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Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

Oct. 23, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. ...

Iran FM says more talks needed with rival Saudi Arabia

Oct. 08, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister said Friday that more talks with regional archrival Saudi Arabia are needed for Tehran and Riyadh to improve ties but that negotiations so far have been heading in the right direction. The comments by Iran's top diplomat, Hossein...

Iranian FM in Beirut says Iran-Saudi talks on a 'good path'

Oct. 07, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia are on a “good path," Iran’s foreign minister said Thursday, suggesting the negotiations between the two regional archrivals would continue. Speaking during his first visit to Lebanon since taking his post after...

UN envoy visits Yemen for talks with PM, separatists

Oct. 05, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen met Tuesday with the prime minister of the country’s internationally recognized government in the port city of Aden, officials said. Hans Grundberg landed in Aden in his first visit to the war-scarred country since...

Iran, Saudi sides continue tension-easing talks in Baghdad

Sep. 27, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Representatives from Iran and Saudi Arabia have held a new round of talks in Baghdad, two Iraqi officials said Monday, in the first such meeting between the regional foes since a new president was sworn in in Tehran. The meeting held last week discussed...

US pulls missile defenses in Saudi Arabia amid Yemen attacks

Sep. 11, 2021 02:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. has removed its most advanced missile defense system and Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, even as the kingdom faced continued air attacks from Yemen's Houthi rebels, satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press show. ...

Saudi case against Twitter user may have its roots in US

Aug. 05, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi humanitarian aid worker's anonymous Twitter account used for satire about Saudi Arabia's economy landed him in prison in the kingdom over three years ago. But the story may have roots in an elaborate ploy that began in Silicon...