Abbas says Middle East peace only possible when Palestinians get full rights
This comes as the US appears to make progress in brokering a normalisation deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
US curbs AI chip exports from Nvidia and AMD to some Middle East countries
US officials usually impose export controls for national security reasons.
Iran's embassy reopens in Saudi Arabia for first time in 7 years
A ceremony was held inside the embassy's compound with dozens of diplomats and officials attending the reopening of the diplomatic mission for the first time in seven years.
Eyes on Assad as Arab summit kicks off in Saudi
The summit in Saudi Arabia comes at a time when the world's biggest oil exporter is flexing its diplomatic muscle across the Middle East and beyond.
Arab League re-admits Syria after 11-year absence
With the war far from over and Assad still internationally isolated, analysts say sanctions will likely continue to deter investment.
Iran's president heads to Syria for first trip since war, eyeing rebuild
The visit comes just weeks after Iran's landmark agreement to restore ties with regional rival Saudi Arabia and amid a flurry of diplomacy in the Middle East as regional relations with Iran and Syria shift.
Jeddah talks put Syria in line for return to Arab fold
Any recommendation to reinstate Syria to the 22-member Arab League, whose next meeting is due to be held in Saudi Arabia next month, is likely to draw protests from Western capitals.
Saudi hosts landmark Iran, Syria visits as Middle East ties thaw
With Iran's president also expected in Saudi soon, and the Saudis negotiating with Yemen's Huthi rebels this week in an attempt to end fighting there, optimism has blossomed for the turbulent Gulf region.
Iran, Saudi ministers meet in China to cement reconciliation
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan discussed steps towards reopening the embassies and consulates of the two countries, reports say.
Saudi, Iranian foreign ministers to meet during Muslim holy month
Earlier this month, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to revive relations after years of hostility that had threatened stability and security in the Gulf and helped fuel conflicts in the Middle East from Yemen to Syria.
20 years after US invasion, war-scarred Iraq faces uncertain future
The oil-rich country remains traumatised from the years of war, occupation and bloody sectarian turmoil that followed the operation launched on March 20, 2003.
Iran, Saudi to restore ties in major step for Middle East
Iran and Saudi Arabia say they will reopen embassies and missions within two months and implement security and economic cooperation deals signed more than 20 years ago.
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