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June 2, 2021, 12:04 PM

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
June 2, 2021, 12:04 PM
Saudi stock market trading stops over technical error
1 month ago

Top general explains his visit to Saudi Arabia

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

Prominent female Saudi activist summoned in relation to case

Activist Loujain al-Hathloul was only released from prison three months ago.
1 month ago
3 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.
3 months ago
Amid airstrikes, rebel offensive, Saudis offer peace initiative to end war in Yemen
3 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
3 months 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.
4 months ago
'(Biden) missed opportunity to rethink the alliance' with Saudi Arabia: Fred Hiatt
4 months ago

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile attack over capital

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

Sand covers snow after storm in Saudi Arabia

Stunning footage shows snow and sand in the desert near the Tabuk region.
4 months ago
Sand covers snow after storm in Saudi Arabia
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Saudi women's activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison after 1001 days
5 months 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
5 months ago
Biden reviews US relations with Saudi Arabia amid pressure over Khashoggi killing
5 months 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
5 months ago
Saudi Arabia to lift Qatar embargo, easing the Gulf crisis
6 months 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
6 months ago
Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years
6 months 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
6 months ago
6 months 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.”
6 months 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
6 months ago
8 months 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
8 months ago
Saudi man arrested after stabbing guard at French Consulate
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Pompeo says 'full' vindication, but IG report finds fault with Saudi arms sales
10 months 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
10 months 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Muslims to wait a year for hajj as virus prompts Saudi curbs
1 year 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
1 year ago
Saudi Arabia to hold 'very limited' hajj due to virus
1 year 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
1 year ago
World Trade Organization finds Saudi links to sports piracy
1 year 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
1 year ago
Saudi police: 6 killed in shootout dispute between families
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Saudi Aramco Q1 profits of $16B as virus impacts earnings
1 year 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
1 year ago
Amid pandemic, oil woes, Saudi Arabia eyes further reforms
1 year ago

Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for minors and floggings

One of the kingdom’s most controversial forms of public punishment is ended.
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
On anniversary of Saudi mass execution, families plead for return of their loved ones
1 year 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
1 year ago
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Saudi Arabia to slash spending by 5% as oil prices fall

The 5% cuts amounts to about $13.3 billion.
1 year ago
Saudi Arabia to slash spending by 5% as oil prices fall
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Saudi women's driving activist on trial almost 2 years after ban was lifted
1 year 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
1 year ago
Saudi Arabia increase oil output to record high
1 year 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
1 year ago
Saudi state oil giant's shares fall 10%, halting trading
1 year 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
1 year ago
Saudi Arabia bans Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca over virus fears
1 year 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
1 year ago
Saudis' arrest of 2 princes called a warning to royal family
1 year 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
1 year ago
Saudis arrest 2 princes for allegedly plotting coup
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Touring US troops in Saudi Arabia, Pompeo touts pressure on Iran amid high tensions
1 year 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
1 year ago
Pompeo meets Saudi king in talks focused on Iranian threats
1 year 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
1 year ago
Pompeo to raise case of US doctor on trial in Saudi Arabia
1 year ago

Saudi foreign minister: No meeting planned with Netanyahu

Israeli media had speculated that a meeting was on the cards.
1 year ago
Saudi foreign minister: No meeting planned with Netanyahu
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Saudi foreign minister dismisses Bezo hacking allegations
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Saudi Arabia executed record number of prisoners in 2019: Report
1 year 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.
1 year ago
US to send home some Saudi military students after shooting
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
Saudi security says 2 men shot dead were planning an attack
1 year ago

Saudi court sentences Yemeni to death for attacking dancers

A Saudi court ruled that a Yemeni man be executed for wounding two dancers.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Saudi Arabia cuts loose with bevy of models and a rave

The conservative kingdom has been trying to rebrand itself.
1 year ago
Saudi Arabia cuts loose with bevy of models and a rave
2 years ago

Saudi restaurants no longer need to segregate women and men

Saudi Arabia takes another step to end decades of conservative restrictions.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Clash on the Dunes: Saudi Arabia fights to overcome criticism, controversy with heavyweight bout

Saturday's highly anticipated rematch for the heavyweight champion of the world will take place in a location that has shocked fans and caused controversy: Saudi Arabia.
2 years ago
Clash on the Dunes: Saudi Arabia fights to overcome criticism with heavyweight bout