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Middle East

Iran oil tanker: Explosion on ship near Saudi port city of Jeddah

Iran state oil company tanker explodes, catching fire near Jeddah, in Red Sea, according to Iran state media.

Human Rights

Verdict delayed in trial of Saudi dissident: family

Sentencing for scholar Salman al-Awda, who could face the death penalty, has been postponed until October 30.

Verdict delayed in trial of Saudi dissident: family

AJ Impact

OPEC chief says deeper oil cut an option amid weaker 2020 outlook

The producer group's forecasts pointed to slower global growth and lower demand next year.

OPEC chief says deeper oil cut an option amid weaker 2020 outlook

Middle East

Iran's Zarif: Either all Gulf states safe 'or all deprived of it'

In opinion piece, Iranian foreign minister says countries in the Gulf region must work collectively for lasting peace.

Iran's Zarif: Either all Gulf states safe 'or all deprived of it'

Yemen

Yemen to become world's poorest country if war continues: UN

Because of war, poverty in Yemen has jumped from 47 percent of the population in 2014 to a projected 75 percent.

Yemen to become world's poorest country if war continues: UN

Middle East

Top Saudi official holds talks with US state, defence secretaries

Discussions between the two countries come amid heightened tensions with Iran following attack on Saudi oil facilities.

Top Saudi official holds talks with US state, defence secretaries

AJ Impact

Singapore’s Temasek to rule out investment in Aramco IPO: report

Singapore's sovereign wealth fund has said it wants to stay away from investing in fossil fuels.

Singapore’s Temasek to rule out investment in Aramco IPO: report

Saudi Arabia

Mysterious killing of Saudi King's bodyguard sparks intrigue

Former crown prince Mohamad bin Nayef visited Abdulaziz al-Fagham's family home to pay respect after his killing.

Mysterious killing of Saudi King's bodyguard sparks intrigue

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia rules women can join armed forces

The move is the latest in a series of measures increasing women's rights, even as women activists face crackdown.

Saudi Arabia rules women can join the army

Tourism

Saudi Arabia welcomes 24,000 tourists in 10 days

Until recently, kingdom only issued visas to Muslim pilgrims, foreign workers and sports spectators.

Saudi Arabia welcomes 24,000 tourists in 10 days

Saudi Arabia

K-pop group stands by decision to perform in Saudi Arabia

BTS says plan to play their upcoming concert in the Saudi capital Riyadh was not an easy one to make.

K-pop group stands by decision to perform in Saudi Arabia

Yemen

Yemeni government, separatist STC close to deal on Aden

STC forces said an agreement to end the standoff in the southern city could be signed imminently.

Yemeni government, separatist STC close to deal on Aden

AJ Impact

Why aren't active fund managers flocking to Saudi stocks?

Reputational risk and high valuations of Saudi shares are keeping active fund managers at bay, says analysis.

Why aren't active fund managers flocking to Saudi stocks?

Middle East

UAE's MBZ, top Saudi officials discuss military, defence matters

Abu Dhabi's crown prince and Saudi vice minister of defence discuss challenges facing the region.

UAE's MBZ, top Saudi officials discuss military, defence matters

Middle East

Saudi Arabia says it seeks removal of Sudan from US terror list

Saudi foreign ministry says Riyadh is working on having Khartoum removed from US list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Saudi Arabia says it seeks removal of Sudan from US terror list