US-Saudi defence pact tied to Israel deal, Palestinian demands put aside
A pact might fall short of the cast-iron, Nato-style defence guarantees the kingdom initially sought when the issue was first discussed in July 2022.
UN conference sees 'first public trip to Saudi Arabia by Israeli minister'
This comes as Saudi Arabia pursues a possible US-brokered deal that would forge formal relations with Israel, whose sovereignty it has never officially recognised.
Saudi delegation expected to visit West Bank
US-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in 2014 and relations between the two sides have plummeted amid a tide of violence.
Israel on cusp of region-reshaping peace with Saudi Arabia, Netanyahu says
Expectations that Israel might normalise relations with Saudi Arabia, the home of Islam's two holiest shrines, have been ratcheted up this week.
Saudi Arabia considering Chinese bid for nuclear plant, report says
China and Saudi Arabia have extensive trade relations in the energy field, given the former is the world's biggest importer of crude oil and the latter the biggest exporter.
Ethiopia says it will investigate alleged migrant killings with Saudi Arabia
UN officials in 2022 alleged that Saudi border guards were systematically killing migrants last year; an accusation that Saudi authorities strongly denied.
Saudi border guards killed hundreds of Ethiopian migrants, reports say
The migration route from the Horn of Africa, across the Gulf of Aden, through Yemen and into Saudi Arabia - one of the richest countries in the Arab world - is a well-established corridor for Ethiopian migrants.
Saudi crown prince meets Iran's foreign minister as relations thaw
The Saudi crown prince has pushed to reorient Saudi foreign policy in recent years amid troubles in its historically close relationship with the US.
Iran foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia broke ties with Iran in 2016 after protesters attacked its embassy in Tehran in retaliation for Riyadh's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.
No Palestinian concessions to secure deal on Saudi ties
US-Israel ties have been strained by the government's expansion of Jewish settlements on land that the Palestinians seek for a state and by contentious judicial changes pursued by Netanyahu's coalition.
Israel plans US$27 billion rail expansion, eyes future link to Saudi Arabia
The plan is basically a revival of an idea promoted for years, though little progress has been made.
Biden says deal may be in offing with Saudi Arabia, provides no details
This follows talks that his national security adviser had with Saudi officials in Jeddah aimed at reaching a normalisation in relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel.