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Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch set for Dec. 7 in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua’s promoters say his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 7. The British fighter will be trying to …


More than 1.8M pilgrims gather in Mecca ahead of the hajj

Saudi Arabia says more than 1.8 million Muslims from around the world have arrived in the country to take part in the hajj pilgrimage that starts on Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male consent

Saudi Arabia on Friday published new laws that loosen restrictions on women by allowing all citizens – women and men alike – to apply for a passport and travel freely, …


Saudi king hosts 200 from Christchurch shootings for Hajj

Aya Al-Umari said she feels like her brother will be accompanying her and will constantly be in her prayers when she travels to Mecca next month to take part in …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Senate panel advances bill to punish Saudi Arabia

A Senate panel has advanced legislation that would suspend arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and impose sanctions on members of the royal family.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

OPEC extends oil production cuts amid weaker demand outlook

OPEC on Monday decided to extend its deal to cut production for another nine months in an attempt to keep oil prices from sagging as the oil cartel faces a …


Saudi envoy blasts UN expert’s report on Khashoggi killing

A top Saudi diplomat lashed out Tuesday at an independent U.N. expert’s searing report alleging that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying it …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

‘Joints will be separated’: Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, retold

Independent UN probe cites “credible evidence” to warrant further investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman into killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:39 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Trump cites Iran to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sales

The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran.


Bomb-laden drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airport

Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone Tuesday, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Middle East tensions remained high between Tehran …


Saudi Arabia says no to war with Iran but vows strong response

Saudi Arabia does not want a war with Iran but will respond “with strength and determination” if Iran decides to start one, a top Saudi official said on Sunday.


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 …