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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman at the Irga Palace in Riyadh on January 14, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS - POOL - AFP)

Mike Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Jamal Khashoggi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faces a tough balancing act on Monday as he presses Saudi Arabia’s crown prince over critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder while shoring up strategic ties with Riyadh.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Iraq’s President Barham Saleh in Baghdad, during a Middle East tour, on January 9, 2019. – The eight-day tour comes weeks after the US President announced that the United States would quickly pull its 2,000 soldiers out of Syria, declaring that IS — also known as ISIS — had been defeated. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / POOL / AFP)

US top envoy Mike Pompeo meets Iraq officials on unannounced Baghdad visit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Iraqi officials, including the speaker, on an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Wednesday, a statement from parliament said.
Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has said a planned Gulf security alliance, expected to include Egypt, will be formed by next year.

Bahrain: ‘Arab NATO’ to be formed by next year

Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has said a planned Gulf security alliance, expected to include Egypt, will be formed by next year.
The relief of the discovery of hidden Christians (Oura Cathedral)

Japan Christian sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List

A dozen Christian locations in parts of southern Japan where members of the faith were once brutally persecuted were selected for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Saturday.

Bahrain threatens to target critical social media users

Bahrain threatened to hunt down social media users who are sowing "chaos" as the Gulf nation continues to target human rights proponents.

Bahrain warns against challenging US over ‘side issues’

Bahrain's foreign minister has said it is unhelpful to "pick a fight" with the United States over "side issues", while there is a threat from Iran.

Bahrain accuses Iran over pipeline fire

Gulf kingdom Bahrain has accused Iran of being behind a pipeline fire that temporarily halted oil supplies from Saudi Arabia, but Tehran rejected the allegation as "childish".

FIFA delays taking action on Israeli settlement teams

International football's governing body has once again postponed a decision to take action on the future of six Israeli football clubs based in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Bahrain TV accuses Qatar of trying to oust regime

Bahrain’s state television on Wednesday accused Qatar of attempting to overthrow the government in Manama, upping the stakes in a diplomatic crisis that has seen Doha isolated in the Gulf.

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