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February 14, 2020, 8:20 AM

Saudi foreign minister: No meeting planned with Netanyahu

Israeli media had speculated that a meeting was on the cards.
February 14, 2020, 8:20 AM
Saudi foreign minister: No meeting planned with Netanyahu
January 23, 2020, 5:23 AM

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.
January 23, 2020, 5:23 AM
Saudi foreign minister dismisses Bezo hacking allegations
1 month 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 month ago
1 month 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 month ago
Saudi Arabia executed record number of prisoners in 2019: Report
1 month 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 month ago
US to send home some Saudi military students after shooting
2 months 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
2 months ago
Saudi security says 2 men shot dead were planning an attack
2 months ago

Saudi court sentences Yemeni to death for attacking dancers

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

Saudi Arabia cuts loose with bevy of models and a rave

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

Saudi restaurants no longer need to segregate women and men

Saudi Arabia takes another step to end decades of conservative restrictions.
2 months ago
2 months 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 months ago
Clash on the Dunes: Saudi Arabia fights to overcome criticism with heavyweight bout
3 months ago

Activists: Saudi Arabia detains 8 in sustained crackdown

Saudi Arabia detains at least 8 intellectuals and former bloggers in a fresh wave of arrests targeting people with links to reformers
3 months ago
Activists: Saudi Arabia detains 8 in sustained crackdown
3 months ago

Saudi Arabia formally starts IPO of oil firm Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia formally announces start of its initial public offering of the state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco
3 months ago
4 months ago

Report: Saudi Aramco shares to start trading in December

Saudi-owned TV channel says initial public offering of state oil giant Saudi Aramco planned for December
4 months ago
Saudi-owned TV: Public offering for Aramco coming next month
4 months ago

US to ask NATO to pay more to protect Saudi Arabia from Iran

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he will urge allies later this week to contribute more to the defense of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to counter threats from Iran
4 months ago
4 months ago

US deploying thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon

The United States is deploying thousands of additional U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of Iran's attack on Saudi oil facilities in September.
4 months ago
US deploying thousands of troops to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon
4 months ago

Thousands of US troops deploying to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon

The United States is deploying thousands of additional U.S. forces to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the Iran's attack on Saudi oil facilities in September.
4 months ago
Thousands of US troops deploying to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon
4 months ago

Saudi Arabia eases restrictions on women taking hotel rooms

Women can rent room alone, foreign couples can share room without marriage proof
4 months ago
5 months ago

Saudi state media say king's bodyguard shot in 'dispute'

Saudi state television is reporting that a prominent bodyguard to King Salman has been shot and killed in what authorities describe as a personal dispute
5 months ago
Saudi state media say king's bodyguard shot in 'dispute'
5 months ago

President Trump deploys additional troops to Saudi Arabia

The president’s decision was made in response to recent attacks against a Saudi oil refinery.
5 months ago
President Trump deploys additional troops to Saudi Arabia
5 months ago

Mike Pompeo heading to Saudi Arabia to 'coordinate' response to Saudi oil attack

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Saudi Arabia to "coordinate" response to Saudi oil attack.
5 months ago
Mike Pompeo heading to Saudi Arabia to 'coordinate' response to Saudi oil attack
5 months ago

Aramco attacks show company entanglement in Saudi politics

The company is vulnerable to Saudi Arabia's conflicts outside its borders.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Oil prices surge as attack on Saudi facility disrupts output

Longer-term impact depends on how long production is disrupted.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Saudi Aramco CEO signals local listing coming 'very soon'

Reports have emerged that 1% of the company could be sold locally.
5 months ago
Saudi Aramco CEO signals local listing coming 'very soon'
5 months ago

New Saudi energy minister urges producers to share burden

Saudi Arabia has led cuts in production as the kingpin of OPEC.
5 months ago
New Saudi energy minister urges producers to share burden
5 months ago

Saudi king replaces energy minister, naming one of his sons

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman holds one of the kingdom's most important positions.
5 months ago
6 months ago

Over 2 million Muslims in Mecca for start of hajj pilgrimage

The hajj is a pilgrimage that attracts millions of Muslims each year.
6 months ago
Over 2 million Muslims in Mecca for start of hajj pilgrimage
6 months ago

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male consent

The move ends a long-standing policy that gave men control over women.
6 months ago
Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male consent
7 months ago

Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemeni rebels

The Saudi military says it has intercepted a drone launched at the kingdom's southern border by Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen
7 months ago
Saudi Arabia intercepts drone launched by Yemeni rebels
7 months ago

