Latest Saudi Arabia News

Anthony Kim is joining LIV Golf for the rest of 2024. And maybe beyond

Feb. 28, 2024 10:47 AM EST

KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Anthony Kim returns from nearly a 12-year hiatus to join LIV Golf and will play the remainder of the season in the Saudi-funded league as an individual. LIV Golf announced Wednesday that the 38-year-old Californian is joining the...

Saudi Arabia's PIF and the ATP tennis tour have a 5-year sponsorship deal that includes the rankings

Feb. 28, 2024 09:14 AM EST

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and the men's professional tennis tour have agreed to a five-year partnership that includes naming rights for the ATP rankings, the latest move by the kingdom into that sport and others. The ATP already had a deal that placed its Next Gen ATP...

PGA Tour starts the Florida swing. LIV Golf goes to Saudi Arabia

Feb. 27, 2024 16:19 PM EST

PGA TOUR COGNIZANT CLASSIC IN THE PALM BEACHES Site: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Course: PGA National (Champions). Yardage: 7,147. Par: 71. Prize money: $9 million. Winner's share: $1.62 million. Television:...

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy lands in Saudi Arabia to push for peace and a POW exchange with Russia

Feb. 27, 2024 11:49 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and met the kingdom's powerful crown prince to push for a peace plan and the return of prisoners of war from Russia. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sought to...

Anthony Kim returning after 12 years to LIV? Greg Norman drops a tease

Feb. 26, 2024 19:24 PM EST

All signs point toward Anthony Kim ending his 12-year absence by playing the LIV Golf event in Saudi Arabia, with the latest indication a video tease from Greg Norman on Monday. Kim was a raw talent who broke the country club image in golf with his belt buckles and bling, winning...

Mike Tyson, Francis Ngannou set for Professional Fighters League debut in Saudi Arabia

Feb. 23, 2024 12:01 PM EST

Mike Tyson and Francis Ngannou are in Saudi Arabia, a pair of ferocious heavyweights with an eye on the championship belt. For Tyson, his role is ceremonial. The retired boxing great is set to present the winner of three title fights in the inaugural PFL vs. Bellator: Champs card...

Jared Kushner, former Trump adviser, defends business dealings with Saudi Arabia

Feb. 14, 2024 19:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s former White House adviser and his son-in-law, defended on Tuesday his business dealings after leaving government with the Saudi crown prince who was implicated in the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Kushner...

Qatar gets 'positive' response from Hamas on cease-fire plan as group reiterates its broader demands

Feb. 06, 2024 17:40 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Hamas' response to the latest plan for a cease-fire in Gaza and the release of hostages was “generally positive,” key mediator Qatar said Tuesday, as the militant group reiterated its demand for an end to the war, something Israel has thus far ruled out. ...

Joaquin Niemann finally wins on LIV. His eye is on getting in the majors

Feb. 06, 2024 12:27 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann was among players who risked being shut out of the majors when he chose to sign for Saudi money at LIV Golf, and that remains mostly true. Niemann, a 25-year-old from Chile, won his first LIV event last week at Mayakoba in the dark...

Blinken returns to Mideast in push for hostage deal and postwar plan for Gaza, but obstacles loom

Feb. 06, 2024 00:38 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Saudi Arabia's crown prince Monday at the start of his fifth visit to the Middle East since the outbreak of the war in Gaza, hoping to press ahead with a potential cease-fire deal and postwar planning while tamping down...