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Obama in Riyadh: Are the US and Saudi Arabia still allies?

Barack Obama has met with Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to discuss the state of the Middle East. The wars in Syria and Yemen, and the fight against jihadists were all on the agenda, as was Iran. But one question looms larger than the rest: are America and Saudi Arabia still friends? For 70 years they've been allies: Riyadh sold oil, Washington provided security. But yesterday, when the US president landed in Saudi Arabia, King Salman was conspicuously absent from the welcome party.

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2018-10-15 Debate

Saudi Arabia under pressure: Crown Prince defiant over Khashoggi disappearance

Can Mohammed Bin Salman ride out the storm? Saudi crown prince defiant over threats of sanctions after the disappearance of Jamal Khashogghi. There's growing outrage over the...

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2018-10-11 Debate

French club: Rwandan FM tipped to head group of Francophonie nations

The club of French-speaking nations is holding its bi-annual summit in the Armenian capital with at least two reasons to pay attention. For starters, the Francophonie, as it's...

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2018-10-10 Debate

Not fast enough: As planet warms, Europe spars over car emissions

Is now the time to be compromising on carbon emissions? EU environment ministers met on Tuesday, hot on the heels of a new UN climate report that warns it may already be too late...

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2018-10-09 Debate

Where is Jamal Khashoggi? Saudi Arabia denies abduction of missing journalist

Where is Jamal Khashoggi? Since exactly one week ago, his fiancée and friends have been rallying outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul where the journalist and prominent critic...

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2018-10-08 Debate

Brazil swings far-right: Decisive lead for Bolsonaro ahead of presidential run-off

Brazil's answer to Donald Trump came awfully close to scoring a first-round knockout. The far-right's Jair Bolsonaro garnered 46% in Sunday's presidential vote. A former military...

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