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UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Saudi carrier cancels troubled Boeing 737 order for Airbus

A Saudi budget carrier is ordering 30 new Airbus planes, replacing a $6 billion deal with Boeing for its troubled 737 Max jets, which are grounded after two crashes.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:40 a.m.

Turkish prosecutor says Saudi writer strangled, dismembered

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before being disposed …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

U.S. to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is revoking the visas of some Saudi officials implicated in the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi.


Trump defends Saudi arms sales amid fury over missing writer

President Donald Trump defended continuing huge sales of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia on Thursday despite rising pressure from lawmakers to punish the kingdom over the disappearance of a Saudi …


Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women driving, the kingdom’s state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

U.S. Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian

Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:32 p.m.

U.S. joins calls for PM’s return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia

Lebanese officials insisted Friday on the return home of Prime Minister Saad Hariri from Saudi Arabia, and the leader of the militant group Hezbollah said the Saudis had “declared war” …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

U.N. warns of massive famine if Yemen blockade isn’t lifted

The U.N. humanitarian chief warns that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on Yemen the war-torn nation will face “the largest famine the world has seen for many …


Saudi-led coalition closes Yemen ports; Aden attack kills 17

The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world’s poorest country early Monday after a missile targeted Riyadh, hours …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:52 p.m.

Cash crisis exposes rift within Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Yemen’s Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is “strangling” the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly minted cash, reflecting a struggle between the government and the United Arab …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

14 Saudi Shiites accused of staging protests now face execution

Munir al-Adam spends his hours alone in a Saudi prison, his mother says. He doesn’t know if it is day or night because he is kept mostly in a dark …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Somalia blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat

Somalia’s government on Saturday blamed the Saudi-led coalition for Friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 Somali refugees off the coast of war-torn Yemen, calling the assault …


UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Families of 9/11 victims might soon get day in court against Saudi officials

For more than 14 years, relatives of the nearly 3,000 people who died Sept. 11, 2001, battled Washington, D.C., and several federal judges for the right to sue Saudi Arabia …