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Israeli defense brass said to talk anti-Iran alliance with Saudi Arabia and others

The US convened a summit of top regional defense officials from Israel and Arab counties to discuss coordination against Iran’s missile and drone threat, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday,…

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Iraqi PM heads to Saudi Arabia, Iran for fresh mediation talks

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, his office said, on a visit that an official said was aimed at reactivating Baghdad-mediated talks between…

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In crackdown, Saudi Arabia seizes rainbow toys that ‘promote homosexual colors’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi officials are seizing rainbow-colored toys and articles of clothing from shops in the capital as part of a crackdown on homosexuality, state media reported Tuesday…

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White House announces Biden trip to Israel, West Bank and Saudi Arabia July 13-16

The White House on Tuesday announced the dates for US President Joe Biden’s highly anticipated first trip to the Middle East, which will include stops in Israel, the West Bank…

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Saudi Arabia pledges $10 million to avert oil spill from tanker abandoned off Yemen

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia on Sunday pledged $10 million to help prevent an aging Yemeni oil tanker from unleashing a potentially catastrophic spill in the Red Sea bordering…

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White House defends Biden plan to visit ‘pariah’ Saudi Arabia as national interest

WASHINGTON, United States — The White House on Monday defended plans for US President Joe Biden to meet with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, despite US intelligence determining that he had…

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Israel and Saudi Arabia said in US-brokered talks to improve relations

Saudi Arabia is engaging in talks with Israel on economic ties and “security arrangements,” as it adjusts to shifting attitudes in the Middle East, where the Jewish state is not…

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First foreign hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia since COVID pandemic

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia on Saturday welcomed its first batch of hajj pilgrims since before the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted authorities to sharply restrict the annual ritual. The…

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Biden visits to Israel, Saudi Arabia said pushed back to July

US President Joe Biden’s planned trip Israel and Saudi Arabia has been pushed back to July, according to a report Friday. Citing unnamed officials, NBC News reported the Biden administration…

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Biden decides to visit Saudi Arabia, turning back toward kingdom amid energy crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — US President Joe Biden has decided to travel to Saudi Arabia in the coming weeks and is expected to meet with the kingdom’s crown prince, whom he…

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