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Saudis said to quit Russia talks as OPEC deal no closer

Saudi Arabia pulled out of planned talks with non-OPEC nations including Russia as disagreements about how to share the burden of supply cuts stood in the way of a deal …


U.S. strikes in Yemen risk wider entanglement in civil war

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Thousands march in Yemen after over 140 killed in airstrike

Thousands of Yemenis marched in the capital Sanaa on Sunday to protest a Saudi-led coalition airstrike a day earlier that hit a funeral hall packed with hundreds of mourners, killing …


9/11 bill could be devastating to U.S. military, defense chief says

Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating …


Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to override veto of 9/11 bill

The Senate on Wednesday will kick off Congress’ attempt to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, according …


Senate backs $1 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

The Senate on Wednesday backed the Obama administration’s plan to sell more than $1 billion worth of American-made tanks and other weapons to Saudi Arabia, soundly defeating a bid to …


Outside View: Suing the Saudis would boomerang

It is clear the bill would undermine the principle of sovereign immunity, under which such disputes are resolved between nations, not in courts. No state would be more vulnerable than …


Muslim pilgrims begin hajj, but this year without Iranians

Close to 2 million people from around the world began performing the first rites of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage on Saturday, which calls for entering into a state of physical …


House passes 9/11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms

The House has approved a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The measure was approved by voice vote Friday.


Russia, Saudi Arabia pledge to stabilize oil output

The world’s two largest oil producers, Russia and Saudi Arabia, on Monday agreed to act together to stabilize global oil output, though it’s unclear what that might entail.


5 Saudi guards killed in clashes; 2 pilots die in Yemen

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said five border guards have been killed in an eight-hour-long cross-border clash with militants from Yemen. The statement, carried on the official …


Secret chapter of 9/11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

Newly declassified pages from a congressional report into 9/11 released Friday have reignited speculation that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials – allegations that were …


Saudi Arabia identifies bombers in 2 attacks this week

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia identified on Thursday suspects in two of the three attacks that struck the kingdom on the same day this week, including one outside …


Saudi Arabia bombing near one of Islam’s holiest sites kills four officers

A suicide bomber carried out an attack early on Monday near the U.S. Consulate in the western Saudi Arabian city of Jiddah, according to the Interior Ministry.


GE makes deals worth over $1.4 billion with Saudi Arabia

General Electric Co. said Monday it made a series of deals with Saudi Arabia worth more than $1.4 billion as part of the kingdom’s ambitious plan to wean itself off …


Senate approves Sept. 11 legislation despite Saudi threats

The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia despite a White House veto threat and fierce objections from …


Saudi Labor Minister vows Binladin workers to be paid soon

Saudi Arabia’s Labor Minister says some employees of the Saudi Binladin Group will receive their salaries this month and others soon thereafter.


Trudy Rubin: How to solve Saudi problem?

So how do you solve a problem like Saudi Arabia? For starters, it’s time to get the problem out into the public sphere. Obama should release the 28 redacted pages, …


Senate bill to let 9/11 families sue Saudis might get vote next week

A Senate bill that would allow U.S. citizens to sue countries that funded terrorism on American soil has roiled the White House and the Saudi kingdom, which is threatening to …


House Speaker Ryan won’t back bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to endorse bipartisan legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role that …


Saudi Civil Defense says 18 killed in flood rains

Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense says heavy rains and flooding have left 18 people dead across the country.


Weak oil prices prompt Fitch to cut Saudi Arabia’s rating

Saudi Arabia suffered another credit ratings downgrade on Tuesday after Fitch lowered its view on the oil-rich kingdom in light of the fall in energy prices.


Froma Harrop: Defense policy deserves scrutiny

Is America obliged to both police the globe and pay for the service?


Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen kill over 30, mostly civilians

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels killed at least 30 people, mostly civilians, when they hit a market area outside the capital on Saturday, Yemeni security officials said.


Saudi man gets 10 years, 2,000 lashes over atheist tweets

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of Twitter posts.


Russia, Saudis tentatively offer to freeze oil output levels

Oil powerhouses Russia and Saudi Arabia joined Qatar and Venezuela in pledging Tuesday to cap their crude output if other producers do the same, aiming to halt a slide that …


McManus: U.S., Saudi relationship built on sand

Partnership based on common self-interests, not values, eroding as each goes own way.


Charles Krauthammer: Allies panicking as Obama dithers

The administration ignores provocations, making the U.S. look weak.


U.S. initiatives at risk as Mideast tensions rise

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s key Middle East initiatives – ending Syria’s civil war, combating Islamic State and implementing the Iranian nuclear deal – could be undermined by the explosion …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 22, 2015, 3:54 p.m.

King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi state TV says King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom has died. …