Biden fails to secure major security, oil commitments at the Arab summit

Biden says the US will remain committed to allies US hoping to integrate Israel Saudi crown prince pushes back on human rights issue JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 16 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden told Arab leaders on Saturday that the United States would remain an active partner in the Middle East, but he failed to … Read more

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Biden heads to Saudi Arabia amid tension on oil, Khashoggi killing

JERUSALEM/JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will discuss energy supply, human rights, and security cooperation in Saudi Arabia on Friday on a trip designed to reset the US relationship with a country he once pledged to make a “pariah” on the world stage. The White House said Biden would hold a … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Saudi Arabia doubles Q2 Russian fuel oil imports for power generation

People walk near power plant number 10 at Saudi Electricity Company’s Central Operation Area, south of Riyadh, April 27, 2012. REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register This includes content produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. Kingdom burns Russian fuel to free up crude … Read more

Exclusive: US weighs possible resumption of offensive arms sales to Saudis

WASHINGTON / RIYADH, July 11 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is discussing the possible lifting of its ban on US sales of offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, but any final decision is expected to hinge on whether Riyadh makes progress toward ending the war in neighboring. Yemen, according to four people familiar with the matter. … Read more

Indonesia urges G20 to help end war in Ukraine as Russia’s Lavrov looks on

Russian foreign minister attends G20 meeting in Bali Ukraine foreign minister to address meeting virtually Indonesia warns food prices to hit low-income nations hardest UK foreign minister Liz Truss cuts short Bali trip NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia urged the G20 on Friday to help end the war in Ukraine, as foreign … Read more

US, Israel push Arab allies for joint defense pact amid Iran tensions

Alliance would aim to counter Iran threat Network of radars, detectors, interceptors envisaged Israel, Arabs discussed idea at talks in March – source Some Arab states are resistant to the proposal RIYADH, July 7 (Reuters) – The United States and Israel are seeking to lay the groundwork for a security alliance with Arab states that … Read more