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Editorial Roundup: United States

Aug. 17, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 16 The Washington Post on Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi brutality: Salma al-Shehab, the mother of two young children, was studying for a PhD at the University of Leeds and took time...

High oil prices help Saudi Aramco earn $88B in first half

Aug. 14, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi energy company Aramco said Sunday its profits jumped 90% in the second quarter compared to the same time last year, helping its half-year earnings reach nearly $88 billion. The increase is a boon for the kingdom and the crown prince's spending power as...

France skirts over Khashoggi killing amid Saudi prince visit

Jul. 29, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s presidency on Friday focused on global warming, the war in Ukraine and the Iran nuclear deal in relaying details about the controversial dinner in Paris between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and French President Emmanuel Macron. In a generally...

Energy on the table, Macron hosts Saudi prince for dinner

Jul. 28, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to his presidential palace Thursday for controversial dinner that marks another step in the Saudi leader’s diplomatic rehabilitation -- a move that has drawn harsh criticism in France after the...

A rights group says it filed a legal complaint in Paris alleging Saudi crown prince's complicity in journalist's killing

Jul. 28, 2022 09:13 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — A rights group says it filed a legal complaint in Paris alleging Saudi crown prince's complicity in journalist's killing.

Saudi crown prince: First EU visit since Khashoggi killing

Jul. 26, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Greece Tuesday on his first trip to a European Union country since the killing in 2018 of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that triggered widespread international condemnation. Bin Salman, who is traveling with...

Arrest of Saudi for lying to FBI shows kingdom’s reach in US

Jul. 19, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It began with a message that appeared on Danah al-Mayouf’s phone from an anonymous Instagram account — a promise to help her “crush” a $5 million lawsuit she faced from a pro-government Saudi fashion model. But, the mystery texter said,...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia downplays normalization with Israel

Jul. 16, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat on Saturday downplayed talk of normalization with Israel after the kingdom opened its airspace to Israeli commercial flights and hammered out a complex deal over...

Iraq's PM to push for regional dialogue at Mideast summit

Jul. 16, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister, whose country is mired in political crisis, says it is in Iraq’s interest to keep pushing for a rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to ease regional tensions. Speaking to The Associated Press Friday evening,...

Biden's Saudi visit aims to balance rights, oil, security

Jul. 15, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Joe Biden met Friday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the man he once pledged to shun for human rights violations, and shared a cordial fist bump as he tried to reset an important diplomatic relationship, bolster Mideast security and increase the...