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Saudi Arabia Says Drones Hit Oil Pipeline, After Reports of Tanker Attacks

The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed to have carried out a drone attack on Saudi facilities. The incidents stoked rising fears of a military clash ...

Saudi Arabia Says Drones Hit Oil Pipeline, After Reports of Tanker Attacks

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Saudi Arabia Oil Pipeline Attacked by Drones Saudi Arabia said it halted pumping on a major oil pipeline after it was hit by armed drones, the latest attack on its energy infrastructure after two of its oil tankers were damaged near the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend....
16:52, 05/14/2019

Saudi Arabia says an oil pipeline was attacked by drones, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed assault on the kingdom DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says an oil pipeline was attacked by drones, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed assault on the kingdom....
12:39, 05/14/2019

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn't want war Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" but said in an interview published on Sunday that the kingdom does not want a war in the r...
10:13, 06/16/2019

Saudi Arabia demands 'decisive' response to Gulf oil tanker attacks Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said the vital oil supply routes in the Gulf must be protected following "terrorist acts." G20 ministers have sought to downplay fears of possible disruption....
22:00, 06/15/2019

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Joins the U.S. in Blaming Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter riv...
19:26, 06/16/2019

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for oil tanker attacks, calls for ‘decisive’ action "The kingdom does not want a war in the region but it will not hesitate to deal with any threats to its people, its sovereignty, or its vital interests," Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said....
03:39, 06/16/2019

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks, but Japan casts doubt and asks for more proof Mohammed bin Salman called on the international community to take a “decisive stance” against what he called Iranian expansionism. Japanese officials remained unconvinced of Iran’s role in the gulf attacks, local media reported....
16:00, 06/16/2019

Saudi Arabia Says Drones Attacked Its Oil Pipelines (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom on Tuesday, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed a coordinated drone atta...
19:39, 05/14/2019

Saudi Arabia says its oil infrastructure attacked by drones The assaults marked the latest incidents challenging Mideast security after the alleged sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates earlier this week amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran.     &...
15:00, 05/14/2019

The Latest: Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Houthi drones DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 7 a.m. Saudi Arabia says its military intercepted five drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting t...
05:39, 06/14/2019

Saudi Arabia Says Oil Stations Attacked By Armed Drones Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that attacks on two of its oil tankers and a major pipeline targeted not only its own security but that of the world's supplies....
10:39, 05/15/2019

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted 2 Yemen rebel drones DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it intercepted two drones launched by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels targeting the kingdom. The Houthi’s Al-Masirah satellite news channel late Saturday said the rebels targeted S...
06:13, 06/30/2019

Armed drones attack oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia For the second day in a row Tuesday, attackers targeted equipment of Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure -- this time oil pumping stations for a major oil pipeline....
16:00, 05/14/2019

Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran threatens US drones DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Saudi Arabia in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions in the region. Iran’s naval commander Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi, meanwhile, warned that Irani...
11:13, 06/24/2019

Yemen’s Houthi rebels launch attack drones into Saudi Arabia DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched at least two drones targeting a southwest Saudi city that’s home to an air base. The Houthis’ Al-Masirah satellite news channel reported early Tuesday the rebels...
05:39, 06/11/2019

Mike Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran threatens US drones DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s navy chief warned Iranian forces wouldn’t hesitate t...
15:52, 06/24/2019

After Drone Attack, Saudi Arabia Stops Pumping At Major Oil Pipeline OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia said it had stopped pumping crude oil along a major pipeline Tuesday following a drone attack, hours after Yemen's Huthi rebels said they had targeted vital Saudi......
15:00, 05/14/2019

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil pipeline Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister on Thursday accused Iran of ordering an attack on Saudi oil pumping stations that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for....
14:00, 05/16/2019

U.S. Says Saudi Pipeline Attacks Originated From Iraq U.S. officials have concluded that drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry in May were launched from Iraq, not Yemen, raising concerns that Iran’s allies in the region are trying to open a new front in the conflict between Tehran and Washington....
21:00, 06/28/2019

Saudi Arabia Says It’s Responding to an Iranian Oil Tanker Emergency (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia said Thursday it was responding to an emergency involving an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Jiddah, and analysts said the vessel carried over 1 million barrels of fuel oil and might be leaking. ...
10:00, 05/02/2019

Saudi Arabia assists Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea, no injuries Saudi Arabia's coast guard assisted an Iranian oil tanker with engine trouble off the coast of Jeddah in the Red Sea after Riyadh received a request for help from Iran, the state news agency SPA said on Thursday....
11:26, 05/02/2019

U.S. says Saudi pipeline attacks originated in Iraq: Wall Street Journal Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil industry in May originated in Iraq, not Yemen, U.S. officials have concluded, drawing questions from Iraqi officials who have asked Washington for more information supporting the claim, the Wall Street Journal repo...
20:13, 06/28/2019

Iran thanks Saudi Arabia for release of its oil tanker Happiness 1: Fars Iran said on Sunday it appreciated Saudi Arabia's efforts in the return of an Iranian ship that had docked at Jeddah port because of technical problems in May, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying....
16:52, 07/21/2019

Yemen's Houthis target with drones Saudi Arabia's Abha airport: Houthis' Al Masirah TV Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it launched on Sunday a drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport, Houthis' Al- Masirah TV reported citing the group's military spokesman....
01:00, 07/29/2019

Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in attacks that caused "significant damage" to the vessels, one of them as it was en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the U.S....
09:13, 05/13/2019

Saudi Arabia Says 2 Oil Tankers Damaged in Sabotage Attacks The United Arab Emirates said a total of four ships had been targeted. Tensions with Iran are running high, but Emirati and Saudi officials did not say who was to blame....
19:26, 05/13/2019

Report on tanker attacks to be presented to U.N. Security Council: Sky News Arabia The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Norway will present to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday the results of a joint probe into attacks targeting four tanker vessels off the UAE coast last month, UAE-owned channel Sky News Arabia reported....
12:52, 06/06/2019

Saudi Arabia to convene Arab leaders over recent attacks Saudi Arabia’s King Salman invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits to discuss the implications of this week’s attacks against the kingdom and neighboring United Arab Emirates, the foreign ministry said on Saturday....
03:00, 05/19/2019

Saudi Arabia Repatriates 5 Sri Lankans Linked To Easter Attacks Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the Easter bombings that killed 258 people were arrested in Saudi Arabia and repatriated Friday, the police said....
17:00, 06/14/2019

Saudi Arabia To Execute 3 Leading Scholars After Ramzan: Reports Saudi Arabia is expected to execute three of its leading scholars after the Muslim holy month of Ramzan, say reports. These scholars have been convicted under multiple charges of terrorism....
07:26, 05/22/2019

UAE diplomat: Coalition will retaliate ‘hard’ over attacks on civilian targets after drone attack on Saudi pipeline DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — UAE diplomat: Coalition will retaliate ‘hard’ over attacks on civilian targets after drone attack on Saudi pipeline....
20:39, 05/15/2019

Saudi Arabia says it will protect ports, regional waters after attacks on tankers Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih condemned on Thursday the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying Riyadh would take all necessary measures to protect its ports and regional waters, state news agency SPA reported....
22:13, 06/13/2019

Drone attacks target Jizan airport in Saudi Arabia: al masirah tv Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched multiple drone attacks targeting Jizan airport in Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen, a tweet on Sunday by the group's TV Al-Masirah said....
08:39, 06/09/2019

Yemen Houthis carry out attacks on Saudi Arabia airbase: Al Masirah TV Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday that it carried out attacks on King Khalid airbase near Khamis Mushait in southwestern Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV reported....
07:13, 06/11/2019

Saudi Arabia is trying to execute teen, 18, arrested for participating in protest when he was 11: reports Saudi Arabia is trying to execute an 18-year-old who was arrested at the age of 13 for participating in anti-government protests, Amnesty International announced Friday....
00:52, 06/08/2019

Saudi crown prince calls for 'decisive stand' on tanker attacks Saudi Arabia's crown prince called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" toward attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route, which he blamed on Iran during an interview with Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat....
10:13, 06/16/2019

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront threats to its security and joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being...
15:00, 06/16/2019

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks: newspaper Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper....
10:13, 06/16/2019

Saudi Crown Prince Lashes Out At Arch-Rival Iran Over Tanker Attacks Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused arch-rival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to......
02:52, 06/16/2019

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf of Oman tanker attacks Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is blaming Iran for last week's attack on two ships in the Gulf of Oman, calling on the international community to take a "firm stand towards an exponential regime that supports terrorism and spreads killing and...
15:13, 06/16/2019

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency Saudi air defenses intercepted two Houthi drones, one of them targeting a residential area in the southern city of Abha, the Saudi press agency said on Tuesday, citing the Saudi-led coalition....
04:52, 06/18/2019

Yemeni rebels use drones to strike oil pipeline, Saudis say The attack targeted the oil facilities of state-owned oil giant Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said. It came two days after four oil tankers, including two Saudi-owned ones, were damaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in what Emira...
21:00, 05/14/2019

Yemeni Houthis claim attack on Saudi Arabia's Shaybah oil field; no Saudi confirmation Houthi forces in Yemen have made a drone attack on oil facilities at Shaybah in Saudi Arabia, the Yemeni movement's Al Masirah television said on Saturday....
12:26, 08/17/2019

Trump Shrugs Off Killing of Khashoggi by Saudi Agents, Saying Saudi Arabia Is an Important Trading Partner In an NBC interview, Mr. Trump lashed out at his Federal Reserve chairman and said the biggest mistake of his presidency was selecting Jeff Sessions to be attorney general....
16:39, 06/23/2019

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says 2 Saudi oil tankers hit in “sabotage attack” off UAE coast have “significant damage” DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says 2 Saudi oil tankers hit in “sabotage attack” off UAE coast have “significant damage”...
05:39, 05/13/2019

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia says two Saudi oil tankers attacked near UAE waters Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were among vessels targeted by a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), condemning it as an attempt to undermine security of global crude supplies....
08:26, 05/13/2019

Saudi Arabia says Yemen’s rebels fired a rocket at a Saudi desalination plant, but no one was wounded, no damage caused DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says Yemen’s rebels fired a rocket at a Saudi desalination plant, but no one was wounded, no damage caused....
13:26, 06/20/2019

Saudi Arabia says two Saudi oil tankers attacked near UAE waters Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were among vessels targeted by a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), condemning it as an attempt to undermine security of global crude supplies....
08:39, 05/13/2019

2 US drones targeted before tanker attack, officials say _____ U.S. officials say two American drones were targeted by Iranian-backed forces before the attack on two tankers earlier this week in the Gulf of Oman. NBC’s Courtney Kube reports for TODAY....
21:52, 06/15/2019

Houthi drone attacks in Saudi are 'war crime': Saudi-led coalition in Yemen The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said it considers this week's drone attacks by Houthis on Saudi oil installations a "war crime", Al Arabiya news channel reported on Thursday....
12:13, 05/16/2019

Saudi air defense intercepts five Houthi drones: SPA Saudi Arabia's air defense forces intercepted five drones launched by Yemen's Houthis at Abha airport and the city of Khamis Mushait, a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said in a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency early on Friday....
08:00, 06/14/2019

Saudi air defense intercepts two Houthi drones: SPA Saudi Arabia's air defense forces intercepted two drones launched by Yemen's Houthis and targeting the city of Khamis Mushait, a Saudi led coalition spokesman said in statement released by Saudi Press Agency early on Tuesday....
07:13, 06/11/2019

