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Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

May 19, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The Saudi Press Agency says King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30

HIS HIGHNESS. File photo of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz speaking during a meeting of the Saudi-Iraqi Bilateral Coordination Council in the capital Riyadh on October 22, 2017. Photo by Alex Brandon/POOL/AFP

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, says the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was carried out by Saudi officials 'acting outside their scope of authority.' Asked where Khashoggi's body is, he says, 'We don't know.'

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks with journalist during an European Union-Leagues Arab States ministerial meeting on February 4, 2019.  JOHN THYS / AFP

Crown prince a 'red line' in Khashoggi probe – Saudi FM

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir insists that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is not involved in the killing

'RED LINE.' In this file photo, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference held at Saudi Foreign Ministry press hall, on January 3, 2016 in Riyadh. File photo by Ahmed Farwan/AFP

Germany, Saudi Arabia to restore envoys after Lebanon row

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Saudi Arabia in November recalled its ambassador from Berlin following the eyebrow-raising resignation of Saad Hariri as Lebanon's prime minister while visiting Riyadh

PH welcomes Saudi Arabia's extended amnesty program

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the extension will benefit at least 6,000 undocumented Filipinos

Qatar responds to demands after deadline extended

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The response is delivered by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani who made a short visit to Kuwait which is acting as a mediator to resolve the diplomatic rift

DOHA. A general view taken on June 5, 2017 shows pigeons flying above the corniche in Doha. AFP photo

Saudi FM in first visit to Iraq since 2003

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:44 PM

This visit is to reestablish relations in a more stable way says a senior government official

SAUDI FM IN IRAQ. A handout picture released by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry's press office on February 25, 2017 shows Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (R) meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in the capital Baghdad. Stringer/Iraqi Foreign Ministry/AFP

Arab coalition says Yemen rebels breach truce

Oct 21, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Five previous truce attempts failed but cautious optimism has preceded the current pause after intensified international pressure following an escalation of combat

CONFLICT. Yemeni children stand amid empty jerrycans as they wait to fill them with water from a donated source amid ongoing widespread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on October 18, 2016. AFP Photo

Air strikes on Syria displaced camp kill 28 as Aleppo truce holds

May 06, 2016 - 8:58 AM

As relieved civilians went out onto the streets after two weeks of heavy fighting in the divided city others were attacked further west

Syrian men ride a motorbike past damaged buildings in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr district in eastern Aleppo, on May 4, 2016. Karam al-Masri/AFP

US, Russia win truce promise in Syria's Aleppo

May 05, 2016 - 9:55 AM

Under pressure from Russia and the United States the Syrian army agrees to respect a two day truce in the war ravaged city of Aleppo

Syrian children holding bread and sweets from a humanitarian aid delivery by the Russian army stand near Russian soldier in a village of Kaukab, Hama province, Syria, May 4, 2016. Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Russia hopes for Syria truce in Aleppo 'within hours'

May 04, 2016 - 7:46 AM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says efforts are under way to agree on a freeze in the fighting

GHOST TOWN. A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighborhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes. Karam Al-Masri/AFP

Efforts to save Syrian truce shift to Moscow

May 03, 2016 - 1:22 PM

The two month old ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia is under severe threat

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) arrives with UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to a press briefing following a meeting on May 2, 2016 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

US launches bid to save Syria truce

May 02, 2016 - 3:42 PM

5th UPDATE More than a week of fighting in and around Syria s second city has killed hundreds of civilians

'SAVE ALEPPO' A Syrian girl holds a placard during a rally in solidarity with Aleppo, in the Lebanese northern port city of Tripoli, on May 1, 2016. Ibrahim Chalhoub/AFP

Priority of any Syria ground op must be ISIS – Saudi minister

Feb 19, 2016 - 12:40 AM

Riyadh has been a fierce opponent of Assad but Jubeir said any participating Saudi force would make the battle against ISIS the priority

ADEL AL-JUBEIR. Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo (C) and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) sign documents at a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), in Rome, Italy, February 2, 2016. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA

Saudi FM says 'be patient' on women's rights

Feb 13, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Adel al Jubeir Saudi Arabia s foreign minister says it s unfair to fixate on the issue of women drivers given the ultra conservative Islamic kingdom s efforts to educate girls

WOMEN'S RIGHTS. In this file photo, a Saudi woman sits behind the wheel of a car in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 28, 2013. Media reports state that Saudi authorities arrested 14 women for driving in the conservative kingdom. File photo by STR/EPA

Kerry in Riyadh to reassure allies over Iran

Jan 23, 2016 - 8:37 PM

The US Secretary of State also announces that the Syria Support Group of 20 nations and organizations will meet very shortly to help push peace in the war ravaged country

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ISIS attacks will lead to its own demise – Kerry

Jan 14, 2016 - 11:31 PM

John Kerry on the attacks in Jakarta: There is nothing in any act of terror that offers anything but death

KERRY ON FOREIGN POLICY. US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on the US foreign policy agenda for 2016, at National Defense University on Fort McNair base in Washington, DC, USA, 13 January 2016. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Bisakah Indonesia damaikan Iran dan Arab Saudi?

Jan 13, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Indonesia dianggap tidak memiliki pengaruh kuat di Timur Tengah Tetapi jika sukses membuat Iran Saudi berunding kredibilitas Indonesia akan naik

Menteri Luar Negeri Retno Marsudi pada Selasa sore, 12 Januari 2016 berangkat ke Timur Tengah untuk mendamaikan ketegangan Iran dan Arab Saudi. Foto oleh Made Nagi/EPA

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of stoking regional tension

Jan 04, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Iran: Saudi Arabia sees not only its interests but also its existence in pursuing crises and confrontations and attempts to resolve its internal problems by exporting them to the outside

STRAINED TIES. Iranian protestors hold posters of late Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration near the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2016. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Saudi severs ties with Iran after embassy attack

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:55 AM

UPDATED The diplomatic fallout comes as Iran s supreme leader said Saudi Arabia would face divine revenge for executing Sheikh Nimr al Nimr and as Western nations voice concern about escalating sectarian tensions

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference held at Saudi Foreign Ministry press hall, on January 3, 2016 in Riyadh. Ahmed Farwan/AFP

Iran's Khamenei demands Saudi apology for hajj deaths

Sep 27, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Iranian leaders are fiercely critical of Saudi authorities handling of safety at the hajj and question whether Riyadh is fit to continue organizing the annual pilgrimage

IRAN CALLS FOR SAUDI APOLOGY. An aerial view of the Masjid al-Haram holy mosque and the cranes surrounding it, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 25 September 2015. Photo by Amel Pain/EPA

Saudi foreign minister to visit Russia for Syria talks

Aug 08, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Saudi foreign minister Adel al Jubeir and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov will continue a discussion on ways to resolve the crisis in Syria the Russian foreign ministry says

HEADING TO RUSSIA. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart, Nasser Judeh (not pictured) in Amman, Jordan on July 9, 2015. File Photo by Jamal Nasrallah/EPA

Saudi Arabia launches strikes on Yemen rebels

Mar 26, 2015 - 8:51 AM

UPDATED At daybreak hundreds of families stream out of the capital seeking the relative safety of the provinces

In this photo, a Huthi fighter sits behind a machine gun on a truck patrolling a street as Huthi militias tighten security measures in Sana'a, Yemen, 24 March 2015.  Yahya Arhab/EPA