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1 month ago

Dozens of camels barred from Saudi beauty contest over Botox

Saudi crackdown on camel beauty contestants that received botox.
1 month ago
Dozens of camels barred from Saudi beauty contest over Botox
1 month 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
1 month ago
Justin Bieber performs at Saudi F1 race after boycott calls
5 months 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
5 months ago
Saudi TV: Drone attack on airport wounds 8, damages plane
7 months ago

Two Saudi women's rights activists released from prison

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman targeted female activists who sought freedoms.
7 months ago
7 months ago

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
7 months ago
Saudi stock market trading stops over technical error
8 months ago

Top general explains his visit to Saudi Arabia

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

Prominent female Saudi activist summoned in relation to case

Activist Loujain al-Hathloul was only released from prison three months ago.
8 months ago
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Amid airstrikes, rebel offensive, Saudis offer peace initiative to end war in Yemen
10 months 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
10 months ago
1 year ago

'(Biden) missed opportunity to rethink the alliance' with Saudi Arabia: Fred Hiatt

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

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile attack over capital

The missile attack over capital was allegedly launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Sand covers snow after storm in Saudi Arabia

Stunning footage shows snow and sand in the desert near the Tabuk region.
1 year ago
Sand covers snow after storm in Saudi Arabia
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Saudi women's activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison after 1001 days
1 year 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
1 year ago
Biden reviews US relations with Saudi Arabia amid pressure over Khashoggi killing
1 year 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
1 year ago
Saudi Arabia to lift Qatar embargo, easing the Gulf crisis
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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.”
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
Saudi man arrested after stabbing guard at French Consulate
1 year ago

Pompeo says 'full' vindication, but watchdog report finds fault with emergency Saudi arms sales

The report from the State Department's beleaguered Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has been highly anticipated.
1 year ago
Pompeo says 'full' vindication, but IG report finds fault with Saudi arms sales
1 year ago

Federal suit filed against Saudi crown prince by ex-official

A former top Saudi counterterrorism official has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to find, trap and kill him on U.S. and Canadian soil
1 year ago
1 year ago

Saudi Arabia holds socially distanced hajj in Mecca

A severely limited number of pilgrims begin hajj rituals with COVID-19 control measures in place in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
1 year ago
Saudi Arabia holds socially distanced hajj in Mecca
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia: Hajj will see at most 'thousands' due to virus

A Saudi official says the hajj pilgrimage, which usually draws more than 2 million Muslims from all over the world, will only see at the most “thousands” of pilgrims next month due to the coronavirus pandemic
2 years ago
Muslims to wait a year for hajj as virus prompts Saudi curbs
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia to hold 'very limited' hajj due to virus

Saudi Arabia says this year’s hajj will not be canceled, but that due to the coronavirus only “very limited numbers” of people will be allowed to perform the major Muslim pilgrimage
2 years ago
Saudi Arabia to hold 'very limited' hajj due to virus
2 years ago

World Trade Organization: Saudis facilitated sports piracy

The World Trade Organization has ruled Saudi Arabia failed to stop a broadcasting operation pirating sports coverage and blocked moves to shut it down in a proxy of the Gulf economic and diplomatic dispute with Qatar
2 years ago
World Trade Organization finds Saudi links to sports piracy
2 years ago

Saudi police: 6 killed in shootout dispute between families

A shootout in a southwestern province in Saudi Arabia has killed six people and wounded three
2 years ago
Saudi police: 6 killed in shootout dispute between families
2 years ago

Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

Billionaire Saudi businessman Saleh Abdullah Kamel, who founded the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, has died at the age of 79
2 years ago
2 years ago

Democrats: Fired watchdog was looking into Saudi arms sale

Congressional Democrats say the State Department inspector general whom President Donald Trump fired last week was investigating possible impropriety in a massive arms sale to Saudi Arabia last year
2 years ago
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Saudi Aramco Q1 profits of $16B as virus impacts earnings

The kingdom's energy producer's profits were down 25% on last year.
2 years ago
Saudi Aramco Q1 profits of $16B as virus impacts earnings
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia eyes more moves in time of pandemic, oil woes

Saudi Arabia has begun taking modest steps to improve its human rights record as it tries to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and the fallout from plunging oil prices that have rankled the United States
2 years ago
Amid pandemic, oil woes, Saudi Arabia eyes further reforms
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for minors and floggings

