Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, walks to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo, Pool
May 16, 2019 - 8:54 am
By Aya Batrawy and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Thursday said sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are "unacceptable" but that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising...
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An Emirati coast guard vessel passes an oil tanker off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 13, 2019.
Jon Gambrell/AP Photo
May 13, 2019 - 8:16 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on alleged sabotage of ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The owners of a Norwegian-flagged oil tanker say their vessel sustained a hole in its hull from "an unknown object" while off the coast of the United...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry testifies during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo
March 28, 2019 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved seven applications for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, the Energy Department said Thursday. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Energy Department has...
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From left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, meet before holding a news conference on the Senate vote on ending U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen, at the Capitol in Washingt
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
March 13, 2019 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition's war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to...
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Two sisters who fled Saudi Arabia have been granted an extension to stay in Hong Kong for one more month while they seek an emergency visa in a safe country.
CNN
March 06, 2019 - 9:57 pm
By Hilary Whiteman and Sandi Sidhu, CNN (CNN) -- Two sisters who fled Saudi Arabia have been granted an extension to stay in Hong Kong for one more month while they seek an emergency visa in a safe country. Hong Kong's immigration department will now allow the sisters, who go by the names Reem and...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo, File
March 04, 2019 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a dual Saudi-U.S. citizen imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than a year are claiming that he has been subjected to routine torture and is on the verge of an emotional breakdown. After months of quietly trying to secure his release, the family of Dr. Walid Fitaihi...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.
Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo
February 19, 2019 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistleblowers within the Trump administration. Lawmakers from both...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is accompanied by Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir, as he departs from Saudi Arabia's King Khalid International, in Riyadh, Monday, January 14, 2019.
Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/Pool via AP
January 14, 2019 - 8:26 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Trump administration expects Saudi Arabia to hold "every single person" responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday after talks with senior Saudi officials that also focused on Mideast crises...
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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was released from the airport and is now under the protection of the UNHCR and Thai authorities.
Immigration Bureau/Royal Thai PD via CNN
January 09, 2019 - 10:19 pm
By Helen Regan and Bianca Britton, CNN (CNN) -- The 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand to escape her family has been declared by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to be a legitimate refugee, Australian officials said Thursday. Australia is conducting health, security and other background...
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Women in Saudi Arabia divorced by their husbands will now be sent a text message to inform them of their new status.
Fayez Nureldine/Getty Images via CNN
January 06, 2019 - 3:35 pm
By CNN's Nada Altaher and Hilary Clarke (CNN) -- Women in Saudi Arabia divorced by their husbands will now be sent a text message to inform them of their new status. The move is designed to stop the practice of men ending marriages without telling their wives. The Saudi courts started to send such...
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