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  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) and U.S. President Donald Trump (L) react to applause after signing a joint security agreement at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in May. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
    May 20, 2017  

    President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia Saturday on his first stop abroad as commander-in-chief. During the visit, he signed several deals with Saudi King Salman, including a military sales worth billions and a commitment to cooperate on defense. Ben Hubbard, Middle East correspondent for The New York Times, joins Alison Stewart from Riyadh to discuss the trip. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2008  

    President Bush made his first trip to Saudi Arabia on Monday in a bid to gain support for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, while the White House announced a $20 billion weapons deal with the powerful Saudi kingdom. Experts examine the state of U.S.-Saudi relations. Continue reading