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Trump ‘salivates’ over prospect of nuclear deals with Saudis despite proliferation concerns – expert

Safeguards should be introduced to curb Saudi Arabia’s atomic energy plans, an expert on nuclear power issues told RT, noting that, while President Trump is ‘salivating’ over juicy trade deals, the world has been put in danger.

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As Iraqi PM departs for Tehran, Saudi Arabia struggles to counter Iran’s influence in Iraq

While the Iraqi prime minister is going to visit Iran for the first time in a bid to expand bilateral ties, Saudi Arabia is trying to counter Iran’s influence in the neighboring country by offering tempting deals. The Iraqi officials, however, show no sign of willingness to sacrifice their good relations with Iran for the sake of the Saudis of other foreign actors.

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UN rights experts: Saudi laws stifle dissent, women activists

Saudi Arabia is using its counter-terrorism laws to silence activists, including women, in violation of international law guaranteeing freedom of speech, United Nations human rights experts said on Monday, Reuters reports.

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Pentagon awards Lockheed nearly $1B contract for Saudis

The Pentagon said Monday it has awarded Lockheed Martin a nearly $1 billion contact for an advanced missile defense system on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman’s in Asia since West won’t invite him: Prof Safwan M Masri

“Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is touring Asia since no Western nation will invite him.

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Spurned by West, Saudi Crown Prince MBS heads to China, becomes unlikely peacemaker for India and Pakistan

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman created quite the buzz this week with his whirlwind weeklong Asian tour, starting in Pakistan on Sunday before moving to India and wrapping it up with a two-day stop in China that ended on Friday.

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Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 bln Pakistan investment pledge

Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday said Saudi Arabia has signed investment agreements worth $20 billion during his high-profile visit to Pakistan, where tensions were flaring up with nuclear-armed rival India, Reuters reports.

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Saudi Arabia to cut oil exports to 6.9m barrels per day in March, says minister

Saudi Arabia plans to reduce its oil exports to 6.9 million barrels per day (bpd) in March, down from 8.2 million bpd last year, the country’s energy minister, Khalid Al-Falih, announced yesterday.

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US investigating whether Saudi Arabia gave third parties American-made weapons: report

Saudi Arabia and its coalition gave al Qaeda, Salafi militias and other factions in Yemen weapons that were produced by the United States, CNN reported Monday.

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Saudi Aramco: The Company and the State

For the past two years, Saudi Arabia has prepared to place its national oil company on the stock market.

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Islamabad, Riyadh likely to seal $10b refinery deal

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are likely to ink today (Saturday) an agreement to install the Saudi Aramco Oil Refinery at the oil city located in Balochistan’s Gwadar district.

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Saudi woman’s asylum bid challenges kingdom’s reach abroad

Saudi woman’s ongoing bid to flee her country via Thailand this week threw the kingdom’s male guardianship system into the international spotlight, setting in motion a showdown between Saudi Arabia’s restrictions on women and the United Nations’ asylum process.

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Netflix pulls ‘Patriot Act’ episode in Saudi Arabia after it criticized official account of Khashoggi killing

Human rights groups have denounced Netflix after the streaming platform removed an episode of a comedy show in Saudi Arabia which mocked Riyadh’s official explanation of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Graham: Saudis would ‘be ‘speaking Farsi in about a week’ without US support

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Sunday that Saudi Arabia’s military “can’t fight out of a paper bag” when confronted with Mideast challenges including Iran, and insisted that the U.S. has the necessary leverage to punish the Saudi leadership for its apparent role in the murder of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi.

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‘Zero’ doubt Saudi crown prince directed Khashoggi murder — GOP senators

Two key US Republican senators said yesterday after a briefing by the CIA’s director they have “zero” doubt Saudi Arabia’s crown prince directed the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Oil prices surge more than 5% on cut pledge, US-China deal

Oil prices soared more than five percent on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia renewed a pact to cap output, while the US agreed to halt raising tariffs on Chinese imports, stalling a trade row that many feared could hit demand for the commodity.

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