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  • BEIJING, Feb 22- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping who urged joint efforts to counter extremism and terror. Saudi Arabia signed 35 economic cooperation agreements with China worth a total of $28 billion at a joint investment forum...

  • BEIJING, Feb 22- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping who urged joint efforts to counter extremism and terror. Saudi Arabia signed 35 economic cooperation agreements with China worth a total of $28 billion at a joint investment forum...

  • BEIJING, Feb 22- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman cemented a $10 billion deal for a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping who urged joint efforts to counter extremism and terror. "China is a good friend and partner to Saudi Arabia," President Xi Jinping told the crown prince in front of reporters.

  • BEIJING, Feb 22- State-owned oil company Saudi Aramco signed a $10 billion deal to build a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wrapped up a two-day trip to Beijing. The crown prince will meet President Xi Jinping, who has made stepping up China's presence in the Middle East a key foreign policy objective,...

  • BEIJING, Feb 22- State-owned oil company Saudi Aramco signed a $10 billion deal to build a refining and petrochemical complex in China on Friday, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wrapped up a two-day trip to Beijing. The crown prince will meet President Xi Jinping, who has made stepping up China's presence in the Middle East a key foreign policy objective,...

  • HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 04: Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the G20 Summit on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China.

    China sees "enormous potential" in Saudi Arabia's economy and wants more high-tech cooperation, the Chinese government's top diplomat said, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a two-day trip to Beijing.

  • BEIJING, Feb 22- China sees "enormous potential" in Saudi Arabia's economy and wants more high-tech cooperation, the Chinese government's top diplomat said, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a two-day trip to Beijing. The crown prince will meet President Xi Jinping, who has made stepping up China's presence in the Middle East a key foreign policy...

  • SINGAPORE/ DUBAI/ BEIJING, Feb 21- Saudi Aramco plans to sign preliminary deals to invest in two oil refining and petrochemical complexes in China during Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's state visit to Beijing this week, according to sources familiar with the plans. The investments could help Saudi Arabia regain its place as the top oil exporter...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Bangladesh's prime minister has given the nod to a multi-billion dollar LNG supply deal with Swiss trader AOT Energy but the energy ministry will make a final decision on whether it goes ahead, an official at the premier's office said on Wednesday. Last month, the gas company that oversees Bangladesh's LNG supplies, Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Co,...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 20- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he expected investment opportunities worth more than $100 billion in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between arch foes India and Pakistan. India rolled out the red carpet for the crown prince as it seeks diplomatic support...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 20- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between arch foes India and Pakistan. India rolled out the red carpet for the crown prince as it seeks diplomatic support against...

  • India-Pakistan situation is 'very worrying': Council on Foreign Relations

    Saudi Arabia indicated that it wants to help to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan. Alyssa Ayres of the Council on Foreign Relations said it would be "fairly difficult" for a Saudi leader to play a "mediating" role.

  • Security forces at the site of the explosion at Lethpora on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, on February 14, 2019 in Srinagar, India.

    Four Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in a gunbattle in disputed Kashmir on Monday, a police official said, as India launched a hunt for suspected members of an Islamist militant group that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police last week.

  • SAUDI CROWN PRINCE SAYS SIGNED JOINT AGREEMENTS WITH PAKISTAN WORTH 20 BILLION DOLLARS- ARABIYA TV.

  • PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 16- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan's 17- year-old civil war. "Though it is top secret so far, there are strong indications representatives of...

  • National Security Advisor John Bolton answers questions from reporters as he announces that the U.S. will withdraw from a treaty with Iran during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, October 3, 2018. 

    A Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad, has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bombing in disputed Kashmir on a military convoy in which 44 paramilitary police were killed, raising tensions with India.

  • *German equities gain after falling on weak China data. LONDON, Feb 15- European shares rose on Friday amid encouraging signs from U.S.- China trade talks, after weak data from both countries sent world stocks into a dive. Talks between China and the United States this week made important progress, President Xi Jinping told top U.S. trade negotiators, and efforts to...

  • Indian security forces inspect the remains of a vehicle following an attack on a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy that killed 44 troopers and injured several others near Awantipur town in the Lethpora area of Kashmir about 30km south of Srinagar on February 14, 2019.

    A suicide bomber rammed a car into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir on Thursday, killing 44 of them in the deadliest attack in decades on security forces in the disputed region, raising tensions with arch foe Pakistan.

  • *EU lawmaker says list misses Russia, Azerbaijan, London. STRASBOURG, Feb 13- The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories to a blacklist of nations it considers a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, the EU executive said on Wednesday. The move is part of a crackdown on money laundering after...

  • A man counts Saudi riyal banknotes at his jewelry shop in Tiba market in the capital Riyadh on October 3, 2016.

    Apart from reputational damage, inclusion on the list complicates financial relations with the European Union.