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Saudis thwart attempted attack on oil facility near Yemen

Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted an attempt to attack an Aramco oil distribution center with an unmanned boat from Yemen, where the kingdom is at war with Shiite rebels.


London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on …


Saudi Arabia creates a girls council to empower women – but where are the girls?

With great fanfare, the governor of Qassim province in Saudi Arabia announced the creation of a girls council – the first of its kind in the kingdom – intended to …


Bali decides to not cover nude statues for Saudi king’s visit

Local authorities in Bali have decided to not cover up statues of Hindu deities and semi-naked women during Saudi King Salman’s visit.


Russia overtakes Saudi Arabia as world’s top crude producer

Russia overtook Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest crude producer in December, when both countries started restricting supplies ahead of agreed cuts with other global producers to curb the worst …


After Trump remarks, Saudi repeats Palestinian state support

Saudia Arabia is reasserting support for a Palestinian state after U.S. President Donald Trump said Mideast peace doesn’t depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Saudi Arabia switches OPEC tack with eye on world’s top IPO

To understand why Saudi Arabia changed course and decided OPEC should go back to managing supply, look at two of the kingdom’s biggest policy challenges: the urgent need to plug …


OPEC agrees to cut output to push up oil price

OPEC has agreed to cut its oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to boost crude prices.


Saudi-Iran rivalries could scuttle tentative OPEC deal

Up to this week, chances that OPEC countries would agree to their first cut in output in eight years were looking good. Now, not so much.


OPEC tries to salvage deal as Saudis say cut isn’t essential

OPEC ministers flew to Moscow and officials in Vienna started another round of talks in an effort to salvage an agreement on production cuts, just as Saudi Arabia said a …


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 …