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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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