Stories tagged: Saudi Arabia
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 11:31 a.m.
Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oilfield
Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
In his final words, slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi urged his killers not to cover his mouth because he suffered from asthma and could suffocate, according to Turkey’s Sabah newspaper.
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has replaced the country’s energy minister with one of his own sons, naming Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman to one of the most important positions in the …
Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Yemeni medics said on Monday they pulled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center that was hit a day earlier by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, killing …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 8:05 p.m.
Atop a string of green mountains in Saudi Arabia, a monthlong festival drew a medley of yoga enthusiasts, extreme adventure seekers, tourists and traditional Saudi families – many wearing colorful …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 2:40 p.m.
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 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, …
Fri., July 26, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
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.
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 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 …
Wed., June 26, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue., May 21, 2019, 12:29 p.m.
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 …
Mon., May 20, 2019
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.
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 …
Tue., April 23, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
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.
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.
Wed., April 10, 2019, 12:55 p.m.
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 …
Thu., April 4, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
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.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
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” …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 4:49 p.m.
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 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.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
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 …