They were convicted of minor crimes as teens and now face beheading and 'crucifixion' in Saudi Arabia

Ali al-Nimr, Abdullah al-Zaher, and Dawood al-Marhoon, were sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia after the Arab Spring protests.
7 months ago
For minor crimes, 3 Saudi men face beheading and ‘crucifixion’
7 months ago

Saudi coalition intercepts rebel Yemeni drones

The attacks reportedly halted air traffic in both airports.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia

Such concerts are a stark change in conservative Saudi Arabia.
7 months ago
Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia
8 months ago

Rebuked by many, Saudi crown prince feted at G-20 summit

Rebukes are piling up elsewhere for the Saudi crown prince.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Rebuked by many, Saudi crown prince feted at G20 summit

Saudi's de facto ruler is believed by many to be linked to a journalist's death.
8 months ago
Saudi crown prince feted at G20 despite criticism elsewhere
8 months ago

The journey to nowhere: Little hope for Saudi women since driving ban was lifted

A year after Saudi Arabia's women won the right to drive, life hasn't improved.
8 months ago
Little hope for Saudi women since driving ban was lifted
8 months ago

Republicans join Democrats to rebuke Trump's 'emergency' $8B arms sale to Saudis, Emiratis

Congress moves ahead with plans to block Trump's $8 billion arms deal with Saudis, Emiratis after grilling a State Department official on the decision to bypass them.
8 months ago
Republicans join Democrats to rebuke Trump's 'emergency' $8B arms sale to Saudis
8 months ago

Saudi youth, arrested at 13, faces possible execution

Saudi Arabia has intensified a crackdown on critics.
8 months ago
Saudi youth, arrested at 13, faces possible execution
8 months ago

Senators hope to force vote on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Senators try to increase opposition to President Trump's Saudi Arabia policy.
8 months ago
9 months ago

Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

Yemen's rebels claimed a coordinated drone attack on the Sunni power.
9 months ago
Saudi Arabia says its oil infrastructure attacked by drones
9 months ago

Tankers reported damaged off UAE on major oil trade route

The U.S. has warned ships that "Iran or its proxies" could be targeting vessels.
9 months ago
Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks
9 months ago

4 Saudi oil tankers targeted in Persian Gulf amid tension with Iran

The incident came just days after the U.S. warned commercial vessels that Iran could target sea traffic; there is no evidence Iran was involved.
9 months ago
4 Saudi oil tankers targeted in Persian Gulf amid tension with Iran
9 months ago

2 Saudi oil tankers attacked off United Arab Emirates coast

Saudi Arabia claims the two ships were targeted in "sabotage operations."
9 months ago
2 Saudi oil tankers attacked off United Arab Emirates coast
9 months ago

2 Saudi Arabia oil tankers 'sabotaged'

ABC News' Martha Raddatz reports on what the attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates could mean for global oil supplies.
9 months ago
2 Saudi Arabia oil tankers 'sabotaged'
10 months ago

Incredible timelapse of moon setting in Saudi Arabia

Timelapse captures shadows the setting moon cast in Saudi Arabia and a view of the stars above the Sharaan mountains.
10 months ago
Incredible timelapse of moon setting in Saudi Arabia
10 months ago

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes; most Shiites

All of those executed were Saudi nationals.
10 months ago
Saudi Arabia executes 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes
10 months ago

Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media

There has been a spate of Saudi young people fleeing the country.
10 months ago
Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media
10 months ago

Expert: Images show building of first Saudi nuclear reactor

The facility will be complete within a year, an expert says.
10 months ago
Expert: Images show building of first Saudi nuclear reactor
1 year ago

3 Saudi women activists receive PEN Freedom to Write Award

The women have openly opposed government policies like a ban on women driving.
1 year ago
3 Saudi women activists receive PEN Freedom to Write Award
1 year ago

Report: Saudi talk show suspended after critical views aired

The suspension comes amid a wide-ranging crackdown on government critics.
1 year ago
Report: Saudi talk show suspended after critical views aired
1 year ago

Saudi prosecutors say women's rights activists to face trial

Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia say they have referred detained women's rights activists to trial and that those charged "enjoy all rights preserved by the laws in the kingdom" after them being reportedly tortured in custody
1 year ago
1 year ago

First Saudi female ambassador replaces king's son in US

Saudi Arabia appoints first woman ambassador to represent the kingdom in U.S.
1 year ago