Saudi Arabia' King Salman - updates

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Saudi king invites Qatar emir to Riyadh summit

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The invitation to the December 10 summit of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation (GCC) comes amid signs of reduced animosity between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which has led an economic boycott of Doha since 2017

INVITATION. This combination of pictures created on December 03, 2019 shows Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz (left) Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Photos by Fethi Belaid, Bandar Al-Jaloud/Pool/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

UAE prince visits Saudi, urges dialogue to solve Yemen tensions

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Speaking after meeting Saudi Arabia's King Salman near Mecca, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan says dialogue is 'the only way to resolve differences between Yemenis'

A handout picture provided by the Ministry of Presidential affairs-Abu Dhabi on August 12, 2019, shows Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz near the holy city of Mecca during his visit to Saudi Arabia. Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince visited Saudi Arabia on today and called for dialogue to resolve tensions in Yemen, after deadly clashes there between government loyalists and UAE-backed forces. Mohammed Al-HAMMADI / Ministry of Presidential Affairs - Abu Dhabi / AFP

Saudi king calls on Gulf states to tackle Iran's 'criminal' acts

May 31, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Saudi Arabia, a staunch US ally, is hosting leaders from across the Arab and Muslim world for emergency Gulf and Arab summits and a meeting of heads of state from Islamic nations

This handout photo taken and released by the Saudi Royal Palace on May 31, 2019 shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz addressing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held at al-Safa Royal Palace in the Saudi holy city of Mecca.  BANDAR AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP

Saudi king orders major government reshuffle

Dec 27, 2018 - 10:33 PM

The shake up comes as the kingdom grapples with international outrage over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

KING SALMAN. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on December 13, 2017, shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman (L) arriving for the opening of the shura council ordinary session in Riyadh. Photo by Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

Saudi king, crown prince meet Khashoggi family

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meet with family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi

MEETING. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on October 23, 2018 shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meeting with family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh. AFP Photo

Saudi arrests 11 princes over anti-austerity protest – media

Jan 06, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The princes, who were not named, are protesting at a historical Riyadh royal palace, Qasr al-Hokm, against a government's decision to stop paying the water and electricity bills of royals

KING SALMAN. Saudi Arabian King Salman (L) heads for his car after getting off a plane upon his arrival at Haheda Airport in Tokyo on March 12, 2017.  File photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Embattled Trump starts foreign tour with Saudi arms deal

May 20, 2017 - 10:54 PM

US President Donald Trump signs a 110 billion deal for Saudi purchases during the first leg of his 8 day foreign trip

DEAL SEALED. US President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud take part in a signing ceremony at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh on May 20. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump starts foreign tour in Saudi as scandals mount at home

May 20, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Trump can expect a warm welcome in Saudi Arabia in sharp contrast to Washington where pressure is building over his team s alleged links to Moscow

TRUMP IN RIYADH. US President Donald Trump (L) is welcomed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (2nd-L) upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on May 20, 2017, followed by First Lady Melania Trump (R).  Photo by Mandel Nga/AFP

Saudi king visits Indonesia with huge entourage, tons of gear

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:13 PM

It is the first visit by a Saudi Arabian king to Indonesia for 47 years and is one of the highlights of a rare Saudi royal tour of Asia

WELCOME TO INDONESIA. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L) welcomes Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz at Halim airport in Jakarta on March 1, 2017. Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Obama in Saudi Arabia on fence-mending visit

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:10 PM

The visit is for alliance building but an analyst says it will also likely highlight how far Washington and Riyadh have drifted apart

epa05268861 A handout photograph released by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) meeting with US President Barack Obama (L) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 20 April 2016. Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and participate on 21 April in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit. HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Saudi king vows to find cause of pre-hajj crane tragedy

Sep 13, 2015 - 7:20 AM

Saudi Arabia s King Salman promises to investigate all the reasons and afterwards declare the results to the citizens

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on September 12, 2015 shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (2nd R) looking at pilgrims during a tour of the site where a crane fell inside the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy Muslim city of Mecca. Saudi Arabia's King Salman vowed on September 12 to find out what caused a crane collapse that killed 107 people at Mecca's Grand Mosque. AFP Photo

Arab leaders agree joint military force

Mar 29, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Arab leaders agree to form a joint military force after a summit dominated by a Saudi led offensive on Shiite rebels in Yemen and the threat from Islamist extremism

ARAB LEADERS. A general view of delegates attending the closing session of the Arab League summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 29 March 2015. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Honors for PNP-SAF, gov't-MILF deal, Saudi cabinet shake-up | The wRap

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Families of the 44 Special Action troops cry for justice The Philippine government and the MILF sign the protocol to decommission firearms King Salman revamps the Saudi government

Obama in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king

Jan 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Saudi television shows new King Salman welcoming Obama and his wife Michelle at the bottom of a red carpeted ramp as a military band plays the US and Saudi national anthems

OBAMA IN SAUDI ARABIA. US President Barack Obama greets in a traditional Indian way during his final event of his three-day trip to India, in New Delhi, India, 27 January 2015. Photo by EPA

Saudi capital goes quiet for day of mourning

Jan 25, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Away from the palace and nearby roadblocks life continued with almost no indication that a new era had begun except for billboards expressing condolences for Abdullah s death

HELPING FILIPINOS. The Philippines says Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah helped overseas Filipino workers, especially those on death row. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA