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World Jun 16Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival Iran of being behind the attacks…
World Jun 12As Japan premier seeks to ease tensions in Iran, Yemen rebels strike Saudi airport
Shinzo Abe's trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the U.S. as Tehran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal.
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.