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Performers wounded in knife attack on stage in Saudi Arabia

Nov. 11, 2019 11:30 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Two men and a woman were wounded in a knife attack Monday evening as they performed on stage in a park in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, marking the first such incident since the kingdom began loosening restrictions on entertainment. Saudi broadcaster al-Ekhbariya reported that...

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer's slaying

Nov. 11, 2019 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist "a mistake" and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one of the company's autonomous vehicles. Khosrowshahi later said he regretted his comments, made during an interview with...

Saudi Aramco takes another step toward 1st public offering

Nov. 10, 2019 4:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco released a lengthy document late Saturday that lays the ground for investors to buy into the world's most profitable company, but it remains unknown how much is on offer. In its preliminary prospectus, Aramco revealed that it...

Saudi recruitment of Twitter workers reflects insider risks

Nov. 7, 2019 11:04 PM EST

Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies. The Twitter case adds an alarming international dimension to the longstanding problem of rogue...

The Latest: Twitter spying case shows insider risks

Nov. 7, 2019 5:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on allegations from U.S. prosecutors that Saudi Arabia recruited two Twitter employees to spy on accounts that included prominent government opponents (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Rogue employees pilfering data and spying across networks have long plagued governments and...

Correction: Yemen story

Nov. 7, 2019 3:20 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — In a story Nov. 5 about the signing of a power-sharing deal in Yemen, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has been in exile since 2014. He fled Yemen in 2015. A corrected version of the story is below: Yemen's government, separatists sign...

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics

Nov. 6, 2019 11:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The complaint...

Egypt's president lavishly praises Trump on social media

Nov. 5, 2019 1:56 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president lavished praise on President Donald Trump via social media, calling him a "man with unique power to confront crises." Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi's comments were the latest public example of the two leaders' closeness. El-Sissi thanked Trump for his "generous concern" for helping...

Saudi Arabia formally starts IPO of oil firm Saudi Aramco

Nov. 3, 2019 7:33 AM EST

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia formally began an initial public offering Sunday of a sliver of oil giant Saudi Aramco after years of delay, hoping international and local investors will pay billions of dollars for a stake in the kingdom's crown jewels. An approval by Saudi Arabia's Capital...

US filmmaker Oliver Stone praises Putin for role in Syria

Oct. 30, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "stabilizing force" in the Middle East, particularly in Syria as Moscow fills a void left by U.S. forces pulling out and leaving behind their Kurdish allies. Stone, the 73-year-old...