Sources: 3 Saudi rights activists temporarily released

World 03/28/19, 10:42

Three Saudi women's rights activists have been temporarily released after 10 months in prison, sources familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Thursday.Two people told the AP that Aziza al-Yousef, a grandmother and former professor; Eman al-Nafjan, a mother of four and linguistics professor, and a third woman ...

Saudi prince’s anti-corruption sweep ends with $106B netted

Business 01/30/19, 15:35

Saudi Arabia's unprecedented anti-corruption sweep that saw top princes, businessmen, military officers and officials detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel has concluded after netting the government around $106.6 billion, the Royal Court said Wednesday.The Royal Court said the work of an anti-corruption committee formed to oversee the sweep headed by Crown ...

Experts, images suggest a Saudi ballistic missile program

World 01/26/19, 01:48

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 long criticized its archrival Iran for possessing.Further raising the stakes for any such program are comments by Saudi Arabia's powerful ...

Pompeo: Qatar diplomatic crisis ‘has dragged on too long’

World 01/13/19, 07:46

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday an ongoing boycott of Qatar by four of America's allies in the Middle East "has dragged on too long," though he gave no sign of any coming breakthrough in the dispute.Stopping off in the small, energy-rich nation as part of a Mideast ...

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

Europe 11/19/18, 00:41

President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally.President ...

Iraq’s president meets Saudi king after visiting rival Iran

World 11/18/18, 12:02

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received Iraq's president in Riyadh on Sunday, a day after the Iraqi official visited the kingdom's rival, Iran.Barham Salih's back-to-back visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia reflect the delicate balance Iraq seeks to maintain in a region where its two powerful neighbors are battling for supremacy.Salih ...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing

World 11/15/18, 06:49

Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor announced Thursday he's recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.The announcement by the kingdom's top prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, appears aimed at distancing the killers and their operation ...

Update: Turkey’s Erdogan: Saudi slaying ordered by govt

Europe 11/02/18, 15:29

The Latest on the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):9:20 p.m.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the order for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing came from the highest level of the Saudi government.In an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, Erdogan says: "we must reveal the ...

WWE sticks with Saudi Arabia deal despite backlash from fans

Sports 10/30/18, 15:04

WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. That's a nondescript way to describe a spectacle — headlined by major stars including The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar — that WWE would usually blitz fans with bombastic hype to promote. Bigger! Badder! And usually with an event ...

Saudi prince’s message may not be enough to repair damage

Asia & Pacific 10/25/18, 10:56

A defiant message delivered by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to investors gathered in Riyadh may not be enough to repair the damage inflicted to his global standing as he faces continued international pressure over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Senegalese President Macky Sall, is greeted by Saudi billionaire Prince ...

Saudi financial clout over media helps in Khashoggi affair

World 10/25/18, 02:19

Saudi Arabia's financial clout among the Arab media has given it an influential tool as it grapples with the international outcry over the death of Saudi writer and dissident Jamal Khashoggi.FILE - In this file image taken from CCTV video obtained by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet shows Saudi journalist Jamal ...

Pakistan gets $6B in Saudi aid after PM attends forum

World 10/24/18, 12:51

Prime Minister Imran Khan's decision to attend a Riyadh investment conference despite the outcry over the killing of a Saudi journalist has coincided with an agreement for a $6 billion assistance package from the oil-rich kingdom, a crucial infusion of cash as Pakistan grapples with a soaring deficit.Analysts say the ...

Saudi prince to give first speech since Khashoggi’s slaying

World 10/24/18, 01:58

The Saudi crown prince is to make his first international speech since the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, shakes hands with Salah Khashoggi, a son, of Jamal ...

Saudi economic forum opens but many absent over Khashoggi

Business 10/23/18, 03:19

A high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia has begun in Riyadh, the kingdom's first major event on the world stage since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.Saudi employees print badges of participants of the Future Investment Initiative conference, which kicks off ...

Germany presses for EU unity on Saudi Arabia arms exports

Europe 10/22/18, 08:07

A top German official pressed Monday for the European Union to show a united front on arms exports to Saudi Arabia after Berlin backed a freeze on such exports over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that arms exports to Saudi Arabia "can't take place in ...

Update: Germany presses for EU unity on Saudi Arabia

Europe 10/22/18, 02:56

The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul (all times local):9:45 a.m.A top German official is pressing for a joint European Union position on Saudi Arabia after Berlin backed a freeze on arms exports to the kingdom following the ...

Update: Britain official pulls out of Saudi conference

Europe 10/18/18, 09:07

The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local):4 p.m.Britain's trade minister has pulled out of a Saudi investment conference over the kingdom's involvement in the disappearance and alleged ...

French finance minister cancels trip to Saudi conference

Europe 10/18/18, 04:23

France's finance minister has canceled his attendance at an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid doubts over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Bruno Le Maire said Thursday on French television channel Public Senat that "I will not go to Riyadh next week" for the conference, known as "Davos ...

Washington has stood by Riyadh through multiple crises

World 10/16/18, 09:27

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history.Riyadh has had a special relationship with the U.S., from President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Saudi Arabia's first King Abdul Aziz on Valentine's Day in 1945 to the kingdom becoming America's main ...

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