Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said visits Saudi Arabia on first official overseas trip

Oman’s Sultan visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday on his first official overseas trip since assuming power last year, with talks expected to focus on the Yemen war and economic and investment cooperation as Muscat looks to shore up its finances. Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said, whose country has joined United Nations-led efforts to secure a… Read More Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said visits Saudi Arabia on first official overseas trip

Saudi Arabia congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

Saudi Arabia finally congratulated Joe Biden on Sunday over his election victory, more than 24 hours after he defeated Donald Trump, who had close personal ties with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The former U.S. vice president pledged in his campaign to reassess ties with the kingdom, demanding more accountability over the killing of Saudi… Read More Saudi Arabia congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz admitted to hospital

Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder, state news agency SPA said on Monday. The king, who has ruled the world’s largest oil exporter and close U.S. ally since 2015, is undergoing medical checks, the agency added, without… Read More Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz admitted to hospital