WASHINGTONNEWSTIMES.COM: The Worldwide Leader in News 2019-07-14 11:45

Family of Loujain al-Hathloul fight to free imprisoned Saudi activist

Relatives hope raising awareness in the US can help end detention of Hathloul who battled the ban on women driving When Lina al-Hathloul learned her sister, the Saudi activist Loujain al-Hat...

Family of Loujain al-Hathloul fight to free imprisoned Saudi activist

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A Lebanese official says a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Iran is free and on his way to Lebanon BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese official says a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Iran is free and on his way to Lebanon. The post A Lebanese official says a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned for years in Iran is free and on his way to Lebano...
2019-06-11 14:30

Livanos family dishes on cooking show ‘Family Food Fight’ The Livanos family from Armonk hopes they’re cooking on all cylinders for Thursday night’s episode of ABC’s “Family Food Fight.” The new cooking/challenge competition series (9 p.m.) pits eight families against each other as they whip up family recip...
2019-06-28 05:30

Hong Kong Activist Walks Free, Calls On Pro-Beijing Leader To Resign Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong called on the city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam to resign after he walked free from prison on Monday, as historic anti-government protests rocked the city....
2019-06-17 07:15

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....
2019-06-27 22:30

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....
2019-06-07 12:30

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...
2019-06-06 18:45

Family Of Hyderabad Woman, Who Died In Saudi, Seeks Sushma Swaraj's Help The relatives of a 26-year-old woman, who died in Saudi Arabia, have sought External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's help in bringing back her mortal remains....
2019-05-22 05:15

New Senate Bill Proposes Restrictions on U.S. Visas for Saudi Royal Family (Bloomberg) — Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a new strategy: denying visas for members of the kingdom’s royal family. Sena...
2019-07-10 17:45

US May Deny Visa To Saudi Royal Family Members Over Human Rights Record Senate Republicans seeking a way to punish Saudi Arabia over its human rights record without provoking a veto by President Donald Trump are trying a new strategy: denying visas for members of the......
2019-07-11 07:00

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....
2019-07-10 16:15

Palestinian family evicted from East Jerusalem home after court fight A Palestinian family in an East Jerusalem neighborhood was forcibly evicted from their home Wednesday after losing an appeal last month to a right-wing settlement organization....
2019-07-10 23:45

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."...
2019-07-19 02:30

Hollywood has its free-speech moment in fight over movie spoilers Content creators have been trying to restrain what critics and consumers say about their movies online, particularly when it comes to plot revelations. Many in the media have pushed back....
2019-05-22 23:45

Free admission to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens for vets and family members ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — Active duty and retired military members and their families can spend a day at SeaWorld or Busch Gardens for free this summer. Beginning Monday through July 15, United States veterans and families can enjoy free admission to Se...
2019-05-21 15:45

Free to fly the big flag? North Carolina city considers rule change in fight with RV store The city of Statesville, North Carolina is considering a change in an ordinance that would allow an RV company to fly a giant flag outside of its store, a matter that previously sparked a lawsuit....
2019-05-30 05:30

Boxing News at Five: Golovkin and Derevyanchenko could fight for Alvarez’s IBF belt, Wilder hopes Ortiz is drug-free for rematch Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez could be about to lose another of his middleweight belts, and Deontay Wilder says it would be "selfish" if Luis Ortiz cheats again The post Boxing News at Five: Golovkin and Derevyanchenko could fight for Alvarez’s IBF belt, Wil...
2019-07-09 21:30

Contents of home of imprisoned racecar driver up for sale LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — The contents of the suburban Kansas City home of a pro racecar driver imprisoned for running an illegal $2 billion payday loan operation are going up for sale later this month as the government recovers assets to pay back cheated...
2019-06-13 18:15

Nicaragua frees 56 imprisoned protest leaders under new amnesty law Nicaragua said on Tuesday it had released 56 political prisoners under a new law that frees people who were arrested in recent anti-government protests, while protecting police and others who violently clamped down on the demonstrations....
2019-06-11 21:30

Reporters in Turkey adopt a new beat: Imprisoned journalists Three years ago, a failed coup in Turkey led to a media crackdown. Since then, journalists have banded together to document the cases of reporters imprisoned or charged with crimes against the state....
2019-07-15 10:45

Turkey Frees American NASA Scientist Imprisoned for 2 Years The scientist, Serkan Golge, 39, a Turkish-American citizen, was arrested while visiting his family in southern Turkey in 2016. His wife confirmed that he had been released....
2019-05-29 22:45

Nizar Zakka: Iran frees US resident imprisoned for espionage Nizar Zakka, a US permanent resident and Lebanese businessman, said his incarceration in Iran was a case of "kidnapping." Although the US sent well-wishes, it was Lebanon that secured his release....
2019-06-12 04:30

Forest Gate stabbing: Family of father killed in street fight warn of 'normalisation' of knife crime The family of a father who was stabbed to death in a street fight paid tribute today as they urged action to prevent knife crime becoming "normalised" in London....
2019-05-31 17:30

US resident imprisoned in Iran suggests release served to de-escalate tensions Nizar Zakka denied reports his release was part of a wider deal after arriving in his native Lebanon A Lebanese man who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to “kidnapping, arbitrary detenti...
2019-06-12 00:15

El Salvador takes aim at imprisoned gang leaders ability to make calls It will be much harder for El Salvador's prison population, including gang leaders, to communicate with those on the outside after the government on Friday ordered mobile telephone service providers to disable their signals in the facilities....
2019-06-22 05:45

Senior North Korea official thought imprisoned by Kim Jong Un pictured at concert with dictator A senior North Korean official who was involved in denuclearization talks with President Trump enjoyed a concert with dictator Kim Jong Un, state media reported....
2019-06-03 05:15

Ayesha Curry: On her new show, 'Family Food Fight,' and what Stephen Curry cooks for her Host Ayesha Curry talks about the diversity on ABC's 'Family Food Fight,' cooking with her kids and what she and husband Stephen make for each other.        ...
2019-06-19 18:15

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi airport, killing one person The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched a "terrorist" attack on Abha airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing one person and wounding seven others....
2019-06-23 23:30

Saudi-led coalition hits Houthi positions in Yemen's Sanaa: Saudi state TV A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Iran-allied Houthi forces in Yemen's capital Sanaa, Saudi state television reported early on Saturday, part of an escalation of tit-for-tat strikes that has stoked regional tensions....
2019-06-15 12:15

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Houthi positions in Sanaa: Saudi state TV The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has targeted military positions in the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, including air-defense systems, Saudi state TV said on Saturday....
2019-06-15 05:15

Saudi-based Islamic group condemns attack on Saudi airport CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation has condemned the Houthi rebel attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha regional airport, which wounded 26, and said it supported Saudi policies aimed at countering “the forces of dark...
2019-06-13 18:15

Houthi missile attack on Saudi airport wounds 26: Saudi-led coalition Yemeni Houthi forces launched a missile strike on an airport in southern Saudi Arabia early on Wednesday which wounded 26 people, the Saudi-led military coalition said....
2019-06-12 11:30

Saudi Arabia agrees Iran was behind tanker attacks: Saudi minister Saudi Arabia agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday....
2019-06-14 03:00

Yemen's Houthis hit Saudi airport, killing one expat, Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthi movement launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Sunday that killed one person and wounded seven others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen said....
2019-06-23 23:30

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....
2019-06-18 06:30

Anthony Joshua fight prize money: How much will AJ make from Andy Ruiz Jr fight? ANTHONY JOSHUA is making his US debut against Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden tonight, but how much will the heavyweight champion pocket in prize money?...
2019-06-02 03:15

Family Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against City of Phoenix After Police Allegedly Assault, Threaten to Shoot Family A family is suing the City of Phoenix for $10 million after police officers were caught on video using what the family believes is excessive force....
2019-06-15 00:45

Photo-bomber flashes bare chest in background of grieving family at state park, Texas family says A Texas woman is seeking the identity of a photo -bomber who ruined her family’s weekend trip to a state park to remember a family member who died by flashing her bare breasts in the background of a group photo....
2019-07-16 15:30

Make Sugar-Free, Preservative-Free Jam At Home Mausambi (Sweet Lime) Summer is the best time to make this jam as mausambi is available during this season, so you can make the jam without adding any artificial preservatives...
2019-05-31 22:45

Your guide to a meatless, dairy-free and gluten-free Fourth of July barbecue It's never been easier to have a meatless Fourth of July BBQ as vegan products go mainstream. Even your dairy and gluten free friends will be happy.       ...
2019-06-28 19:45

The Division 2 Free Weekend Start Time: PS4, Xbox and PC game goes free to play today The Division 2 is free to play for the next few days. Don't miss your chance to jump into one of the best games of the year without penny a single penny....
2019-06-13 15:15

Get a SIM-free Samsung S10e and free headphones from £319 with this brilliant deal We're always scouting out the best deals on the world's best tech. That means that we can say with certainty that when a deal catches our eye, it is one well worth going for. The most recent apple of our eye comes from Samsung with an offer...
2019-06-12 18:15

Tony Stewart's reaction to Clint Bowyer throwing punches: 'If you're gonna fight, fight' Stewart-Haas Racing's Clint Bowyer threw a flurry of punches at Ryan Newman after NASCAR All-Star Race but got flak for leaving his helmet on.        ...
2019-05-23 04:15

Gluten-Free Diet: Watch How To Make Gluten-Free Vegan Zucchini Pasta At Home Famous vlogger Manjula Jain has shared an amazing recipe of gluten free vegan zucchini pasta on her YouTube channel. The recipe is not only gluten free but is also weight-loss-friendly....
2019-05-31 04:15

