• 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...

  • 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.

  • Saudi Arabia Dec 13, 2018

    Yemen's Warring Sides Agree on Truce in Key Port City

    Yemen’s warring sides agreed Thursday to an immediate cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida, where fighting has disrupted vital aid deliveries and left the country on the brink of starvation in the 4-year-old civil war. The agreement includes a withdrawal of combatants to outside the city limits within two weeks and was praised by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

  • Congress Nov 17, 2018

    US Intel Says Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing

    U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said. The Saudi government has denied the claim. The conclusion will bolster efforts in Congress to further punish the close U.S. ally for the killing. The Trump administration this past week penalized 17 Saudi officials for their alleged...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2018

    Trump Picks Retired General for Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

    A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family. Trump announced Tuesday that he is nominating John Abizaid, the longest-serving commander of the U.S. Central Command, to...

  • Saudi Arabia Nov 13, 2018

    Recording of Khashoggi Killing Is ‘Truly Atrocious,' Says Turkey's Erdogan

    The audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is so horrific that a Saudi intelligence official who heard it speculated that the killer may have been on heroin, Turkey’s president was quoted as saying Tuesday. Speaking to journalists on board his plane while returning from World War I commemorations in Paris, Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said that Turkey...

  • Saudi Arabia Nov 2, 2018

    Turkey: Highest Level of Saudi Govt Ordered Writer's Slaying

    The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, adding that the international community had the responsibility to “reveal the puppet masters” behind the slaying. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Erdogan said he did not believe that Saudi King Salman had ordered the...

  • Saudi Arabia Nov 1, 2018

    Turkish Prosecutor: Khashoggi Was Strangled, Dismembered After Entering Consulate

    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before it was removed, a top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday. Chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan’s office also said in a statement that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb over the killing yielded...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2018

    Amid Global Uproar, Some US Colleges Rethink Saudi Ties

    U.S. colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in the wake of the killing of a journalist that has ignited a global uproar against the oil-rich nation. The Associated Press analyzed federal data and found that at least $354 million from the Saudi government or institutions...

  • Donald Trump Oct 24, 2018

    US to Revoke Visas of Saudis Implicated in Killing of Writer

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday described the killing of a Saudi journalist as a botched operation and a “bad original concept” as his administration took its first, careful steps toward punishing the Saudis by moving to revoke the visas of the suspects. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said the entire operation was a fiasco. “They had a...

  • America Oct 18, 2018

    Turkish Police Search Saudi Consul's Home in Khashoggi Disappearance

    Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome account of the journalist’s alleged slaying. As Saudi Arabia’s green national flag flapped overhead, forensics teams entered the residence, only 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the consulate where Khashoggi vanished...

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