Iran and Saudi Arabia last week reached an agreement in China to restore diplomatic ties and re-open embassies after two years of marathon talks in Iraq and Oman.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day official trip could have a significant bearing on Washington and Riyadh’s strained ties.
Riyadh is concerned about Iran's lack of cooperation with the world powers engaged in talks in Vienna over Tehran's nuclear programme, says King Salman.
Saudi resentment against the UAE, its main ally, grows further from the Yemen war to OPEC differences. Abu Dhabi, however, continues to pursue a foreign policy that conflicts with Riyadh's.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's tone has shifted drastically with regards to Iran, and it bodes well for the whole region.
Mustafa al Kadhimi visits Saudi Arabia with a large delegation, signing five memoranda of understanding between the two countries in various fields.
President Joe Biden says the US will make an announcement on Saudi Arabia, following an intelligence report that found the crown prince had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi-led military coalition says Iran-allied Houthis launched a ballistic missile toward Riyadh and three booby-trapped drones toward the province of Jizan, with a number of other drones being monitored.
US President Biden reaffirms commitment to Saudi defence but pushes for human rights in talks by phone with Saudi King Salman, White House says.
After years of easy access to the White House, the Saudi Crown Prince gets a taste of being locked out of power.
A Riyadh-Tehran rapprochement is unlikely, but not impossible.
The rejection from the global superstar is a public relations disaster for the Kingdom which is trying to find its feet as it diversifies its economy.
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