PPG Says It Won't Break Up, Despite Pressure From Activist Investor PPG Industries won’t split its units making building paints and industrial coatings, choosing to forge ahead as a unified company after facing pressure from an activist investor to maximize value in its disparate operations....
2019-05-21 18:30

Free Taco Bell tacos and free Chili's burgers are two of the day's top deals Krispy Kreme has announced a new Original Filled doughnut and a way to try it for free Saturday as part of its National Donut Day challenge.       ...
2019-06-19 01:00

US following deportation case of rights activist in Israel The U.S. State Department says it is closely following Israel's case against the local director of Human Rights Watch, who faces deportation under a law barring entry to those who have publicly supported a boycott of Israel or its West Bank settlemen...
2019-05-24 19:45

Activist rips on Hudson Bay’s $7 share offer Activist investor Jonathan Litt isn’t done rattling cages at Saks Fifth Avenue — but he may be too late. Saks owner Hudson’s Bay Co. announced plans to go private last week, prompting Litt — who pushed for a sale two years ago — to deride the $7.06 p...
2019-06-19 10:15

Kim Kardashian keeps up with Tucson’s border activist case TUCSON –The trial continues Tuesday for the border activist detained in 2018 for allegedly harboring undocumented migrants in the U.S. Scott Warren, a volunteer with No More Deaths, is accused of conspiring to harbor and transport two Mexican nationa...
2019-06-04 22:15

Pakistani activist known for criticism killed in Islamabad ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say an activist known for his online criticism of the country’s military and politicians has been killed by unknown assailants in a wooded area of the capital, Islamabad. Local police official Ayaz Khan says Mo...
2019-06-17 07:15

Arizona should drop charges against pro-migrant activist: U.N. United Nations human rights experts urged U.S. authorities on Wednesday to drop charges against an Arizona man on trial for providing aid and shelter to migrants crossing over from Mexico....
2019-06-05 18:15

Watch: UK Minister Assaults Greenpeace Activist As Others Look On Greenpeace accused British minister Mark Field of assault after the Conservative politician was filmed physically removing a climate change protester from a dinner in the City of London....
2019-06-21 22:00

Ex-BJP Lawmaker Gets Life For RTI Activist's Murder In Gujarat A special CBI court today sentenced former BJP lawmaker Dinu Bogha Solanki and six others to life imprisonment for killing RTI activist Amit Jethwa in 2010 after he tried to expose illegal mining......
2019-07-11 15:45

US to decide whether to retry Arizona border activist TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Federal prosecutors are getting ready to announce whether they’ll retry a border activist after a U.S. jury was unable to reach a verdict against him on charges of conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants. The deci...
2019-07-03 11:00

Free Slurpee Day: 7-Eleven celebrates birthday Thursday with free Slurpee giveaway July 11 is 7-Eleven Day, aka Free Slurpee Day. This year, 7-Eleven celebrates its birthday by giving away even more free Slurpee drinks.       ...
2019-07-10 02:45

Free Galaxy Buds with Galaxy S10 purchase are back with free YouTube Premium on top Samsung’s 2019 lineup of Galaxy S flagships made quite an impression at its release. The four S10 devices have gorgeous displays and elegant design which captured people’s attention. To make them even more lucrative, Samsung began selling the phones ...
2019-06-05 02:15

Deliberations to resume in trial of Arizona border activist TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jurors are expected to resume deliberations in the trial of a border activist in Arizona accused of harboring immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally. The jury received the case Friday in U.S. District Court in Tucson before br...
2019-06-10 16:30

'I have to go off': activist Sylvia Rivera on choosing to riot at Stonewall In a 1989 interview, the New York City LGBTQ activist and icon describes the tumult of the uprising in Greenwich VillageThe New York City LGBTQ activist and icon Sylvia Rivera discusses the Stonewall uprising, the clubs in Greenwich Village at the ti...
2019-06-23 13:45

Ex-BJP Lawmaker Dinu Solanki, 6 Others Guilty Of Killing RTI Activist Former BJP lawmaker Dinu Solanki and six others were Saturday convicted by a special CBI court in Ahmedabad for killing RTI activist Amit Jethwa in 2010 as he tried to expose illegal mining activities......
2019-07-06 18:15

Ex-Gujarat BJP Lawmaker Given Life Sentence For RTI Activist's Murder A Special CBI Court in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Thursday sentenced former BJP lawmaker Dinu Bogha Solanki from Gujarat's Saurashtra and six others to life imprisonment for the murder of RTI activist......
2019-07-11 23:00

The Latest: Hong Kong activist angry over decision on law HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on a protest in Hong Kong against amendments to its extradition laws (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Prominent Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow has expressed anger over a decision by the territory’s leader to move forward ...
2019-06-10 13:15

U.S. activist faces up to 20 years in prison for harboring migrants An Arizona activist charged with harboring two undocumented migrants faces trial on Wednesday in a case likely to set a precedent over what aid U.S. citizens can give to illegal border crossers....
2019-05-29 13:15

Jury deliberations to continue in trial of border activist TUCSON – After about eleven and a half hours of deliberation, a jury in federal court said they were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of border activist Scott Warren. The jury indicated they were unable to agree on a verdict for all three...
2019-06-11 09:15

Rights activist in Chechnya gets parole on drug sentence GROZNY, Russia (AP) — A court in Russia’s province of Chechnya has paroled a prominent rights activist whose conviction drew an international outcry. Oyub Titiyev, who led the Chechen office of prominent rights group Memorial, had been in custo...
2019-06-10 19:15

Send us your questions for climate activist Greta Thunberg Got a question for the Swedish 16-year-old who started a youth climate revolution? Here’s your chance to ask her...On 20 August 2018, Greta Thunberg, then aged 15, did not attend her first day back at school after the summer holidays. Instead, she ma...
2019-05-24 14:30

This activist Thai band is living in exile: ‘We are really in danger’ BANGKOK — They are members of a folk music group living communally in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, but they are in fear for their lives. The musicians from the band Faiyen fled their homes in neighboring Thailand in 2014, afraid of arrest afte...
2019-05-29 21:45

Trial begins for border activist who helped migrants TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a border activist charged with harboring migrants in a case that advocates say is politically motivated. Defendant Scott Daniel Warren was arrested in 2018 when Border Patrol agent...
2019-05-30 00:45

Greenpeace activist: 'Mark Field needs anger management' Janet Barker recounts assault by suspended MP and says it will not stop her activismBruised and still shaken, Janet Barker is incredulous at the violent reaction of the Foreign Office minister Mark Field to her peaceful protest with fellow Greenpeace...
2019-06-21 18:30

Thai court affirms defamation judgment against UK activist An appeals court in Thailand has upheld a 10 million baht ($313,000) judgment against a British activist who was sued by a fruit canning company whose workers complained of alleged labor abuses....
2019-05-22 15:30

U.S. activist tried to 'shield' migrants from Border Patrol: prosecutor An Arizona activist charged with harboring two undocumented migrants was part of a conspiracy to transport and "shield" the men from law enforcement, a prosecutor said on Wednesday at the opening of his trial....
2019-05-30 09:30

Uber Must Act Against Those Who Harassed Disability Rights Activist: Centre The Centre has asked app-based cab aggregator Uber India to act against two of its drivers, who had allegedly harassed disability rights activist Arman Ali....
2019-07-04 14:45

UK Minister Suspended For Assaulting Activist Who Gatecrashed Event A minister in charge of India in the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) was suspended on Friday after footage showed him "grabbing" and forcibly ejecting a climate activist at a political......
2019-06-21 22:00

Activist Gatemore snaps up Moss Bros stake An activist fund manager which pressed for a break-up of French Connection has turned its attention to another fashion chain by snapping up a 10% stake in Moss Bros, the suit-hire specialist....
2019-06-10 04:45

Japan's day care crisis is breeding a new kind of activist When Japanese politician Yuka Ogata decided to bring her 7-month-old child into Kumamoto's city assembly, she was hoping to set a precedent for working mothers. Instead, she embarked on a battle....
2019-07-08 05:30

Climate activist Greta Thunberg in Berlin: 'We will never stop' The Swedish teen activist has praised Germany's young protesters for sacrificing their education for the climate. Thunberg's movement calls on students around the work to skip school every Friday....
2019-07-19 15:15

| At UN, Hong Kong activist calls for more pressure on China Hong Kong activist Denise Ho urged the international community to increase pressure on China, in a speech to the UN rights council interrupted twice by a diplomat from Beijing....
2019-07-09 19:00

Pakistani Blogger And Activist, Known For Criticism Of Army, Killed A 22-year-old Pakistani blogger and journalist known for criticising the country's military and the spy agency ISI was killed by a man in Islamabad, the police said today....
2019-06-17 12:30

Border activist Scott Warren to be retried on 2 charges TUCSON – Prosecutors announced Tuesday morning the border activists charged on harboring counts will have a retrial. During Scott Warren’s trial in June, defense attorneys argued he was just being kind by giving two migrants water, food and lodging w...
2019-07-03 11:00

The Latest: Jurors hearing arguments in activist’s trial TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): 10 a.m. Jurors are hearing closing arguments in federal court in Arizona in the trial of a border activist charged with harboring two immigrant men he says he was simply helping. Federal prosecuto...
2019-06-07 20:01

Activist investor drives to put Callaway Golf up for sale As golfers stormed Pebble Beach, Calif., for the US Open Thursday, the world’s largest golf club manufacturer found itself under attack by an activist investor. Barry Rosenstein’s Jana Partners unveiled a 9.2 percent stake in Callaway Golf and is urg...
2019-06-14 05:30

7 Best Sugar-Free Desserts | Easy Sugar Free Sweets To Try At Home! Sugar free sweets and desserts are the best way to satiate your sweet tooth and not even feel guilty! We've got a list of sugar free recipes that you can try at home and gorge on sinful treats......
2019-07-16 21:30

