Administration Lauds Boeing Jet Sale to Saudis
Administration Lauds Boeing Jet Sale to Saudis
2023-03-14 17:06:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia’s nearly $37 billion purchase of new Boeing passenger jets is yet another sign of the United States' rebirth as a global manufacturing leader, Biden administration officials declared Tuesday. Their enthusiastic assessment came just moments after Boeing... Read More

Golfers Sue Under Antitrust Laws to Compete in Saudi Arabia
2022-08-04 20:17:56
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Eleven pro golfers led by six-time major champion Phil Mickelson on Wednesday challenged their suspension from competing in the United States after they participated in the Saudi-financed LIV Golf series. Their antitrust lawsuit filed in San Francisco, California,... Read More

Biden Lands in Saudi Arabia to Meet King, Crown Prince

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Joe Biden touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday, working to bridge a rift between the United States and the kingdom at a moment when concerns about human rights abuses have been eclipsed by other challenges,... Read More

Biden Winds Up G-20 Summit With Dings at Russia, China

ROME (AP) — President Joe Biden wrapped up his time at the Group of 20 summit on Sunday trying to convince Americans and the wider world that he's got things under control — and taking Russia, China and Saudi Arabia... Read More

US Officials: Biden Aide to Meet Saudi Crown Prince on Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan is traveling to Saudi Arabia on Monday to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the U.S. presses for a cease-fire in the yearslong war between the kingdom... Read More

White House
Biden Moves to Declassify Some Sept. 11 Documents
2021-09-04 00:38:43
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden directed the Justice Department and other federal agencies on Friday to immediately begin a review of documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks so that Attorney General Merrick Garland can release any deemed... Read More

Justice Department to Conduct Fresh Review of ‘Privileged’ 9/11 Docs
2021-08-09 21:44:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Monday committed to conducting a fresh review of documents related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks the government had previously deemed privileged and unreleasable to the public. The decision was announced just days after... Read More

Political News
Princess Reema bint Bandar Says American Childhood Prepared Her for Ambassadorship
2021-06-01 14:38:50
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar remembers DC’s cicadas. In fact, she says she lived through the “cicada invasion” twice during her “non-diplomatic, but highly socially-connected” childhood in Northern Virginia while her father served as Saudi Arabian... Read More

Treasury Dept. Sanctions Saudis Over Khashoggi Murder
2021-02-26 20:52:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on Saudi Arabia’s former deputy head of Intelligence and the nation’s “Rapid Intervention Force” for their roles in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  The move came just... Read More

Report: Gov't Spyware Targets Phones of Al-Jazeera Reporters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of journalists at Al-Jazeera, the Qatari state-owned media company, have been targeted by advanced spyware in an attack likely linked to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a cybersecurity... Read More

In The News
United Nations Calls For Investigation Into Alleged Saudi Hacking of Bezos' iPhone
2020-01-22 15:50:37
by Dan McCue

The United Nations called for an immediate investigation Wednesday into the alleged involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ iPhone in 2018. “The information we have received suggests the possible... Read More

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

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

Foreign Affairs
Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia

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

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