Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. intelligence report on culpability of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia said it rejected completely “the negative, false and unacceptable” assessment of a U.S. intelligence report released on Friday that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill the Washington Post columnist in 2018, the U.S.… Read More Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. intelligence report on culpability of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

U.S. intelligence says Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved operation that resulted in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment released on Friday as the United States sanctioned some of those involved but not the crown prince himself. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Post critical… Read More U.S. intelligence says Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved operation that resulted in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

Saudi Arabia finally congratulated Joe Biden on Sunday over his election victory, more than 24 hours after he defeated Donald Trump, who had close personal ties with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The former U.S. vice president pledged in his campaign to reassess ties with the kingdom, demanding more accountability over the killing of Saudi… Read More Saudi Arabia congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

Global oil prices surge following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants

An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald Trump said the United States was “locked and loaded” to hit back. The Iran-aligned Houthi group that controls Yemen’s capital claimed responsibility for… Read More Global oil prices surge following attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants

Saudi Arabia seeks dismissal of U.S. lawsuits over 9/11 attacks

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday asked a U.S. judge to dismiss 25 lawsuits claiming that it helped plan the September 11, 2001 attacks and should pay damages to victims. In a filing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Saudi Arabia said the plaintiffs cannot show that the kingdom or any affiliated charities were behind the attacks.… Read More Saudi Arabia seeks dismissal of U.S. lawsuits over 9/11 attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump seal $110billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI. The arms deal, plus other investments that U.S. Secretary of State Rex… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump seal $110billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

U.S., Saudi Arabia in talks on billion-dollar arms sales

Washington is working to push through contracts for tens of billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, some new, others in the pipeline, ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to the kingdom this month, people familiar with the talks told Reuters this week. Saudi Arabia is Trump’s first stop on his maiden… Read More U.S., Saudi Arabia in talks on billion-dollar arms sales