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Chess Federation Disqualifies Saudis for Banning Israeli Players

The FIDE "has agreed to strip Saudi Arabia from the right to host a forthcoming chess tournament, after a lawyers' letter was sent by two Israeli nationals."

Report: Leaders of Egypt and Saudi-Arabia Push Arab Nations to Forge Economic Ties with...

The two leaders were attempting to convince as many Arab nations as possible to be neutral toward Israel and to accept economic relations with it.
An Arab woman holding her refugee ration card during a protest outside the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza City, April 8, 2013.

Saudis to Donate $50 Million to Ailing UNRWA

According to emails sent out by Jared Kusner, UNRWA "perpetuates a status quo, is corrupt, inefficient and doesn’t help peace."

Israelis Barred from Saudi Chess Tournament Demand Action from World Chess Body

Israeli chess grandmaster Ilya Smirin and former spokesperson for the Israeli Chess Federation Lior Aizenberg have written to FIDE requesting financial compensation and seeking assurances that it will not allow host countries to perpetrate such discrimination against Israelis.

Farce News: UN Human Rights Council Praises Saudi Human Rights Record

The Palestinian delegation declared: “We believe that Saudi Arabia places great importance on human rights."

Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General: ‘Condemnations Are Not Enough’ to Deal With Anti-Semitic Violence

"To prevent more attacks against Jews, the battle against all manifestations of antisemitism must be fierce and global."

While Trump Sours on Saudis, Germans, Europeans, Ban Arms Sales to the Kingdom

But Spain's prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced on Wednesday that his government plans to fulfill its arms sales contracts with Saudi Arabia despite his personal "dismay" over the journalist's killing.

Erdogan: Saudi Journalist’s Murder Was ‘Premeditated’

"Everyone, those who ordered his murder and those who executed it, should answer for their doing," Erdogan said, labeling the killing of Khashoggi a "political murder."

Saudi Jet Crashes near Jordan Killing Both Pilots

This model offers the latest cockpit and training system modifications to help Saudi pilots transition to the Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet.

IDF Chief Spoke in DC with his Counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan

The Israeli and Saudi military leaders discussed the Iranian issue, about which their views are similar.

Saudi Stocks Dive 7% over Trump’s Threat in Khashoggi Disappearance

"As of this moment, they deny it, and they deny it vehemently. Could it be them? Yes," Trump said.
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What We Know About the Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Turkish officials say a team of alleged Saudi assassins probably killed a Saudi journalist in Istanbul.

Iran’s Leaders Embezzled Billions From Iran’s Treasury, US President Trump Tells UN General Assembly

"Every solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria must also include a strategy to address the brutal regime that has fueled and financed it: the corrupt dictatorship in Iran."

Iran Blames US, Saudi Arabia & Israel for Deadly Attack on Military Parade

Iranian security forces shot and killed three of the terrorists and arrested a fourth, according to the news agencies. The fourth succumbed to his wounds shortly after.

Israel Denies Sale of Iron Dome Anti-Missile System to Saudi Arabia

Arab media claimed Israel was persuaded to make the sale in “secret tripartite meetings that took place in Washington.”

Report: Saudi Arabia Buys ‘Iron Dome’ from Israel

The transaction's value, if the report is true, is estimated at tens of millions of dollars, and the parties allegedly signed a commitment that the system would not pose a danger to Israel and its allies in the near or distant future.

Bob Woodward’s Book: Kushner the Architect of Israeli-Saudi Honeymoon

Woodward writes that “no one supported [Kushner's] idea of a summit” in the spring of 2017, but Kushner got his way.

Hezbollah Gaining Integrated Combat Experience in Yemen

Hezbollah are piloting the drones and aiming the missiles being used against the Saudi-led forces.

The PA, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Caution Israel on Erdogan’s Meddling in Eastern Jerusalem

The Jordanians are afraid that Erdogan is trying to undermine the status of the Hashemite Kingdom as guardian of the holy Muslim sites in the city.

Hezbollah Whining: Saudis Trying to Keep Them Out of New Lebanon Government

The Iranian controlled Hezbollah is concerned by Saudi interference.

HRW: Saudis Continue to Behead for Drug Crimes, Sorcery

Saudi Arabia has carried out nearly 600 executions since the beginning of 2014, more 200 of which were in drug cases, according to HRW.

Gunfire Reported Near Saudi Palace, King Evacuated

Pro-Saudi sources say the reports of a coup attempt are Fake News from Saudi Arabia's enemies.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Saudi King Salman Insists ‘East Jerusalem Must Be Capital of Palestinian State’

The Saudi monarch called for the Arab League gathering to be renamed the “Jerusalem Summit” in solidarity with the Palestinian Authority.

Crown Prince MBS: Saudis Will Join Response to Chemical Attack

“If our alliance with our partners requires it, we will be present.”

More Asian Airlines Ask Saudis for Airspace Rights for Tel Aviv Flights

Israel's Transportation Ministry said it would also work to ensure fair competition conditions for El Al.

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