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New Saudi envoy to UAE was privy to Khashoggi ‘bullet’ quip

New Saudi envoy to UAE was privy to Khashoggi ‘bullet’ quip

Saudi Arabia on Sunday appointed former media chief Turki Aldakhil as its ambassador to the UAE just days after it was revealed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told him he would “use a bullet” on slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It was billed as “the most detailed...

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Trump objects to measure ending U.S. support for Saudis in Yemen war

Trump objects to measure ending U.S. support for Saudis in Yemen war

The Trump administration threatened on Monday to veto an effort in the U.S. Congress to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, continuing a stand-off with lawmakers over policy toward the kingdom. Democrats and Republicans re-introduced the war...

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UK has approached Gulf countries on post-Brexit trade pact - UAE minister

UK has approached Gulf countries on post-Brexit trade pact - UAE minister

The United Arab Emirates’s economy minister said on Monday that Britain has approached the UAE and other Gulf countries on a possible post-Brexit trade pact. Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri said Britain had approached members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes, the UAE, Saudi...

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Saudi investments to aid cash-strapped Pakistan

Saudi investments to aid cash-strapped Pakistan

A record investment package being prepared by Saudi Arabia for Pakistan will likely provide welcome relief for its cash-strapped Muslim ally, while also addressing regional geopolitical challenges, analysts say. At the heart of the investment is a reported $10 billion refinery and oil...

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