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World Jul 11UK says Iranian vessels tried to block its tanker
Iran's Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have done so immediately.
World Jun 30UN chief warns Paris climate goals still not enough
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy.
World Jun 24Pompeo in Saudi Arabia amid heightened tensions with Iran
Iran is warning that its forces wouldn't hesitate to act again and shoot down more U.S. surveillance drones that violate Iranian airspace.
World Jun 19UN expert urges probe of Saudi prince over Khashoggi killing
The 101-page report released by Agnes Callamard stated that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible for Khashoggi's killing.
World Jun 16Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being behind the attacks…
World Jun 12As Japan premier seeks to ease tensions in Iran, Yemen rebels strike Saudi airport
Shinzo Abe's trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the U.S. as Tehran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal.
World May 19Saudis say they don’t want war, but will defend themselves
Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom’s energy sector.
World Apr 23Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes
Public displays of the bodies of executed men last for around three hours until late afternoon prayers, with the severed head and body hoisted to the top of a poll overlooking a main square…
World Mar 08Saudi app criticized for feature to control women’s travel
The Saudi government app implements existing law by including a setting where Saudi men can grant or deny their spouses, daughters and minor sons the ability to travel abroad.
World Feb 05Pope celebrates first-ever papal mass in Arabian Peninsula
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Pope Francis ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here and a…