De Blasio tangles with student activist over school diversity efforts An irritated Mayor de Blasio pointedly defended his school diversity efforts on WNYC Friday after a teen caller questioned his sense of urgency. Phoning in to the Brian Lehrer show, student Tiffani Torres chided de Blasio directly for not taking suff...
2019-06-07 21:15

Prosecutors Are Still Trying to Convict Activist Who Gave Water to Migrants in the Desert Last month, the jury in the case of a migrant aid activist facing up to 20 years in prison for providing food, water, and shelter for immigrants making the trek through the desert was deadlocked. Don’t worry, though: The Department of Justice isn’t g...
2019-07-04 00:45

Jury deadlocks over activist who gave migrants food and shelter Scott Daniel Warren faced up to 20 years in prison in a case aid groups said would have wide implications on their work A US jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist who, defense attorneys say, was simply being kind by providi...
2019-06-12 07:01

Motion denied to dismiss indictment of Arizona border activist TUCSON – The motion to dismiss the indictment of an activist arrested for allegedly harboring migrants who crossed the southern border was denied by a judge last week. Back in January 2018, Scott Daniel Warren was taken into custody after feder...
2019-05-29 03:30

Tommy Robinson jailed: what is contempt of court and why was the far-right activist guilty of it? Tommy Robinson has been jailed for contempt of court over a video he broadcast on Facebook featuring defendants in a criminal trial - in breach of a reporting ban....
2019-07-11 20:45

Thai anti-military activist attacked and left unconscious BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai activist who opposes the military’s role in politics has been assaulted and left unconscious in the second attack against him this month, as violence against pro-democracy advocates becomes more aggressive. According to a ...
2019-06-28 11:45

Indian-American Activist Who Shouted At Jeff Bezos Arrested Indian-American activist Priya Sawhney, who interrupted Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos'' on-stage talk, has been arrested on trespassing and burglary charges, according to media reports....
2019-06-08 13:00

World Cup soccer: Activist Megan Rapinoe says she is 'extremely American' United States Women's National Team forward Megan Rapinoe said she is "extremely American" when asked to respond to critics who say her words or actions are anti-American....
2019-07-06 01:15

Hong Kong Activist Granted Asylum by Germany: 'I Had No Choice' Germany has granted asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, a sign of waning international confidence in the city’s political freedoms and justice system....
2019-05-22 10:45

Kenyan Author and LGBT Activist Binyavanga Wainaina Has Died at 48 (NAIROBI, Kenya) — One of Africa’s best-known authors, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded, told The Associated Press the Kenya...
2019-05-22 11:15

Hong Kong activist vows to resist extradition bill TOKYO (AP) — A prominent Hong Kong student activist says many residents were angered by a decision by the territory’s leader to move ahead with a controversial extradition bill despite a massive weekend protest. Agnes Chow is among a group of y...
2019-06-10 16:30

White Nationalist Gets Life For Killing Activist During 2017 US Protests An American neo-Nazi who killed an activist when he rammed his car into a group of counter-protesters during a white supremacist rally was jailed for life without parole on Friday....
2019-06-29 04:30

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson jailed again in UK as his supporters clash with police British far-right activist Tommy Robinson has been sentenced again to prison Thursday after being found in contempt of court, sparking clashes between police and his supporters in London....
2019-07-11 23:15

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison HONG KONG (AP) — Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, has been released from prison. Wong’s release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility on Monday came as student demonstrators and poli...
2019-06-17 07:15

How Cognizant's digital evolution was derailed by an activist investment firm By constricting Cognizant's growth-first strategy during a time of re-invention and acquisitions, critics say that activist firm Elliot Management undermined the firm's pioneering efforts in the digital space in order to make some quick cash....
2019-05-28 10:15

Kenyan author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dead at 48 NAIROBI, Kenya — One of Africa’s best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chai...
2019-05-23 03:00

Corporate activist Elliott outspending rivals: Lazard data Elliott Management Corp, Paul Singer's $35 billion hedge fund, has outspent all rivals in pushing for corporate changes like spin-offs, mergers, and management overhauls this year....
2019-07-10 09:30

Arizona border activist trial ends in hung jury TUCSON – A final verdict could not be reached for a man accused of harboring and conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants Tuesday afternoon –resulting in a hung jury. BREAKING: Hung jury in the trial of No More Deaths volunteer Dr. Scott Warr...
2019-06-12 01:15

Trial of Arizona activist charged with harboring migrants begins TUCSON – The trial of an Arizona activist charged with harboring migrants illegally began Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Tucson. Scott Daniel Warren /Arizona State University/ Courtesy: NBC News Dr. Scott Warren is accused of harboring mig...
2019-05-30 01:45

South Sudan sentences prominent activist to more prison time JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A South Sudan court has sentenced a prominent activist and economist to two years in prison. Relatives wept on Tuesday as Peter Biar Ajak and five other men were sentenced. They were accused of inciting an uprising in the cou...
2019-06-11 14:30

D.E. Shaw's top shareholder activist Koffey leaves hedge fund Hedge fund manager Quentin Koffey, who joined D.E. Shaw & Co two years ago from Elliott Management Corp to lead its shareholder activism strategy, has left to join Senator Investment Group LP, the......
2019-05-24 05:15

Migrant activist’s arrest in Arizona has Good Samaritans spooked AJO, Ariz. — Ever since federal agents arrested a local activist for helping two illegal immigrants in this parched desert town near the Mexican border last year, residents are thinking twice about being good Samaritans. “I guess I’ll have to start a...
2019-07-01 00:30

Arizona migrant activist trial results in hung jury An Arizona jury on Tuesday said it was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of U.S. human rights activist Scott Warren, who was accused of harboring two undocumented migrants and conspiring to hide them from law enforcement....
2019-06-12 00:45

Schwarzenegger teams up with activist Greta Thunberg at climate summit A top climate summit organized by Arnold Schwarzenegger's environmental organization has opened in Vienna. Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the opening of a failure by the leaders in attendance to act....
2019-05-28 13:45

UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson convicted in contempt-of-court case Judges on Friday found British far-right activist Tommy Robinson to be in contempt of court after he filmed defendants during a trial last year and posted the footage on social media, breaching reporting restrictions on the case....
2019-07-05 20:30

Louisiana police investigate slaying of civil rights activist-historian Police in Louisiana are investigating the presumed slaying of a prominent civil rights activist and founder of an African-American history museum whose body was found in the trunk of her car in the state capital, Baton Rouge, officials said on Sunday...
2019-07-15 03:30

Stonewall Activist and Trans Matriarch Miss Major Recovering From Stroke Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a rabble-rousing, bad-ass warrior woman who is ever liberal with the word “motherfucker,” and has been instrumental in demanding dignity and resources for black trans women, suffered a stroke on July 4 but is recovering in a...
2019-07-10 02:15

Activist arrested for giving migrants food and shelter faces retrial Scott Warren, who was accused of aiding migrants, will be retried after a jury last month was unable to reach a verdict at his trialUS prosecutors announced in court that they would retry a border activist accused of aiding migrants, after a jury las...
2019-07-03 01:45

MOVES-D.E. Shaw's top shareholder activist Koffey leaves hedge fund Hedge fund manager Quentin Koffey, who joined D.E. Shaw & Co two years ago from Elliott Management Corp to lead its shareholder activism strategy, has left to join Senator Investment Group LP, the firms told Reuters on Thursday....
2019-05-24 06:15

Louisiana civil rights activist found in car trunk was suffocated, coroner says A Louisiana civil rights activist and founder of an African-American museum was killed by "traumatic asphyxia" before her body was found in the trunk of her car in the state capital last week, according to a coroner's report released on Monday....
2019-07-16 07:15

Activist investor urges Madame Tussauds-owner Merlin to go private - FT Activist investor ValueAct has urged Merlin Entertainments, the owner of Madame Tussauds, the London Eye, Alton Towers, to go private, the Financial Times reported on Thursday....
2019-05-23 07:30

Delta buys stake in Korean Air parent, may help avert activist threat Delta Air Lines bought a 4.3% stake in Korean Air Lines Co's parent company and said it wants to raise it to 10%, giving a boost to the management of South Korea's top carrier that seeks to thwart a local activist fund's challenge....
2019-06-21 06:30

HomeStreet defeats activist Roaring Blue Lion in proxy contest HomeStreet Inc defeated Roaring Blue Lion Capital Management's campaign to unseat one director and install its own candidate, ending a two-year standoff between the financial services company and the......
2019-06-21 06:01

Serpentine Galleries Chief Quits, With Harsh Words for Activist Artists Yana Peel resigned after a newspaper revealed she had connections to a cybersecurity firm whose spyware has been used by governments to track journalists and activists....
2019-06-18 14:45

Ex-Fox News reporter Carl Cameron and a climate change activist take on Drudge A climate change activist and a former Fox News reporter are teaming up on a website designed to combat “disinformation” spread by right-leaning media, focusing especially on climate change....
2019-07-01 17:45

A transgender activist made waves when she spoke at the DNC. Now she’s running for state Senate. If Sarah McBride wins the 2020 race to replace Delaware Sen. Harris McDowell, who is retiring at the end of his term, McBride will be the state’s first elected transgender senator....
2019-07-10 01:30

Activist Who Spotlighted Black History Found Dead In Trunk Of Car: Police Sadie Roberts-Joseph's sister remembers her as a woman who made things better - who led neighborhood trash cleanups and house repairs, who launched a local group to fight drugs and violence, who......
2019-07-15 06:30

"They Gave You Nobel For What?" Trump Asks Yazidi Activist Nadia Murad US President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared unfamiliar with the work and cause of Nobel laureate Nadia Murad as she pleaded with him to help the Yazidis of Iraq....
2019-07-18 07:30

