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By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Jul 30th, 2018
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Bloomberg + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Saudi Arabia agreed to build a solar power plant and sell the electricity to Iraq at a steep discount to supplies the war-torn country previously bought from the kingdom’s regional arch-rival Iran. The deal, which hasn’t been approved yet by Iraq...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Oct 16th, 2016
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Saudi-led coalition declared responsibility of deadly hotel bombing in Yemen, blaming miscommunication and promising revision of airstrike procedures and compensation of victims, Saudi Press Agency reported. The announcement came as part of the ...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Oct 14th, 2016
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Tokyo, Japan (AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank said Friday it hoped to raise as much as $100 billion for a new technology investment fund it has set up in partnership with Saudi Arabia. The company said it would invest about $25 billion in the SoftBank Vision Fund over the ...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Oct 10th, 2016
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Washington ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Two missiles were fired Sunday at a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Red Sea from territory occupied by Iran-allied Yemeni rebels, but they missed, the Pentagon said. The attack began about 7 p.m. (noon ET) as the USS Mason was conducting routine operations in i...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Oct 9th, 2016
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Sanaa, Yemen ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Yemen’s powerful ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key ally of the country’s dominant Houthi movement, called for an escalation of attacks against their common enemy Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Saleh, a politician who retains influence over Yemen...
By Tajuddin
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Oct 4th, 2016
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Saudi Arabia on Monday executed an Ethiopian woman convicted of killing a Saudi child, the interior ministry said. It was the 124th execution of a foreigner or Saudi this year in the kingdom, according to an AFP tally of ministry statements. Zamz...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Sep 30th, 2016
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Washington ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – US Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. Th...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Sep 27th, 2016
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Algiers, Algeria ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Iran rejected on Tuesday an offer from Saudi Arabia to limit its oil output in exchange for Riyadh cutting supply, dashing market hopes the two major OPEC producers would find a compromise this week to help ease a global glut of crude. “The gap ...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Sep 17th, 2016
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Washington ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The U.S. will not share the full text of a recent deal with Russia on a truce in Syria, the State Department said Thursday. “It was worked out as a bilateral U.S./Russia arrangement,” according to spokesman Mark Toner. “It does deal with sensitive is...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Aug 15th, 2016
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Aden, Yemen, (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Yemeni army on Sunday stormed a key city in southern province of Abyan near Aden from different directions, following intense battles against al-Qaida terrorist group, a military source told Xinhua. The newly-trained army forces backed by Saudi-led warplane...