World Apr 21

In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with U.S.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with Persian Gulf allies Thursday, pledging U.S. help in confronting Iran and other security threats. Yet he failed to win the commitments he sought to boost economic aid to…

World Jan 27

Obama defends U.S. ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in…

Three nearly simultaneous suicide bombings hit residential housing complexes in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh where many foreigners live. The bombings early Tuesday morning killed some 20 people including at least seven Americans.

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