Teen activist Thunberg urges leaders to admit climate crisis BERLIN (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is urging world leaders to acknowledge that global warming “is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.” Thunberg told political and business leaders at a conference in Austria on T...
2019-05-28 15:01

Animal rights activist facing felonies in Jeff Bezos protest Authorities in Las Vegas are filing felony charges against a 30-year-old California woman who was arrested after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on a conference stage while yelling about chicken farms....
2019-06-08 03:45

Activist Hong Kong singer faces down China at UN rights body Hong Kong pop singer Denise Ho has taken a message of defiance against China to the U.N.’s top human rights body, pitting her star power against its economic power — and prompting a Chinese diplomat to interrupt her...
2019-07-09 07:45

Mexican activist shot dead before vote on power project he opposed Environmental campaigners against electric plant and pipeline say Samir Flores Soberanes’s murder is a ‘political crime’A Mexican environmental activist has been murdered before a referendum on a controversial thermal-electric plant and pipeline that...
2019-05-21 21:01

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong released from prison A prominent pro-democracy activist has been released from prison. Joshua Wong's release comes a day after a record-breaking protest in the former British colony....
2019-06-17 08:45

Jury couldn't decide if Arizona activist broke law helping migrants An Arizona jury on Tuesday said it was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a U.S. human rights activist who was accused of hiding undocumented migrants, but said he was offering them humanitarian aid....
2019-06-12 11:30

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong released from Hong Kong prison Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison and has vowed to join ongoing protests demanding that the head of the island's government resign....
2019-06-17 09:45

An Activist Says Refugees on Manus Island Attempted Suicide After Australia’s Election At least nine refugees attempted suicide after Australia’s ruling conservative party won a surprise victory in the country’s election over the weekend, reports CNN. Human rights activist Behrouz Boochani, who is currently being detained a...
2019-05-22 12:15

Facebook, privacy activist Schrems face off in July 9 court hearing Facebook will face Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems next week at Europe's top court in a landmark case that could affect how hundreds of thousands of companies transfer personal data worldwide as well as Europeans' privacy rights....
2019-07-03 22:30

Jury deadlocked over Arizona border activist who allegedly helped illegal immigrants Jurors were deadlocked Tuesday in the case of an Arizona border activist accused of transporting and harboring migrants while providing them with humanitarian aid. ...
2019-06-12 01:45

Hong Kong activist released from jail, immediately joins latest protests A notorious Hong Kong protest leader was released from jail Monday — immediately joining the latest mass demonstrations trying to oust embattled leader Carrie Lam. Joshua Wong, 22, walked free from the Lai Chi Kok correctional facility after co...
2019-06-17 15:00

It's vigilante activist vs. politically connected farmer in animal abuse controversy One is the Batman of the animal welfare world. The other is an innovative farmer with ties to Trump. Both are mavericks in their fields.        ...
2019-06-08 04:45

UPDATE 2-HomeStreet defeats activist Roaring Blue Lion in proxy contest HomeStreet Inc defeated Roaring Blue Lion Capital Management's campaign to unseat one director and install its own candidate, ending a two-year standoff between the financial services company and the activist investor, the company said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 22:30

Pressure builds on Hong Kong leader with democracy activist set to leave jail Hong Kong's political crisis enters its second week on Monday as uncertainty grows over the fate of government leader Carrie Lam and the extradition bill she postponed at the weekend....
2019-06-17 05:00

Algerian political activist Kamel Eddine Fekhar dies on hunger strike ALGIERS, Algeria — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia has died. The lawyer for Kamel Eddine Fekhar, a doctor in Ghardaia, which is where much of Algeria’s minorit...
2019-05-29 21:45

New York City to Honor Revolutionary Trans Activist Marsha P. Johnson With Monument The world’s first monument to transgender activists, announced Wednesday in New York City, will pay tribute to two women of color, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, for their roles in leading the gay rights movement....
2019-05-30 18:00

Hong Kong activist Wong: World leaders 'must' raise our eroding freedoms at G-20 Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said Friday that G-20 leaders meeting in Japan can help protect the city's freedoms by raising their concerns with Chinese President Xi Jinping....
2019-06-28 11:45

British lawmaker Mark Field under fire for removing activist at black tie event A British Conservative member of Parliament is being asked to resign after he was seen grabbing a protester and forcing her out of a fancy black tie event....
2019-06-21 15:30

Indian-American Activist Storms On Stage, Shouts At Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos An Indian-American animal rights activist briefly interrupted Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos's on-stage firechat when she rushed on stage and asked Bezos to do something about "chicken farms"....
2019-06-07 09:30

Leah Chase, Iconic Executive Chef and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 96 Leah Chase, iconic executive chef, civil rights activist, and co-owner of the legendary Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans, died Saturday her family announced. She was 96 years old....
2019-06-02 19:30

Trump attacks judge who blocked border wall plans as 'Obama activist' Judge Haywood Gilliam said officials could not use money secured under Trump’s emergency declaration to build key sections of wallAfter a federal judge blocked his attempt to build key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declarat...
2019-05-26 01:45

‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Diane Guerrero is an activist for immigrant youth (and knows you hate series finales) The "Doom Patrol" actress talks about how sharing her story of her parents being deported has changed her, what she's looking for in a 2020 candidate and why audiences will never be satisfied with endings....
2019-05-30 23:15

'White Knight' Delta buys stake in Korean Air parent, dampens activist threat Delta Air Lines bought a small stake in Korean Air Lines Co's parent company and said it wants to increase it to 10%, giving a boost to the management of South Korea's top carrier that seeks to thwart a local activist fund's challenge....
2019-06-21 19:45

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King says Manafort doesn't deserve Rikers Rikers Island is so bad, that not even Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort should be doing time there, says Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King....
2019-06-05 06:45

Former Democrat turned conservative gay rights activist slams Pride, sues LGBT Center The 42-year-old Harlem hairdresser said the gay community turned its back on him once the former “diehard liberal” — who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 — switched to the Republican Party....
2019-06-16 00:15

Pro-Trump college GOP activist Charlie Kirk will launch a new group to target Democrats in 2020 The page concludes with a notice that Turning Point Action is a 501(c)(4) entity, which by law can campaign either for or against candidates running for office....
2019-05-21 16:45

Hong Kong protest: freed pro-democracy activist calls for HK leader Carrie Lam to resign Hong Kong's most prominent student activist today demanded the territory's leader resign as he was released from prison — and immediately joined fresh protests against a controversial bill allowing extradition to China....
2019-06-17 12:15

Freed Hong Kong democracy activist joins mass calls for leader to quit Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, steps down....
2019-06-17 09:30

Extinction Rebellion activist tearful as she hears protest stopped man from reaching dying father A climate activist fought back tears as she apologised to a man who was unable to reach his dying dad's bedside due to a demonstration blocking the road....
2019-07-19 00:45

Freed Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Addresses Rally on the Day He Is Released From Prison Activists and striking students gathered outside Hong Kong’s Legislative Council on Monday to listen to freed democracy campaigner Joshua Wong on the day he was released from prison—and one day after massive protests forced an abject clim...
2019-06-17 09:45

Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail, vows to join mass protests Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, to step down....
2019-06-17 09:30

Tory MP under fire as footage shows him holding activist by back of neck as he removes her from speech A Tory MP has come under fire after video footage showed him physically removing a climate change activist from a high-profile dinner at Mansion House....
2019-06-21 03:30

UPDATE 1-Activist investor ValueAct urges Madame Tussauds-owner Merlin to go private Activist shareholder ValueAct on Thursday urged Merlin Entertainments to go private and said the owner of Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and Alton Towers could be valued at about 4 pounds a share, 20% more than its current price....
2019-05-23 10:30

A beloved Baton Rouge activist and founder of African American Museum discovered dead in the trunk of her car Deborah White on Facebook A beloved Baton Rouge-based activist and community leader was found dead in the trunk of her car. The body of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was found Friday but the cause of her death is reportedly still unknown.See the rest...
2019-07-15 10:45

Billionaire anti-Trump activist Tom Steyer enters 2020 race with pledge to spend $100 million Billionaire activist Tom Steyer said Tuesday that he will run for president in 2020, entering the crowded Democratic field late in the race with a pledge to focus on climate change and reforming the political system....
2019-07-09 21:15

Sex-offender tenant of Louisiana activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph accused of killing her, likely over late rent A convicted sex offender has been arrested and charged with murdering Sadie Roberts-Joseph, who founded an African-American history museum in Louisiana, police and prosecutors announced on Tuesday. ...
2019-07-17 06:45

Police Arrest Suspect in Death of Baton Rouge Community Activist, Say No Evidence That Killing Was a Hate Crime Baton Rouge, La., police announced on Tuesday they had a suspect in the death of beloved community activist, Sadie Roberts-Joseph. The 75-year-old community leader and founder of the city’s African American Museum was found dead in the trunk of her c...
2019-07-18 01:15

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong freed from jail, and vows to join mass protests Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Chief Executive Leader Carrie Lam....
2019-06-17 09:45

“Umbrella Movement” activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence HONG KONG (AP) — “Umbrella Movement” activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence. The post “Umbrella Movement” activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong...
2019-06-17 07:15

Trump, calling for legal appeal, slams ‘activist Obama appointed judge’ over border wall ruling President Trump on Saturday ripped into what he described as an “activist Obama appointed judge” after a federal judge blocked the administration’s plan to reallocate money to the building of a wall on the southern border....
2019-05-25 23:30

Xbox Live free game download: Get this Xbox One free game all weekend on Microsoft! This weekend, Microsoft and Xbox are continuing their trend of providing players with titles to try out and play - here's what you need to know about GRIP: Combat Racing...
2019-07-06 10:15

