Saudi Arabia

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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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Hasan Jamali/AP, file
January 03, 2019 - 11:38 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday it will seek the death penalty against five suspects in the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi , a killing that has seen members of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage implicated in the writer's...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Muslim-American comedian Hasan Minhaj cracks jokes for the audience after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed May 10th as "Hasan Minhaj Day," at Gracie Mansion, in New York.
AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File
January 02, 2019 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix faced criticism Wednesday from human rights groups for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of comedian Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" series that criticized the kingdom's powerful crown prince. The American comedian used his second episode, released Oct. 28, to criticize Crown...
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Pollution
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December 17, 2018 - 10:20 am
Analysis by John Sutter, CNN (CNN) -- Hidden in the 133-page document agreed upon at the UN climate change talks was a compromise that many consider an infuriating distraction. The countries of the world agreed to welcome the fact that a scientific report on the state of global warming had been...
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Sen. Bob Menendez speaks to members of the media.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
November 29, 2018 - 11:27 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick and Susannah George, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward...
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Jamal Khashoggi
AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File
November 22, 2018 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that the de facto leader of American ally Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of a U.S.-based journalist critical of the kingdom's royal family. Citing vehement denials by the crown prince and...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media before leaving the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, to travel to Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
November 21, 2018 - 10:16 am
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday publicly thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices amid criticism over his decision not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump, who made clear in an...
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Candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia's consulate, in Istanbul, during a candlelight vigil.
AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File
November 20, 2018 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump called the killing of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul...
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