Saudia Arabia - updates

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Saudi intercepts missiles over curfew-locked Riyadh, border city

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:24 PM

It is the first major assault on Saudi Arabia since the Huthis offered last September to halt attacks on the kingdom after devastating twin strikes on Saudi oil installations

Saudis' Khashoggi verdict 'far from' justice– Turkey

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:28 PM

Turkey says the decision announced by the Saudi court 'is far from meeting the expectations of both our country and the international community to shed light on the murder with all its dimensions and deliver justice'

Justice 'trampled' in Jamal Khashoggi murder trial

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders says the death sentence for 5 culprits 'did not respect international standards of justice'

FIGHT CONTINUES. A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Saudi court sentences 5 to death over Khashoggi murder

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:57 PM

(UPDATED) Of the 11 unnamed individuals indicted in the case, 5 are sentenced to death, 3 face jail terms totalling 24 years, and the others were acquitted

PROTEST. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading "Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2" during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Saudi Arabia executes 39-year-old Filipina helper

Jan 31, 2019 - 8:49 AM

Saudi Arabia carries out the death penalty against a 39-year-old Filipina household service worker found guilty of murder

Trump unsatisfied with Saudi response to journalist death, backs arms deal

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Trump says that Saudi Arabia is valued as a historic customer for the US weapons industry, and that the US also relies on the kingdom in the fight against terror

US-SAUDI RELATIONS. 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 Arabia seeking Pakistani arms for Syrian rebels

Feb 23, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Saudi Arabia is in talks with Pakistan to provide anti aircraft and anti tank rockets to Syrian rebels