Drones could be used in terror attacks, EU security chief fears As drones become smarter, they could be harnessed by terrorists to carry out deadly attacks, the EU commissioner has warned. One scenario involves the aircraft spreading biological agents over a football stadium....
10:00, 08/03/2019

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi's Abha airport with drones: Houthi TV Yemen's Houthis launched a drone attack against Saudi Arabia's Abha airport, the movement's Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, citing a military spokesman....
08:39, 08/10/2019

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Abha airport with drones, Houthi TV says Yemen's Iranian-aligned Houthi militia attacked Abha airport in Saudi Arabia on Thursday with drones, the group's Al Masirah TV said, citing a military spokesman....
20:52, 07/25/2019

Houthi rebels attack Saudi oil pipeline A Saudi minister says that a crude oil pipeline in Riyadh province has been attacked by Yemeni drones. The attack follows Saudi claims of sabotage attempts on two of its oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates....
20:26, 05/14/2019

Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drones targeting Abha and Jizan airports The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted and downed three drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards the southwestern Saudi cities of Jizan and Abha, state TV reported on Tuesday....
22:39, 07/16/2019

Saudi-Led Warplanes Pound Yemen Rebels After Pipeline Attack Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck Yemeni rebel targets, including in the capital Sanaa, today, two days after the insurgents claimed drone strikes that shut a key oil pipeline in the neighbouring......
13:13, 05/16/2019

Saudi Arabia Could Probably Just Use the Money Per-capita revenue for OPEC members is half of what it was in 2008, and the prospects for immediate improvement aren’t good. Cue the Saudi Aramco IPO....
04:13, 08/21/2019

U.S. to Send About 500 More Troops to Saudi Arabia The roughly 500 troops are part of a broader tranche of forces sent to the region in recent months after tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated....
06:26, 07/18/2019

Saudi Arabia to buy U.S. LNG from Sempra Energy - WSJ Saudi Arabian Oil Co , known as Aramco, has agreed to buy U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) from San Diego-based Sempra Energy's Port Arthur project in Texas, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter....
07:13, 05/22/2019

Saudi Arabia says its oil tankers among those hit off UAE coast Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and said it was an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran....
14:26, 05/13/2019

Saudi Arabia Fast Facts Read CNN's Fast Facts about Saudi Arabia and learn more about the oil-rich, Middle Eastern kingdom, home to Islam's holiest cities, Mecca and Medina....
07:52, 07/01/2019

Women in Saudi Arabia can now travel without a man’s approval Women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to apply for a passport and travel abroad without a man’s consent. The new laws, published Friday, mark a breakthrough for women’s rights in the kingdom, where women were treated as minors throughout ...
17:39, 08/02/2019

Saudi Arabia says oil facilities outside Riyadh attacked Saudi Arabia said armed drones had struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
14:13, 05/14/2019

Saudi Arabia's New US Ambassador Is A Princess With An Impossible Job Saudi Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan has a daunting task as she prepares to take up her role as the kingdom's ambassador to Washington with relations at their lowest point since the Sept. 11......
04:26, 06/26/2019

Spotify now available on PlayStation Music across UAE, Saudi Arabia and more PlayStation users across seven countries in the region can now access the popular streaming service Spotify, on PlayStation Music, and control playback through the Spotify Connect app.Almost four years after its initial announcement, Spotify on PlayS...
13:52, 06/11/2019

Saudi Arabia, Iran Appear to Ease Tensions Saudi Arabia and Iran toned down their threatening rhetoric in an attempt to avoid military conflict, after the Trump administration moved to de-escalate two weeks of crisis....
19:26, 05/19/2019

Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia says hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will be performing there in the latest eye-popping announcement as the kingdom sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment....
15:13, 07/03/2019

Saudi Arabia Raises India's Haj Quota By 30,000 In a significant step, Saudi Arabia has increased India's Haj quota from 1,70,000 to 2,00,000, paving the way for 30,000 more Indians to go for the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in the kingdom....
20:52, 06/28/2019

Saudi Arabia and Formula One discussing F1 race Saudi Arabia and Formula One are discussing the possibility of holding a race in the country, and team bosses have been asked for an opinion, sources said on Tuesday....
19:26, 08/06/2019

| Saudi Arabia to stage Joshua v Ruiz Saudi Arabia will stage the world heavyweight title rematch between Britain's Anthony Joshua and champion Andy Ruiz Jr, promoters announced on Friday....
03:26, 08/10/2019

Saudi Arabia and the arms race that you've not heard enough about It's the Middle East arms race that many people don't want to talk about. The White House may be preoccupied with Iran's past pursuit of nuclear weapons and its present strategic status in the region. But simmering nearby is another rapid militarizat...
07:39, 06/08/2019

'Death penalties are the norm in Saudi Arabia' Saudi Arabia is once again planning to execute religious activists, according to the "Middle East Eye" website. Madawi Al-Rasheed, an expert on Saudi society, says mass executions are becoming common in the Gulf kingdom....
22:13, 05/23/2019

What Anthony Joshua can expect in Saudi Arabia Joe Gallagher gives his verdict on Anthony Joshua's decision to take the Andy Ruiz rematch to Saudi Arabia The post What Anthony Joshua can expect in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Boxing News....
00:00, 08/14/2019

Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia Barrels Into the Gas Business Saudi Arabia’s deal to buy American natural gas is part of a decadelong $160 billion plan to build up its gas assets, as the oil-rich kingdom’s demand for new energy is projected to soar beyond its capacity....
23:00, 05/22/2019

Saudi Arabia Strikes Deal to Buy U.S. Natural Gas Saudi Arabia has agreed to purchase U.S. liquefied natural gas from Sempra Energy, a new strategic direction for the kingdom as it seeks to establish a footprint in the growing global market for the fuel....
04:26, 05/22/2019

Saudi Arabia will defend itself 'with all force' but doesn't want war Saudi Arabia has vowed to try and prevent a Middle East war, but if conflict breaks out it will defend itself "with all force and determination." It comes amid a recent spike in tensions with regional rival Iran....
12:00, 05/19/2019

Saudi Arabia says oil producers want to reduce inventories Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Sunday there was consensus among OPEC and allied oil producers to drive down crude inventories "gently" but his country would remain responsive to the needs of what he called a fragile market....
22:13, 05/19/2019

Brazil's BRF still seeking partners in Saudi Arabia Executives at Brazilian food company BRF SA have recently traveled to Saudi Arabia to discuss ways in which to expand its presence in that key market, according to management remarks to journalists on Friday....
18:00, 05/10/2019

Saudi Arabia says does not want war but ready to respond with 'all strength' Saudi Arabia will do its best to avoid war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination," following last week's attacks on Saudi oil tankers and installations, a senior official said on Sunday....
03:00, 05/19/2019

The Latest: Saudi Arabia won’t hesitate to defend itself DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:30 a.m. The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast ...
11:26, 05/20/2019

Former Lebanon PM in Saudi: Saudi Arabia to support Lebanon Saudi Arabia will "extend a hand of support to Lebanon" as it faces challenges, Lebanese ex-Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday after meeting the Saudi king along with two other Lebanese former premiers....
17:26, 07/15/2019

| Saudi Arabia eases travel restrictions on women Saudi Arabia began implementing a landmark reform allowing women over the age of 21 to receive passports and travel abroad without permission from a male "guardian", authorities have said....
12:13, 08/22/2019

Hyderabad Man Rescued From Saudi Arabia, Thanks Sushma Swaraj Hafez Mohammed Bahauddin, a Hyderabad resident thanked External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj and Indian Embassy officials for rescuing and sending him back to India from Saudi Arabia on......
22:52, 05/03/2019

U.S. Military Returns to Saudi Arabia in Response to Iran The Pentagon is sending hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia as part of a buildup to counter potential threats from Iran and its allies, U.S. officials said, marking a U.S. return to the kingdom after its 2003 withdrawal....
06:52, 07/19/2019

Four Woman Activists Temporarily Released In Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia on Thursday released at least four more detained women activists pending trial, campaigners said, bringing the total number of women provisionally freed to seven....
13:39, 05/03/2019

| CIA warns Khashoggi associates about threats from Saudi Arabia The CIA and foreign security services have warned friends and colleagues of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that their continuation of pro-democracy work has made them targets of potential retaliation from Saudi Arabia....
20:13, 05/10/2019

Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged in ‘sabotage attack’ Two Saudi oil tankers — one of which was bound for the US — were targeted early Monday in a “sabotage attack” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, according to kingdom officials. The ships sustained “significant damage,”...
12:13, 05/13/2019

U.S. Air Force expands operating base in Saudi Arabia Several hundred U.S. Air Force personnel are expanding an operating base in Saudi Arabia, which will host fighter planes and Patriot missiles, officials said....
20:26, 07/24/2019

Saudi Arabia must OK nonproliferation standard: U.S. energy secretary Saudi Arabia must commit to a broad international monitoring program of nuclear power facilities if it develops nuclear power reactors with technology from the United States, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers on Tuesday....
23:26, 06/25/2019

The CIA Sent Warnings to at Least 3 Khashoggi Associates About New Threats From Saudi Arabia The CIA and foreign security services are warning friends and colleagues of Jamal Khashoggi that their efforts to continue the pro-democracy work of the slain Saudi journalist has made them and their families the targets of potential retaliation from...
20:52, 05/09/2019

Saudi Arabia: Oil tankers damaged in 'sabotage attack' Two oil tankers sustained "significant damage" in an incident off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, according to the Saudi energy minister. Officials did not say who was behind the alleged sabotage....
09:26, 05/13/2019

Saudi Arabia approves permanent residency for first time DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi government has approved for the first time a scheme that gives permanent residency to certain expatriates, allowing them to own real estate in the kingdom and reside with their families without a Saudi spo...
20:39, 05/15/2019

Ruiz-Joshua rematch set for Saudi Arabia in December Mexican-American world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will fight Britain's Anthony Joshua in a rematch in Saudi Arabia on Dec. 7, Sky Sports reported on Friday....
22:39, 08/09/2019

Saudi Arabia: Pop music gains a political conscience International pop music is hugely popular in the Gulf monarchy. But should international stars shun the country because of its poor record on human rights?...
16:52, 07/21/2019

Millions of locusts invade city in Saudi Arabia A huge swarm of ravenous locusts has been caught on film completely blanketing the skies over a Saudi Arabian city. The deluge of biblical bugs – which numbered in the tens of millions – descended on Najran at the weekend. Creepy online v...
15:00, 05/02/2019

Is a US-led war with Iran on the horizon as troops head to Saudi Arabia? The US is sending troops to Saudi Arabia amid concerns that it is preparing for a war with Iran. It will be the first deployment of American forces in the kingdom since the US toppling of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi regime....
21:00, 07/20/2019

Amir Khan will now fight Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia After Amir Khan's original opponent is involved in a car accident, former featherweight Billy Dib is called in for Saudi Arabia fight The post Amir Khan will now fight Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Boxing News....
05:00, 06/27/2019

The Senate Still Wants to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia A new effort is underway in the Senate to stop the Trump administration’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, according to Politico. After past efforts to curtail the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia failed, the new bipartisan push will exploit...
03:39, 06/10/2019

Saudi Arabia Releases More Women Activists on Bail Saudi Arabia released on bail at least five women facing charges over their human-rights work in a case that has sparked widespread international criticism of the kingdom’s crackdown on dissent....
12:39, 05/03/2019

Source: Ruiz agrees to bout in Saudi Arabia Unified heavyweight world titleholder Andy Ruiz Jr. has agreed to go to Saudi Arabia to face Anthony Joshua in their much-anticipated rematch, a source with direct knowledge of the discussions told ESPN on Thursday....
06:00, 08/23/2019

