• Jamal Khashoggi Sep 8

    Saudi Court Issues Final Verdicts in Khashoggi Killing

    Saudi Arabia’s state television says final verdicts were issued in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son announced pardons that spared five from execution

  • Saudi Arabia Mar 7

    Saudis' Arrest of 2 Princes Called a Warning to Royal Family

    Two people close to Saudi Arabia’s royal family say two senior princes are under arrest for not supporting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has consolidated control of all major levers of power with the support of his father, King Salman

  • Mohammed bin Salman Jan 23

    Saudi Crown Prince's WhatsApp Linked to Bezos Phone Hack

    The cellphone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked in what appeared to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince to “influence, if not silence” the newspaper’s reporting on the kingdom, two U.N. human rights experts said Wednesday.

  • China Nov 3, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Formally Starts IPO of State-Run Oil Firm Aramco

    Saudi Arabia formally began an initial public offering Sunday of a sliver of oil giant Saudi Aramco after years of delay, hoping international and local investors will pay billions of dollars for a stake in the kingdom’s crown jewels. An approval by Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority served as the starting gun for an IPO promised by Crown Prince Mohammed...

  • China Nov 3, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Formally Starts IPO of State-Run Oil Firm Aramco

    Saudi Arabia formally began an initial public offering Sunday of a sliver of oil giant Saudi Aramco after years of delay, hoping international and local investors will pay billions of dollars for a stake in the kingdom’s crown jewels. An approval by Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority served as the starting gun for an IPO promised by Crown Prince Mohammed...

  • New York Sep 30, 2019

    Turkey Vows to Keep Investigating Jamal Khashoggi's Killing

    Days ahead of the anniversary of the grisly slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that his country will press ahead with efforts to shed light on the killing. In a Washington Post op-ed, Erdogan described the journalist’s killing by a Saudi hit squad as “arguably the most influential and controversial incident of the...

  • New York Sep 30, 2019

    Saudi Crown Prince Takes ‘Full Responsibility' for Khashoggi Killing, Denies He Ordered It

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in a television interview that he takes “full responsibility” for the grisly killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but he denied allegations that he ordered it. “This was a heinous crime,” Prince Mohammed, 34, told “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday. “But I take full responsibility as a leader in Saudi...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    White House Official: Notes on Sensitive Calls Filed in Classified Computer System

    At the White House, a senior administration official confirmed Friday a key detail from the unidentified CIA whistleblower who has accused Trump of abusing the power of his office. Trump, for his part, insisted anew that his actions and words have been “perfect” and the whistleblower’s complaint might well be the work of “a partisan operative.” The White House acknowledged...

  • Donald Trump Sep 15, 2019

    Saudi Arabia: Drone Attacks Knocked Out Half Its Oil Supply

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field Saturday, sparking huge fires at a vulnerable chokepoint for global energy supplies. The drone attacks affected up to half of the supplies from the world’s largest exporter of oil, though the output should be restored within days, multiple news...

  • Google Aug 2, 2019

    Saudi Changes Allow Women to Travel Without Male Consent

    Saudi Arabia published new laws early Friday that loosen restrictions on women by allowing any citizen to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that gave men control over women. The changes are a potential game-changer for Saudi women’s rights in the kingdom. The legal system has long been criticized because it treated women as...

  • Donald Trump Jun 27, 2019

    G-20 Summit: Trump in Japan for Talks on Trade, Iran, North Korea

    President Donald Trump began his most consequential overseas trip of the year on Thursday with a warm dinner with the prime minister of Australia, a friendly opening act before the impending gauntlet of negotiations on international crises, trade wars and a growing global to-do list. President Donald Trump began his most consequential overseas trip of the year on Thursday with...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    'Joints Will Be Separated': Jamal Khashoggi's Murder, Retold

    The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince’s office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Not to worry, the doctor said: “Joints will be separated. It is not a problem,” he...

  • Donald Trump Jun 5, 2019

    Senators Launch Bipartisan Bid to Block Saudi Arms Sales

    Directly challenging President Donald Trump’s use of executive power, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are banding together to introduce more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration’s sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. The maneuver amounts to a remarkable display of bipartisan pushback to Trump’s foreign policy and threatens to tangle the Senate in a series...

  • Saudi Arabia Apr 9, 2019

    State Dept. Bars 16 People for Roles in Khashoggi Killing

    The U.S. State Department on Monday publicly designated 16 people for their roles in the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October. Such designation makes those individuals and immediate family members ineligible for entry into the United States. Khashoggi wrote critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post...

  • Twitter Apr 5, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Arrests More Activists, Including 2 US Citizens

    Saudi Arabia detained eight people, including two dual U.S.-Saudi citizens, in a new round of arrests in the kingdom targeting individuals supportive of women’s rights and those with ties to jailed activists, a person with knowledge of the apprehensions said Friday. It marks the first sweep of arrests to target individuals perceived as critics of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

  • Donald Trump Apr 4, 2019

    House Votes to End Support for Yemen War, Rebuffing Trump

    The House on Thursday voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia as Congress for the first time invoked the War Powers Resolution to try and stop a foreign conflict. The measure now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it, with the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 4, 2019

    Family Claims Dual Saudi-US Citizen Detained and Tortured

    The family of a dual Saudi-U.S. citizen imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than a year are claiming that he has been subjected to routine torture and is on the verge of an emotional breakdown. After months of quietly trying to secure his release, the family of Dr. Walid Fitaihi is now seeking to publicly pressure both the Saudi government...

  • Saudi Arabia Feb 24, 2019

    First Saudi Female Ambassador Replaces King's Son in US

    Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador early Sunday to serve as its top diplomat in the United States, pulling a son of King Salman back to the kingdom to serve as deputy defense minister amid deteriorating ties with America after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, a daughter of the kingdom’s longtime ambassador to...

  • The Associated Press Jan 31, 2019

    Mariah Carey Shakes Off Boycott Calls for Saudi Concert

    Mariah Carey, one of the world’s most celebrated artists, is performing in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the first time, but there’s a growing chorus of Saudi women calling on her to cancel the concert to show support for detained women’s rights activists.

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2019

    Treasury Poised to Ease Sanctions Tied to Russian Oligarch

    The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies. Treasury’s decision to ease the sanctions narrowly survived a Senate vote Wednesday when Democrats failed to win the 60 votes...

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