Stories tagged: Saudi Arabia
Wed., June 28, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Trump’s ‘Big Man Doctrine’ is failing
Trump refuses to recognize he’s dealing with issues of far greater magnitude than the display of his bargaining skills.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Germany, Iran call for negotiations in crisis with Qatar
Germany’s foreign minister says the crisis over Gulf Arab state’s dispute with Qatar will only get worse the longer it lasts, and appeals on all sides to engage in direct …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
Tillerson urges Qatar and the Gulf states to negotiate an end to their rift
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday criticized some of the demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Qatar as “very difficult” to meet, and urged the countries to …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Saudi-led bloc seeks diplomatic fix to impasse with Qatar
Saudi Arabia and its allies want to resolve their standoff with Qatar through diplomacy and don’t seek regime change, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said at …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as 1st heir
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him firmly as first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
Flynn didn’t disclose role in Saudi deal with Russians, congressional letter says
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn appears to have failed to report a 2015 trip to Saudi Arabia on behalf of a U.S./Russia business plan to build nuclear reactors, according …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Saudi prince invests $63 million in ride-sharing service Careem
An investment firm chaired by billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has invested $62 million in a Dubai-based ride hailing service called Careem, which rivals Uber in the Middle East.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Qatar slams `illegal siege’ as neighbors try to sway U.S.
Qatar said it is under an “illegal siege” by the Saudi-led alliance, which raised the stakes in the diplomatic crisis by encouraging the U.S. to move a key military base …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi weapons sale
The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump’s plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided …
Sat., June 10, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Trump’s tweets drown out policy debates
Trump was elected to do politically incorrect – and needed – things like withdrawing from Paris. He was not elected to do crazy things, starting with his tweets.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Saudis apologize after minute’s silence snub in Australia
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has apologized for “any offense caused” when its players declined to participate in a minute’s silence in memory of last weekend’s deadly attacks in London …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Russia denies reports of hacking Qatar’s state news agency
Russian officials on Wednesday denied allegations that Russian hackers breached Qatar’s state news agency and planted a fake news story that led to a split between Qatar and the other …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 7:50 a.m.
Qatar tries to ease food-supply fears as crowds throng shops
Qatar’s government sought to dispel concerns of possible food shortages a day after its biggest suppliers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, cut diplomatic and trade links with the …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Trump sides with Saudis, other Arab nations against Qatar
President Donald Trump sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries Tuesday in a deepening diplomatic crisis with Qatar, appearing to endorse the accusation that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Four Arab nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, exposing rift in region
Four Arab nations severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday, moving swiftly to isolate the small but influential country after accusing Qatar’s rulers of supporting terrorist factions and stoking regional …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar early Monday morning, further deepening a rift among Gulf Arab nations over that country’s support for Islamist …
Thu., May 25, 2017
Milbank: Trump’s travels offer comedy relief
Americans by now have become accustomed to perpetual chaos. Now lucky friends and allies are seeing the Trump tornado firsthand.
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties
On the first day of his first overseas visit, President Donald Trump presided over a nearly $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that made clear his administration …
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out ‘Islamic extremism’
President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish “Islamic extremism” emanating from the region, describing a “battle between good and evil” rather than …
Sun., May 21, 2017
Parker: Godspeed, Mr. President, on your world tour
Out of respect for the purposes of Trump’s trip, we should only wish the president godspeed and, if you believe in a higher power, lend him your prayers.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
U.S. first lady ignores Trump criticism and shuns headscarf
Ignoring President Donald Trump’s past admonition, U.S. first lady Melania Trump did not cover her head Saturday when they arrived in Saudi Arabia on the opening leg of his first …
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror
President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists
President Donald Trump’s maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president.
Fri., May 19, 2017
Goodman: Look at all high crimes and misdemeanors
What if Donald Trump were actually held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Trump prepares for first overseas trip, with anti-globalism at bay
At his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump looked down the National Mall and described a nation beset by “carnage,” its jobs going overseas and its military overextended to the …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Saudis paid for U.S. veteran trips to help fight 9/11 lawsuit law
After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Trump to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia, Vatican, meet with pope
President Donald Trump said Thursday his first foreign trip as president will feature stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, where he will meet with Pope Francis, an ambitious …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Saudi Arabia now controls the largest oil refinery in North America
The Port Arthur refinery in Texas is North America’s largest oil refinery, and as of this week Saudi Arabia controls all of it. With the stroke of a proverbial pen, …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Alarm grows in Washington as Saudi coalition attack on Yemen port appears imminent
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers urged Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday to reconsider his support for a seemingly imminent assault by a Saudi-led coalition on the crucial Yemeni …