"Talking, trying to take down tensions, trying to see if there's a modus vivendi, trying to get countries to take actions on things they're doing that you don't like—that's good, that's positive," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Murphy was headed this week to Oman, Qatar and Jordan to discuss political solutions to the war in Yemen.
The ultimate aim for the two countries' societies, economies and future is to be so interdependent that conflict would be unthinkable.
As President Joe Biden prepares to wave goodbye to his first 100-day stretch, those in the realist and restraint community are at least breathing a sigh of relief—things could be better, but they could also be worse.
"We do not want the situation of Iran to be difficult, on the contrary, we want a prosperous Iran," Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said.
A new report indicates sources from outside the country are working to cause societal discord
There must also be a structured, incentivized approach to deescalating the conflict, based not on mere good will (which seldom works with terror groups), but on a stick-and-carrot approach.
The new ceasefire deal could, if accepted, end almost six years of war that has killed more than 233,000 people.
Our goal should be to work closely and cooperatively with our friends and allies, and to continue to improve lives, step by step, day by day.
Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have stepped up attacks on Saudi Arabia as the White House pushes for a diplomatic solution.
The Duchess of Sussex wore earrings from Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman—as the world demanded he explain the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Just weeks into its tenure, the Biden administration is already executing a profound pivot in the Middle East.
Simply put, the United States has a binary choice in the Persian Gulf.
The announcement follows a U.S. intelligence report saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The U.S. can further honor the memories of Slim, al-Hashemi, Khashoggi and countless unknown activists by naming their murderers and holding them accountable.
Tabuk, in the mountainous north-west region of Saudi Arabia, sees snowfall on a yearly basis.
A rare winter storm blanketed swathes of the Middle East, from Saudi Arabia to Syria and Libya to Lebanon, in snow.
Human rights standards are powerful because they apply to all governments—the strong and the weak, friends and foes.
An exiled Saudi dissident has filed a lawsuit against McKinsey & Co. in New York, alleging the consulting firm raised his profile as a government critic to Saudi authorities.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said the attack set a passenger jet on fire and constituted a "war crime."
Along with China and Russia, Saudi Arabia has an appalling human rights record and to deny this does Paul Casey no credit.