Saudi Arabia confirms sentences for eight accused of killing journalist Khashoggi

U.S. 09/07/20, 17:34

A Saudi Arabian court on Monday handed down final judgment on the eight accused of murdering Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to Saudi Arabia's state television. According to the Washington Examiner, all eight accused of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi were found guilty and will face different prison sentences. ...

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Asia & Pacific 10/11/19, 12:24

Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no acknowledgement of the incident ...

Pentagon announces measures to deter Iran after Saudi oil facility attacks

Politics 09/21/19, 06:57

President Donald Trump has approved deployment of U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the request of the two Middle East countries to help protect their critical infrastructure following attacks on Saudi oil facilities last week, U.S. defense leaders announced. The announcement was made at a ...

U.S. readies response to Saudi strike: ‘We’ll see what happens’

World 09/18/19, 10:08

Following Monday’s meeting with President Donald Trump on the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, the U.S. military is now on standby and preparing for a response to counter the attack. Saudi and U.S. investigators have established “with very high probability” that the attack on the Saudi oil industry was launched ...

Drone attacks knock out half of Saudi oil supplies, oil prices expected to rise

U.S. 09/14/19, 20:17

Two crucial links to the world’s oil supply were attacked by armed drones on Sept. 14, with Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthi rebels claiming responsibility. The world’s largest oil refinery, the Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq refinery, an oil processing facility was targeted along with the Khurais oil field, also operated by Aramco. No ...

Senate fails to override Trump vetoes, allows Saudi arms sales

U.S. 07/30/19, 06:21

The Senate on Monday failed to override President Trump's vetoes of resolutions blocking his arms deal with Saudi Arabia, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Senators voted 45-40, 45-39, and 46-41 on the override ...

Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of Pompeo visit

Asia & Pacific 06/23/19, 16:03

One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening, the Saudi military said, as the U.S. secretary of state was on his way to the country for talks on Iran. Regional tensions have flared in recent ...

The 7 Republicans who voted to block Trump’s Saudi arms sale

Politics 06/20/19, 13:48

Seven Republican senators joined all Democrats on Thursday to block the arms deal between President Trump and Saudi Arabia. The sale, estimated at over $8 billion, would provide arms to Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. Trump was using an emergency deal to skip Congress’s 30-day review process ...

Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales as Trump pledges veto

Politics 06/20/19, 11:37

The Senate voted Thursday to block the Trump administration from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, launching a new challenge to President Donald Trump's steadfast alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle East. The resolution passed, 53-45. Trump has promised to veto the legislation. The White House said stopping the ...

Senators reach deal to vote on blocking Saudi arms sale

Politics 06/19/19, 18:38

Lawmakers have reached a deal with the Senate's Republican leadership to vote on more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate will hear debate and vote on the resolutions Thursday. The move to block the sale ...

Key Mueller witness against Trump faces child porn charge

New York 06/03/19, 18:38

A Lebanese-American businessman who worked to advance Saudi Arabia's agenda to the Trump administration and who later provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller about his efforts to connect a Russian banker to members of Trump's transition team has been arrested on charges of transporting a dozen images ...

Saudi Arabia asks nations to respond to Iran with ‘firmness’

Asia & Pacific 05/29/19, 23:47

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says Muslim nations must confront recent attacks blamed on Iran with "all means of force and firmness."Ibrahim al-Assaf made the comments early Thursday at a meeting of foreign ministers of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jiddah ahead of a series of summits in the ...

Iran’s foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

Asia & Pacific 05/24/19, 01:32

Iran's foreign minister is in Pakistan on a critically timed visit amid a crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia as regional tensions escalate.Mohammad Javad Zarif was holding talks on Friday with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi.Ahead of ...

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