Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Iran after MBS visit | Politics News

Iraqi PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Iran after MBS visit | Politics News

The Iraqi leader is trying to facilitate the re-establishment of ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Tehran, Iran – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrived in Tehran on Sunday at the head of a high-level delegation to hold talks with Iranian officials following a visit to Saudi Arabia. Iranian state media showed al-Kadhimi, who was … Read more

Saudi Crown Prince visit Turkey in major posture change for Erdogan

Saudi Crown Prince visit Turkey in major posture change for Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan R welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud in Ankara, Turkey, on June 22, 2022. Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua via Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has visited Turkey for the first time in years, marking a rapprochement between two of … Read more

U.S. working on normalization “road map” for Saudi Arabia and Israel

U.S. working on normalization "road map" for Saudi Arabia and Israel

The White House has been working on a “road map for normalization” between Israel and Saudi Arabia ahead of President Biden’s visit to the Middle East next month, according to four U.S. sources briefed on the issue. Why it matters: The trip could show that the Biden administration has continued to help foster progress on … Read more

Joe Biden believes Mohammed bin Salman ordered Jamal Khashoggi hit

Joe Biden believes Mohammed bin Salman ordered Jamal Khashoggi hit

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday said President Biden, who is visiting Saudi Arabia next month, believes that the country’s crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, ordered the 2018 operation that killed Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Biden will travel to Saudi Arabia in mid-July as he seeks to thaw US-Saudi relations amid record-high … Read more

Saudi Arabia Pours $1 Billion Into the Fight Against Aging

Saudi Arabia Pours $1 Billion Into the Fight Against Aging

Saudis want to live longer, healthier lives.Photo: Amr Nabil (AP) The obnoxiously affluent Saudi Arabia is trying to prove that maybe money can buy everything after all, pouring $1 billion a year into researching ways to slow down the effects of aging. The gulf state’s royal family started a non-profit organization that would grant funds … Read more

Biden affirms human rights commitment as he warms to Saudis

Biden affirms human rights commitment as he warms to Saudis

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday he hasn’t changed his views on human rights despite his administration’s praise of Saudi Arabia for getting key oil producers to step up production. As a presidential candidate, Biden had pledged to make the kingdom a “pariah” over its abuses. Biden said he wasn’t sure … Read more

Biden lays groundwork for risky meeting with Saudis

Biden lays groundwork for risky meeting with Saudis

President Biden and his officials are laying the groundwork for a high-profile meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, reversing course on the campaign promise to isolate the powerful Gulf leader. Tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are at a high over a range of issues, from the Saudi government’s repression of opposition … Read more

As gas prices soar, Biden leans toward visiting Saudi Arabia

As gas prices soar, Biden leans toward visiting Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is leaning towards making a visit to Saudi Arabia — a trip that would likely bring him face-to-face with the Saudi crown prince he once shunned as a killer. The White House is weighing a visit to Saudi Arabia that would also include a meeting of the leaders of … Read more

Despite pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road | Business and Economy News

Despite pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road | Business and Economy News

As petrol prices continue to break records in the United States, putting a significant strain on Americans’ wallets and threatening economic growth, analysts predict that pain at the pump will cause some demand destruction in the coming months of the US summer driving season. Oil climbed to a two-month high on Thursday on signs of … Read more