Even though much water has flown down the Persian Gulf during the blockade one has witnessed a dignified closure of the conflict even if the GCC mechanism for resolution of such future conflicts remains only in the clauses.
Saudi Arabia sentenced 14 people to death for terrorism on Wednesday after they were convicted of attacks on police in the Shi'ite Muslim minority area of Qatif in Eastern Province, scene of past anti-government protests, the
SPA gave no details on the target or the type of missile used. However, the agency said the Saudi-led coalition warned it would not sit idle against any further violations of the truce, which began on April 10.
But Saudi hajj ministry undersecretary Hussein Sharif said the kingdom and its leadership "welcome pilgrims from all around the world".
The two sides discussed "arrangements, as well as organisation and services" for pilgri
The participation of tens of thousands of young Saudis in a social media debate over plans to reform the kingdom's oil-reliant economy last month marked a shift in how Riyadh's conservative rulers interact with their subjects
Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco is seeking to expand globally via joint ventures overseas as it prepares for a partial privatisation pushed by a government intent on diversifying the economy.
Saudi Arabia's oil output will edge up close to record highs in coming weeks to meet summer demand for power but is unlikely to be pushed to the limit and flood global markets, Saudi-based industry sources said.