Singapore-flagged BW Rhine says all 22 sailors on board have escaped without injury as shipping company blames blast on “an external source”.
The minister also referred to the US saying he was confident that Democrat Joe Biden's incoming administration would pursue policies that help regional stability and that any discussions with it would lead to strong cooperation.
Rights watchdog accuses G20 of "bolstering" Riyadh's efforts to portray the Arab country as "reforming" despite its "unrelenting assault on freedoms."
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry also expressed its support for political solutions in Syria, Libya and Sudan.
G20 finance ministers and central bankers say the global economy would recover as economies gradually reopen, but said further actions were needed to ensure growth.
Yemen's Houthi Spokesman says they targeted Saudi Defence Ministry, King Salman Air Base and other military facilities using winged ballistic missiles and drones
The international community is divided with some supporting the UN-backed government and others backing the warlord Khalifa Haftar.
Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
The Sultanate is reeling from the double whammy of low oil prices and Covid-19. But with intra-GCC tensions high, a consensus on aid won’t come easily.
Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, a transformative political figure, might have received illicit money from Saudi royals for a rail project.
Mustafa al Kazimi will have to pick a side if he wants to enact meaningful change.
In June 2017, Saudi Arabia led its Gulf allies the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, along with Egypt, to cut all ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing radical movements and Iran – a charge denied by Doha.
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