Stories tagged: Saudi Arabia
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Two-day Gulf summit ends within hours amid Qatar crisis
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council – a move that could …
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Britain PM courts key Arab ally, amid Trump anti-Muslim row
Britain is making a “new, ambitious and optimistic offer” of closer security and economic ties with Arab allies, the country’s prime minister said Thursday, the last day of a Mideast …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Saudi crown prince leads Islamic military alliance meeting
Saudi Arabia’s assertive crown prince on Sunday opened the first high-level meeting of a kingdom-led alliance of Muslim nations against terrorism, vowing that extremists will no longer “tarnish our beautiful …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Hezbollah, on the rise in Lebanon, fends off Saudi Arabia
Even as Arab countries step up pressure on Hezbollah for its ties to Iran, the Lebanese Shiite militant group has cemented its status as a regional power, projecting military strength …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Opposition calls for direct talks with Syria government
Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi Arabian capital called Thursday for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government over the more than 6-year civil war that would lead …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country’s main airport and a vital Red Sea port to some humanitarian …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Hezbollah denies providing missile fired at Saudi from Yemen
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on Monday categorically denied accusations that his group is sending weapons to Yemen or that it was responsible for a ballistic missile fired by Shiite …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action
Saudi Arabia on Sunday asked fellow Arab nations to take a “serious and honest” stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran would only encourage it to press on …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Saudi Arabia says it will reopen Yemen airports, seaports
Saudi Arabia’s mission to the United Nations says the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world’s poorest country.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Lebanon PM says he will return to seek settlement
In his first TV interview since he announced his surprise resignation last weekend, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Sunday he will return to his country from Saudi Arabia “within …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
A political shock throws Lebanon’s economy back into crisis
Just when things were starting to look up for Lebanon’s economy, a new political crisis threatens to send it crashing down again.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
U.N., aid groups warn of ‘starvation and death’ in Yemen
The United Nations and more than 20 aid groups said Thursday that the Saudi-led coalition’s tightening of a blockade on war-torn Yemen could bring millions of people closer to “starvation …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
Saudi Arabia: 201 detained in sweep over $100B in corruption
Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday it has detained 201 people as part of a sweeping probe, estimating that at least $100 billion has been misused through embezzlement and corruption in …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Lebanon: Saudi-aligned party demands PM’s return from Riyadh
Lebanon’s Future Movement party of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned from Saudi Arabia under mysterious circumstances five days ago, demanded on Thursday that he return from the kingdom immediately.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Iran’s president accuses Saudis of meddling in Lebanon
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani criticized Saudi Arabia on Wednesday over what he called “unprecedented” interference in Lebanese affairs, adding his voice to those who suspect the Gulf kingdom forced Lebanon’s …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Fuel crisis hits Yemen’s capital as Saudis tighten blockade
Hundreds of cars lined the main roads of Yemen’s capital after the rebels who control the city ordered fuel stations to close on Wednesday, accusing merchants of taking advantage of …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Saudis’ bolder moves to confront Iran echo across region
Saudi Arabia is more aggressively confronting its rival Iran on multiple fronts. It’s a policy that risks sharpening several conflicts in the Middle East, even though so far it has …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Saudis accuse Iran of possible ‘act of war’ as regional tensions rise
Saudi Arabia on Monday accused archrival Iran of direct responsibility for a missile attack on the Saudi capital last week, issuing a stark warning that the strike may have constituted …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
Amid intrigue, Saudi king receives Lebanon’s outgoing PM
Lebanon’s outgoing prime minister who unexpectedly resigned during a trip to Saudi Arabia met with Saudi King Salman on Monday as speculation continued to swirl over his surprising move.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting main airport
Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Saudi Arabia, which denies women equal rights, makes a robot a citizen
Sophia, the advanced artificial intelligence robot – which looks like Audrey Hepburn, mimics human expressions and may be the grandmother of robots that solve the world’s most complex problems – …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Saudi Arabia plans to build futuristic city for innovators
Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince on Tuesday announced plans to build a futuristic city run entirely on alternative sources of energy and said the ultraconservative kingdom must return to “moderate …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Qatar says its hosting of World Cup ‘not up for discussion’
Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament “is not up for discussion or negotiation” amid a …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Putin hosts Saudi king to talk about oil, Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for talks in Moscow on Thursday in the first official visit of a Saudi monarch to Russia that was expected to …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Saudi-led coalition on U.N. blacklist for killing Yemen kids
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen has been placed on a U.N. blacklist for killing and maiming nearly 700 children and attacking schools and hospitals in 2016.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Saudis far from unanimous over allowing women to drive
The morning after Saudi Arabia joined the rest of the world in opening its roads to female drivers, the top-trending hashtag among the kingdom’s Twitter users wasn’t supportive.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Saudi Arabia government says it will allow women to drive
Women in Saudi Arabia will be permitted to drive in the kingdom, according to a royal decree issued in Riyadh on Tuesday that overturned one of the most widely criticized …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
More than 1.7 million Muslims gather for start of hajj
In Saudi Arabia, more than 1.7 million pilgrims are marking the start of the hajj pilgrimage on Wednesday by circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca – Islam’s holiest site – …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Saudi-led airstrikes kill 14 civilians in Yemen’s capital
Saudi-led coalition fighter jets rained bombs on the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on Friday levelling houses packed with civilians and killing at least 14 people, including eight members of a single …