Xi to talk to Zelensky and meet Putin next week

SINGAPORE — Chinese leader Xi Jinping plans to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for the first time since the start of the war in Ukraine, likely after he visits Moscow next week to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to reports. people close to the file. Meetings with Messrs. Putin and Zelensky, the latter … Read more

Saudi-Iran pact marks setback in Israel’s efforts to counter Tehran

JERUSALEM — Saudi Arabia’s surprise deal to renew diplomatic ties with Iran is a blow to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s key foreign policy goal: to create a regional alliance built around isolation. from Iran. Mr. Netanyahu has long led the charge to gain international support to isolate Iran and halt its efforts to acquire … Read more

Saudi Arabia unveils new airline amid talks with Boeing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—This oil-rich kingdom has unveiled a new international airline called Riyadh Air, aiming to compete with a handful of other Middle Eastern carriers that have used their geography to build world-class airlines and attract business travelers and tourists. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, is set to commit to a … Read more