FBI declassifies first 9/11 document in response to Biden order

U.S. 09/12/21, 15:48

A federal law enforcement agency released information about an official 9/11 probe on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The FBI unveiled the first detailed document on the subject, in response to President Joe Biden's order on Sept. 11. BL can reveal it dates back to 2016 and explores Saudi ...

North Dakota sues Biden admin for oil and gas lease moratorium

U.S. 07/11/21, 16:17

North Dakota sued the Biden administration on July 7 for not granting new oil and gas leases on public land. A document filed at the U.S. District Court for North Dakota's Western Division accused the moratorium of significantly hindering the local economy. The Peace Garden State is the nation's second-largest oil producing ...

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 ...

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