One of the kingdom’s most controversial forms of public punishment is ended.
2 years ago
2 years ago

On anniversary of Saudi mass execution, families plead for return of their loved ones' remains

It has been a year since 37 people were executed on a single day in Saudi Arabia. Advocates say their bodies have not been returned to family.
2 years ago
On anniversary of Saudi mass execution, families plead for return of their loved ones
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse

Saudi Arabia has sharply criticized Russia over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices
2 years ago
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia to slash spending by 5% as oil prices fall

The 5% cuts amounts to about $13.3 billion.
2 years ago
Saudi Arabia to slash spending by 5% as oil prices fall
2 years ago

Saudi women's driving activist on trial almost 2 years after ban was lifted

The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul, 30, held its first open hearing in Riyadh today. She campaigned to overturn the ban on women's driving.
2 years ago
Saudi women's driving activist on trial almost 2 years after ban was lifted
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia increases oil output to record high

Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco says it will increase its oil production to 12.3 million barrels a day in April, a record amount
2 years ago
Saudi Arabia increase oil output to record high
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia, Israel tighten restrictions to counter virus

Saudi Arabia has closed off air and sea travel to 14 countries affected by the new coronavirus while Israel announced plans to place anyone arriving from overseas into home quarantine
2 years ago
Saudi state oil giant's shares fall 10%, halting trading
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia bans citizens and residents from performing Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca over fears about new virus

Saudi Arabia bans citizens and residents from performing Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca over fears about new virus
2 years ago
Saudi Arabia bans Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca over virus fears
2 years ago

Saudis' arrest of 2 princes called a warning to royal family

The arrest of two senior princes in Saudi Arabia had triggered speculation about King Salman's health, or even a possible coup attempt
2 years ago
Saudis' arrest of 2 princes called a warning to royal family
2 years ago

WSJ: Saudis arrest 2 princes for allegedly plotting coup

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Saudi officials have arrested two members of the royal family for allegedly plotting to oust King Salman and the son he has designated to succeed him, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
2 years ago
Saudis arrest 2 princes for allegedly plotting coup
2 years ago

Touring US troops to Saudi Arabia, Pompeo touts 'maximum pressure' on Iran amid heightened tensions

Ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest visit to Saudi Arabia, top lawmakers urged him to raise the case an American citizen who has been reportedly tortured.
2 years ago
Touring US troops in Saudi Arabia, Pompeo touts pressure on Iran amid high tensions
2 years ago

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia for visit focused on Iranian threats

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and the crown prince in a visit focused primarily on discussing security issues and threats from regional rival Iran
2 years ago
Pompeo meets Saudi king in talks focused on Iranian threats
2 years ago

Pompeo to raise case of US doctor on trial in Saudi Arabia

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he will raise the issue of human rights during his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia
2 years ago
Pompeo to raise case of US doctor on trial in Saudi Arabia
2 years ago

Saudi foreign minister: No meeting planned with Netanyahu

Israeli media had speculated that a meeting was on the cards.
2 years ago
Saudi foreign minister: No meeting planned with Netanyahu
2 years ago

Saudi foreign minister dismisses Bezo hacking allegations

He said it was "absurd" that the U.N. was accusing the crown prince of hacking the Amazon founder in May 2018 through Whatsapp.
2 years ago
Saudi foreign minister dismisses Bezo hacking allegations
2 years ago

US military training for Saudi students could resume soon

The Pentagon says that U.S. training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be restarted “in the coming days
2 years ago
2 years ago

Saudi Arabia executed record number of prisoners in 2019: Report

Saudi Arabia executed record number of prisoners in 2019, a year which saw the kingdom come under scrutiny for its human rights record.
2 years ago
Saudi Arabia executed record number of prisoners in 2019: Report
2 years ago

US sends home nearly two dozen Saudi cadets after shooting

The move comes after a Saudi Air Force officer shot 3 U.S. sailors dead.
2 years ago
US to send home some Saudi military students after shooting
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Saudi security says 2 men shot dead were planning an attack

Saudi Arabia says two men who were shot and killed last week by security officers had been planning a terrorist attack and were armed with explosives and a car bomb
2 years ago
Saudi security says 2 men shot dead were planning an attack