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia says hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will be performing there in the latest eye-popping announcement as the kingdom sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment...
13:13, 07/03/2019

U.S. official: Must stand with Saudi Arabia as key security partner The United States must stand with Saudi Arabia as a key security partner, a U.S. State Department official said on Thursday when asked about an English court ruling that Britain broke the law by allowing certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia....
20:39, 06/20/2019

Old habits die hard: Saudi Arabia struggles to end oil addiction When Saudi Aramco was on the verge of a deal last year to buy a stake in an Indian oil refinery, its boss quickly boarded a company jet in Paris and flew to New Delhi....
10:26, 07/25/2019

Saudi Arabia, UAE will participate in peace plan workshop Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will send representatives to an economic workshop in Bahrain next month meant to be the first phase of President Donald Trump's peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians....
17:39, 05/22/2019

Oil built Saudi Arabia – will a lack of water destroy it? As Riyadh continues to build skyscrapers at a dizzying rate, an invisible emergency threatens the desert kingdom’s existenceBottles of water twirl on the conveyor belts of the Berain water factory in Riyadh, as a puddle of water collects on the concr...
12:39, 08/06/2019

Nicki Minaj cancels Saudi Arabia concert The 'Anaconda' rapper is pulling out of Jeddah World Fest 2019 because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression....
22:26, 07/09/2019

Nicki Minaj Set to Headline Concert in Saudi Arabia (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. Saudi organizers announced she would be the headline a...
14:39, 07/03/2019

Saudi Arabia's assets are 'well protected': Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's energy minister, says the global community needs to be "vigilant" and "united" against attacks on infrastructure....
17:00, 05/20/2019

U.N. calls out Saudi Arabia, UAE for not paying Yemen aid pledges United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of millions of dollars they pledged five months ago to a humanitarian appeal for Yemen....
20:00, 07/18/2019

Saudi Arabia is benefiting from Trump's Iran sanctions The Trump administration's sanctions on Iran's energy industry have been good for Saudi Arabia's oil business in Asia, the U.S. government said Wednesday....
02:52, 06/20/2019

Moderate Islamic scholars 'to be executed by Saudi Arabia' Saudi Arabia is reportedly preparing to execute three moderate Islamic scholars despite the international outrage that followed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
14:13, 05/22/2019

| WATCH: Saudi Arabia says oil tankers attacked near UAE waters Saudi Arabia said two of its oil tankers were damaged in "sabotage attacks" in the Gulf as tensions soared in a region already shaken by a standoff between the United States and Iran....
15:39, 05/13/2019

Amir Khan says he’d be ‘stupid’ not to take fight in Saudi Arabia Amir Khan will fight Indian Neeraj Goyat in a country Amnesty International claims has an “abysmal” human rights record The post Amir Khan says he’d be ‘stupid’ not to take fight in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Boxing News....
15:26, 06/07/2019

Saudi Arabia lifts travel restriction on women Women in Saudi Arabia will finally be allowed to hold passports and travel abroad without the consent of a male guardian, a policy shift that marks a significant loosening of the Kingdom's notorious restrictions on women....
14:00, 08/02/2019

| Accused 9/11 mastermind open to testimony against Saudi Arabia The Saudi government has long denied involvement in the 2001 attacks, in which hijacked airplanes crashed into New York's World Trade Centre, the Pentagon outside Washington, DC, and a Pennsylvania field. Nearly 3 000 people died....
12:00, 07/30/2019

Swiss ban planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia, UAE Switzerland has banned planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying on Wednesday the company had breached Swiss rules on giving logistical support to foreign armed forces now engaged in a war in Yemen....
14:52, 06/26/2019

Has Saudi Arabia got away with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi? – podcast A UN report on the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi has said there is credible evidence linking the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to the crime. Nick Hopkins and Stephanie Kirchgaessner discuss the killing and the fallout in Saudi A...
08:52, 06/28/2019

Saudi Arabia vows to help S. Korea if oil supply disrupted SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who promised to help with possible fuel shortages in case of supply disruption caused by tensions in the Middle East. S...
12:13, 06/26/2019

Iran says it's prepared for dialogue if Saudi Arabia also ready Iran is prepared for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency....
18:26, 07/31/2019

Saudi Arabia to Allow Women to Travel Abroad Without Permission Saudi Arabia has approved a new law allowing women to travel abroad without a male guardian’s permission, senior Saudi officials said, ending restrictions that had been a symbol of the kingdom’s ultraconservative rule....
10:52, 08/02/2019

U.S. authorizes deployment of troops, resources to Saudi Arabia The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide "an additional deterrent" in the face of "emergent, credible threats....
02:00, 07/20/2019

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court rules British arms sales to Saudi Arabia were unlawful because they did not properly consider whether the weapons would be used to commit "serious violations of international humanitarian law," the UK Court of Appeal ruled Thursday....
05:39, 06/21/2019

The U.S. Shared Nuclear Information With Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi’s Murder The Trump administration authorized the sharing of nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, Reuters reports. Senator Tim Kaine said the first approval — called an 810 authori...
15:13, 06/05/2019

Saudi Arabia flies Iranian to hospital off 'hostile' ship Saudi Arabia says it helped evacuate an Iranian crew member from a "hostile" ship off the coast of Yemen amid its war against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels....
10:52, 06/05/2019

Saudi Arabia 'planning to relax male guardianship laws' Strict rules governing women’s lives could be changed according to Saudi newspaperSaudi Arabia could be planning to relax the country’s strict male guardianship laws to allow women to leave the country without needing permission from a male relative,...
20:39, 07/11/2019

Saudi Arabia asks nations to respond to Iran with ‘firmness’ JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — 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 fo...
09:26, 05/30/2019

US Adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba To Blacklist On Human Trafficking The United States on Thursday added Saudi Arabia and Cuba to its blacklist of countries that it says are not doing enough to fight human trafficking, a designation that could bring sanctions....
21:26, 06/20/2019

Saudi Arabia to support indebted Lebanon, say ex-PMs after meeting king Saudi Arabia is preparing to support Lebanon through its economic challenges, three Lebanese ex-premiers indicated after meeting Saudi King Salman in Jeddah on Monday....
18:00, 07/15/2019

Saudi Arabia says crew member of Iranian ship sent to Oman: SPA Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship, previously evacuated for medical reasons from a ship off the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, to Oman....
15:26, 07/20/2019

Toyota snub dents Saudi Arabia's manufacturing drive Saudi Arabia began courting Toyota two years ago to build a large car plant as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's grand plan to wean the kingdom off oil revenues and create jobs for young Saudis....
08:13, 06/19/2019

Senators will try to block Trump’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia A bipartisan group of senators will try to block the Trump administration’s use of emergency authority to sell arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, setting up a possible showdown with the White House.The resolutions of disapproval come ...
18:13, 06/05/2019

First Formula E night race in Saudi Arabia a "possibility" for 2019 Alejandro Agag has confirmed that a night-time season-opening Saudi Arabian race is "a possibility" for the 2019/20 Formula E championship, but only if the extra required power is also renewable...
10:52, 05/09/2019

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi drone in border province Saudi Arabia's air defense forces in the southern border province of Najran intercepted a drone fired by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, the kingdom's Washington embassy said in a statement on Wednesday....
03:00, 05/23/2019

Court rules UK must reconsider arms sales to Saudi Arabia LONDON (AP) — A British court has ruled that the U.K. government must reconsider its decision to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen war. The Court of Appeal ruled Thursday in favor of anti-weapons campaigners, who argued that the sales...
13:26, 06/20/2019

Saudi Arabia deposits $250 million in Sudan central bank Saudi Arabia has deposited $250 million into the central bank of Sudan to support its financial position, the Saudi Finance Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday....
19:00, 08/06/2019

Houthis Strike Airport in Saudi Arabia, Injuring Travelers The Houthis, fighting a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s civil war, fired a projectile that they called a cruise missile. The Saudis said 26 people were hurt....
16:52, 06/12/2019

Pence calls on Saudi Arabia to release critic of Islam U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called out ally Saudi Arabia for the suppression of religious liberties and urged it to release Raif Badawi, a blogger imprisoned for insulting Islam....
01:52, 07/19/2019

UAE troop drawdown in Yemen was agreed with Saudi Arabia: official The United Arab Emirates had been planning its recent troop drawdown in Yemen for over a year and coordinated its move with key ally Saudi Arabia, a senior Emirati official said on Monday....
20:52, 07/08/2019

Saudi Arabia Tries to Rally Arab Support in Face Off With Iran Arab leaders are meeting in Saudi Arabia to discuss security in the Middle East, as the kingdom seeks to rally support from its neighbors amid tensions with rival Iran....
13:52, 05/30/2019

8 "Terrorist" Suspects Killed In Saudi Arabia, Says State Media Eight members of a "terrorist" cell were killed on Saturday in a police raid in Saudi Arabia's eastern Qatif region, a Shiite minority stronghold, state media reported....
04:26, 05/12/2019

Saudi Arabia women's rights reforms may still be thwarted by custom Saudi officials have hailed as "historic" new rights granted to women in Saudi Arabia that further dismantle its heavily criticized guardianship system, but male relatives could still find ways to thwart these freedoms....
19:26, 08/05/2019

Trump administration may use loophole to sell Saudi Arabia weapons The Trump administration is reportedly considering using a legislative loophole to sell billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other senior officials are pushing a plan ...
03:52, 05/24/2019

Senate votes to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia The Senate voted to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, rebuking President Donald Trump’s foreign policy in the aftermath of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Trump, whose administration signaled it would bypass congressional opposition to...
18:39, 06/20/2019

Golf: European Tour will return to Saudi Arabia - Commissioner European Tour Commissioner Keith Pelley says the tour will play again in Saudi Arabia in 2020 and is "perplexed" at the criticism received for staging a tournament there for the first time in January....
18:13, 05/02/2019

Saudi Arabia says Iran behind Houthi missile attack on airport Foreign ministry threatens urgent reprisals to ‘deter Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militias’Saudi Arabia has said it will carry out urgent reprisals as it accused Iran of being behind a late-night cruise missile attack by Houthi rebel fighters on ...
21:13, 06/12/2019

Trump vetoes restrictions on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia A bipartisan effort to restrict US weapons sales to Saudi Arabia has been vetoed by the White House. President Donald Trump said Saudi Arabia and the UAE served as a "bulwark against the malign activities of Iran."...
12:13, 07/25/2019

Saudi Arabia Allows Women To Travel Without Male 'Guardian' Approval Saudi Arabia will allow women to obtain passports and travel abroad without approval from a male "guardian", the government said Thursday, ending a longstanding restriction that drew heavy......
02:52, 08/02/2019

Qatar says Saudi Arabia invites it to summit amid boycott DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The energy-rich Arab nation of Qatar says its ruling emir received a letter from the king of Saudi Arabia. The letter marks the highest-level, publicly known contact between the two nations since the kingdom and thr...
06:13, 05/27/2019

Facebook Says It Took Down Shady Influence Campaign Tied To Saudi Arabia People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook Inc to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on......
02:52, 08/02/2019

U.S. lawmakers still plot to push Saudi Arabia on rights, despite Trump The U.S. Congress left Washington on Thursday without enacting legislation to punish Saudi human rights abuses, but lawmakers said efforts to stop military sales and impose sanctions would continue after their August break....
01:13, 08/02/2019

Houthis kill 1, wound 7 in attack on airport in Saudi Arabia DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says one person has been killed and seven others wounded in an attack by Yemeni rebels on an airport in the kingdom’s south. The spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition at war in Yemen against the re...
00:26, 06/24/2019

