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Hope Turns to Doubt, Then Gunfire, As New Saudi Megacity Emerges
Saudi Arabia
Hope Turns to Doubt, Then Gunfire, As New Saudi Megacity Emerges

When Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled plans for Neom, a futuristic megacity on the Red Sea coast, residents rejoiced. Jobs and investment would surely accompany the $500 billion development at the center of the young leader’s plan... Read More

Saudis Sentence 5 People to Death for Khashoggi's Killing
Crime
Saudis Sentence 5 People to Death for Khashoggi's Killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose grisly slaying in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul drew international... Read More

Trump Says ‘No Rush’ to Respond to Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities
Foreign Affairs
Trump Says ‘No Rush’ to Respond to Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that it appears Iran was behind air attacks on two major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but he emphasized that he wants to avoid a new Middle East war even as he stressed that... Read More

UN Expert Calls for Probe of Saudi Crown Prince’s Role in Khashoggi Killing
Saudi Arabia
UN Expert Calls for Probe of Saudi Crown Prince’s Role in Khashoggi Killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A United Nations expert assigned to investigate the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi government agents has recommended probing the possible role of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a conclusion that could complicate... Read More

US-Saudi Alliance Faces Increased Scrutiny Over MBS Behavior
Foreign Affairs
US-Saudi Alliance Faces Increased Scrutiny Over MBS Behavior
2019-06-14 18:56:43
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - The strategic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dates back to World War II, though the primary focus in the early years of the relationship at that time was oil. The alliance between... Read More

House Committee Challenges Weapon Sales to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
House Committee Challenges Weapon Sales to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration faced stiff bipartisan resistance in the House on Wednesday to its plan to sell $8.1 billion worth of precision-guided munitions and other lethal weapons to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval. Testifying to the House Foreign... Read More

Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia
Foreign Affairs
Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia
2019-04-15 17:02:53
by HJ Mai

Last week, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would require the  executive branch to issue quarterly reports to Congress when it allows U.S. companies to engage in nuclear energy cooperation with foreign nations. The move comes amid reports... Read More

Senators Threaten Saudi Sanctions After Trump Misses Deadline
Saudi Arabia
Senators Threaten Saudi Sanctions After Trump Misses Deadline

WASHINGTON — A group of senators from both parties are threatening to sanction Saudi Arabia over the killing of a U.S.-based journalist after a briefing by Trump administration officials failed to quell their concerns. “The Senate is going to have... Read More

Trump is Reluctant to Accept US Intelligence Reportedly Linking Saudi Crown Prince to Journalist’s Killing
Saudi Arabia
Trump is Reluctant to Accept US Intelligence Reportedly Linking Saudi Crown Prince to Journalist’s Killing

President Donald Trump, under increasing pressure from lawmakers to punish Saudi Arabia in the killing of prominent journalist-critic Jamal Khashoggi, sided Sunday with the kingdom’s de facto ruler, distancing himself from... Read More

Trump Picks Retired Gen. John Abizaid as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Foreign Affairs
Trump Picks Retired Gen. John Abizaid as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump intends to nominate John Abizaid, a retired Army general, to be the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the White House said Tuesday night. Abizaid’s career included tours as a commandant of the U.S. Military ... Read More

ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
In The News
ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
2018-10-19 17:44:18
by TWN Staff

This week, 11 Senate Dems sent a letter to President Trump and the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The senators’ letter ... Read More

Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
Opinions
Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling
2018-08-28 00:55:04
by Rachel Marsden

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name of democracy? Read More

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