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Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan.

US does not want to see Assad regime 'collapse', taken over by 'extremist elements'

"None of us, Russia, the United States, coalition, and regional states, wants to see a collapse of the government and political institutions in Damascus."

By JPOST.COM STAFF
14/03/2015
MEMBERS OF the palace staff stand in waiting during Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s meeting with Obama

New Saudi king aims for Sunni unity vs Iran and Islamic State

King Salman has used summits with leaders of all five Gulf Arab states, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey over the past 10 days to reinforce the need for unity.

By REUTERS
07/03/2015
Members of al Qaeda's Nusra Front

Saudi Arabia issues rare denial that it bankrolls 'extremist mindset'

Diplomats claim they are "very conscious that philanthropic and humanitarian assistance does not fall into the hands of extremist elements.”

By JPOST.COM STAFF
10/02/2015
Members of the Saudi security forces take part in a military parade in preparation for the Haj

Analysis: Secret Israeli-Saudi ties likely to continue despite Abdullah's death

“The changes that the Middle East has experienced in recent years have created a set of joint interests between the two countries,” said Dr. Michal Yaari, an expert on Saudi foreign policy.

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Saudi king needed help breathing due to lung infection, condition stable

Saudi Arabia's elderly monarch was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for medical tests, state media said.

By REUTERS
02/01/2015
Rouhani and Abdullah

Tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia returns after signs of improved ties

"If Iran wants to be part of the solution, it has to pull its forces from Syria. The same applies elsewhere, whether in Yemen or Iraq," Saudi FM says.

By REUTERS
14/10/2014
Rouhani and Abdullah

Iranian deputy FM visits Saudi Arabia in first for regional rivals since Rouhani's ascent

Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are enmeshed in a struggle for influence across the Middle East and back opposing sides in conflicts across the region.

By REUTERS
25/08/2014
US President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah in the White House in 2010

Report: Frustrated with Syria talks, Saudis to provide advanced arms to rebels

<i>Wall Street Journal</i> cites Arab, Western diplomats as saying that rebels to receive shoulder-fired missiles, anti-tank weapons.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
15/02/2014
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