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male guardian's approval Women will also be able to apply for passports and register a marriage, divorce or birthWomen in Saudi Arabia will no longer need the permission of a male guardian to travel, according to laws published on Friday, in a key step towards dismantling co...
17:13, 08/02/2019

Canadian firm optimistic about prospects in Saudi Arabia despite diplomatic row WSP Global Inc., an engineering firm headquartered in Montreal, has continued to land infrastructure work in Saudi Arabia even after a dispute erupted with Canada last summer, said Isabelle Adjahi, one of its senior vice-presidents....
01:13, 05/04/2019

Saudi Arabia rebuffs U.N. expert's report on Khashoggi murder Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Wednesday rejected a U.N. report that said there is credible evidence Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
19:13, 06/19/2019

Saudi Arabia launches special residency scheme for expats Saudi Arabia launched on Sunday their new special residency scheme similar to green card systems applicable in other countries, aimed at attracting wealthy and high-skilled expats....
13:39, 06/23/2019

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said on Sunday, adding that the ball was now in Iran's court....
06:00, 05/19/2019

Mike Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia in first of 5-nation swing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia Monday to meet with King Salman and discuss confronting Iran in the first of a five-nation tour by the United States' chief diplomat....
16:00, 06/24/2019

Oil prices steady as Saudi Arabia indicates prolonged supply cuts Oil prices steadied on Monday, supported by Saudi Arabia's comments indicating OPEC and its allies would continue to tighten the crude market following deep losses last week....
17:52, 06/03/2019

Oil traders eye Saudi Arabia's response in a critical juncture for crude Renewed U.S. efforts to curb Iranian output, escalating tensions in Libya, supply outages in Nigeria and the ongoing crisis in Venezuela have created a complex and uncertain outlook for crude....
07:52, 04/30/2019

UK sold £11.5m of arms to Saudi Arabia in months after Khashoggi murder The British government licenced the sale of almost £11.5m worth of military equipment to Saudi Arabia in the three months after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Sky News has learnt....
15:52, 05/17/2019

Nicki Minaj to headline music festival in Saudi Arabia Saudi government accused of hypocrisy for requiring women attending to wear full-length robe Nicki Minaj will perform in Saudi Arabia, it was announced on Wednesday, as the ultraconservative kingdom sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment.The ...
15:39, 07/03/2019

Brexit, cycle lanes and Saudi Arabia: CTF's Facebook campaigns Campaigns overseen by staff of Sir Lynton Crosby’s firm purported to be independent news sourcesRevealed: Johnson ally’s firm secretly ran Facebook propaganda networkClaims of misogynistic culture at offices of Lynton Crosby firmThe network of Facebo...
05:13, 08/02/2019

Oil Climbs on Report Saudi Arabia Won't Rush to Lift Supply Oil prices climbed following a report that Saudi Arabia won’t rush to lift output following the end of waivers that allowed some countries to buy Iranian crude....
18:13, 04/30/2019

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert after backlash The singer has cancelled an appearance at Jeddah World Fest citing her support for women and the LGBT communityNicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freed...
21:26, 07/09/2019

AP Exclusive: Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert AP Exclusive: Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression...
19:52, 07/09/2019

"Nothing New": Saudi Arabia Rebuffs Report on Jamal Khashoggi Murder Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Wednesday rejected a UN report that said there is credible evidence Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are liable......
03:39, 06/20/2019

Saudi Arabia is cracking down on foreign workers, but that may not go over so well inside the kingdom REUTERS/Faisal Nasser Saudi Arabia plans to bar foreign workers from certain jobs as part of an effort to reduce unemployment and the potential for social strife that come with it. It may take a while for Riyadh to realize the "Saudization" of its w...
22:13, 08/21/2019

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Travel Without a Male Guardian’s Permission (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia issued new laws early Friday that loosen restrictions on women by allowing any citizen to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing and controversial guardianship policy that req...
14:52, 08/02/2019

Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia gig over human rights The US rapper said she had better educated herself on the issues and wanted to support the rights of women and the LGBT community in Saudi Arabia. As a result, she has decided not to perform in Jeddah....
14:39, 07/10/2019

Government Raises Concerns Over Rising Oil Prices With Saudi Arabia Mr Pradhan told Khalid al-Falih by telephone that he wanted Saudi Arabia to play an active role within OPEC and OPEC+ to keep oil prices at a reasonable level....
15:00, 06/22/2019

Trump vetoes resolutions to end arms deals with Saudi Arabia President Trump on Wednesday vetoed three resolutions that would end US arms deals with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates amid rising tensions between the US and Iran. The Senate voted last month in support of 22 resolutions that would block ...
04:00, 07/25/2019

Saudi Arabia oil facilities attacked, U.S.-Iran tensions flare Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after four Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
21:13, 05/14/2019

Saudi Arabia accused of hacking London-based dissident Kingdom targeted satirist Ghanem Almasarir with Israeli malware, letter of claim allegesSaudi Arabia has been accused of launching a sophisticated hacking attack against a prominent dissident in London who is allegedly living under police protection,...
02:26, 05/29/2019

Saudi Arabia says seeking to avert war, ball in Iran's court Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said on Sunday, adding that the ball was now in Iran's court....
06:26, 05/19/2019

U.S. to send troops to Saudi Arabia amid tensions with Iran Senior American defense officials said some U.S. troops and Patriot air defense missile systems have already arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base, south of Riyadh....
04:13, 07/20/2019

Oil jumps as Saudi Arabia suggests OPEC+ to keep production cut plan Oil prices rose as much as 1 percent on Monday after Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih indicated there was consensus among OPEC and allied oil producers to continue limiting supplies....
06:26, 05/20/2019

CIA warns Arab activist of potential threat from Saudi Arabia Pro-democracy campaigner İyad el-Baghdadi has been vocal critic of Saudi crown princeThe CIA has warned Norway that a prominent Arab activist who is living in the country under asylum protection is facing a potential threat from Saudi Arabia, the Gua...
16:00, 05/07/2019

Saudi Arabia to stage record $20M horse race in 2020 Saudi Arabia is to stage the richest horse race in history next year with a $20 million prize pot up for grabs in the latest venture to attract world-class sporting events to the nation....
14:39, 08/09/2019

Saudi Arabia flies Iranian to hospital off ‘hostile’ ship Saudi Arabia says it helped evacuated an Iranian crew member from a “hostile” ship off the coast of Yemen amid its war against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels...
06:52, 06/05/2019

Saudi Arabia Implements End To Travel Restrictions For Women: Report Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, following a flurry of royal......
22:13, 08/20/2019

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Houthi missiles in Mecca province Saudi Arabia said on Monday that it had intercepted two missiles in Mecca province fired by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis, who earlier denied having targeted Islam's holiest site....
01:26, 05/21/2019

Trump's toadyism to Saudi Arabia: a new moral low | Richard Wolffe The Saudis are good customers, Trump says – which evidently outweighs the fact they murdered and carved up a Washington Post journalistIt’s that time of a presidency when every incumbent pretends to be what he isn’t, or to do what he hasn’t. With a r...
15:00, 06/25/2019

U.S. shared nuclear power info with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killed The Trump administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tues...
04:13, 06/05/2019

China’s Retort Over Its Mass Detentions: Praise From Russia and Saudi Arabia After 22 countries deplored China’s treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang region, 37 nations praised China’s “contribution to the international human rights cause.”...
00:00, 07/13/2019

Trump Allows High-Tech U.S. Bomb Parts to Be Built in Saudi Arabia Tucked into the administration’s emergency order to sell arms to Saudi Arabia is approval for Raytheon to build key components of precision-guided bombs with Saudi partners....
11:52, 06/07/2019

Senators hope to force vote on arms sales to Saudi Arabia WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are introducing more legislation aimed at increasing opposition to President Donald Trump’s Saudi Arabia policy. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a Democrat, and Sen. Todd Young of Indiana, a Republican, said in a st...
01:13, 06/10/2019

Iranian ship repaired in Saudi Arabia heads back to Iran An Iranian ship which had gone to Jeddah port in Saudi Arabia because of technical problems in May is heading back to Iran, Iran's ISNA news agency reported on Saturday....
21:13, 07/20/2019

Eddie Hearn defends Joshua v Ruiz Jr rematch in Saudi Arabia • Promoter says negative publicity could help viewing figures • Amnesty International has criticised choice of venueAnthony Joshua is “very comfortable” with staging his heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, despite growing ...
01:52, 08/13/2019

Saudi Arabia says evacuated crew member of Iranian ship sent to Oman: SPA Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship who was previously evacuated for medical reasons from a vessel off the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, to Oman....
16:52, 07/20/2019

Saudi Arabia and Russia among 37 states backing China's Xinjiang policy Saudi Arabia, Russia and 35 other states have written to the United Nations supporting China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, according to a copy of the letter seen by Reuters on Friday, in contrast to strong Western criticism....
20:00, 07/12/2019

U.S. ‘smart’ bombs will be built in Saudi Arabia under Trump arms deal _____ WASHINGTON — A controversial arms deal for Arab allies approved by the Trump administration will allow U.S. hi-tech bomb parts to be manufactured in Saudi Arabia, giving Riyadh unprecedented access to a sensitive weapons technology. The product...
19:39, 06/08/2019

Senate could vote to rebuke Trump's arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE A bipartisan group of senators will try to rebuke the Trump administration's $8 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan with 22 resolutions of disapproval....
09:39, 06/06/2019

Southern Yemeni separatists tell Saudi Arabia: evict Islah or lose the war Yemen's southern separatists vowed on Wednesday to keep control over Aden, warning the only way out of the impasse that has fractured a Saudi-led military alliance was for Islamists and northerners to be removed from all positions of power in the sou...
14:26, 08/14/2019

Yemen separatists say ready for talks in Saudi Arabia over Aden crisis Yemen's southern separatists said on Thursday they were ready to attend a summit in Saudi Arabia to resolve a standoff in Aden after they seized the southern port, seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government....
02:00, 08/16/2019

Amnesty International criticises sanctioning of Joshua v Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia • NGO says bout is latest attempt to ‘sportswash’ image• Heavyweight title bout to take place in Diriyah on 7 DecemberAmnesty International has criticised the decision to sanction Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, citing hum...
04:13, 08/10/2019

Saudi Arabia starts marketing debut euro debt sale Saudi Arabia started marketing its debut euro-denominated bonds on Tuesday with initial price guidance of around 115 basis points over mid-swaps for an eight-year tranche, and around 170 bps over the same benchmark for a 20-year tranche, a document i...
13:52, 07/02/2019

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz rematch will take place in … Saudi Arabia Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz confirmed for Saudi Arabia in December The post Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz rematch will take place in … Saudi Arabia appeared first on Boxing News....
04:39, 08/10/2019

American Woman Loses Custody Battle for Daughter in Saudi Arabia In bitter court fight, Bethany Vierra accused her ex-husband of abuse and drug use. He fought back with pictures of her in a bikini and with her hair uncovered....
23:39, 07/14/2019

Saudi Arabia De-Fangs Religious Police But Plans To Enforce "Decency" Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned "public decency" law is stoking controversy with some fearing a revival of morality......
12:00, 06/19/2019

Goldman Sachs back to business in Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder It’s been less than seven months since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — but for Goldman Sachs, it’s business as usual when it comes to Saudi Arabia. Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon — who in October said the Persian Gulf kingdom had to...
12:39, 05/02/2019

Oil prices mixed on Saudi Arabia supply comments, trade fears Oil futures were little changed on Monday as Saudi Arabia comments indicating OPEC would extend supply cuts supported prices, while concerns that U.S. tariffs on China and Mexico would hurt demand weakened crude market sentiment....
21:13, 06/03/2019

Saudi Arabia Temporarily Releases Four Detained Women’s Rights Activists Saudi Arabian authorities on Thursday temporarily released at least four women’s rights activists whose arrests, on charges of undermining state security, had provoked an international outcry and added to criticism of the kingdom’s human ...
15:39, 05/03/2019

Saudi Arabia says it is watching Sudan with concern, urges renewed dialogue Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it is watching developments in Sudan with great concern and it supports continued dialogue between the ruling military council and the opposition....
18:00, 06/05/2019

Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudi Arabia on US child soldiers list State department experts recommended addition of Riyadh after assessing it had hired child fighters from Sudan to fight in YemenMike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a list of countries that recruit chil...
21:39, 06/18/2019

Saudi Arabia easing male guardianship law: True reform or symbolic PR? Saudi women are treated as legal minors their entire lives — they even need permission from a male guardian to travel. This rule is set to be relaxed, but will it actually help lead to gender equality in the country?...
01:00, 07/23/2019

Senate could vote to rebuke Tump's arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE A bipartisan group of senators will try to rebuke the Trump administration's $8 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan with 22 resolutions of disapproval....
20:52, 06/05/2019

Russia agrees with Saudi Arabia to extend OPEC+ oil output deal Russia has agreed with Saudi Arabia to extend by six to nine months a deal with OPEC on reducing oil output, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, as oil prices come under renewed pressure from rising U.S. supplies and a slowing global economy....
03:39, 06/30/2019

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia declared unlawful by court of appeal Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed disappointment over the court's ruling and said her government would seek permission to appeal. Campaigners say the UK-Saudi arms deal violates international humanitarian law....
14:52, 06/20/2019

Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of controversial Saudi Arabia concert U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said on Tuesday that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community....
22:26, 07/09/2019

Pompeo says to travel to Saudi Arabia, UAE, repeats offer for talks with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Sunday he will travel to Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates for talks, and repeated his offer for negotiations with Iran "with no preconditions" to de-escalate tensions....
05:00, 06/24/2019

Trump Bypasses Congress Again, This Time to Sell Arms to Saudi Arabia President Donald Trump’s disregard for the separation of powers and his coziness with dictators is on display once again, this time over arms sales to Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia....
19:13, 05/25/2019

Trump defies Congress, completes $8B weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, UAE U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan....
00:13, 05/26/2019

EU mulls adding Saudi Arabia to money-laundering gray list The European Union is preparing an overhaul of its listing of countries that pose money-laundering risks, an EU confidential document shows, a review that could allow Saudi Arabia to be moved to a new gray list after having been briefly blacklisted....
14:13, 07/11/2019

Saudi Arabia finally allows women to have passports, travel without male guardian In the latest addition of sweeping changes to conservative laws in the country, women over the age of 21 can travel alone without a male guardian.        ...
13:39, 08/02/2019

Saudi Arabia finally allows women to have passports, travel without a man's permission In the latest addition of sweeping changes to conservative laws in the country, women over the age of 21 can travel alone without a male guardian.       ...
15:39, 08/02/2019

Yemen separatist chief in Saudi Arabia for talks on Aden standoff The leader of southern Yemeni separatists has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks aimed at ending a standoff in Aden port between the separatists and Yemen's Saudi-backed government, who had been nominal allies under a Sunni Muslim military coalition....
13:00, 08/21/2019

House blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE in rebuke to Trump The House voted on Wednesday to block President Donald Trump’s emergency weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, delivering a rebuke to U.S. strategic allies over their involvement in Yemen’s civil war and alleged human rights abus...
00:26, 07/18/2019

Janet Jackson and 50 Cent to perform at controversial Saudi Arabia concert The stars, along with the rapper Future, have been announced to play at the event after Nicki Minaj withdrew over human rights concernsJanet Jackson and the rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the conce...
23:39, 07/17/2019

Saudi Arabia Extends New Rights to Women in Blow to Oppressive System Saudi women will be able to travel without a man’s permission and receive equal treatment in the workplace, eroding the a system that made women second-class citizens....
05:13, 08/03/2019

Boeing nabs $10.8M for redesign, production of Harpoon missiles for Saudi Arabia Boeing has received a $10.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy for obsolescence redesign, production and delivery of Harpoon block II missiles for Saudi Arabia....
18:26, 05/15/2019

UN: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince should be investigated for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder Saudi Arabia’s crown prince should be investigated for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi amid “credible evidence” that he and other high-level officials in the kingdom are liable in the journalist’s “deliberate, premeditated execution,” a UN investigator...
17:52, 06/19/2019

US to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia in face of 'credible' regional threats Washington says move will provide ‘an additional deterrent’ in face of ‘emergent’ risksThe United States has authorised the deployment of military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon says, to provide “an additional deterrent” in the...
22:52, 07/20/2019

Eight people wounded in attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport: Al-Arabiya TV Eight people were wounded in a suspected drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent....
23:13, 06/23/2019

US to deploy 500 troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions: report The Trump administration is preparing to send 500 US troops to Saudi Arabia, bolstering the military relationship between the US and the kingdom amid rising tensions with neighboring Iran, a report said Wednesday. The troops will be sent to the Princ...
06:39, 07/18/2019

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court of appeal declares Exports contributed to civilian deaths in Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, court rulesThe court of appeal has declared British arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful because ministers failed to properly assess their contribution to civilian casualti...
15:00, 06/20/2019

U.S. Senate rejects arms sales to Saudi Arabia, rebuking Trump The U.S. Senate on Thursday backed a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's plan to complete weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries, in a rare rebuke of the White House by some of his fellow Republicans in Congress....
20:39, 06/20/2019

Tlaib defends Israel boycott, would expand it to Saudi Arabia and Egypt ​WASHINGTON – Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Sunday defended the economic boycott of Israel as a freedom of speech movement that’s “pushing back against racist policies in Israel.” Last week, 398 House members overwhelmingly passed a resolution to oppose the ...
00:13, 07/29/2019

Saudi Arabia defends letter backing China's Xinjiang policy Saudi Arabia on Thursday defended signing a letter along with 36 other countries in support of China's policies in its western region of Xinjiang, where the United Nations says at least 1 million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained....
01:52, 07/19/2019

President Trump briefed on missile strike in Saudi Arabia, spokeswoman says U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the details of a missile strike in Saudi Arabia, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday....
08:13, 06/20/2019

Joshua-Ruiz fight promoter defends Saudi Arabia venue There was “The Rumble in the Jungle” and “The Thrilla in Manila.” Now we await the “The Clash on the Dunes.” Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz will face each other again Dec. 7 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, and promoter Eddie Hearn is making it clear there sh...
02:00, 08/24/2019

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia to start next phase of flour mill privatisation Saudi Arabia's state grain buyer SAGO said it will start the next phase of the sale of its flour mills on Wednesday, which will see pre-qualified bidders perform due diligence and present financial offers....
17:52, 07/28/2019

Two Arab journalists detained for months in Saudi Arabia: media watchdog Saudi Arabia has been holding two Arab journalists for several months, global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Monday, amid ongoing international scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record....
01:26, 05/21/2019

Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength" and said it was up to Iran to avoid war....
05:39, 05/20/2019

Reporters Without Borders Urges Saudi Arabia to Free 30 Jailed Journalists The press freedom group met with the Saudi foreign minister and justice minister this year, in a visit spurred by outrage over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi....
16:26, 07/10/2019

UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, telling Iran that the ball was now in its court....
11:39, 05/19/2019

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran's court Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said on Sunday, adding that the ball was now in Iran's court....
06:26, 05/19/2019

2020 Dakar Rally Route Details In Saudi Arabia Announced The Dakar Rally will be moving to Saudi Arabia in 2020 in a massive move for the motorsport series, having spent a decade in the dunes and mountains of South America. While the announcement to move......
11:39, 04/29/2019

Mike Pompeo Heads To Saudi Arabia, UAE For Iran Crisis Talks US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for talks on the crisis sparked by Iran's downing an American drone....
23:00, 06/23/2019

Trump administration used loophole to sell $7B worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia The Trump administration used an emergency loophole in an arms control export law to kickstart $7 billion of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified Congress of the decision on Friday. The move bypasses normal congressional r...
18:26, 05/25/2019

Report: Qatar premier to travel to Saudi Arabia amid boycott Al-Jazeera is reporting that Qatar’s prime minister will be heading to Saudi Arabia for two summits, marking the highest-level contact between the neighboring nations since a boycott began in 2017...
19:00, 05/29/2019

Saudi Arabia's hometown ambitions could clip wealth fund's wings Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) risks being pulled deeper into Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s domestic projects, curbing its international ambitions and tying its fortunes closer to its home market, four sources familiar with its stra...
11:39, 06/28/2019

Qatar PM to attend emergency Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia: Al Jazeera Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser al-Thani will attend an Arab summit in Saudi Arabia to discuss regional security, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday, the highest level Qatari official to visit the kingdom during a diplomatic rift....
19:13, 05/29/2019

Trump Backed Libyan Warlord After Saudi Arabia and Egypt Lobbied Him The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt successfully lobbied President Trump to reverse U.S. policy in Libya and support a rogue general leading an offensive on a government in Tripoli backed by the United Nations, according to a senior U.S. administra...
18:39, 05/12/2019

U.K. Foreign Secretary Says Saudi Arabia Has Paid the Price for Khashoggi Killing British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Saudi Arabia has paid the diplomatic price for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. In a keynote speech at the Global Conference for Media Freedom in London on Tuesday, Hunt said governme...
02:39, 07/12/2019

Australia is third largest exporter of fossil fuels behind Russia and Saudi Arabia Australia Institute says claim Australia is only responsible for 1.2% of emissions hides real contribution to climate crisisAustralia’s role as a leader in the global fossil fuel trade is underscored by a report that finds it is the world’s third big...
10:26, 08/19/2019

Saudi Arabia will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinains-fin min Saudi Arabia's finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Wednesday that it will support whatever economic plan will bring prosperity to the Palestinians....
15:39, 06/26/2019

Qatar PM To Make Rare Trip To Saudi Arabia For Emergency Summit Qatar's prime minister will attend an Arab summit in Saudi Arabia to discuss regional security, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, the highest level Qatari official to visit the kingdom during a......
00:39, 05/30/2019

The Guardian view on Saudi Arabia’s reforms: not just a battle for women | Editorial Relaxation of the guardianship system is long overdue. But more change is needed, and the credit for these reforms should go to the women who have fought for them – not RiyadhThe jubilation of women in Saudi Arabia was real – and understandable. Last...
07:00, 08/06/2019

Foreign Relations Committee snubs Republican chairman on Saudi Arabia The Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued a rebuke to its chairman, Jim Risch — and President Donald Trump — when it essentially killed the senator’s bill to chastise Saudi Arabia for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Instead, the panel a...
00:00, 07/26/2019

Saudi Arabia says decisive Arab stand needed against Iranian actions Saudi Arabia's king told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that a decisive stand was needed to stop Iranian escalations in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets this month....
01:26, 05/31/2019

Saudi Arabia says firm Arab stand needed to deter Iran Saudi Arabia's king told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets, as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran....
01:26, 05/31/2019

Saudi Arabia women’s rights reforms could take time to be fully accepted RIYADH – Saudi officials have hailed as “historic” new rights granted to women in Saudi Arabia that further dismantle its heavily criticized guardianship system, but male relatives could still find ways to thwart these freedoms. Thousands of Sa...
04:13, 08/07/2019

Saudi Arabia's NEOM says AECOM hired as project management consultant Saudi Arabia's NEOM, which is building a mega economic zone, said on Wednesday it has appointed AECOM as a project management consultant for part of NEOM Bay, the first urban area to be developed in the zone....
11:39, 06/26/2019

Formula One In Talks With Saudi Arabia To Host A Race As Early As 2021 It looks like Formula One might potentially have a new Grand Prix venue sometime soon. Saudi Arabia has been added to the lineup of prospective countries keen to host a race as early as 2021—and teams have already been asked for their opinion on the ...
05:00, 08/07/2019

An 'oasis' for women? Inside Saudi Arabia’s vast new female-only workspaces The kingdom has long been a man’s world, where women have the legal status of children. Do the latest reforms represent progress – or a PR exercise?At the Luna food factory on the south-east outskirts of Jeddah, Mashael Elghamdi sits at her computer ...
13:13, 07/20/2019

Saudi Arabia to host world's richest horse race in 2020 Saudi Arabia will host the world's richest horse race in Riyadh at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack next year, with a purse of $20 million up for grabs, the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia said on Thursday....
10:13, 08/08/2019

Saudi Arabia says oil tankers were attacked off the UAE coast; Iran calls for a probe Saudi Arabia said two Saudi oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, condemning it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies....
20:52, 05/13/2019

UAE believes a state was behind tanker attacks Early findings of investigation into May incident does not specifically blame IranThe United Arab Emirates has told UN members that a state was likely to be behind “sophisticated and coordinated” attacks on four tankers off its coast last month.The a...
12:39, 06/07/2019

Senators Say the Trump Administration Will Use an ‘Emergency Declaration’ to Sell Arms to Saudi Arabia (WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday that it is invoking a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, two Democratic senators said. The administration is iss...
23:26, 05/24/2019

Muslim hajj pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for day of worship As one of the largest religious gatherings on earth, this second day of the hajj on Mount Arafat, or the hill of mercy as it’s also known, is often the most memorable for pilgrims....
14:00, 08/11/2019

Iran says it has shot down US drone as missile strike in Saudi Arabia raises tensions US military denies it had aircraft in Iranian airspace amid strained relations with Tehran after last week’s oil tanker attacks US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the details of a missile strike in Saudi Arabia that appeared to come from Y...
07:52, 06/20/2019

Senate passes resolutions blocking Trump's arms sale to Saudi Arabia, others The Senate on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's deal with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates to sell the Middle East countries $8.1 billion in arms, but Trump may still have the last say....
03:52, 06/21/2019

Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan....
01:13, 05/25/2019

Saudi Arabia replaces civil aviation head amid airport delays Saudi Arabia replaced the head of its civil aviation authority on Wednesday, after lengthy flight delays at domestic airports disrupted journeys at the start of a busy annual travel season....
12:26, 05/08/2019

Donald Trump Briefed On Saudi Arabia's Missile Strike: White House US President Donald Trump has been briefed about a missile strike on Saudi Arabia, the White House said today, after Yemeni rebels claimed an attack on a power station in the kingdom's south....
17:52, 06/20/2019

Saudi Arabia Chips Away at Oppressive System by Granting Women Travel Rights Saudi women hailed the new rights as a major step in a long-term social evolution. But they called on the kingdom to allow women to marry, live on their own and exit state facilities like prison without consent from their guardians....
20:26, 08/02/2019

Mike Pence urges Saudi Arabia to free blogger Raif Badawi Washington, which usually refrains from criticizing human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, has called for the release of blogger Raif Badawi. The writer was whipped and sentenced to prison for "insulting Islam."...
02:39, 07/19/2019

India Dials Saudi Arabia Over Rising Oil Prices As US-Iran Ties Worsen Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan expressed concerns about rising crude oil prices to his Saudi Arabian counterpart, Khalid al-Falih, on Friday amid worsening US-Iranian tensions, a government......
20:39, 06/21/2019

UPDATE 5-U.S. shared nuclear power info with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killed The Trump administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tues...
04:13, 06/05/2019

Russia, Saudi Arabia To Extend OPEC Production Cut Deal: Vladimir Putin Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to extend a deal to keep oil production low owing to abundant world supplies, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday....
10:26, 06/29/2019

Russia, Saudi Arabia Reach Oil Output Agreement Ahead of OPEC Talks Russia and Saudi Arabia have agreed to extend a major oil output-cutting deal by six to nine months to help support the market, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after meeting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....
17:00, 06/30/2019

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20:00, 05/03/2019

Defying Trump, House Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia The House of Representatives passed three resolutions Wednesday to block the sale of billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a move made in defiance of President Donald Trump and likely to be vetoed. Several Repub...
07:52, 07/18/2019

Iran-Allied Houthis Expose Holes in Saudi Arabia's Missile Defense Yemen’s Houthi rebels have accelerated missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, highlighting the kingdom’s vulnerabilities in defending itself against an Iranian ally....
15:39, 06/25/2019

Trump vetoes Congress’s attempt to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia The sales would replenish part of the Saudi arsenal that lawmakers say has been used against civilians in Yemen’s civil war. Many lawmakers also object to the idea of rewarding Saudi leaders after the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
07:13, 07/25/2019

As China wages relentless crackdowns on its Muslims, Saudi Arabia stays quiet Much of the tone toward China in the Muslim world has been set by Saudi Arabia, which carries economic and religious clout. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appeared to condone Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims when he visited the country earlier...
15:52, 05/27/2019

UPDATE 4-Saudi Arabia to raise 3 billion with debut euro debt sale Saudi Arabia is set to raise 3 billion euro out of orders in excess of 14.5 billion with its first bond issuance denominated in that currency, as the kingdom taps new financing sources to cover its budgetary needs in an era of lower oil prices....
18:00, 07/02/2019

Saudi Arabia grants women right to obtain own passports, travel without male guardian Just over a year since women were granted the historical right to drive, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has now passed another monumental reform to enable females to finally obtain passports and travel alone....
19:39, 08/02/2019

MSCI adds Saudi Arabia, Argentina indexes to emerging markets index MSCI Inc said on Monday it would include the MSCI Saudi Arabia and MSCI Argentina indexes to its closely watched and widely duplicated emerging-markets index....
00:13, 05/14/2019

Donald Trump Vetoes 3 Bills Blocking Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed three resolutions that Congress passed to stop several arms sales benefiting Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which the president pushed through......
07:00, 07/25/2019

Saudi Arabia announces capture of an ISIS leader in Yemen in U.S.-backed raid The group's branch in Yemen rose to prominence at the beginning of Yemen’s civil war and is considered one of the Islamic State’s smaller franchises....
05:26, 06/26/2019

Boxing: Pacquiao camp denies Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year despite claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino's publicist has said....
15:26, 07/17/2019

Amir Khan sets sights on Pacquiao after Dib throws in towel in Saudi Arabia 'We want the Manny Pacquiao fight, let’s hope he comes to Saudi Arabia,' says Amir Khan The post Amir Khan sets sights on Pacquiao after Dib throws in towel in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Boxing News....
12:13, 07/13/2019

Why grisly UN report on Khashoggi murder will not change Trump policy toward Saudi Arabia The Trump administration was mum on UN report, which found "credible evidence" high-level officials in Saudi Arabia were involved in Khashoggi's death.        ...
22:26, 06/19/2019

Saudi Arabia hires banks for dual-tranche debut euro bond Saudi Arabia has hired a group of banks including Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale to arrange a global investor call ahead of an issuance of euro-denominated bonds, its first in that currency, a document issued by one of the banks leading the poten...
13:39, 07/01/2019

Donald Trump vetoes bills prohibiting arms sales to Saudi Arabia Arms package includes thousands of precision-guided munitions and aircraft maintenance supportDonald Trump has vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from selling billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia...
12:13, 07/25/2019

U.S. shared nuclear power info with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killed: senator The Trump administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw the approvals said on Tues...
21:13, 06/04/2019

Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia dies in attack on Abha airport: Al-Arabiya TV A Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia has died from his wounds in an attack on Saudi's Abha airport on Sunday, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent....
23:13, 06/23/2019

Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women, grants them greater control Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, further eroding a heavily criticized male guardianship system at a time of heightened scrutiny over its human rights record....
01:13, 08/02/2019

UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia starts marketing its debut euro debt sale Saudi Arabia's first bonds denominated in euros will go on sale on Tuesday, as the kingdom seeks to expand its financing sources to cover its budgetary needs in an era of lower oil prices....
13:52, 07/02/2019

Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to extend deal with Opec to curb oil output Vladimir Putin says deal due to expire on Sunday will be extended by six to nine monthsRussia has agreed with Saudi Arabia to extend by six to nine months a deal with Opec on reducing oil output, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, said, as oil pr...
04:39, 06/30/2019

Amnesty International raise concerns about Anthony Joshua fighting in Saudi Arabia Amnesty International urge Anthony Joshua to inform himself of the human rights situation and be prepared to speak out about Saudi Arabia’s abysmal human rights record The post Amnesty International raise concerns about Anthony Joshua fighting in Sau...
15:26, 08/10/2019

Saudi Arabia is Blaming Iran for a Drone Attack Amid Calls for U.S. Strikes (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch “surgical” strikes on I...
08:26, 05/17/2019

Yemeni rebels claim responsibility for drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines Drones struck one of Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines Tuesday as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the country, and Yemen’s rebels claimed responsibility for the attacks. The assaults marked the latest escalation of tension...
17:26, 05/14/2019

Senators make bipartisan push to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia Senators are making a new bipartisan effort to block the Trump administration’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, a sign that Congress remains unsatisfied with the United States’ relationship with the kingdom amid a civil war in neighboring Yemen and the k...
01:26, 06/10/2019

Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns • Khan faces Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in July• ‘I would be stupid to not take this opportunity’Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human rights concerns by claiming Saudi Arabia is undergoi...
19:26, 06/06/2019

Missile hits arrivals hall of Saudi Arabia airport, injuring 26, official says A missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen struck the arrivals hall of an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, injuring 26 people, a Saudi official said....
06:52, 06/13/2019

Trump wants to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia. Congress must stop him | Mohamad Bazzi The administration wants to sell $8bn of weapons to Saudi Arabia and UAE – and prop up a morally indefensible warOn the Friday before Memorial Day, when few Americans were paying attention, the Trump administration announced that it would circumvent ...
09:00, 06/08/2019

Republicans in Congress push back on Trump weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, UAE Republican members of Congress pushed back on Wednesday against President Donald Trump's plan to sell $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, saying it was "unfortunate" the administration used an emergency declaration to ...
23:39, 06/12/2019

UN rights chief ‘strongly’ condemns ‘shocking’ mass executions in Saudi Arabia Despite repeated appeals by the United Nations human rights system, Saudi Arabia’s decision to go ahead with the beheading of 37 men, drew strong condemnation on Wednesday from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Norway to Security Council: 'State actor' attacked oil tankers Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have told the United Nations Security Council that investigators have determined that a "state actor" was behind attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last month....
18:26, 06/07/2019

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund aims to tap debt markets twice this year Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is planning to tap the debt market twice this year, after an overwhelmingly positive response from international investors....
07:26, 05/01/2019

Boeing, Lockheed contracted for Apache work, Hellfire missiles for Saudi Arabia Boeing and Lockheed have been awarded contacts worth more than $70 million to support AH-64 Apache aircraft and Hellfire guided missiles for Saudi Arabia....
18:26, 04/30/2019

Yemen's Houthis launch new attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport: Al Masirah TV Yemen's Houthi movement launched a new drone attack targeting the Abha regional airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Monday....
04:39, 06/17/2019

Saudi Arabia said they confessed. But court filings show some executed men protested their innocence Leaked documents obtained by CNN reveal that some of the men who were recently executed in Saudia Arabia claimed that their confessions were false and had been obtained through torture....
19:00, 04/28/2019

Amir Khan blows away Billy Dib atop farcical event in Saudi Arabia Amir Khan thrashes woefully overmatched Billy Dib while Hughie Fury beats Samuel Peter in woeful encounter The post Amir Khan blows away Billy Dib atop farcical event in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Boxing News....
01:26, 07/13/2019

Tanker attacks in the Gulf — evidence or warmongering? For the US government, it is clear that Iran is responsible for the explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. As proof, a video and 13 photos have been published so far. What do they show? DW investigates....
23:26, 06/21/2019

UAE Assures India Supply Of Oil, LPG Despite Tanker Attacks UAE's Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber has assured India of uninterrupted supply of oil and liquefied petroleum gas despite disruptions in the Strait of Hormuz, Oil Minister......
02:39, 06/18/2019

Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind reported attacks on ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
12:00, 05/29/2019

The Latest: EU seeks more information on oil tanker attacks TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 1:45 p.m. European Union foreign ministers are still looking for more information on who might be behind the a...
12:00, 06/17/2019

What impact could oil tanker attacks have on global economy? Strait of Hormuz incidents underline threat hanging over busy shipping laneTwo oil tankers attacked in Gulf of OmanAttacks targeting two oil tankers in the strait of Hormuz on Thursday followed strikes against four ships a month ago. The US has blame...
22:13, 06/13/2019

The US blamed Iran for the tanker attacks. Here's what the Navy could do next It will likely take days, weeks or even months for the military to go through the forensics needed to find out exactly who is behind the attack, but one expert says, "Iran's ships are very exposed."...
16:13, 06/14/2019

Nobody Wants War After Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman: China Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to......
01:13, 06/15/2019

China says nobody wants war after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to resolve differences....
13:13, 06/14/2019

Oil Jumps After Tanker Attacks in Middle East Crude prices climbed sharply after an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, close to the Strait of Hormuz, where over a third of the world’s shipped oil passes through....
16:52, 06/13/2019

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman, as Washington blames Tehran for the att...
02:13, 06/18/2019

Iran: U.S. accusations over oil tanker attacks 'alarming' Iran warned the United States Friday against blaming Tehran for new attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the U.S. accusations are "worrying."...
19:39, 06/14/2019

EU warns against blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US has pointed the finger at Iran, but European diplomats say they need more evidence....
21:00, 06/17/2019

John Bolton says Iran is 'almost certainly' behind oil tanker 'attacks' US President Trump's national security adviser did not provide evidence but claimed Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Tehran called the accusation "laughable."...
15:52, 05/29/2019

UK joins US in blaming Iran for tanker attacks British officials said Friday that the Iranian military is likely responsible for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, supporting the assessment of the Trump administration....
07:13, 06/15/2019

John Bolton says UAE tanker attacks were 'almost certainly from Iran' Tensions have spiked this month following the tanker attack, which UAE authorities described as sabotage, and a subsequent drone attack on Saudi oil pumping stations claimed by Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels....
10:26, 05/29/2019

State sponsor behind May tanker attacks, says UAE minister The UAE's foreign minister said on Saturday a "state sponsor" was involved in a May 12 attack on oil tankers in the Gulf, but did not name any particular country....
16:39, 06/15/2019

Iran oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea off Saudi coast An Iranian oil tanker carrying over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a malfunction in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, authorities said....
11:26, 05/02/2019

Congress to scrutinize Trump administration's move to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia The Saudi arms sale will be front and center on Wednesday during a hearing before House Foreign Affairs Committee.        ...
14:26, 06/12/2019

Saudi Arabia united the Arab world against Iran. That means conflict could be one step closer King Salman of Saudi Arabia has pulled off in Mecca what many had thought unlikely -- getting 20 or so disparate Arab nations to unite in a common position against Iran. It is a milepost on a road that may yet lead to regional conflict....
23:13, 05/31/2019

Saudi Arabia says firm Arab stand needed to deter Iran, Iraq demurs Saudi Arabia's king told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets, as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran....
03:39, 05/31/2019

Saudi Arabia says firm Arab stand needed to deter Iran — but Iraq objects Saudi Arabia's King Salman told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets....
05:39, 05/31/2019

Eddie Hearn defends decision to stage Joshua-Ruiz rematch in Saudi Arabia Eddie Hearn claims Joshua-Ruiz rematch 'could change boxing forever' The post Eddie Hearn defends decision to stage Joshua-Ruiz rematch in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Boxing News....
05:52, 08/13/2019

Trump vetoes resolutions from Congress attempting to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia Associated Press President Donald Trump vetoed measures blocking his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia. The White House said that stopping the sale would send a signal that the US does...
10:13, 07/25/2019

UPDATE 4-Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan....
05:26, 05/25/2019

UPDATE 3-Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan....
02:26, 05/25/2019

Trump invokes emergency powers to sidestep congress and sell arms to Saudi Arabia US President Donald Trump swept aside objections from Congress to sell arms to Saudi Arabia by invoking a state of national emergency because of tensions with Iran....
00:52, 05/25/2019

UPDATE 1-MSCI adds Saudi Arabia, Argentina indexes to emerging markets index MSCI Inc said on Monday it would include the MSCI Saudi Arabia and MSCI Argentina indexes to its closely watched and widely duplicated emerging-markets index....
00:13, 05/14/2019

Nicki Minaj Pulls Out of Saudi Arabia Concert After Criticism From Human Rights Group (NEW YORK) — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move for...
19:39, 07/09/2019

Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues Britain's Amir Khan is to face Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah in July The post Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues appeared first on Boxing News....
12:52, 06/01/2019

UPDATE 2-MSCI adds Saudi Arabia, Argentina indexes to emerging markets index MSCI Inc, the world’s largest index provider, said on Monday it would include the MSCI Saudi Arabia and MSCI Argentina indexes in its closely watched and widely duplicated emerging-markets index, in a move that could draw billions of dollars into the...
01:00, 05/14/2019

Amir Khan to take on Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia after Neeraj Goyat suffers injuries in car accident Amir Khan will face former featherweight world champion Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia on 12 July after Neeraj Goyat was forced to pull out after being injured in a car accident....
17:26, 06/26/2019

Saudi Arabia blames Iran and vows ‘stern action’ after missile strike on airport SAUDI Arabia and its allies have blamed Iran and vowed “stern action” after a missile struck the arrival hall of an international airport injured 26....
12:13, 06/13/2019

President Trump Vetoes Congressional Effort to Block Saudi Arabia Arms Sales WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from bypassing Congress and selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia and the ...
04:39, 07/25/2019

Saudi Arabia Is Introducing Landmark Reforms for Women. But the Activists Who Pushed For Them Remain in Prison Grassroots women’s rights campaigns in Saudi Arabia helped advance sweeping reforms to the so-called guardianship system, regional experts say, even as prominent activists who have campaigned for greater gender equality remain in jail or on tri...
21:00, 08/05/2019

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia hires banks for dual-tranche debut euro bond Saudi Arabia has hired a group of banks including Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale to arrange a global investor call ahead of an issuance of euro-denominated bonds, its first in that currency, as the kingdom seeks to diversify its investor base....
13:39, 07/01/2019

U.N. report: Saudi Arabia is responsible for ‘premeditated execution’ of Jamal Khashoggi A United Nations report on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi says the murder was a quote, “deliberate, premeditated execution.” Veuer’s Nick Cardona has that story.        ...
14:52, 06/19/2019

Saudi Arabia in spotlight as UN-appointed independent investigator publishes full Khashoggi findings Responsibility for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi lies with “high-level officials” of the monarchy, a UN-appointed independent investigator said on Wednesday, in a renewed call for full State accountability for the crime. ...
18:26, 06/19/2019

UPDATE 1-Republicans in U.S. Congress push back on Trump weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, UAE U.S. Republican members of Congress pushed back on Wednesday against President Donald Trump's plan to sell $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, saying it was "unfortunate" the administration used an emergency declaratio...
04:00, 06/13/2019

Human rights group asks Nicki Minaj to cancel performance in Saudi Arabia The "Megatron" rapper is set to perform in the country next week despite calls to quit the gig over the government's alleged human rights violations....
22:00, 07/08/2019

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Trump, Saudi Arabia warn Iran against Middle East conflict U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the "official end" of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with "all strength" and said it was up to Iran to avoid war....
01:52, 05/20/2019

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers human rights bill on Saudi Arabia The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sales....
19:13, 07/10/2019

UPDATE 4-U.S. shared nuclear power info with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killed -senator The Trump administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a U.S. senator who saw details of the approvals s...
23:26, 06/04/2019

Mike Pompeo overruled his own experts to keep Saudi Arabia off the US's list of countries that use child soldiers Reuters/Leah Millis/Pool Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intervened to keep Saudi Arabia off a list of countries that used child soldiers. The accusation against Riyadh stems from Saudi-led coalition's involvement in Yemen, and Pompeo's actions have ...
05:13, 06/20/2019

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors acquires Ford and Lincoln dealership in Saudi Arabia Saudi automotive company Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors has acquired the Ford Motor and Lincoln distributorship from Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies Co in the western and southern regions of Saudi Arabia, the law firm advising the deal said on Wednesday....
13:13, 08/14/2019

Bella Hadid apologizes after fans say she disrespected Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Bella Hadid faced backlash after posting an Instagram of the sole of her foot facing three planes, including a Saudi plane and a UAE plane that featured each country's flag.        ...
06:13, 06/18/2019

UN calls on Canada, U.S. to hold Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman accountable in Khashoggi killing Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland repeated calls for a “full, international independent investigation” but did not commit to further sanctions....
00:52, 06/21/2019

A year after a journalist’s assassination, Saudi Arabia announces media forum to ‘boost’ reputation The announcement made no mention of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination, an unsurprising omission as the kingdom has dismissed findings that its leaders were probably involved in the killing....
07:39, 07/31/2019

Trump approves massive arms deals to Saudi Arabia and UAE amid Iran tensions The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran....
23:00, 05/24/2019

After grisly killing of a journalist, lobbyists and lawyers have reaped millions assisting Saudi Arabia After the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a handful of lobbying firms and think tanks made a move rare in Washington: They publicly severed ties with Saudi Arabia. But months later, some have resumed their relationships with the kingdom....
01:13, 07/11/2019

Joshua vs Ruiz title fight in Saudi Arabia will 'change boxing forever,' promoter says Mexican fighter Ruiz was a massive underdog when he first beat Joshua at Madison Square Garden in June to claim three of the four major heavyweight titles....
19:40, 08/13/2019

Oil rises on tensions after Middle East tanker attacks Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week....
03:52, 06/17/2019

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war' ‘President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war’US secretary of state claims ‘lots of evidence’ of Iran culpabilityThe United States does not want to go to war with Iran, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Sunday, following an a...
22:00, 06/16/2019

Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks A video provided by the United States is not sufficient to prove that Iran is behind the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday....
16:52, 06/14/2019

UAE Says "Sophisticated" Tanker Attacks Likely Work Of A State Actor The United Arab Emirates told United Nations Security Council members on Thursday that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and coordinated......
14:39, 06/07/2019

Latest on tanker attacks south of the Strait of Hormuz Iran has rejected U.S. accusations that it was to blame for attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz after the incident raised concerns about a new confrontation in the Gulf, a vital oil shipping route....
14:52, 06/14/2019

