Saudi Arabia has said its decision to break diplomatic ties with Iran will not affect efforts to negotiate peace in Syria and Yemen - where the two regional heavyweights support opposite sides.
Riyadh on Sunday severed relations with Iran after its embassy in Tehran was set ablaze during protests against Saudi Arabia's execution of
US Secretary of State John Kerry has repeatedly called leaders in Saudi Arabia and Iran to try to defuse their diplomatic row, US officials say.State department spokesman John Kirby said the phone conversations involved foreign ministers of both countries and the Saudi deputy crown prince.Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday after
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) announced on Tuesday an extraordinary meeting in Riyadh on Saturday to discuss tensions with Iran after the attack on the Saudi embassy and consulate in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Abdul Latif Al-Zayani, the Secretary General of the Council, said in a statement e-mailed "The Highnesses and
The Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said on Sunday evening that Saudi Arabia has decided to cut diplomatic ties with Iran and to expel its diplomats from the Kingdom.
Jubeir said that KSA requested all the Iranian diplomatic mission personnel to leave within 48 hours, pointing out that he had been summoned the Iranian ambassador in the
It had -- even before Saudi Arabia announced its decision to cut ties with Iran, Gerges said.
"Their conflict is playing out on Arab streets big time," he said.
Already the two nations were on opposite sides of conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain and Lebanon. Now, he said, the question is how much worse things might get.
Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran on Sunday, responding to the storming of its embassy in Tehran in an escalating row between the rival Middle East powers over Riyadh's execution of a Shi'ite Muslim cleric.
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference in Riyadh that the envoy of Shi'ite Iran had been asked to quit Saudi Arabia within 48
AMMAN — The government on Thursday decided to decrease the price of gasoline by around 2.8 per cent and the price of kerosene and diesel by 10 per cent as of Friday.
The decision, issued by Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Maha Ali, was taken based on the government pricing committee’s review of international oil prices,
Aiming to significantly improve the quality of air its residents breathe, the Tel Aviv-Jaffa city council has approved a pollution-reduction plan for the city’s transportation sector. By restructuring the municipality’s transportation flow, the city hopes to achieve an 84 percent reduction in nitrogen oxides and 83% drop in PM2.5
Arab political leaders and rights groups have decried Israeli Prime Minister's vow to "dramatically increase" the police presence in Palestinian communities in Israel following a fatal shooting in Tel Aviv. Two Israelis were killed and several others injured when an assailant opened fire in a bar in central Tel Aviv. Police believe that
Israeli prosecutors have filed murder charges against two citizens for a July 31 arson attack in the occupied West Bank that killed three members of a Palestinian family.
Amiram Ben Oleal, 21, was indicted on Sunday for murder on the basis of a hate crime, and the second, a minor, was indicted as an accessory to murder. Yinon Reuveni, 20, and