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Saudi restores full ties with Thailand after diamond dispute

Jan. 25, 2022 22:55 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday ordered the restoration of full diplomatic ties with Thailand and said the countries agreed to trade ambassadors, closing the chapter on three decades of mistrust and hostility between the nations that stemmed from a sensational jewelry...

Tracking Biden's 1st-year progress delivering on promises

Jan. 19, 2022 08:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his first year in office, President Joe Biden took action on a number of his key campaign promises, from rebuilding U.S. alliances globally to distributing vaccines across America and the world. But others remain works in progress or dependent on Congress...

South Korea and Saudi Arabia need oil but eye clean energy

Jan. 18, 2022 20:32 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A delegation led by South Korea’s president visiting Saudi Arabia inked a preliminary deal Tuesday to explore a project to develop a potentially cleaner form of energy. The development comes even as Saudi Arabia remains South Korea’s top supplier of crude oil. ...

Saudi princess freed after nearly 3 years in jail

Jan. 09, 2022 07:41 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities have released a princess detained in the kingdom under mysterious circumstances for nearly three years, her supporters said on Sunday. The princess, Basmah bint Saud, a daughter of Saudi Arabia’s second king, disappeared in...

Top conservative Saudi cleric who once headed judiciary dies

Jan. 05, 2022 05:19 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An influential Saudi cleric who once served for years as head of the kingdom's Shariah courts and whose ultraconservative views sparked outcry died on Wednesday, leaving behind a legacy that mirrored the kingdom's decades-long slide toward Wahhabism. His...

Analysis: As US focus wanes, Mideast turns inward for talks

Dec. 28, 2021 20:54 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After years of looking abroad for answers, countries in the Middle East now appear to instead be talking to each other to find solutions following two decades defined by war and political upheaval. The American withdrawals from Afghanistan and...

DJ David Guetta lauds Saudi reforms ahead of show in kingdom

Dec. 19, 2021 03:57 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Internationally known DJ David Guetta has made a home for himself in the Persian Gulf. The French DJ is a resident of the United Arab Emirates, where he has performed multiple times — the latest being on the helipad at the landmark Burj Al...

Gulf leaders convene for annual summit amid regional tension

Dec. 14, 2021 11:25 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The leaders of Gulf Arab states arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for their annual summit, a united meeting that comes amid heightened tensions over Iran’s nuclear program and after a yearslong boycott of Qatar. The Gulf Cooperation Council...

Saudi crown prince in 1st visit to Qatar after embargo ended

Dec. 09, 2021 08:37 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince visited Qatar on Thursday, his first trip to Doha since the kingdom rallied other Arab states to end their yearslong rift and embargo of the tiny Gulf Arab state. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit also marked...

Arrested man is freed, not a suspect in Khashoggi's murder

Dec. 08, 2021 14:31 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French authorities announced Wednesday that a man arrested at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport for allegedly being linked to the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was misidentified. Saudi officials later said he was freed. The Paris General Prosecutor's...