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Saudi Arabia's aviation authority said it was suspending travel to and from India, Brazil & Argentina including any person who has been in any of these countries in last 14 days.
Although Saudi Arabia has pledged that its nuclear program is strictly peaceful, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the kingdom would develop a bomb if Iran did so.
Between aftershocks of the oil-market rout and the pandemic, the path to recovery has further stumbled over region specific issues such as austerity measures in Saudi Arabia.
The opening up of Saudi air space gives Emirates and Etihad an opportunity to route Israelis through airports hubs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and connect them to more destinations.
Pakistan sent Qureshi to China and Bajwa to Riyadh. Its design of the new Middle East policy is likely to be made in Rawalpindi not Islamabad.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s refusal to allow a stand-alone meeting on Kashmir issue signals a new era of understanding of New Delhi’s position.
There was never going to be any help from Iraq and Lebanon. Iran exerts decisive influence in Baghdad and Beirut through its control of powerful Shiite militias and political parties.
Despite US policy on providing Israel 'qualitative military advantage' over its Arab rivals, Trump hints at selling UAE one of the most advanced fighters in the world.
UAE-Israel deal signals a realignment in the Middle East that will have wider ripples, which will reach India soon.
While lip service will be paid to the Palestinian cause, it will be a distant concern when compared to the need by the Gulf states to contain Iranian influence.