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RIYADH/DUBAI U.S. firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.
DUBAI/RIYADH French President Emmanuel Macron held hastily scheduled talks in Riyadh on Thursday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, notably over Lebanon and Yemen.
Dubai/Beirut Der Konflikt zwischen Saudi-Arabien und dem Iran verschärft sich weiter. Die iranischen Raketenlieferungen an die Huthi-Rebellen im Jemen kämen einem "kriegerischen Akt" gleich, sagte Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman am Dienstag.
Dubai/Beirut Der Konflikt zwischen Saudi-Arabien und dem Iran verschärft sich weiter.
ABU DHABI/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has sent a request for information (RFI) to international suppliers to build two nuclear power plants, a first step towards a formal tender, three sources said.
ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power programme and sees this as a step towards "self-sufficiency" in producing atomic fuel, a senior official said on Monday.
DUBAI Saudi Arabian Airlines will start talks with Airbus and Boeing about a narrow-body aircraft order before the end of the year, the state carrier's top executive said on Thursday.
DUBAI/DOHA Qatari pilgrims began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh said it was opening up its border and airports for those attending the annual haj pilgrimage despite a diplomatic rift that cut travel ties.
BAGHDAD/DUBAI It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.
DUBAI Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.