Teen climate activist urges leaders to admit climate crisis BERLIN — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg called on world leaders Tuesday to acknowledge the seriousness of global warming and that not enough is being done to curb it. Speaking at a conference in the Austrian capital, Vienna, Thunberg suggest...
2019-05-28 23:15

Greenpeace activist grabbed around the neck by Tory MP Mark Field says he should 'go on anger management course' The woman who was grabbed around the neck by Tory MP Mark Field has been named as Greenpeace activist Janet Barker, who today called for him to attend an anger management course....
2019-06-21 21:15

In fear for their lives, activist Thai band lives in exile BANGKOK (AP) — Several Thai musicians living in exile in neighboring Laos fear possible abduction or even murder by people they believe are seeking to eliminate them for songs seen as disrespectful toward their country’s monarchy. The musicians...
2019-05-29 12:15

Saudi Aramco The world’s most valuable company may not be Apple Inc. That crown could instead belong to Aramco, as Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is better known. The sprawling state-owned producer, sitting atop one-fifth of the globe’s petroleum reserves, pumps more crud...
2019-07-05 21:45

Leah Chase, civil rights activist and 'Queen of Creole Cuisine' at Dooky Chase, dies at 96 New Orleans legend and civil rights activist Leah Chase of Dooky Chase's Restaurant cooked with a secret ingredient: "Love."        ...
2019-06-03 01:30

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....
2019-07-01 04:15

BP boosts Saudi, U.S. oil reserves estimates BP raised its estimates of Saudi and U.S. crude oil reserves at the end of last year by 12% and 22%, respectively, in its benchmark 2019 Statistical Review of World Energy....
2019-06-11 16:45

The Saudi-Qatari Breach, Explained When four Arab states led by Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties and transportation links with Qatar in June 2017, there were expectations that the rulers would resolve the spat quietly among themselves, as they did a similar dispute three years earlier...
2019-07-10 12:30

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....
2019-07-18 10:15

New Saudi club to open with Ne-Yo, but alcohol still a no-no A non-alcoholic nightclub is opening in Saudi Arabia in the latest push to loosen restrictions on entertainment, but it had already courted controversy with detractors prompting Instagram to pull the venue’s new account down...
2019-06-13 18:30

Boy Arrested For Political Unrest When He Was 13 Won't Be Executed: Saudi A young man from Saudi Arabia's minority Shi'ite Muslim community who was arrested at the age of 13 will not be executed and could be released by 2022, a Saudi official told Reuters on Saturday......
2019-06-16 09:45

Analysis: Saudi and the arms race less spoken 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...
2019-06-09 04:00

Trump Says Saudi Crown Prince Doing "Spectacular Job" US President Donald Trump Saturday praised Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying he was doing a "spectacular job" as the pair met on the sidelines of the G20 summit....
2019-06-29 04:30

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...
2019-06-08 14:30

House Moves Again to Cut Off Support to Saudi War in Yemen The vote was part of a barrage of defense policy measures that would put a Democratic stamp on the military and serve as an indictment of the president’s foreign policy....
2019-07-12 03:45

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....
2019-06-28 20:30

'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....
2019-05-23 22:30

New Saudi ambassadors take up posts in Washington and London Saudi Arabia's new ambassadors to the United States and the United Kingdom have taken up their posts after several months' vacancy amid tensions with Western allies over the Yemen war and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi....
2019-07-04 13:00

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....
2019-06-14 04:00

'What they did to me was so horrific': brutal silencing of a Saudi feminist To the outside world, Loujain al-Hathloul is regarded as one of the most influential women on the planet – but in her own country, she is seen as a threat who must be stoppedLoujain al-Hathloul always likes to ask questions, her brother Walid says. “...
2019-05-24 21:30

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....
2019-06-29 08:45

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....
2019-06-11 06:45

Leonardo masterpiece 'being kept on Saudi prince's yacht' Report of Salvator Mundi’s whereabouts confirms trend for great artworks to be displayed aboard billionaires’ superyachtsThe world’s most expensive artwork – Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Salvator Mundi – has reportedly been installed on Saudi crow...
2019-06-11 15:45

Saudi crown prince feted at G20 despite criticism elsewhere OSAKA, Japan (AP) — For many he’s an international pariah, but you wouldn’t know it by the lavish reception Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received at the G-20 summit this week. He beamed as he stood front and center, sandwich...
2019-06-28 15:15

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...
2019-06-11 12:00

Saudi Arabia Strikes Deal to Buy U.S. Natural Gas The kingdom has signed an initial agreement to purchase U.S. liquefied natural gas from Sempra Energy, a new strategic direction for Saudi Arabia it seeks to establish a footprint in the growing global market for the fuel....
2019-05-22 13:01

Saudi youth, arrested at 13, faces possible execution DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Amnesty International says a young Saudi man, arrested when he was 13, could get the death sentence for taking part in protests by minority Shiites demanding greater rights. The rights group says Murtaja Qureiris, n...
2019-06-10 16:30

Crude Oil Plunges on ... Saudi Pledge? Not Even Close AFTER a big move in oil ... there's always a "reason" to explain the price action. Yet Elliott wave analysis spotted a clear chart set-up in crude before it made headlines. See it for yourself right here....
2019-05-21 16:15

UK chemical giant Ineos to buy £1.6bn Saudi stake The petrochemical company founded by Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe has said it will buy a £1.6bn ($2bn) stake in a plant complex in Saudi Arabia....
2019-06-03 16:45

Official says Pakistan to get Saudi oil on credit as of July ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says the much-anticipated Saudi oil will start flowing to Islamabad as of July, with payments deferred for three years. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh says the buy-now-pay-later deal with the kingdom, reached last October, ...
2019-05-23 11:30

Saudi Energy Conundrum Deepens With Gas Deal Saudi Arabia has finally found a deal that makes sense. After forays into Uber and WeWork, state-controlled oil giant Saudi Aramco has lined up a deal to buy liquefied natural gas from U.S. utility Sempra Energy....
2019-05-30 17:30

The world’s most expensive painting is on a Saudi superyacht This Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece may be riding da waves. “Salvator Mundi” — the rare painting whose whereabouts have been shrouded in secrecy since it sold for a record-busting $450 million in 2017 — is being kept on the superya...
2019-06-11 02:45

A Saudi Princess Is Being Tried in Absentia for an Alleged Paris Beating PARIS (AP) — The only daughter of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was put on trial in absentia Tuesday in Paris for allegedly ordering her bodyguard to strike a plumber she suspected of taking photos and video at the Saudi royal family’s...
2019-07-10 11:30

Houthi rebels claim attack on Saudi air base A drone attack on King Khalid Air Base in southwest Saudi Arabia by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels Monday evening resulted in competing narratives from the opposing sides....
2019-07-17 15:00

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....
2019-05-22 19:45

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....
2019-05-22 01:45

Oil jumps on Saudi, Russia support for supply cuts Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq backed an extension of supply cuts for another six to nine months ahead of an OPEC meeting this week....
2019-07-01 04:15

Iran-Allied Rebels Strike Saudi Airport A missile fired Wednesday by Iran-allied militias in Yemen injured 26 civilians in Saudi Arabia, according to a U.S.-backed military coalition fighting the insurgents, an attack that comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran....
2019-06-12 16:15

| Palestinians break with Saudi Eid date for first time in years The Palestinians will begin the Eid festivities on a different day to Saudi Arabia for the first time since at least 1994 due to differences in the sighting of the moon, leading some to question why....
2019-06-05 07:15

Saudi security say 2 Italians injured in apparent attack Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says two Italians were wounded in the coastal city of Jiddah earlier this month in what appears to have been a premeditated attack targeting their cars....
2019-06-18 16:15

Trump talks to Saudi crown prince on Iran, oil U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted a rise in oil prices....
2019-06-21 22:45

Yemen's Houthis say they hit Saudi power station with missile Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis struck a power station in Saudi Arabia's al-Shuqaiq city, in the southern province of Jizan, with a cruise missile, their Al Masirah TV said on Wednesday, but there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities....
2019-06-20 08:45

Nevada judge asked for sentencing do-over for Saudi inmate A Nevada judge is being asked for a sentencing do-over for a 30-year-old former Saudi Arabian air force sergeant serving 35 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel on New Year's Eve 2012....
2019-06-07 02:15

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region....
2019-06-16 06:30

UPDATE 1-Saudi sovereign fund's strategy in focus Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has pursued eye-catching investments abroad over the past several years, part of reform plans to diversify the economy beyond oil and transform the country into a high-tech investment powerhouse....
2019-06-28 13:15

U.A.E. Pulls Most Forces From Yemen in Blow to Saudi War Effort The major reduction in troops by the Emiratis, the military linchpin of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, is a belated recognition that the war is no longer winnable....
2019-07-12 04:00

Lawmakers grill administration on Saudi arms sale Lawmakers are grilling the State Department on President Donald Trump's move to sell Saudi Arabia arms without Congressional review. (June 12)        ...
2019-06-13 01:00

Trump says he 'appreciates' Saudi purchase of U.S. military equipment President Donald Trump said on Saturday he appreciated Saudi Arabia's purchase of U.S. military equipment, calling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a "friend of mine" who had worked to open up the country with economic and social reforms....
2019-06-29 03:15

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....
2019-05-22 15:30

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....
2019-07-19 00:30

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....
2019-07-19 01:30

Saudi princess tried in absentia over alleged attack on worker Princess Hassa accused of getting bodyguard to beat man for taking photo in Paris homeThe sister of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia is going on trial in absentia in Paris accused of conspiring to kidnap and beat a worker who was refurbishing her lux...
2019-07-09 18:00

