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Obama's Visit to Riyadh: Semi-Accord Over Iran and Divergence Over Syria The theme of President Barack Obama's visit to Riyadh today is rebuilding trust and mending the American-Saudi relationship with a view to render it strong once again. Papering over the problems that have hit this relationship over the past year will … Read more…

Russia warns Riyadh against giving Syria rebels missiles Long-existing tensions between Russia and Saudi Arabia have intensified further as a result of the Syria conflict, with Moscow standing by Al Assad but Riyadh offering open support for the rebels. Russia is widely seen as Al Assad's last remaining … Read more on gulfnews.com

Syria closes its embassies in Riyadh, Kuwait and Washington | middleeastmonitor Damascus has closed its embassies in Riyadh, Kuwait and Washington in an unexpected move not said to have any political dimensions, Syrian diplomatic sources said. The decision was attributed to the harassment experienced by Syrian diplomatic … Read more on Iranian

Obama to visit Riyadh amid tensions over Iran, Syria: report The United States and Saudi Arabia have been allies since the kingdom was formed in 1932, giving Riyadh a powerful military protector and Washington secure oil supplies. Washington's relationship with the Saudis was crucial as the region faced changes … Read more on The Daily Star

Saudi spy chief says Riyadh to 'shift away from US' over Syria, Iran "Saudi doesn't want to find itself any longer in a situation where it is dependent." The United States and Saudi Arabia have been allies since the kingdom was declared in 1932, giving Riyadh a powerful military protector and Washington secure oil supplies.…