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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Saudi government funds won’t pay for new FIFA events

FIFA says new competitions that will bring in $25 billion are not funded directly by any nation, including Saudi Arabia. Documents seen by The Associated Press show that FIFA told …


WWE women’s movement takes hit with Saudi Arabia involvement

The WWE women’s movement has taken a serious hit as the company nears event in Saudi Arabia. The WWE has touted Sunday’s all-female Evolution event Sunday in New York as …


Mnuchin meets with Saudi crown prince despite outcry over journalist’s death

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday, according to the Saudi government, illustrating how the White House is retaining close ties …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi’s killing

In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional …


Marc A. Thiessen: How not to modernize Saudi Arabia

If, as appears increasingly likely, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then he has joined Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un among the …


Privately, White House doubts the Saudis

President Donald Trump strongly criticized Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi late Saturday, saying that “obviously there’s been deception, and there’s been lies.”


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

Turkey will “never allow a cover-up” of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey’s ruling party said Saturday, reflecting …


Jamal Khashoggi spent the last years of his life looking over his shoulder

Jamal Khashoggi, whose murder at the hands of his native Saudi Arabia has caused an international outcry that threatens to undermine the kingdom’s powerful young leader, knew he was a …


Max Boot: U.S. doesn’t need to live with MBS

The United States can afford to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable. He is one S.O.B. we don’t have to live with.


Saudis admit Khashoggi’s death; say they have dismissed senior official

Saudi Arabia on Friday officially acknowledged the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that he died in an altercation inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and that 18 people had …


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …