Saudi Arabia

Abortion Laws In Saudi Arabia More Forgiving Than In Alabama: Report

Eoin Higgins, staff writer"We're not seeing right now in the Middle East and North Africa a desire to make laws more punitive and more restrictive for women who need abortions and providers. We are seeing that in the U.S."

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Saudi Arabia Intercepts Houthi Drone In Najran - Reports

Saudi Arabia's air defence forces in the southern province of Najran have intercepted a drone launched by Yemen's Houthis, the Saudi embassy in Washington said in a statement on Wednesday, cited by Reuters.
Related topics: Drones, Yemen, Reuters

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U.s. Officials Work To Convince Divided Congress Of Iran Threat

American officials said Iran had threatened to target missiles at Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure to drive up oil prices and disrupt international trade.
Related topics: Iran

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Despite Palestinian Boycott, Uae And Saudi Arabia To Attend Us-led Conference In Bahrain

Palestinian officials are doubling down on their plans to boycott a US-led conference in Bahrain next month aimed at garnering regional support for President Donald Trump’s peace plan. The White House announced Sunday that it will be co-hosting...
Related topics: Bahrain, Donald Trump, White House

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Family Of Jailed Saudi Feminist Loujain Al-hathloul: She Was Waterboarded, Flogged &...

It’s been a year since women’s right activist Loujain Al-Hathloul was detained and jailed in Saudi Arabia for leading a movement to lift the kingdom’s ban on female drivers and overhaul its male “guardianship” system....
Related topics: Feminism, Activism

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Match Card Predictions For Saudi Arabia Show After Wwe Money In The Bank 2019

WWE Money in the Bank wasn't even halfway over before the company started advertising its next event in Saudi Arabia on June 7, Super Showdown. This will be WWE's third event in Saudi Arabia since it began with The Greatest Royal Rumble last...

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Did Trump Threaten To 'end' Iran Because He Was Watching Fox News?

All the major players in the intensifying standoff between the U.S. and Iran say they do not want war, usually with a caveat. On Sunday, Saudi Arabia's foreign affairs minister and and the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps both...
Related topics: Iran

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Mideast Tensions Escalate, Rocket Explodes In Baghdad Green Zone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom’s energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in...
Related topics: Iraq, Baghdad, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Kingdom, Iran

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Yemeni Houthis Plan To Attack Some 300 Targets In Saudi Arabia, Uae - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Yemeni Shia Houthi rebels are going to attack some 300 critical infrastructure facilities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, local media reported on Sunday.
Related topics: Egypt, Cairo, United Arab Emirates

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Saudi, Uae See Sufficient Oil Supplies, Rising Stocks

Oil supplies were sufficient and stockpiles were still rising despite massive output drops from Iran and Venezuela, said OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and key producer UAE on Sunday, as oil exporters met in Jeddah. Producer nations discussed how to...
Related topics: Iran, Venezuela, OPEC

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Saudi Arabia Calls Urgent Summit With Gulf And Arab League Leaders

Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom’s official news agency said on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said King...

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Saudi Arabia To Iran: We Don’t Want War, Will Defend Ourselves

Saudi Arabia said Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with “all strength” following last week’s attacks on Saudi oil assets, telling Iran that the ball was now in its court. Riyadh has accused Tehran...
Related topics: Iran, Tehran

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Uae Supports Saudi Arabia's Call For Emergency Summits In Mecca - Ministry

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has voiced its support for the call of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for Arab leaders to attend emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 following the recent attacks in the Persian Gulf region,...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow, United Arab Emirates

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Saudi Crown Prince, Pompeo Discuss Mideast Developments

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Saudi Media Ministry tweeted on Sunday. The...
Related topics: Mike Pompeo

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‘nothing Has Been Done’: Khashoggi’s Fiancée Urges Action Against Saudi Arabia

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, implored lawmakers on Thursday to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for his death.
Related topics: Jamal Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia Couldn’t Ask For Better Coverage From Corporate Media

Saudi Arabia executed 37 men on April 23, as it announced in a press release in its official gazette. The first line of the release read, “Saudi Arabia said it executed 37 citizens last Tuesday after they were convicted of terrorism.” A...
Related topics: Terrorism, Google

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It’s Time To Stop Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

William HartungArms exhibition in Abu Dhabi (Photo: z.o.y.a via Shutterstock)
Related topics: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, World Photos

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Yemen’s Houthis Claim Drone Strikes On Saudi Pipeline

The confirmed use of armed drones to target major oil pipelines deep within Saudi Arabia represents a major increase in the Houthis capabilities.
Related topics: Yemen, Drones

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Saudis Claim Iran Ordered Aramco Pipeline Drone Attack

Saudi Arabia on Thursday blamed Iran for ordering an attack early this week on two Aramco pipeline booster stations, a strike that was intended as part of a broader sabotage campaign to disrupt world oil supplies, according to Saudi Energy...
Related topics: Iran, Drones

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Human Rights Activist Iyad El-baghdadi Says U.s. Warned Of Saudi Arabia Threat

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Iyad el-Baghdadi, pro-democracy Arab activist and Saudi critic, about the CIA warning Norwegian officials that he faced a threat from Saudi Arabia.
Related topics: Human Rights, Activism, CIA

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