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World May 19Saudis say they don’t want war, but will defend themselves
Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom’s energy sector.
World Apr 23Saudi Arabia beheads 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes
Public displays of the bodies of executed men last for around three hours until late afternoon prayers, with the severed head and body hoisted to the top of a poll overlooking a main square…
World Mar 08Saudi app criticized for feature to control women’s travel
The Saudi government app implements existing law by including a setting where Saudi men can grant or deny their spouses, daughters and minor sons the ability to travel abroad.
World Feb 05Pope celebrates first-ever papal mass in Arabian Peninsula
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Pope Francis ministered on Tuesday to the thriving Catholic community in the United Arab Emirates as he concluded his historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula with the first-ever papal Mass here and a…
World Jan 13Saudi energy minister concerned about oil price volatility
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Sunday that major oil producers need to do better to narrow swings in prices that dip below $60 a barrel and rise above $86.
World Nov 27After Khashoggi killing, Saudi prince looks to rebuild image abroad
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's first trip abroad since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi will offer an early indication of the repercussions he faces from the gruesome slaying.
World Nov 19Saudi king’s speech makes no mention of slain journalist
The king voiced support for his favored son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saying that the 32-year-old heir to the throne is focused on developing the capabilities of Saudi youth.
World Nov 15Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi’s killing
The announcement by the kingdom's top prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, appears aimed at distancing the killers and their operation from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose decision-making powers have placed in the center of global outcry over the killing.
World Oct 25Turkish evidence shows Khashoggi killing was planned, Saudi Arabia says
While the Saudi prosecutor's office did not say specifically that its investigators reached the same conclusion, the statement seemed designed to acknowledge the legitimacy of evidence and allegations from Turkey.
World Oct 24Saudi crown prince calls Khashoggi killing ‘heinous,’ ‘unjustifiable’
In a fiery and unwavering appearance Wednesday at an investment forum, Saudi Arabia's crown prince called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi "heinous" and "painful to all Saudis," before warning anyone against trying to "manipulate" the crisis and drive a…