G20: May asks Saudi prince for transparency in Khashoggi case Prime minister urges open legal process over murder and raises Yemen concernsTheresa May has raised concerns about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the humanitarian cost of the conflict in Yemen during a face-to-face meeting with the Saudi crown pri...
2019-06-29 13:00

Correction in oil prices short-term: Former Saudi Aramco VP Sadad Al-Husseini, former Saudi Aramco exec. vice president, joins CNBC's "Closing Bell" to discuss OPEC's decision to extend oil supply cuts....
2019-07-03 01:00

Trump says he appreciates Saudi purchase of U.S. military equipment President Donald Trump said on Saturday he appreciated Saudi Arabia's purchase of U.S. military equipment, calling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a "friend of mine" who had worked to open up the country with economic and social reforms....
2019-06-29 04:45

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled Houthi attack on ship in Red Sea Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an attempted attack on a commercial ship in the Red Sea by the Iran-aligned Houthi group, a military spokesman said on Monday....
2019-07-08 18:45

Trump Praises Saudi Crown Prince for Doing 'a Spectacular Job' President Trump gave a rare endorsement to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was shunned by most leaders at the Group of 20 summit after the murder of a prominent Saudi journalist....
2019-06-29 08:45

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...
2019-06-10 09:15

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....
2019-06-20 19:15

Germany exports weapons to Saudi-led alliance in 2019 The German government has given the green light for arms shipments worth over €1 billion so far this year to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The approval comes despite export restrictions being in place....
2019-06-16 16:30

Yemen's Houthi rebels strike Saudi airport Houthi rebels have attacked a civilian airport in Saudi Arabia for the second time in less than two weeks. The Houthis said the strike was in retaliation for Saudi airstrikes in Yemen....
2019-06-24 02:30

Saudi minister questions neutrality of U.N. report on Khashoggi Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Wednesday challenged the neutrality of a U.N. rapporteur's report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi which called for an investigation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....
2019-06-20 01:15

Saudi Women Use Wedding Contracts To Assert Right To Drive Saudi salesman Majd had just begun his wedding preparations when his fiancee sought to enshrine in their marriage contract a condition already guaranteed by law -- her right to drive....
2019-06-24 05:15

Trump says he 'appreciates' Saudi purchase of US military equipment President Donald Trump said on Saturday he appreciated Saudi Arabia's purchase of U.S. military equipment, calling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a "friend of mine."...
2019-06-29 09:30

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...
2019-06-28 05:30

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...
2019-06-14 05:30

Saudi vice minister of defense says met with U.N. envoy to Yemen Saudi vice minister of defense Khalid bin Salman stressed Saudi support for a political solution in Yemen in a meeting with U.N. special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths on Monday....
2019-07-16 01:30

Yemeni officials say Saudi-led coalition airstrikes kill 7 Yemeni officials say airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels have hit a house in the southwestern province of Taiz, killing at least seven people from one family...
2019-06-29 12:45

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....
2019-07-10 04:00

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...
2019-07-03 16:45

Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S and Iran face off *Trumps says U.S. video shows Iran "did it". DUBAI, June 15- Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fe...
2019-06-16 20:00

Saudi teenager arrested at 13 spared from execution, source says Murtaja Qureiris, the 18-year-old who had been facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, has been spared execution and sentenced to 12 years in prison, according to a source familiar with the matter....
2019-06-16 11:30

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....
2019-06-20 02:30

Saudi Teenager Faces Death Sentence for Acts When He was 10 The execution of the teenager, Murtaja Qureiris, now 18, would be what rights groups called one of the most egregious violations of international law....
2019-06-09 22:15

Saudi crown prince says kingdom isn’t seeking war in region DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the kingdom isn’t seeking war in the region, but won’t hesitate to deal with any threats to its people and vital interests. In his first public ...
2019-06-16 11:30

Factbox: Saudi sovereign fund's strategy in focus Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has pursued eye-catching investments abroad over the past several years, part of reform plans to diversify the economy beyond oil and transform the country into a high-tech investment powerhouse....
2019-06-28 11:15

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....
2019-06-20 01:15

Saudi-led coalition says it evacuated crew member of Iranian ship The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen said on Tuesday it evacuated a crew member for medical reasons from a "suspect" Iranian ship northwest of Yemen's Hodeidah port after Saudi Arabia received a request for help from Iran....
2019-06-04 22:45

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....
2019-06-15 02:00

US House rejects Saudi weapons sales, Trump to veto The U.S. House of Representatives passed three resolutions on Wednesday, which would block the sale of precision-guided munitions and related equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. President Donald Trump has promised a veto....
2019-07-18 04:15

Qatar attendance at Saudi summit raises prospect of detente Gulf Cooperation Council will meet to discuss Iran’s alleged role in Gulf drone attacks A possible US-backed thaw in Qatari-Saudi relations has been signalled by Qatari diplomats travelling to Saudi Arabia to lay the ground for their country’s attend...
2019-05-29 12:15

House rejects Saudi weapons sales; Trump to veto The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto....
2019-07-18 02:15

"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......
2019-06-20 02:30

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....
2019-06-20 23:30

Man Who Posed as Saudi Prince and Defrauded Investors Out of $8 Million Is Sent to Prison Anthony Gignac, 48, once called “The Prince of Fraud,” was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison. Prosecutors said he had spent most of his life impersonating Prince Khalid al-Saud....
2019-06-01 14:00

Saudi cabinet affirms desire to avoid war, stabilize oil markets Saudi Arabia's council of ministers reiterated the country's commitment to balancing global oil markets and preventing regional conflict amid tensions between Iran and the United States, state media reported on Wednesday....
2019-05-22 02:45

Saudi crown prince linked to Khashoggi murder in U.N. report Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a U.N. rights investigator said on Wednesday....
2019-06-20 01:15

British government to seek appeal after Saudi arms ruling The British government will to seek permission to appeal after a court ruled its approach to Saudi arms export licenses was unlawful, the Department for Trade said on Thursday....
2019-06-20 14:00

U.S. House rejects Saudi weapons sales; Trump to veto The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto....
2019-07-18 01:30

Japan's Abe offers Saudi crown prince help in reducing oil dependency Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday praised Saudi Arabia's efforts to reduce its dependence on oil and promised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Japan will help the kingdom with a sweeping reform plan....
2019-06-30 13:45

The Latest: Saudi airport targeted by Yemen rebel drone BAGHDAD (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): 5:20 a.m. Saudi Arabia says a bomb-carrying drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi...
2019-05-27 08:15

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...
2019-05-27 08:15

Khashoggi "Didn't Come Up" During Call With Saudi Crown Prince: Trump U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he did not discuss the death of Saudi journalist JamalKhashoggi during a phone call on Friday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....
2019-06-24 05:15

Saudi King Salman says will resolutely confront aggressive threats Saudi Arabia's King Salman said that a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca on Friday would seek to confront threats and work for the future of Arab and Islamic states....
2019-06-01 00:01

US Senate To Vote On Blocking $8.1 Billion Saudi Arms Sales The US Senate will vote Thursday on whether to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies, a lawmaker said, as legislators' outrage with the kingdom grows....
2019-06-20 02:30

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Jizan Airport: Al-Masirah TV Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Thursday that it carried out attacks on military sites in Jizan Airport in Saudi Arabia, the group’s Al-Masirah TV reported....
2019-07-05 01:15

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...
2019-06-24 00:30

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...
2019-07-09 22:45

Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom's ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Islam for planting the seeds of militancy that culminated in deadly Easter bomb ...
2019-07-05 11:15

Saudi-led coalition says it intercepted Houthi drone launched at Asir: TV Saudi-led coalition forces intercepted a drone launched by Yemen's Houthis at a residential area in Saudi Arabia's southern Asir region, a coalition spokesman said late on Saturday in a statement reported by Al-Arabiya TV....
2019-06-30 01:45

Is Saudi Prince Hiding A Leonardo Da Vinci Masterpiece On His Yacht? When the world-famous "Salvator Mundi" painting was sold to an anonymous bidder for about $450 million at the end of 2017, the art world erupted in speculation. Who was the buyer? And what did the......
2019-06-12 07:15

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....
2019-07-08 19:30

| Sister of Saudi crown prince tried in France over 'beaten workman' A sister of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia went on trial Tuesday in a French court over the alleged beating of a workman who was carrying out repairs in her ultra-luxury Paris apartment....
2019-07-09 21:30

U.S. Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump The U.S. Senate on Thursday backed two resolutions 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....
2019-06-20 19:15

The Latest: Yemen rebels target Saudi airport, 26 wounded DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says 26 people have been wounded as Yemen’s Houthi rebels target...
2019-06-12 11:30

U.N. investigator calls for probing Saudi officials in Khashoggi killing The U.N. inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi's death said high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, likely knew a criminal mission was being planned....
2019-06-19 15:30

Yemen: Houthi drone 'hits Saudi arms depot' Iran-aligned Houthi rebels say they have flown a bomb-laden drone into an airport with a military base in Saudi Arabia. This comes amid a recent spike in tensions between the regional rivals....
2019-05-21 15:15

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....
2019-07-18 18:45

Oil Steadies As Investors Weigh Recession Risk Against Saudi Assurance Rising U.S. inventories and relative calm in the Middle East over the last week or so are countering the likelihood that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied producers will......
2019-06-04 08:15

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 ...
2019-07-03 19:45

Britain broke the law on Saudi arms exports, court rules Britain's government broke the law by allowing arms exports to Saudi Arabia that might have been used in Yemen's war, a court ruled on Thursday, after activists argued the weapons were likely operated in violation of human rights legislation....
2019-06-20 14:00

