The wealthy Gulf country will continue to be an interlocutor between Western capitals and the Taliban - and potentially one of the first countries to recognise the government.
US redeployment of its missile defences from Prince Sultan Air Base outside of Riyadh came as America's Gulf Arab allies nervously watched the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
The autocratic regimes and Islamist parties of the Arab world can take this time to learn from and fix their mistakes, or expect another uprising.
The Saudi embassy to Washington released a statement on Wednesday, to call on publicising all classified documents about the 9/11 terrorist attack from the US authorities.
Debris from interception of three missiles and three drones scattered across eastern city Dammam, wounding two children and damaging 14 houses, says Saudi Defence Ministry.
Excavations revealing stone tools from multiple periods of prehistoric settlement by early human groups, the oldest 400,000 years ago suggests prehistoric Arabia was a bridge between Africa and Eurasia.
At least eight people are injured in the attack on Saudi Arabia's southwestern Abha international airport, according to coalition forces.
Yemen's southern forces spokesman said that between 30 to 40 soldiers were killed and at least 60 wounded, adding the death toll may still rise as rescuers were still clearing the scene.
Among the participants are archenemies Iran and Saudi Arabia, whose rivalry has often played out in Iraq and other countries across the region, including Yemen and Lebanon.
Iraqi officials hope Iran's new hardline President Ebrahim Raisi will attend Saturday's meeting where ministers from Gulf states are expected.
Countries are trying to evacuate their citizens and personnel from Afghanistan as thousands of Afghans rush Hamid Karzai airport runway in a bid to catch any flight to flee the country after the Taliban entered the capital.
In the first seven months of the year, the Kingdom has executed at least 40 people – a major spike compared to 2020.
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