear deal that could tilt the regional balance of power towards their old foe Tehran.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks against the rulers of Saudi Arabia in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday, saying his self-declared caliphate was expanding there and in four other Arab countries.