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Saudi Arabia hopeful for nuclear deal with Iran as tensions in region rise
As U.S. negotiators raced to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program before this week’s Tuesday deadline, Saudi Arabian ambassador Adel al-Jubeir expressed hope that a deal would be reached that would ensure regional stability.

Saudi Arabia claims success in airstrikes on Yemen
Gulf kingdom's top army officer says airstrikes into Yemen have pushed Houthi rebels out of contested air bases.

TAKE A LOOK-Saudi Arabia to open stock market to foreigners
Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority has announced it will open the stockmarket to direct investment by foreign institutions in the first half of 2015. Click on the links below to see some stories and analysis. NEW>Saudi navy evacuates diplomats as Houthis close on Aden >Oil dives 5 pct as Iran supply worry trumps Yemen >Saudi Arabia decides to restore ambassador to Sweden >SAFCO says new ...

Saudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's reach
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister is hardly the first diplomat to raise concerns about Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but when she used the word "dictatorship" in a speech last month she crossed a red line for the kingdom at a time of intense regional turmoil, igniting a diplomatic crisis.

Saudi Arabia calls up American expertise in bombing of Yemen
The Saudis want help in stopping the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels from advancing in Yemen

Saudi Sunnis and Iran's Shiites—Why the U.S. Can’t Support Both
It’s about a possible full-fledged tribal war between the Sunnis of Saudi Arabia and its allies vs. the Shiites of Iran and its supporters. The United States is now supporting Iran — a member of  President George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil” — with airstrikes in an effort to keep ISIS from gaining in Iraq. Just to confuse things even more, the administration is also supporting the Saudis in their ...

Saudi Arabia says strikes push Yemen rebels out of air bases
A Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels who control much of Yemen has pushed them out of contested air bases and destroyed any jet fighter remaining in the Arab world's poorest country, the kingdom has...

Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes in Yemen
Saudi Arabia and allied warplanes on Thursday launched airstrikes and threatened ground troops against rebels in Yemen, inserting itself into its southern neighbor's civil war and potentially opening up a broader sectarian conflict in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia blames 'technical failure' for Yemen jet crash
A Yemeni man carries a box of ammunition he took from a military depot in Aden, Yemen, Friday, March 27, 2015. Shiite rebels, known as the Houthis, has seized the city since Wednesday. Looters have then taken weapons and ammunition from two abandoned army camps.

Harsh Saudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's willingness to promote rights
Sweden's foreign minister is hardly the first diplomat to raise concerns about Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but when she used the word "dictatorship" in a speech last month she crossed a red line for the kingdom at a time of intense regional turmoil, igniting a diplomatic crisis.