United States

House panel advances bill calling for release of Saudi activists

Foreign Affairs panel sends resolution to House that condemns Saudi Arabia's imprisonment of women's rights activists.

House panel advances bill calling for release of Saudi activists

Opinion

Kushner's squeeze play on Jordan's King Abdullah

Trump's son-in-law will likely use Jordan's economic and water crises to force the king to accept the 'ultimate deal'.

Bill Law

by Bill Law

Bill Law

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: Report

Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Omari to be sentenced to death by Riyadh, Middle East Eye reports.

Saudi Arabia to execute three scholars after Ramadan: Report

AJ IMPACT

Are lenders losing their appetite for Saudi debt?

Banks gave Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund cheap money, hoping for lucrative deals. Those days may be over.

Are lenders losing their appetite for Saudi debt?

Saudi Arabia

New Houthi drone strike targets Saudi airport

Yemeni rebels target airport in Najran with armed drone a week after coordinated strikes on a Saudi oil pipeline.

Houthi drone attack 'hits arms depot' at Saudi airport in Najran

Middle East

Iran urges UN to launch talks over 'alarming' Gulf tensions

In letter to UN chief, Iran's ambassador calls for talks between Tehran and Gulf countries to ease rising tensions.

Iran urges UN to launch talks over 'alarming' Gulf tensions

Middle East

Saudi diplomat rejects activist's allegation he's a target

Adel al-Jubeir claims he has never heard of Iyad el-Baghdadi, a critic of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi diplomat rejects activist's allegation he's a target

United States

Trump: War would mean 'end of Iran'

US president's direct threat comes after Tehran says it opposes war and no country has 'illusion' it can confront it.

Middle East

'No invitation' for Qatar to Saudi Arabia summits

Saudi king proposed holding two summits to discuss implications of last week's drone attacks on oil installations.

Qatar says no invitation to emergency summits in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Saudi, UAE see sufficient oil supplies despite Iran tensions

Saudi official says OPEC+ nations favour 'gently' driving down oil inventories despite uncertainty over Iran exports.

Saudi, UAE see sufficient oil supplies despite Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 'seeks to avert war, ready to respond with force'

Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi state minister of foreign affairs, says the ball is in Iran's court to determine its fate.

Saudi Arabia 'seeks to avert war, ready to respond with force'

Saudi Arabia

Key oil producers meet to discuss output amid Iran tension

The meeting is set to make recommendations ahead of a OPEC summit in late June, to be attended by Iran.

Key oil producers meet to discuss output amid Iran tension

Iran

Zarif: We don't want war, and no one can confront Iran

Saudi media reports US request for military deployment in its territories as Iranian FM says no war will take place.

FM Javad Zarif: We don't want war, and no one can confront Iran

UpFront

Iyad el-Baghdadi: 'The idea of giving up is unimaginable'

Prominent Arab pro-democracy activist discusses why Saudi Arabia may be targeting him.

Iyad el-Baghdadi: 'The idea of giving up is unimaginable'

UpFront

Will there be a US military intervention in Venezuela?

We discuss Venezuela with Juan Guaido's UK envoy and ask Iyad el-Baghdadi about a potential threat from Saudi Arabia.

Will there be a US military intervention in Venezuela?