The reported visit on Sunday night, amid talk of warming relations, would be the first known meeting between high-level Israeli and Saudi leaders.
The reported visit on Sunday night would be the first known meeting between high-level Israeli and Saudi leaders.
World leaders committed to some efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but the meeting illustrated the difficulty of carrying out an agenda when the United States is indifferent or hostile to many goals.
As the summit’s host, the kingdom hopes to showcase its advances, while critics see an opportunity to pounce. But the virtual event will have a lower profile.
Despite pledges for debt relief and expanded programs, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have delivered meager aid, say economists.
Brutal police tactics during the global meeting shocked many Canadians, led to 1,100 arrests and were found unlawful.
Dozens of countries that borrowed from private investors have debt payments coming due as their economies have crashed because of the coronavirus.
Delaying the repayments to the Group of 20 is not enough.
With closer cooperation among nations, the head of the United Nations argues, we could stop a pandemic faster and slow climate change.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seemed to be keeping a low profile. Then he detained senior members of the royal family and started an oil price war.