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 ...
2019-06-05 18:30

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....
2019-06-23 15:30

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...
2019-06-05 14:30

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,...
2019-05-29 04:15

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....
2019-07-10 12:00

The Latest: Saudi king says Islamic summit confronts threats DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman says Muslim heads of state are gathering in Islam’s holiest city of Mecca for a summit aimed at building the fu...
2019-05-31 23:45

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....
2019-06-19 07:45

Khashoggi's killing 'terrible' but UN report is 'flawed,' says Saudi minister The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was "gruesome" but a United Nations report into the journalist's killing is "flawed," Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday....
2019-06-20 20:30

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...
2019-07-09 21:30

Saudi Arabia seeks Arab unity over Iran after attacks Arab leaders began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for emergency summits that Riyadh hopes will deliver a strong message to Iran that regional powers will defend their interests against any threat after attacks on Gulf oil assets this month....
2019-05-30 15:00

BAE Systems will fulfill UK-Saudi contracts after arms export ruling Leading British defence firm BAE Systems said on Thursday it would continue to support the government in its agreements it has made with Saudi Arabia following a court ruling that Britain had granted arms export licences unlawfully....
2019-06-20 17:45

| Saudi warns Iran over Yemeni rebel airport attack Riyadh accused its arch-foe Tehran on Thursday of ordering a Yemeni rebel missile strike which wounded 26 people at a Saudi airport and warned of "grave consequences"....
2019-06-14 12:15

Saudi airline switches to Airbus as Boeing's Max remains grounded Saudi Arabian budget airline Flyadeal will operate an all-Airbus fleet after canceling its $5.9 billion provisional order with Boeing for its troubled 737 Max....
2019-07-08 23:30

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Abha Airport: Al-Masirah TV Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said early on Tuesday that it carried out attacks on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia, the group’s Al-Masirah TV reported....
2019-07-02 01:30

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....
2019-07-15 21:15

Yemen's Houthis say they attacked Saudi airport, power station Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday that it carried out drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport and Tihama power station, the group's Al-Masirah TV reported....
2019-07-09 00:15

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled Red Sea ship attack, Houthis deny Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an attempted attack on an unidentified commercial ship in the southern Red Sea on Monday by the Iran-aligned Houthis, which the group denied....
2019-07-09 00:15

Saudi airline flyadeal to operate all Airbus fleet in the future Saudi Arabian budget airline flydeal will operate an all Airbus A320 fleet in the future, it said in a statement on Sunday, months after it announced it was considering canceling a Boeing order....
2019-07-07 17:15

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....
2019-06-12 14:45

Khashoggi Killing Inquiry Should Look Into Saudi Prince’s Role, U.N. Expert Says A U.N. expert said that the death was “an extrajudicial killing” by the Saudi state, and that Prince Mohammed bin Salman was at least aware of the operation....
2019-06-19 16:15

Saudi Warplanes, Most Made in America, Still Bomb Civilians in Yemen U.S. efforts to reduce civilian casualties have failed to stop allied warplanes with the Saudi coalition from bombing homes and killing families in Yemen....
2019-05-23 04:30

Oil prices edge higher as Saudi reassurances stem declines Oil prices edged higher on Monday after reassurances from top oil exporter Saudi Arabia offered some respite from last week's heavy losses as deepening U.S. trade wars fanned fears of a global economic slowdown....
2019-06-03 13:15

United Arab Emirates pulls out of Saudi-led coalition in Yemen Military forces of the United Arab Emirates have started a withdrawal from Yemen, Emirati officials said, leaving Saudi Arabia to fight Houthi rebels....
2019-07-12 20:30

Saudi says it foiled Houthi attack on ship in Red Sea, the group denies Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an attempted attack on a commercial ship in the Red Sea by the Iran-aligned Houthi group, a military spokesman said on Monday....
2019-07-08 19:30

Saudi Arabian Airlines to boost its Airbus A320neo fleet Saudi Arabian Airlines has decided to expand its order of the existing Airbus A320neo family of planes from 35 to as many as 100, including 35 options, the companies said....
2019-06-18 13:15

Saudi teenager could face execution for joining protests as child Murtaja Qureiris, 18, is on trial for charges including ‘sowing sedition’, says AmnestyA young Saudi man, arrested when he was 13, could face execution for taking part in Shia-led protests as a child, Amnesty International has said.Murtaja Qureiris, ...
2019-06-10 19:15

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....
2019-05-23 01:00

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 ...
2019-05-24 14:45

Saudi Budget Carrier Ditches Grounded Boeing MAX For Airbus Saudi budget carrier flyadeal has withdrawn a provisional order for Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jets, the US plane maker said Sunday, as the airline confirmed a new order for Airbus A320 aircraft....
2019-07-07 20:45

Jamal Khashoggi: UN to release report on murder of Saudi journalist Earlier this year, the UN said that Khashoggi was "the victim of a brutal and premeditated" murder, "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials. The journalist was allegedly strangled in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul....
2019-06-19 10:30

Swiss prosecutor probes plane maker over Saudi, UAE business Switzerland’s federal prosecutor says it has opened a criminal investigation in connection with a Swiss airplane maker’s sale of training aircraft to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whose militaries are involved in war in neighboring Yemen...
2019-07-12 21:45

Yemen: Houthi rebels attack Saudi airport with drone Yemen-based Houthi rebels have launched their third attack in three weeks on Abha international airport in southern Saudi Arabia. The Saudis say they will intensify air raids on rebel positions....
2019-07-02 09:45

Houthi rebels injure 26 with rocket attack on Saudi airport Iranian-backed Houthi rebels launched a rocket attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha International Airport on Wednesday, injuring 26 civilians, officials said....
2019-06-12 15:30

Site For Saudi Aramco, Abu Dhabi National Oil Refinery Identified The 1.2 million barrels per day refinery and associated petrochemical project is seen as a game changer - offering India steady fuel supplies and meeting Saudi Arabia and ADNOC's need to secure......
2019-06-19 18:30

Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to sidestep Congress' review of such deals by decl...
2019-06-21 01:30

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,...
2019-07-11 19:45

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....
2019-06-22 14:15

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....
2019-06-05 08:45

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with U.S., Saudi Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated....
2019-05-25 15:15

| Sudan general vows to back Saudi against Iran 'threats' A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against "all threats and attacks" from Iran during talks with the kingdom's crown prince, Sudan's military council said Friday....
2019-05-25 17:15

Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drone launched at kingdom A Saudi-led military coalition said on Monday it had intercepted a drone launched by Yemen's Houthi group that was heading toward the kingdom, a statement on Saudi state media said....
2019-07-01 15:45

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...
2019-05-30 11:45

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....
2019-05-30 13:45

Oil falls after Saudi assurances on market balance, Mideast tensions Oil prices fell on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia reiterated it would aim to keep the market balanced and try to reduce tensions in the Middle East, while industry data showed a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories....
2019-05-22 04:45

Saudi Arabian airline flyadeal announces all Airbus fleet Saudi Arabian airline flyadeal announced plans to operate a fleet comprising only Airbus aircraft after canceling an order for Boeing's globally grounded 737 Max Jets....
2019-07-09 08:45

U.N. report: Saudi government responsible for Jamal Khashoggi death A United Nations investigative report issued Wednesday into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi blames high-level Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman....
2019-06-20 08:00

Gulf Arab states support right of Saudi, UAE to defend interests Gulf Arab states voiced support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to take any action required to defend their security following recent attacks on their oil assets....
2019-05-31 05:30

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...
2019-06-16 06:30

Pak PM Imran Khan Walks Away From Saudi King On Video, Trolled Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been criticised on social media for "breaking protocol" when he met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Organisation of Islamic summit last week....
2019-06-05 20:45

U.S. lawmakers to push back against Trump on Saudi weapons sales Members of the U.S. Congress, including some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, are preparing legislation seeking to block his plan for $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan...
2019-06-05 04:15

Senators to introduce more legislation opposing Saudi arms sales WASHINGTON — Opposition to President Donald Trump’s Saudi Arabia policy and use of executive power is building in Congress, where senators have introduced more legislation aimed at blocking the sale of weapons to the kingdom. Sen. Chris Murphy of Con...
2019-06-10 09:45

Iraqi PM discusses oil price stability with Saudi king: statement Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and Saudi Arabia's King Salman discussed coordination over stabilizing oil prices in a phone call on Monday, Abdul Mahdi's office said....
2019-07-01 16:45

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....
2019-05-22 11:45

World's Most Expensive Painting On Saudi Prince's Yatch: Report Since its sale for a record $450 million, the whereabouts of the "Salvator Mundi," said to be painted by Leonardo da Vinci, has become one of the art world's greatest mysteries....
2019-06-11 04:30

The Latest: Ren says of US-Huawei fight ‘no one will win’ SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The Latest on China’s Huawei (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Huawei’s founder says it never occurred to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government would be so determined to take extreme measures against it...
2019-06-17 10:45

The Fight Is Still Happening for the Rest of Us In June, millions of people will gather in New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, which marked the start of a national pride movement. But some in the Midwest say there’s still work to be done — either b...
2019-05-30 22:15

Syria says it does not want to fight with Turkey Syria does not want to see fighting with Turkey, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Turkey said one of its posts in Syria's Idlib region was attacked from an area controlled by Syrian government forces....
2019-06-18 10:15

INSIGHT-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....
2019-06-19 09:15

UPDATE 1-Saudi says it foiled Houthi attack on ship in Red Sea, the group denies Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an attempted attack on a commercial ship in the Red Sea by the Iran-aligned Houthi group, a military spokesman said on Monday....
2019-07-08 18:45

U.N. Expert Calls for Investigating Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing There is “credible evidence” suggesting that an investigation should be carried out into whether the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was involved, experts said....
2019-06-19 12:45

