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Report: US raises Saudi-Israel normalization with MbS

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan has raised the possibility of normalizing relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel during the last month meeting with crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), American and Saudi sources told Axios.

Saudi Arabia to Send Envoy to Ebrahim Raisi’s Inauguration Ceremony: Source

An informed source has told Etemad daily that the Saudi Kingdom will send an envoy to the inauguration ceremony of Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi in early August.

Iran Welcomes Bin Salman’s Conciliatory Tone

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has welcomed the recent conciliatory remarks made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Tehran-Riyadh relations and the region.

Is Bin Salman Sincere in Offering Olive Branch to Iran?

An expert on Persian Gulf issues has weighed in on reports of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s request that new Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi mediates between Tehran and Saudi Arabia.

‘Bin Salman’s Purge of Royals Stems from His Paranoia’

A political expert believes the new wave of arrests of Saudi princes and top officials is because Mohammed bin Salman is a paranoid person and intends to get rid of any threat to his monarchy.

Saudi Releases New Photos to Show King Salman Is Alive

Saudi Arabia has released images of King Salman carrying out his royal duties on Sunday, dismissing rumours of his death.

Iran War to Result in ‘Collapse of Global Economy’: Bin Salman

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) has warned that a war with Iran would entail a “total collapse of the global economy,” calling for a “peaceful” settlement with Tehran in an apparent break with his trademark bellicose rhetoric.

Bin Salman Finally Accepts Responsibility for Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has finally confessed that he is the one responsible for the last year’s killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Sudan’s al-Bashir Admits Getting $25m from Bin Salman

The former president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, has told a court that he received $25 million from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saw Your Critic into Pieces and Still Enjoy US Support: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister says all actions of a country or individual are justifiable if they have cordial relations with a power centre.

‘B-Team’ Dragging Trump into War with Iran, Zarif Tells Fox News

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, the prime minister of Israel, and Trump’s national security advisor are dragging the US into a war with Iran.

Iran Slams US’ Silence over Saudi Execution of 37 Men in One Day

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the Trump administration for turning a blind eye to Saudi crimes, saying that being a member of the B team - Bolton, Bin Salman, Bin Zayed and "Bibi" - gives immunity for any crime.

‘Saudi, UAE Backing Moves against Libya Legal Govt.’

Analysts believe Saudi Arabia and the UAE are supporting renegade general Khalifa Haftar in his offensive against Tripoli where Libya’s internationally recognized and UN-backed government is based.

Jubeir’s Replacement Could Adopt Softer Line on Tehran: Iranian Ex-Diplomat

A former Iranian diplomat says new Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf may adopt a softer line vis-à-vis Iran.

Joining Dots between Khashoggi’s Death, Yemen Peace Breakthrough

It’s no exaggeration to say the ceasefire deal brokered in the Swedish capital Stockholm last week could not be worked out if a Saudi journalist had not been slain in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul early October.

Extremists Set Fire to Saudi Woman’s Vehicle

A group of extremists in Saudi Arabia, outraged by a royal decision to allow women to drive, have set fire to a woman’s car in the second such incident.

‘CIA Concludes Bin Salman Ordered Killing of Khashoggi’

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has finally concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government’s claims that he was not involved in the killing.

Iran Knew about Saudi Plot to Kill Gen. Soleimani: FM

Iran knew about Saudi Arabia’s plans to assassinate senior Iranian officials, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tells London-based al-Araby al-Jadeed.

NY Times Reveals Saudi Plan to Assassinate Gen. Soleimani

Saudi Major General Ahmed al-Assiri, who has allegedly been fired over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, took part at a meeting in Riyadh in 2017 that involved plans to assassinate the kingdom’s “determined enemy,” Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani, as well as sabotaging Iran’s economy, The New York Times reports, citing three sources familiar with the matter.

Iran Praises Guardian Correspondent’s Courage, Warns of Risks He Faces

Iran says it is in contact with UK authorities over possible risks threatening the life of The Guardian’s Iranian correspondent who revealed on Friday his secret phone call with Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and information he received might have led to the dissident’s murder in Istanbul.

Khashoggi Case to Result in Bin Salman’s Overthrow: Analyst

A senior political analyst says the recent murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul will probably lead to the overthrow of the Kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a compromise between the US and its regional allies.

Jailed Saudi Princes Urge Int’l Probe into Kingdom’s Terrors

A group of jailed Saudi princes have called on the international community to investigate the terrors and illegal arrests of dissidents in the Kingdom.

Those behind Khashoggi’s Murder Must Be Tried in Istanbul: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says all those behind the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should be brought to justice, calling for all suspects in the case to stand trial in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia Finally Admits Khashoggi Killed in Istanbul Consulate

Saudi Arabia has sacked a top general and arrested several people after confessing that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Saudi Royal Families Outraged by Trump’s Recent Insults: Analyst

A political analyst says the royal families of Saudi Arabia are deeply outraged by the recent insulting statements by US President Donald Trump against Saudi Arabia.

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