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Saudi Arabia Expands its Anti-Iran Strategy Beyond the Middle East

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, June 5 – Under King Salman, Saudi Arabia is expanding its confrontation with Iran well beyond the Middle East, no longer relying heavily on Western allies to smother Tehran’s ambitions outside the Arab world. Since Salman came to power early last year, and Tehran struck a nuclear deal with world powers,

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Russia Says Improved Iran-Saudi Ties Would Help Oil Prices

MOSCOW, Feb 15 – Russia wants to see improved relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia at a time when joint action is needed to influence global oil prices, the RIA news agency on Monday quoted Zamir Kabulov, a senior official at Russia’s Foreign Ministry, as saying. Russia, one of the world’s top oil producers, has

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Saudi-Iran Dispute Jeopardizes Yemen Peace Talks

  By Yara Bayoumy and Mohammed Ghobari DUBAI/CAIRO, Jan 22 – Worsening enmity between rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran is jeopardising peace prospects in Yemen where a nine-month-old war has given Islamist militants a foothold in Riyadh’s backyard. Yemen’s principal warring factions — fighters loyal to the ousted Saudi-backed Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who are battling

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Saudi Arabia Alarmed, in Private, at Iran’s Sanctions Relief

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Jan 18 – Saudi officials have said little in public, but they fear the end of sanctions on Iran could boost what they see as its subversive activities in the Middle East while also enriching a diverse economy that the oil-dependent kingdom views as a major competitor for regional influence. Saudi-Iranian

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