While the Saudi kingdom has developed a compact fighting mechanism aided by superior air support, Tehran has gained significant battleground experience in the last few decades, accompanied by long-range ballistic capability.
Donald Trump cannot drag the US into another war ahead of an election and Iran is suffering from a crumbling economy and an increasingly frustrated populace.
Saudi Arabia's energy minister said that more than half of its daily crude oil production that was knocked out by a weekend attack had been restored.
Saudi Arabia has failed to devise a long-term strategy in the region while decades of Iranian planning now bears fruit.
Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked two Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and vowed to widen the range of its attacks on Saudi Arabia, which leads a coalition fighting them in Yemen.
The Saudis might be considering Japan as a venue to go public with the world's most profitable company, and reap the benefits of the lower political and regulatory liabilities in the country.
Why are Muslim countries in the Gulf silent over the crackdown and abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir?
While Pakistan's ties with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf are more concrete than their Iranian ties, Pakistan still marches to its own tune.
Saudi Arabia signed 35 economic cooperation agreements with China worth a total of $28 billion at a joint investment forum during the visit, Saudi state news agency SPA said.
Pakistan's dynamic with Saudi Arabia has historically been of subservience, but the latest visit by Saudi Arabia's crown prince shows that the nature of the relationship could be changing.
Before heading to India as part of his Asia tour, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Pakistan signed memoranda of understanding valued at about $20 billion to help prop up Pakistan's economy.
Saudi Arabia’s purge against its elite is not what changes investor perceptions. The monarchy must open up about the distribution of its oil wealth to attract investment.
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