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UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes

Saudi Arabia on Thursday blamed Tehran for a drone attack by Yemen’s rebels that knocked out a key oil pipeline and a newspaper close to the palace called for the …


Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It publicly pinned one of the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

In a break with the president, Congress voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try and stop U.S. involvement in a foreign conflict.


Western banks help Saudis raise $12 billion in bonds

Saudi Arabian state-controlled oil company Aramco – the most profitable in the world – has raised $12 billion in a bond issue that shows Western investors are keen to do …


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.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Rare glimpse into Saudi Aramco shows $111 billion net profit

Rating agency Moody’s says Saudi Aramco posted $111 billion in net profit, giving a rare glimpse into the state-owned firm’s finances.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

White House pushed Saudi nuclear power plan, report says

Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report …


Trump former inaugural committee chair defends Saudi Arabia

The man who led President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee said America is in no moral position to criticize Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.


UN expert: Saudi Arabia undermined Khashoggi probe

A U.N. human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey’s efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a “brutal and premeditated killing” …


Experts, images suggest a Saudi ballistic missile program

A military base deep inside Saudi Arabia appears to be testing and possibly manufacturing ballistic missiles, experts and satellite images suggest, evidence of the type of weapons program it has …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Netflix criticized for yanking comedian’s episode in Saudi Arabia

Netflix faced criticism Wednesday from human rights groups for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” series that criticized the kingdom’s powerful crown prince.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Man fled before trial for allegedly killing a teen girl. U.S. prosecutor thinks Saudi Arabia helped him.

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was charged with manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of a 15-year-old girl. Then he disappeared.


Saudi king orders Cabinet shakeup after Khashoggi’s killing

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a wide-ranging overhaul of top government posts on Thursday, including naming a new foreign minister, following international fallout from the killing of Saudi writer Jamal …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates U.S. role in Yemen

The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the …


CIA briefs House leaders on Khashoggi as Senate nears votes

CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed House leaders on Wednesday on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Senate prepared for a possible vote on two resolutions that would …


Senators accuse Saudi prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder

CIA Director Gina Haspel appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday to brief key senators on the agency’s assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman likely ordered the killing of journalist …


Saudi royal says crown prince is here to stay

A prominent Saudi royal said Saturday that whether or not heads of state gathered in Argentina next week for the Group of 20 summit warmly engage with Crown Prince Mohammed …


Eugene Robinson: Trump is not a champion of human rights, he is a clueless clown

When Riyadh, Pyongyang, Tehran and Moscow look at Washington and they don’t see a champion of freedom and human rights. They see a preening, clueless clown.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

Trump says no new Saudi punishment for Khashoggi murder

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of …


Trump on Khashoggi death tape: ‘No reason for me to hear it’

President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the “very violent, very vicious” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put …


Official: U.S. 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 Friday. The Saudi government has denied the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor said Thursday he’s seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the …


Bolton says tape doesn’t link Saudi prince to critic’s death

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Tuesday that people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates Saudi …


Sisters’ deaths in N.Y. shows perils for Saudi women

The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the risky journeys Saudi women take …


Saudis call for Amazon boycott over anger at Washington Post

Saudis who are angry at the Washington Post’s coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder are calling for a boycott of Amazon.com Inc. because of its …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

EWU ranks among nation’s top universities for accepting Saudi-funded tuition

The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to …


Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Saudi Arabia still has many questions to answer about Khashoggi’s killing

The story is all too familiar: Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and a family man, entered Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 for marriage formalities. No one – …


Turkey: Highest level of Saudi government 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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Saudi crown prince disparaged slain journalist in call with White House

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist days after his disappearance in a phone call with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner …