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1 month ago

Saudi woman gets 45 years in prison for social media use

A Saudi court has sentenced a woman 45 years in prison for allegedly damaging the kingdom through social media
1 month ago
Saudi woman gets 45 years in prison for social media use
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Saudi Arabia to grant visas to World Cup ticket holders

Saudi Arabia will grant visas to those holding tickets to the World Cup in neighboring Qatar
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Saudi Arabia to grant visas to World Cup ticket holders
2 months ago

Former Twitter worker convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia

A former Twitter employee has been convicted of spying for Saudi Arabia, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering
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Biden says he raised Khashoggi murder with Saudi crown prince

President Joe Biden said Friday he raised the murder of dissident Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Arabia's de-facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
2 months ago
Biden says he raised Khashoggi murder with Saudi crown prince
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Saudi police arrest man who helped Israeli sneak into Mecca

Police in Mecca say they have arrested a Saudi man who helped an Israeli-Jewish reporter sneak into Islam's holiest city where only Muslim are allowed to enter
2 months ago
Saudi police arrest man who helped Israeli sneak into Mecca
2 months ago

Biden takes controversial high stakes meeting with Saudi Arabia

The president met one-on-one with leaders from Iraq, Egypt and United Arab Emirates before attending the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit as he pushed for an increase in oil production.
2 months ago
Biden takes controversial high stakes meeting with Saudi Arabia
2 months ago

President Biden heads to Saudi Arabia on his Middle East Tour

ABC News deputy political director Averi Harper discusses the latest on President Biden’s Middle East tour as he heads to Saudi Arabia to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
2 months ago
President Biden heads to Saudi Arabia on his Middle East Tour
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Biden fist bumps Saudi’s crown prince

President Joe Biden greeted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a fist bump after arriving in Saudi Arabia.
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Biden fist bumps Saudi’s crown prince
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Saudi Arabia opens its airspace, ending a ban on flights to and from Israel

ABC News deputy political director Averi Harper on President Biden landing in Saudi Arabia and his plan to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
2 months ago
Saudi Arabia opens its airspace, ending a ban on flights to and from Israel
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Biden meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

President Joe Biden is expected to push the Saudis to boost the flow of oil from their country to try to help ease gas prices in the U.S.
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Biden meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman
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President Biden’s 2nd leg of his high-stakes tour of the Middle East

ABC News deputy political director Averi Harper discusses the latest on President Biden’s Middle East tour.
2 months ago
President Biden’s 2nd leg of his high-stakes tour of the Middle East
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Families of Saudi mass execution fear Biden visit 'legitimizes' Saudi Crown Prince

In statements shared with ABC News, the families of those who died in Saudi Arabia's mass execution in March expressed concerns about U.S. President Joe Biden's trip.
2 months ago
Warnings of Saudi 'execution crisis' ahead of Biden visit
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As Biden visits, a look at those targeted in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is credited for pushing through bold reforms
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As Biden visits, a look at those targeted in Saudi Arabia
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Question over handshake symbolizes Biden's awkward approach to Saudi Arabia

The White House has refused to say if President Joe Biden will shake hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
2 months ago
Question over handshake symbolizes Biden's awkward approach to Saudi Arabia
3 months ago

Saudi dissident killed in Lebanon; his brothers detained

A Saudi opposition party says one of its founding members was killed in Beirut.
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Biden defends pending visit to Saudi Arabia in opinion piece

Biden's trip comes amid criticism of the country's poor human rights record.
3 months ago
Biden defends pending visit to Saudi Arabia in opinion piece
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Saudi Arabia expecting 1 million in largest hajj since virus

Muslim pilgrims are converging on Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca for the largest hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam’s five pillars
3 months ago
Saudi Arabia expecting 1 million in largest hajj since virus
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LIV Golf heads to Oregon, where local officials aren't happy

Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf gets a chilly reception in its first U.S. stop.
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Biden to visit 'pariah' Saudi Arabia and Israel next month

President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Middle East next month with visits to Israel, the occupied West Bank and Saudi Arabia
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Biden to visit Israel and 'pariah' Saudi Arabia next month
4 months ago

Saudi King Salman leaves hospital after week-long stay

Saudi Arabian King Salman has been discharged from the hospital and was seen slowly walking with the aid of a cane
4 months ago
4 months ago

Saudi oil giant Aramco's first-quarter profits surge 80%

Oil giant Saudi Aramco says its profits soared more than 80% in the first three months of the year, as the state-backed company cashes in on the volatility in global energy markets and soaring oil prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
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5 months ago

Saudi king admitted to hospital for colonoscopy

Saudi Arabia’s octogenarian monarch has undergone a colonoscopy, just weeks after he had the battery of his pacemaker changed
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Saudi king admitted to hospital for medical tests
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Saudi coalition transfers Yemeni prisoners as part of truce

The Red Cross says that 117 Yemeni prisoners held by the Saudi-led coalition have arrived in the southern port city of Aden as a truce deal between the warring parties entered its second month
5 months ago
Saudi coalition releases Yemeni prisoners as part of truce
6 months ago

Saudi airstrikes hit Yemen's Houthis after Jiddah attack

Officials say a Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have unleashed a barrage of airstrikes on the capital and a strategic Red Sea city
6 months ago
Saudi airstrikes hit Yemen's Houthis after Jiddah attack
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Satellite photos show Yemen rebels hit Saudi oil site again

Yemen’s Houthi rebels this week struck the same oil storage tank in the Saudi Arabian city of Jiddah they had previously hit a year and a half ago
6 months ago
Satellite photos show Yemen rebels hit Saudi oil site again
6 months ago

Yemen rebels launch barrage of strikes on Saudi sites

Saudi state-run media says that Yemen’s Houthi rebels have unleashed a barrage of drone and missile strikes on Saudi Arabia that targeted a liquified natural gas plant, water desalination plant, oil facility and power station
6 months ago
Saudi Arabia says Yemen rebels target its energy facilities
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Saudi Arabia's human rights record may be overlooked over need for cheap oil, groups say

A record 81 people were executed in Saudi Arabia on March 12.
6 months ago
Saudi Arabia's human rights record may be ignored over need for cheap oil, groups say
7 months ago

Saudi Arabia puts 81 to death in its largest mass execution

Saudi Arabia says it has executed 81 prisoners, including those convicted of killings and belonging to militant groups
7 months ago
Saudi Arabia says it has executed 81 convicts in single day
7 months ago

Saudi Arabia: 16 hurt in airport drone attack from Yemen

Saudi Arabia says 16 people of different nationalities have been wounded at an airport in the south from the interception and destruction of a drone carrying explosives launched from Yemen
7 months ago
Saudi Arabia: 16 hurt in airport drone attack from Yemen
7 months ago

Saudi Arabia keeps lid on oil output as US gas prices rise

Saudi Arabia is signaling it isn’t willing to pump more oil and won’t push for changes to an agreement with Russia and other producers that has kept a lid on oil production levels
7 months ago
10 months ago

Dozens of camels barred from Saudi beauty contest over Botox

Saudi crackdown on camel beauty contestants that received botox.
10 months ago
Dozens of camels barred from Saudi beauty contest over Botox
10 months ago

Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls

Pop star Justin Bieber has performed to a packed crowd in the Saudi city of Jiddah, singing some of his most popular hits on stage to excited fans
10 months ago
Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls
1 year ago

Saudi TV: Drone attack on airport wounds 8, damages plane

Saudi state TV says that a bomb-laden drone has targeted an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, wounding eight people and damaging a civilian plane
1 year ago
Saudi TV: Drone attack on airport wounds 8, damages plane
1 year ago

Two Saudi women's rights activists released from prison

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman targeted female activists who sought freedoms.
1 year ago
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Saudi stock market trading stops over technical error

Saudi Arabia’s key stock market briefly suspended trading over what it referred to as an unexplained technical glitch
1 year ago
Saudi stock market trading stops over technical error
1 year ago

Top general explains his visit to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. has deterred Iranian aggression on Saudi Arabia.
1 year ago
Top general explains his visit to Saudi Arabia
1 year ago

Prominent female Saudi activist summoned in relation to case

Activist Loujain al-Hathloul was only released from prison three months ago.
1 year ago
2 years ago

Amid airstrikes, rebel offensive, Saudi Arabia offers peace initiative to end war in Yemen

Amid airstrikes and a rebel offensive, Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a peace initiative to end the war in Yemen.
2 years ago
Amid airstrikes, rebel offensive, Saudis offer peace initiative to end war in Yemen
2 years ago

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday, the latest in a series of airborne assaults the group has claimed against the kingdom amid the grinding war in Yemen
2 years ago
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'(Biden) missed opportunity to rethink the alliance' with Saudi Arabia: Fred Hiatt

George Stephanopoulos interviews Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt.
2 years ago
'(Biden) missed opportunity to rethink the alliance' with Saudi Arabia: Fred Hiatt
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile attack over capital

The missile attack over capital was allegedly launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels.
2 years ago
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Sand covers snow after storm in Saudi Arabia

Stunning footage shows snow and sand in the desert near the Tabuk region.
2 years ago
Sand covers snow after storm in Saudi Arabia
2 years ago

Loujain al-Hathloul, prominent Saudi women's rights activist, released from prison after 1001 days

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from prison on Wednesday, but advocates warn she is still not completely free.
2 years ago
Saudi women's activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison after 1001 days
2 years ago

As Biden reviews US-Saudi relations, pressure rises to remake ties over Khashoggi killing, Yemen war

As President Joe Biden reviews U.S.-Saudi relations, pressure rises to remake ties over Khashoggi killing, Yemen war
2 years ago
Biden reviews US relations with Saudi Arabia amid pressure over Khashoggi killing
2 years ago

Qatar ruler lands in Saudi Arabia for summit to end blockade

Qatar’s ruling emir has arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend a high-level summit of Arab leaders, following an announcement that the kingdom would end its yearslong embargo on the tiny Gulf state
2 years ago
Saudi Arabia to lift Qatar embargo, easing the Gulf crisis
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Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years

One of Saudi Arabia's most prominent women's rights activists has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison under a vaguely worded counter-terrorism law
2 years ago
Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years
2 years ago

Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

A Dubai government-backed holding company has made a formal bid to buy out the city’s struggling theme park operator
2 years ago
2 years ago

'External source' causes oil tanker blast off Saudi Arabia

A shipping firm says an explosion on a tanker off Saudi Arabia’s port of Jiddah was caused by the ship being “hit from an external source.”
2 years ago
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Saudi prince strongly criticizes Israel at Bahrain summit

A prominent Saudi prince has offered harsh criticism of Israel at a Bahrain security summit that included the virtual participation of Israel’s foreign minister
2 years ago
2 years ago

Saudi man arrested after stabbing guard at French Consulate

Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency is reporting that a Saudi man has been detained after stabbing and slightly wounding a guard at the French Consulate in the city of Jiddah
2 years ago
Saudi man arrested after stabbing guard at French Consulate