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Turkey probes whether Khashoggi remains taken from consulate

A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s remains may have been taken to a forest outside Istanbul or to …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

Police search Saudi consul’s home in Khashoggi case

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 …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered journalist Khashoggi

President Donald Trump said Monday that “rogue killers” could be responsible for a Saudi journalist’s disappearance after a personal phone call in which Trump said Saudi Arabia’s King Salman strongly …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible for the …

Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer’s slaying

Turkish officials claim to have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in …

Still no U.S. ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Turkey amid crisis

The disappearance of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey has thrown the large number of diplomatic vacancies under President Donald Trump into the …

Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist

Turkey said on Tuesday it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a missing Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, a …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Turkish president calls Khashoggi’s disappearance ‘very, very upsetting’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he was closely following the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it “very, very upsetting,” but stopped short of …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Washington Post, citing Turkish officials, say Saudi writer killed

Turkish investigators believe a prominent Saudi journalist who contributed to the Washington Post was killed in “a preplanned murder” at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, the Post reported Saturday night, …

U.S. to continue backing Saudi coalition in Yemen war

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the U.S. intends to continue backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen despite civilian casualties and questions about the Saudis’ commitment to …

Saudi Arabia prepares for annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful are ready to take part in the ultraconservative kingdom.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Musk says he’s talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund would be the main source of money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s grand plan to take the company private, but the deal isn’t done yet, …

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists – yet another …

Saudi Arabia orders Canadian envoy to leave over criticism

Saudi Arabia on Monday ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the ultraconservative kingdom within 24 hours after his nation criticized the recent arrest of women’s rights activists.

UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” in response …

El Hadary sets record, but Saudis beat Egypt 2-1 at World Cup

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team’s final group match to set the record. Although he saved one penalty, he couldn’t stop Saudi …

Saudi women in driver’s seat as longstanding ban is lifted

Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no …

UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Saudi women are on the roads and driving as ban is lifted

Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world’s last remaining ban …

UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

Luis Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup with win over Saudi Arabia

Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time. Suarez scored the winning …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as their Shiite Houthi rebel rivals denied the …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

Russia routs Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening match of World Cup

Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup. Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two goals to lead the host …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new image

In jeans, headscarves and veils, dozens of Saudi women draped in their country’s green flag and sporting matching face paint streamed into Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium to support their national team …

UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Saudi-led forces open assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled government launched a fierce assault Wednesday on the crucial port city of Hodeida, the biggest offensive of the years-long war in the Arab world’s …

First Saudi women receive driving licenses amid crackdown

Saudi Arabia issued its first driver’s licenses to 10 women on Monday as the kingdom prepared to lift the world’s only ban on women driving in three weeks, but some …

Pompeo kicks off Mideast leg of first trip as top U.S. envoy

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, kicking off the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat.

Saudi media: Airstrike kills Houthi leaders in Yemen capital

A Saudi-led airstrike targeting a high-level meeting of Shiite rebels in Yemen’s capital killed two of the group’s leaders and dozens of their militiamen, the kingdom’s state media reported early …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

Saudi Arabia screens ‘Black Panther’ to mark cinema opening

The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots Wednesday evening as Hollywood’s blockbuster “Black Panther” premiered in Saudi Arabia’s first movie theater.

Saudi crown prince visits France, seeks strategic partner

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia arrived in Paris on Sunday, a day ahead of his first official visit to France, which is hoping to profit from his shake-up of …

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 6:09 p.m.

Rights group: US, UK arms to Saudi coalition harm Yemenis