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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Wednesday on the Muslim world to unite and punish the Saudi government.
Saudi Arabia expressed confidence that oil prices will keep recovering.
US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for increased efforts against the Islamic State group.
Saudi Arabia will take a $10 billion loan from foreign banks to help close the gap in its state finances from collapsed oil revenues.
Oil plunged Monday a day after top producers failed to reach a deal in Doha to cap output.
Saudi Arabia has stripped its frequently criticised religious police of their powers to arrest, urging them to act "kindly and gently" in enforcing Islamic rules.
Six children have been killed or maimed daily in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began a year ago, the UN said Tuesday, warning the conflict was taking a horrifying toll on the country's youth.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had sealed a pact with the country's oil majors to freeze production.
Syria's brutal five-year war has turned increasingly messy tangle of internal and external players with their own multi-faceted agendas.
Saudi authorities have arrested nine American citizens and one Kazakhstani among 33 'terror' suspects.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan calls the leaders of both countries to cooperate to resolve the crisis.
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates face regional divisions, but will struggle to find common ground.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on a hospital run by the MSF medical charity in Yemen and called for an end to the fighting.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held phone talks with King Salman of Saudi Arabia focussed on seeking a solution to the Syria crisis, the Kremlin said.
France announced a series of deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, during a visit by Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
Sirens wailed and helicopters hovered overhead as dozens of ambulances brought in victim after victim from a stampede that killed more than 700 in the holy Saudi valley of Mina.
The deadly collapse of a construction crane in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca has highlighted the controversial pace of high-end urban development in the birthplace of Islam.
At least 107 people died when a massive construction crane crashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque, with scores more injured, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual hajj pilgrimage.
OPEC's strategy of not cutting production in order to maintain market share is working, Saudi Arabia's oil minister said.
Saudi Arabia has expressed interest in importing grain from Kazakhstan.
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