Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs: ‘Iran’s policies are not acceptable and have to change’
24 June 2019 | 10:47 am
Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs: 'Iran’s policies are not acceptable and have to change'
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Ghassan al Sharbi, a Saudi engineer, was detained in Faisalabad, Pakistan over two decades ago. He was a suspect in the September 11, 2001 al-Qaida attacks but never charged.
The two long-time foes say they will improve their relationship. If they do, the detente could have a major impact on politics in the Middle East.
The recent Saudi-Iran deal is a major triumph for Chinese diplomacy, but Beijing may find the Middle East to be a tricky region to operate in, say experts.
With film shoots, star-studded festivals and modern studios, the conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia is sparing no expense to become a land of cinema. Showcasing the wonders of Saudi Arabia on the big screen also helps attract tourists and project a modern image of the country, which is usually better known for its serious attacks on personal freedoms.
The two traditional rivals agreed to normalize relations in a March 10 deal brokered by China. Iran's international outreach to its regional rival comes amid major domestic unrest.
Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger is the first German cabinet member to arrive in Taiwan in decades. The decision comes amid tensions with mainland China, as Beijing issues a diplomatic complaint over the visit.
Israeli lawmakers have passed legislation that drastically narrows the circumstances required to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or a successor from office.
The two sides in Yemen's conflict have agreed to free nearly 900 people in a prisoner exchange. That deal comes less than two weeks after Saudi Arabia and Iran re-established diplomatic ties after years of hostility. The two regional powers have backed opposing sides in Yemen's war, and their rapprochement has galvanised efforts to end the conflict. We take a closer look.
Humza Yousaf is the first person of color and the first Muslim to head up Scotland’s devolved government. He’s vowed to kick the Scottish independence movement into fifth gear, but faces a divided party and society.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius has laid out the challenges facing the Bundeswehr and how he plans to solve them. After less than three months on the job, he has already made waves.
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