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The Iran-Saudi/Arab Conflict and the Path to Peace

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian* New Delhi, Iranian ex-diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Hossein Mousavian has reviewed the path to maintain peace with Saudi Arabia and Arab countries. Mousavian recently addressed ‘West Asia Conference’ on Changing Security Paradigm in West Asia: Regional and International Responses which was held with the attendance of …

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Al Houthis fail to leave for Geneva talks

A team from Yemen’s Al Houthis on Thursday failed to leave for UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva, although an Arab coalition fighting them gave the go-ahead for their plane to depart. The Geneva consultations, aimed at restarting Yemen’s long-stalled peace process, had been originally scheduled to start on Thursday. But …

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Coalition intercepts missile fired at Saudi Arabia

The Arab Coalition Air Defence Forces on Monday intercepted a ballistic missile launched by the Iran-backed Al Houthi militias towards Saudi Arabia from Saada Governorate in Yemen, with no injuries reported, a Coalition spokesman said. Colonel Turki Al Malki said the Coalition Air Defence detected the launch of the ballistic …

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Saudi-led coalition admits Yemen strike that killed dozens of children was ‘unjustified’

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said on Saturday it accepted that an air attack last month that killed dozens of people, including children traveling on a bus, was unjustified and pledged to hold accountable anyone who contributed to the error. The rare concession follows mounting international pressure, including from allies, …

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Pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat for Haj climax

More than two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Monday for a vigil to atone for their sins and ask God’s forgiveness as the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia approached its climax. Pilgrims clad in white robes signifying a state of purity spent the night in an encampment …

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Oil up on Iran sanctions

Crude oil prices rose more than 1.0 per cent on Friday as US sanctions against Iran looked set to tighten supply, but futures contracts posted a weekly decline as investors worried that global trade disputes could slow economic growth and hurt demand for energy. Benchmark Brent crude oil settled 74 …

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Canada asks for help in Saudi dispute

Canada is quietly working back channels to prod allies including Germany and Sweden to help resolve its row with Saudi Arabia, a government source confirmed Thursday. The senior official, who asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of the diplomacy, said Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke with her …

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Saudis weigh fresh measures against Canada

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it was “considering additional measures” against Canada, adding that there was no room for mediation in the kingdom’s escalating diplomatic dispute with the country, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to “fix its big mistake”. “There is nothing to mediate. A mistake …

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Kuwait’s oil minister expects stable oil market

Kuwait’s oil minister, Bakhit Al Rashidi, said on Wednesday that the global oil market was approaching stability based on the current oil production levels after the recent Opec and non-Opec agreement to boost output. “It is clear today based on the current level of production that we are approaching a …

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Oil heads for a fourth weekly drop

Oil was poised for a fourth weekly decline as the unexpected halt in Saudi shipments through a Red Sea waterway failed to add a significant risk premium to prices, while concerns lingered over how the US-China trade spat will affect demand. US futures headed for a 1.4 per cent decline …

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Aster eyes Saudi Arabia for expansion

Dr Azad Moopen, who has built Aster DM Healthcare from a single-doctor practice into a multinational corporation over the last 30 years, has a stack of awards. He has a gold medal from the medical college where he trained, a top doctor award from the government of Kerala, and one …

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