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South Korean president in Saudi Arabia, meets crown prince

Jan. 18, 2022 06:33 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — South Korea's leader arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, where he was greeted in Riyadh by the kingdom's crown prince and an honor guard marching band. It was the second stop on a Mideast tour by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife, who were...

Saudi princess freed after nearly 3 years in jail

Jan. 09, 2022 07:41 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi authorities have released a princess detained in the kingdom under mysterious circumstances for nearly three years, her supporters said on Sunday. The princess, Basmah bint Saud, a daughter of Saudi Arabia’s second king, disappeared in...

Top conservative Saudi cleric who once headed judiciary dies

Jan. 05, 2022 05:19 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An influential Saudi cleric who once served for years as head of the kingdom's Shariah courts and whose ultraconservative views sparked outcry died on Wednesday, leaving behind a legacy that mirrored the kingdom's decades-long slide toward Wahhabism. His...

Analysis: As US focus wanes, Mideast turns inward for talks

Dec. 28, 2021 20:54 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After years of looking abroad for answers, countries in the Middle East now appear to instead be talking to each other to find solutions following two decades defined by war and political upheaval. The American withdrawals from Afghanistan and...

DJ David Guetta lauds Saudi reforms ahead of show in kingdom

Dec. 19, 2021 03:57 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Internationally known DJ David Guetta has made a home for himself in the Persian Gulf. The French DJ is a resident of the United Arab Emirates, where he has performed multiple times — the latest being on the helipad at the landmark Burj Al...

Gulf leaders convene for annual summit amid regional tension

Dec. 14, 2021 11:25 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The leaders of Gulf Arab states arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for their annual summit, a united meeting that comes amid heightened tensions over Iran’s nuclear program and after a yearslong boycott of Qatar. The Gulf Cooperation Council...

Saudi crown prince in 1st visit to Qatar after embargo ended

Dec. 09, 2021 08:37 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince visited Qatar on Thursday, his first trip to Doha since the kingdom rallied other Arab states to end their yearslong rift and embargo of the tiny Gulf Arab state. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit also marked...

Arrested man is freed, not a suspect in Khashoggi's murder

Dec. 08, 2021 14:31 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French authorities announced Wednesday that a man arrested at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport for allegedly being linked to the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was misidentified. Saudi officials later said he was freed. The Paris General Prosecutor's...

Saudi prince's tour, reforms eclipsed by Khashoggi case

Dec. 08, 2021 11:39 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's crown prince was visiting the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, the second stop of his high-profile tour of Gulf Arab states aimed at fortifying the kingdom's traditional alliances as rival Iran resumes nuclear negotiations with world powers. ...

Senate rejects bipartisan bid to stop $650M Saudi arms sale

Dec. 07, 2021 21:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday rejected a bid from a bipartisan group of lawmakers to stop President Joe Biden’s administration from selling more than $650 million worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, allowing the deal to proceed despite the gulf nation’s dismal record on human rights. ...