Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-day official trip could have a significant bearing on Washington and Riyadh’s strained ties.
Decision of OPEC+ to cut its oil production target by two million barrels per day was "purely economic" and adopted through consensus, says Saudi Foreign Ministry, after Washington vowed "consequences" for US-Saudi ties.
Once traditional allies of the US in the Middle East are now turning their backs on Washington and cozying up to Moscow and Beijing in a significant shift of loyalties.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi arrives in Iran's capital after a visit to Saudi Arabia to resume talks between the two countries with the aim of "boosting security and stability in the region".
Tehran and Riyadh severed diplomatic relations in January 2016 following an attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran after Shia cleric Nimr al Nimr was executed by Saudi authorities.
After his landmark trip to the Gulf country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the two sides are ready to work towards achieving common interests and stability in the region.
Turkish President Erdogan arrives in Jeddah, making his first trip to the Gulf country since 2017 after intense efforts by the regional players to repair ties that have been strained in recent years.
Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif appoints Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of assassinated former premier Benazir Bhutto, as foreign minister, giving his coalition ally a senior role in repairing frayed ties with US and other countries.
Relations between Ankara and Riyadh have seen a drop in recent years due to political tensions, but both countries are now seeking to revive trade ties to help strengthen their respective economies.
Across the Muslim world, public health and safety standards are extremely low, and this has to be addressed at both the grassroots and government levels.
When politicians profit from the sale of arms, then wars become sold to voters as new products.
The attacks on major cities in the Gulf mark a dangerous escalation that could see the spillover beyond Yemen and parts of Saudi Arabia.
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