Pompeo will travel to the Saudi city of Jeddah and Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, on September 17-19, the US State Department said on Tuesday.
The Saudi government called the attack an “unprecedented act of aggression and sabotage” but stopped short of directly pinning blame on Iran.
The US is "locked and loaded" to respond to the unprecedented drone strikes on key Saudi oil facilities, President Donald Trump has warned, a day after his top diplomat blamed Iran for the crippling attack that has led to the biggest surge in crude oil prices since the Gulf War.
That led to the interruption of an estimated 5.7 million barrels in crude supplies, authorities said while pledging the kingdom’s stockpiles would make up the difference. The amount Saudi Arabia is cutting back is equivalent to over 5% of the world’s daily production.
The attacks were the latest of many drone assaults on the kingdom’s oil infrastructure assaults in recent weeks, but easily the most damaging. They raise concerns about the global oil supply and likely will further increase tensions across the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.
World's largest oil exporter, Aramco, had it largest oil field, Buqyaq and the Khurais, attacked by drones on Saturday. This oil field is also the world's largest oil field.
The Saudi Health Ministry, while rejecting Pakistan's MS/MD degree, said it lacked structured training programme -- a mandatory requirement to hire medics against important positions. The move by the kingdom has reportedly rendered hundreds of highly-qualified medics jobless, Dawn newspaper reported.
The decree, issued three days ago, clearly stresses the right of every Saudi citizen to obtain a passport, and limits the need for a guardian's approval to minors only, Arab News reported late Thursday. The decree is written in a gender-neutral manner, and does not state any restrictions specific to women.
Jamal Siddiqui, president, Maharashtra State Haj Committee, said 35,711 people from Maharashtra had submitted applications for performing Hajj in Saudi Arabia this year.
Saudi Arabia which had received an invitation from the FATF at the beginning of 2015 to join as an "observer member", was admitted into the organization after the group's meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Friday.
Khan walked up to the elaborate red carpet towards Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz. It was followed by a brief handshake and greetings. Imran Khan addressed the royal's translator rather than looking at him directly.
Hafez who had earlier worked as a Quran teacher in Hyderabad was offered a job at a mosque in Saudi Arabia's Al Bahah by an agent. Aspired to move to Saudi Arab, Hafez paid a sum of Rs 95,000 to the agent.
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes, publicly pinning one of the headless bodies to a pole as a warning to others.
On Friday, the Saudi Arabian government issued a formal order with regard to the increase in India's Haj quota.
The man, identified as Ali, has claimed that he has been seeking help from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh for the last one year to get back to India. He has also threatened to commit suicide.
Both the countries have taken significant steps to boost trade and investment and to achieve $100 billion investment from Saudi Arabia into India, which was announced during the visit of the Crown Prince.
During the crown prince’s visit, Saudi Arabia had announced plans to invest $100 billion in India’s infrastructure sector. At the recent Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meet, the kingdom also backed India against Pakistan.
Who says Pakistan is a cash-strapped economy? If the golden submachine gun gift that Pakistan has presented to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is anything to go by, the nation seems to have no dearth of cash or gold.
“The Prime Minister and His Royal Highness condemned in the strongest terms, the recent terrorist attack on Indian security forces on 14 February, 2019 in Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir,” the joint statement said.