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...
2019-07-18 12:30

| Trump approved Saudi nuclear transfers after Khashoggi killing: senator President Donald Trump's administration approved the transfer of nuclear technical expertise to Saudi Arabia twice after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Democratic senator says....
2019-06-06 13:45

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...
2019-06-28 20:15

Rights group tries to block new Saudi ship from leaving France with arms A French rights group sought on Tuesday to block the loading of what it said were munitions onto a Saudi Arabian ship docked in southern France, as pressure mounts on Paris to stop military sales to the kingdom....
2019-05-28 20:15

Saudi Crown Prince's Sister On Trial Over Alleged Beating Of Workman The sister of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia goes on trial Tuesday in a French court over the alleged beating of a workman who was refurbishing her ultra-luxury Paris apartment....
2019-07-09 15:30

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...
2019-06-28 10:30

Report: Qatar premier to travel to Saudi Arabia amid boycott DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — 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. The Qatar-f...
2019-05-29 19:45

Trump Approved Saudi Nuclear Transfers After Khashoggi Killing: Senator President Donald Trump's administration approved the transfer of nuclear technical expertise to Saudi Arabia twice after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Democratic senator said Tuesday....
2019-06-05 20:45

Climate groups blast Saudi, US 'science-deniers' at UN environment meeting Officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States and Iran allegedly cast doubt on UN scientists' findings and their recommendations at a UN meeting in western Germany. The climate talks ended with little progress made....
2019-06-27 21:30

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....
2019-06-06 03:30

Saudi airline flyadeal picks Airbus jets over grounded Boeing MAX Saudi Arabia's flyadeal will not proceed with a provisional order for 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets, the U.S. planemaker said on Sunday after the airline announced it would operate an all Airbus A320 fleet....
2019-07-07 15:30

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....
2019-05-31 05:30

Saudi-led coalition intercepted a Yemeni Houthi drone launched at kingdom: SPA The Saudi-led military coalition spokesman said late on Monday that the coalition had intercepted and destroyed a drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi group at civil targets in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported....
2019-07-09 00:15

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....
2019-06-07 15:15

UN expert eyes probe of Saudi prince role in Khashoggi death GENEVA (AP) — An independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is recommending an investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing “credible evidence....
2019-06-19 12:15

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......
2019-05-29 22:30

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....
2019-06-20 08:45

'Credible evidence' Saudi crown prince liable for Khashoggi murder - UN A UN expert investigating the murder of Jamal Khashoggi says there is "credible evidence" suggesting Saudi Arabia's crown prince is liable for the killing....
2019-06-19 12:45

Senate could vote 22 times to disapprove of Trump’s Saudi arms sales President Trump’s administration could be headed to an extended battle over 22 arms sales to Middle Eastern allies, as a bipartisan bloc of senators introduced legislation Wednesday to disapprove of each one....
2019-06-06 02:30

Saudi-led coalition intercepts Houthi drone launched at Jizan airport Saudi-led military coalition said on Thursday it had intercepted drones launched by Yemen's Houthi group that was targeting Jizan airport, a statement on Saudi state media said....
2019-07-05 01:15

Saudi foreign minister: Attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with 'firmness' Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Wednesday that attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with "strength and firmness" and that more efforts were needed to combat the activities of the groups that carried them out....
2019-05-30 05:01

Guardian told it was target of Saudi hacking unit after Khashoggi killing Cybersecurity team ordered to access journalists’ email accounts, document suggests The report from Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur, sets out in forensic detail concerns about the behaviour of Saudi Arabia, both before and after the murder...
2019-06-20 06:45

Britain acted unlawfully on Saudi arms exports, court rules A British court on Thursday ruled that the British government had acted unlawfully in allowing arms exports to Saudi Arabia that might have been used in the conflict in Yemen....
2019-06-20 12:15

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...
2019-07-02 12:30

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....
2019-07-15 02:45

UPDATE 1-Goldman was top broker in Saudi market in May as foreign interest surged Goldman Sachs was the Saudi market's top broker by trading volumes and value in May, stock exchange data showed, as foreign banks benefited from a surge of international money into the kingdom....
2019-06-10 18:45

Saudi teenager faces execution for alleged crimes committed as a child Murtaja Qureiris, 18, faces a raft of charges stemming from his participation in anti-government protests, including some that date back to when he was 10-years-old....
2019-06-10 18:45

U.S. envoy for Iran meets Saudi deputy defense minister in Riyadh U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook met Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman in Riyadh on Friday, the minister tweeted....
2019-06-21 09:30

UPDATE 3-Saudi Aramco inks 20-year deal with Sempra for LNG supply Saudi Aramco signed a 20-year agreement to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a forthcoming export terminal in Texas that U.S.-based Sempra Energy is developing, the two companies said on Wednesday....
2019-05-22 21:15

Saudi killers called Khashoggi ‘sacrificial animal’ before murder: UN report The Saudi operatives who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi referred to their prey as the “sacrificial animal,” according to a new report by the UN Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur released Wednesday. The report, which also found “credible ev...
2019-06-19 23:15

| US Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales, UK suspends licenses Saudi Arabia's controversial military campaign in Yemen suffered a double blow Thursday as US lawmakers voted to block President Donald Trump's arms sales to Riyadh hours after Britain temporarily suspended similar sales....
2019-06-21 04:15

Yemeni Houthis say they have attacked airbase in Saudi city of Khamis Mushait A Yemeni Houthi military spokesman said on Tuesday that Houthi forces had attacked the King Khalid air base near the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait with drones, the Houthi al-Masirah TV reported....
2019-07-16 21:15

Saudi-led coalition intercepts drones launched by Yemen's Houthis: state TV The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted two drones in Yemeni airspace on Tuesday that had been launched by Yemeni Houthi forces toward the Saudi city of Jizan, Saudi state TV said....
2019-07-16 21:15

Yemen's Houthis target Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport: Al Masirah TV Yemen's Houthi military spokesman said the group has targeted drone hangars in Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport, the Houthis' Al-Masirah TV reported on Tuesday....
2019-07-16 21:15

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...
2019-06-16 15:30

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....
2019-06-20 16:15

Yemen's Houthis target two Saudi airports with multiple drone attacks Yemen's Houthi movement launched fresh drone attacks targeting Jizan and Abha airports in southern Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, adding the installations were out of service....
2019-06-16 06:30

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....
2019-06-16 06:30

Saudi crown prince tells Iran: 'We won't hesitate to deal with any threat' Mohammed bin Salman speaks publicly for first time about latest tanker attacks amid fears of regional conflictMohammed bin Salman has spoken publicly for the first time since a second attack on Saudi oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, blaming arch-riva...
2019-06-16 17:00

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....
2019-07-12 20:15

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...
2019-06-20 14:15

Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport, coalition vows to retaliate The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that wounded 26 people....
2019-06-12 18:30

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.”...
2019-07-13 00:15

Yemen's Houthis, in tit-for-tat, launch fresh attacks against Saudi Abha airport Yemen's Houthi group carried out new drone strikes on a Saudi airport on Friday after a series of air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition against the capital Sanaa, residents and both sides of Yemen's war said....
2019-06-14 04:00

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....
2019-06-09 09:00

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Abha Airport with drones: Al Masirah TV Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said early on Friday that it carried out drone attacks on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia, the group's Al-Masirah TV reported....
2019-06-14 03:00

Senate votes to block Trump’s $8 billion Saudi arms deal ​The Senate voted on Thursday to block the Trump administration’s $8 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia,​ but the numbers were not enough to overturn a veto by President Trump. The Republican-led Senate filed 22 resolutions — one for each of t...
2019-06-21 04:15

Senators reach deal to vote on blocking Saudi arms sale WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have reached a deal with the Senate’s Republican leadership to vote on more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration’s sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
2019-06-20 00:15

Bomb-laden drone from Yemen rebels targets Saudi airport Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthi rebels attack a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington...
2019-05-21 21:01

The Latest: Yemen’s rebels fire drone-bomb at Saudi airport 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): 11:40 a.m. Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Ameri...
2019-05-21 14:31

Russia agrees with Saudi to extend OPEC deal by 6-9 months: Putin 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....
2019-06-29 19:45

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....
2019-06-30 09:15

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....
2019-05-21 18:30

Russia, Saudi deal shows commitment to oil market stability: Novak Russia's deal with Saudi Arabia on crude production cuts shows their commitment to stabilizing the oil market, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said in a statement on Saturday....
2019-06-29 19:45

Saudi Oil Infrastructure at Risk as Small Attacks Raise Potential for Big Disruption Saudi Arabia spent heavily to protect its oil production lines but rapid changes in technology may mean ports and pipelines are increasingly exposed in the turbulent region....
2019-05-21 15:15

Yemen rebels attack Saudi airport with bomb-carrying drone Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi rebels said Tuesday they attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Mideast tensions remain high between Tehran and the United States....
2019-05-21 15:15

Yemen's Houthis attack military positions at Saudi Jizan airport: TV Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group attacked military positions and aircraft hangars at Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport, the group's Al Masirah TV said on Saturday, citing a military spokesman....
2019-06-30 01:45

Saudi-led coalition says intercepted Houthi drone launched at Jizan airport Saudi-led coalition forces intercepted a drone launched by Yemen's Houthis at Jizan airport in southern Saudi Arabia, a coalition spokesman said on Saturday....
2019-06-30 01:45

UPDATE 3-U.S. Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to sidestep Congress' review of such deals by decl...
2019-06-20 22:30

MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks bolster Saudi, financials drag Abu Dhabi Saudi Arabia's stock market rose sharply for the fourth session on Tuesday, boosted mainly by its banking shares on expectations of further capital inflows, while Abu Dhabi was weighed down by financials. The Saudi index was up 1.6% with all its ...
2019-06-11 16:45