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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi, is displayed during a ceremony near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the one-year anniversary of his death. Saudi Arabia’s state television says final verdicts have been issued in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his family announced pardons that spared five from execution. The Riyadh Criminal Court issued final verdicts Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, against eight people. The court ordered a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for five, with one receiving a 10-year sentence and two others being ordered to serve seven years in prison. The trial was widely criticized by rights groups and an independent U.N. investigator, who noted that no senior officials nor anyone suspected of ordering the killing was found guilty. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Saudi court issues final verdicts in Khashoggi killing

Sep. 7, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son, who still resides in the kingdom, announced pardons that spared five of the convicted individuals from execution. While the trial...

Today in History

Sep. 4, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 4, the 248th day of 2020. There are 118 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 4, 1781, Los Angeles was founded by Spanish settlers under the leadership of Governor Felipe de Neve. On this date: In 1888, George Eastman received a patent for...

2 Saudi royals, others officials investigated for fraud

Aug. 31, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top military commander in its yearslong war in Yemen and his prince son have been removed from their posts along with other officials as part of an anti-corruption investigation, the kingdom said early Tuesday. The announcement attributed the actions to a...

Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, left, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner, center, and U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, right, board the Israeli flag carrier El Al's airliner as they fly to Abu Dhabi for talks meant to put final touches on the normalization deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, at Ben-Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Nir Elias/Pool Photo via AP)

First direct Israel-UAE flight lands in Abu Dhabi amid deal

Aug. 31, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Star of David-adorned El Al plane flew from Israel to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, carrying a high-ranking American and Israeli delegation to Abu Dhabi in the first-ever direct commercial passenger flight between the two countries. The Israeli flag...

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud arrive for a  press conference in Berlin, on Aug. 19, 2020.(John MacDougall/AP, pool)

Saudi Arabia cautiously welcomes UAE, Israel normalization

Aug. 19, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Wednesday cautiously welcomed an agreement between its close ally the United Arab Emirates and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties and exchange embassies. Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the deal, which also halted unilateral annexation by Israel...

A dog of the French rescue team searches for survivors at the scene of this week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Three days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing over a hundred people and causing widespread devastation, rescuers are still searching for survivors and the government is investigating what caused the disaster. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Trump says US help on way for Beirut disaster

Aug. 7, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 2:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken about the explosion in Beirut during calls with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump said Friday that he told Aoun that three large aircraft filled with...

FILE - In this Dec.10, 2019, file photo, Saudi King Salman talks during the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's King Salman was discharged from a hospital in the capital, Riyadh, after more than a week following surgery to remove his gall bladder, the Royal Court said in a statement late Thursday, July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Saudi Royal Court says King Salman discharged from hospital

Jul. 31, 2020 1:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman was discharged from a hospital in the capital Riyadh after more than a week following surgery to remove his gall bladder, the Royal Court said. The court said in a statement late Thursday the monarch, 84, left the King Faisal Specialist Hospital...

A man burns incense as the area around the Kaaba, the square structure in the Great Mosque, toward which believers turn when praying, is prepared for pilgrims, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, late Sunday, July 26, 2020. Anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 pilgrims will be allowed to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage this year due to the virus pandemic. (Saudi Ministry of Media via AP)

Pilgrims arrive in Mecca for downsized hajj amid pandemic

Jul. 27, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Muslim pilgrims have started arriving in Mecca for a drastically scaled-down hajj, as Saudi authorities balance the kingdom's oversight of one of Islam's key pillars and the safety of visitors in the face of a global pandemic. The hajj, which begins on Wednesday, normally...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Saudi King Salman chairs the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Arabia says that 84-year-old King Salman has undergone a successful surgery to remove his gallbladder. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday, July 23, 2020,  that the surgery took place, saying the king underwent the procedure at at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Saudi king, 84, undergoes surgery to remove gallbladder

Jul. 23, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman underwent a successful surgery that removed his gallbladder, the kingdom said Thursday, just days after being admitted to hospital over an inflammation of the organ. Surgeons at Riyadh's King Faisal Specialist Hospital operated on the king, the...

Saudi Arabia says 84-year-old King Salman undergoes a successful surgery to remove his gallbladder

Jul. 23, 2020 8:11 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says 84-year-old King Salman undergoes a successful surgery to remove his gallbladder.