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President Xi Jinping went from Riyadh to Iran this month to become the first foreign leader to do so following the lifting of international sanctions against the Islamic republic. Saudi leaders could not have been pleased. China and Saudi Arabia (and Egypt) signed $55bn worth of cooperation agreements during Xi’s visit, including a nuclear cooperation …
“We may not always agree; we are 47 members in a very diverse continent. But together we are strong,” AFC President Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa says
Arab League Ministerial Group to conduct internal deliberations on developments of Saudi-Iranian conflicts
Views of the analysts and experts differ concerning Iran’s nuclear programme agreement. Some believe that Iran achieved the goals of its nuclear programme, which thus poses a security danger to the Middle East region. Others believe that there are under-the-table negotiations between the US and Iran to curtail the influence of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) …
Chinese President Xi Jingping has effectively acknowledged that, increasingly, China will be unable to remain aloof to multiple crises in the Middle East in his decision to visit the region – at a time that two of its major powers, Saudi Arabia and Iran, are at loggerheads. It was only last year that Xi dropped …
The restoration of frozen funds will allow Iranian government to enhance its citizens’ economic and living status, says Iranian analyst
China issues its first official policy paper on its relations with Middle East countries
Saudi Arabia is using football and its influence in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to expand its campaign to isolate Iran, complicate Iran’s return to the international fold in the wake of the nuclear agreement, strengthen Iranian hardliners in advance of next month’s crucial elections in the Islamic republic, and deflect attention from mounting …
The Arab League to hold ad hoc meeting Sunday to discuss mounting Saudi-Iranian tension at behest of Saudi Arabia
Iran seeks sectarian war in Arab countries, says Gomaa
Early Wednesday Djibouti became the fourth country to cut ties with Iran
Iraq offers to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia
AFC found the Saudi Football Federation’s request reasonable due to the sensitive nature of the two countries’ current diplomatic ties.
Saudi Arabia and Iran, highlighting the domestic drivers of mounting tension that threaten to deepen and complicate the sectarian and the multiple other regional conflicts, have taken their fierce tit-for-tat battle from the realm of traditional diplomacy to the world of public spectacle. The past few days have seen a dizzying sequence of events that …
Arab League will hold an urgent meeting Sunday to discuss the latest developments between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Germany’s foreign minister told “Bild” newspaper that both countries must focus on solving military conflicts in the region. Tensions are worsening between Tehran and Riyadh over the execution of a prominent cleric.
Saudi Arabia cuts all diplomatic ties with Iran amid diplomatic tension between countries after execution of Al-Nimr
Egypt condemns attacks on Saudi Arabian diplomatic buildings in Iran
Egypt is afraid war against terrorism will be portrayed as a sectarian war, says analyst
Saudi Arabia cut all diplomatic ties with Iran after Iranian protesters broke into its embassy in Tehran amid diplomatic tension between both countries regarding the Saudi execution of a Shi’a cleric Nimr Al-Nimr.
The decision followed an attack on Saudi embassy in Tehran in response to mass execution for Shia cleric
It is a political statement, but building coalitions takes time, say political analysts
Iran is arguably one of China’s closest partners in the Middle East. And with economic sanctions on Tehran set to be eased, DW examines China’s latest proposal to integrate Iran into its New Silk Road Initiative. Seeking to capitalize on the easing of international sanctions on Iran, China’s railway authority has proposed a high-speed rail …
Journalist Jason Rezaian has spent 500 days in an Iranian jail on charges including espionage. His brother has launched a petition at the UN for his release and the US Department of State has petitioned on his behalf. The National Press club in Washington, D.C., has honored imprisoned Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian by organizing …
The deal to supply advanced air-defense systems to Iran is “back in force,” Russian officials say. The Kremlin had suspended the controversial sale during the nuclear row with Tehran. Moscow and Iran will push on with the deal to deliver the missiles, the head of a Russian state-controlled arms manufacturer Sergei Chemezov said at the …
Syrian opposition delegation affirmed their keenness on reaching a political solution
During a visit to Tehran, European Parliament chief Martin Schulz has said that relations between Iran and the European Union (EU) are at a “determining stage”. The comments follow a nuclear deal earlier this year.
Iran has said it might opt out of Syria talks, citing the ‘negative’ role of its regional rival Saudi Arabia. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also called on Riyadh to end ‘intrusions’ in Middle Eastern affairs.
By Fadi Elhusseini In 2011, Turkey was seen as an unstoppable regional power and a rising star, led by its Justice and Development Party (AKP). But the arrival of the Arab Spring heralded a deep change in the region. Turkey’s prominence began to fade and Iran’s potential appeared to be rising with the progress it …