Iran denies involvement in apparent oil tanker attacks Iran’s UN Mission said Thursday that they “categorically reject” the assertion by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that they’re responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. In a statement, the mission added that the country is commit...
04:39, 06/14/2019

Wall St. climbs as oil jumps after Gulf tanker attacks U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after two days of declines, as energy shares rebounded with oil on concerns of a supply disruption following attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
01:00, 06/14/2019

Oil prices jump 3% on tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman Attacks near the world's busiest sea lane for oil shipments come amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States and its Gulf allies....
17:26, 06/13/2019

Oil tanker attacks will inflame conflict between the US, its allies and Iran The explosions, on a vital passageway for the world’s oil supply, may prove Trump’s policy of coercion has backfiredThe explosions were bigger and the damage more extensive. But the message and its means of delivery have some similarities.Thursday’s ...
20:26, 06/13/2019

U.S. believes Iran proxies may be behind tanker attacks, official says U.S. national security agencies believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have attacked four tankers off the United Arab Emirates rather than Iranian forces themselves, a U.S. official familiar with the latest U.S. assessments said on Tu...
18:26, 05/14/2019

UAE: Evidence shows tanker attacks 'state-sponsored' The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were "state-sponsored."...
15:52, 06/15/2019

US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran......
23:52, 06/13/2019

U.S., Iran Trade Accusations in Wake of Tanker Attacks Iran rejected American allegations that it was behind an attack on two fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman, deflecting blame for an incident that has again ratcheted up fears of military conflict....
16:13, 06/14/2019

UAE claims 'state actor' carried out tanker attacks Initial investigations into "sophisticated" attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz point to a "state actor," said the United Arab Emirates. The US has claimed Iran is behind incidents that damaged four vessels....
07:13, 06/07/2019

U.N. chief condemns tanker attacks, says facts must be established United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman that left one ablaze and both adrift, warning that the world cannot afford "a major confrontation in the Gulf region."...
17:13, 06/13/2019

John Bolton says mines ‘almost certainly from Iran’ behind oil tanker attacks National security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. believes Iranian naval mines are the cause of recent attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates....
04:26, 05/30/2019

Corbyn criticised as 'pathetic' over response to oil tanker attacks Jeremy Corbyn has been called "pathetic" after saying the government needed to provide "credible evidence" that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers....
13:39, 06/15/2019

Germany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "strong evidence" Iran carried out attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. She also warned Iran of consequences if it violated the 2015 international nuclear deal....
19:13, 06/18/2019

U.S. to Send 1,000 Additional Troops to the Mideast Over Tanker Attacks The Trump administration will send about 1,000 more American troops to the Middle East as tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise. “I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval...
08:52, 06/18/2019

Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a broader confrontation in the region....
17:39, 06/16/2019

UAE says 'sophisticated' tanker attacks likely the work of a state actor The United Arab Emirates told United Nations Security Council members on Thursday that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and coordinated operation," most likely by a state actor....
01:39, 06/07/2019

‘Saudi Arabia Wants to Stop My Work.’ Activists Are Facing New Threats For Continuing Jamal Khashoggi’s Efforts On April 25, two men from the Norwegian Police Security Service knocked on Iyad el-Baghdadi’s door in the capital, Oslo. The bearded, bespectacled activist is sometimes confused with his political opposite, the ISIS leader of the same name. (Hi...
15:13, 05/16/2019

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr still have time to rethink Saudi Arabia fight | Kevin Mitchell The two fighters should look to boxing history before signing up to their world heavyweight rematch in the Middle EastIt is nearly 45 years since the Rumble in the Jungle – and still the myth of that wild night lingers, dangerously ignored.There is m...
22:13, 08/10/2019

Media watchdog visited Saudi Arabia seeking journalists' release, amid Khashoggi uproar Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said on Wednesday it had visited Saudi Arabia to seek freedom for 30 jailed journalists amid sustained Western criticism of Riyadh following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
14:00, 07/10/2019

‘I am asking for justice:’ Khashoggi’s fiancee urges Congress to put more pressure on Saudi Arabia in the wake of journalist’s killing Seven months after Khashoggi’s killing, his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, testified before a House panel and urged lawmakers to take action against Saudi leaders....
02:26, 05/17/2019

UPDATE 2-Saudi Arabia widens funding base with dual-tranche debut euro bond Saudi Arabia has hired a group of banks including Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale to arrange a global investor call ahead of an issuance of euro-denominated bonds, its first in that currency, as the kingdom seeks to diversify its investor base....
14:39, 07/01/2019

Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia boxing bout "Manny has not signed any contract. As far as I know it has not even been discussed," Pacquiao's publicist Fred Sternberg told the BBC, on claims that Pacquiao will take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year....
08:26, 07/17/2019

Senate to vote on measures blocking Trump administration's weapons deal with Saudi Arabia The unusual move highlights a growing rift between Congress and the White House over the Trump administration's staunchly pro-Saudi policies.        ...
17:00, 06/20/2019

50 Cent, Janet Jackson and others to perform in Saudi Arabia amid criticism of human rights record "It’s profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals," Thor Halvorssen, CEO of the Human Rights Foundation, said of the artists set to perform at Jeddah World Fest....
09:26, 07/19/2019

U.N. chief condemns oil tanker attacks, says independent probe needed United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Friday the truth needed to be established after two oil tankers were attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, adding that the international body condemned the attack....
18:39, 06/14/2019

India deploys two ships in Gulf of Oman after tanker attacks India's navy has deployed two ships in the Gulf of Oman to ensure safe passage for Indian-flagged vessels, the country's defense ministry said late on Thursday, a week after two oil tankers were attacked in the region....
18:52, 06/20/2019

US-Iran tensions escalate after tanker attacks — Five experts on what to watch The U.S. blamed Iran for the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. However, Iran denied the responsibility. Five experts discuss what could happen to the oil market and the U.S.-Iran relationship if more conflicts arise....
22:26, 06/14/2019

Oil surges on Gulf tanker attacks, Treasury yields fall Oil futures jumped on Thursday after suspected attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran, while U.S. Treasury yields edged lower as economic data seemed to strengthen the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year....
19:39, 06/13/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. But he’s also hoping that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon con...
06:52, 06/15/2019

Wall St. higher as oil surges after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman U.S. stocks continued their climb on Thursday after two days of declines as energy shares gained on higher oil prices following suspected attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
19:39, 06/13/2019

Exclusive: Insurer says Iran's Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers' report seen by Reuters....
18:52, 05/17/2019

President Trump Says Iran Was Behind Oil Tanker Attacks, but He Still Hopes for Negotiation (WASHINGTON) — Calling Iran “a nation of terror,” President Donald Trump on Friday publicly accused the Persian Gulf nation of responsibility for recent attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Trump said IranR...
19:39, 06/14/2019

Iran Calls Oil Tanker Attacks "Suspicious", Wants Regional Talks Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said two oil tanker incidents in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday were "suspicious" and called for regional dialogue to avoid tensions....
14:39, 06/13/2019

Factbox: Latest on tanker attacks south of Strait of Hormuz Here is the latest from Reuters on attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil is shipped:...
17:13, 06/13/2019

Oil surges after Gulf tanker attacks, stocks claw higher Suspected attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran saw oil markets erupt out of their recent slump on Thursday and kept traders gobbling up ultra-safe government bonds, gold and the Japanese yen....
13:39, 06/13/2019

Britain, US and allies to hold talks over Iran tanker attacks Britain, the United States and other nations will meet at a US base to discuss plans to protect ships in the Gulf from Iranian attacks, Sky News understands....
17:52, 07/24/2019

UK joins US in accusing Iran of tanker attacks as crew held Trump says incident involving two vessels in Gulf of Oman has ‘Iran written all over it’ The US has accused Iran of detaining the crew of one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman this week, as the UK also joined in formally blaming the cou...
23:00, 06/14/2019

U.N. chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman....
22:13, 06/14/2019

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
16:52, 06/14/2019

US proposes tanker protection force in wake of Gulf attacks Trump official seeks to isolate Iran as Washington plans further sanctionsThe US is to propose an international maritime Gulf protection force, its special envoy on Iran has said, as the Trump administration prepared to announce fresh economic sancti...
15:26, 06/24/2019

Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to U.S. sanctions If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four last month, they represent a calibrated yet risky pushback against a U.S. sanctions squeeze, regional experts say....
15:26, 06/18/2019

US blames Iran for the twin tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran on Wednesday. The Trump Administration has announced they hold Iran responsible for the attack. CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports....
14:13, 06/14/2019

Oil prices ease, but Middle East tanker attacks support Oil declined on Friday after sharp gains in the previous session when prices were boosted after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude flows through one of the world's key shipping routes....
04:26, 06/14/2019

Pentagon says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards responsible for oil tanker attacks American military officials said Friday that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month....
21:26, 05/25/2019

Pompeo blames Iran for tanker attacks, says US does not want war but will take action if needed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Sunday President Trump’s claim that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and that the United States is ready to take action if necessary....
21:13, 06/16/2019

UAE calls for Arab unity at 'critical' time after tanker attacks The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that "critical circumstances" in the region require a united Gulf Arab and Arab stand, amid heightened tensions with Iran following last week's attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the UAE....
03:00, 05/19/2019

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea....
00:00, 06/15/2019

Oil surges on tanker attacks; stocks rise on Fed rate cut expectations Oil futures rose on Thursday after attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran, while the U.S. Treasury yield curve steepened and stocks rose following economic data seen as strengthening the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this y...
01:00, 06/14/2019

EU calls for maximum restraint as U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks The European Union called on Friday for maximum restraint amid mounting tensions over U.S. accusations against Iran over attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
13:13, 06/14/2019

UAE says it will show restraint after tanker attacks, Iran's behavior a concern The United Arab Emirates will show restraint after attacks on oil tankers off its coast and is committed to de-escalation during a "difficult situation" caused by Iranian behavior in the region, a senior official said on Wednesday....
03:39, 05/16/2019

Saudis to Back OPEC Output Cuts, Despite Tanker Attacks Saudi Arabia is set to push for OPEC to cut oil output in the second half of the year, as signs of slowing global demand for crude outweigh threats of war and worries about supply disruptions in the Middle East....
10:52, 06/18/2019

Iran denies responsibility for the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman The Trump administration is accusing Iran for the attacks on the shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The attacks are the latest in a series in the region that the U.S. blames on Iran, despite the Iranian government's denials. CNBC's Kayla...
17:00, 06/14/2019

| Suspected tanker attacks risk sparking conflict: analysts Suspected attacks on tankers at the mouth of the oil-rich Gulf threaten to block vital crude supplies to the world and trigger an all-out conflict involving Iran, analysts said Thursday....
14:13, 06/14/2019

Iran rejects US blame for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Tehran has dismissed US accusations that the Iranian navy was behind attacks on tankers navigating the Straight of Hormuz as "baseless." Iran said their vessels had rushed to help the damaged ships and save their crews....
09:52, 06/14/2019

Pentagon accuses Iran's Revolutionary Guards over tanker attacks The U.S. military on Friday accused Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) of being directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month, describing it as part of a "campaign" by Tehran driving new U.S. deployments....
19:52, 05/24/2019

Wall Street climbs as oil jumps after Gulf tanker attacks U.S. stocks continued to gain on Thursday after two days of declines, as energy shares turned attractive after oil prices rose sharply on concerns of supply disruption following suspected attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
21:26, 06/13/2019

Senate planning bipartisan effort to block Trump’s emergency arms deals benefiting Saudi Arabia The move comes as Sen. Tim Kaine, citing the Department of Energy, announced that the administration had approved two secret deals to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
02:13, 06/05/2019