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A bump and a miss: Saudi oil cut slaps down Biden's outreach

Oct. 06, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday effectively acknowledged the failure of one of his biggest and most humiliating foreign policy gambles: a fist-bump with the de facto leader of Saudi Arabia, the crown prince associated with human rights abuses. Biden’s awkward...

Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince is named prime minister

Sep. 27, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was appointed prime minister on Tuesday by royal decree. The crown prince, who is heir to the throne held by King Salman, already wields wide powers and is seen as the kingdom's day-to-day...

Saudi Arabia's triumphant week reclaims the West's embrace

Sep. 26, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia appears to be leaving behind the stream of negative coverage that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi elicited since 2018. The kingdom is once again being enthusiastically welcomed back into polite and powerful society, and it is no longer as frowned upon to seek Saudi...

Germany secures more gas shipments as Scholz visits Gulf

Sep. 25, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz planted a tree at a mangrove park in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, a token nod to environmentalism during a two-day visit to the Gulf region focused mainly on securing new fossil fuel supplies and forging fresh alliances against Russia. ...

German leader seeks energy deals, alliances on Gulf trip

Sep. 24, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia for the first stop of a two-day, three-country visit to the Middle East aimed at striking new energy deals and forging fresh alliances amid the economic and geopolitical turmoil resulting from Russia’s invasion of...

Bidens among thousands paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 18, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden paid his respects at Queen Elizabeth II's coffin on Sunday as thousands of police, hundreds of British troops and an army of officials made final preparations for the queen's state funeral — a spectacular display of national mourning that will also be the...

Gulf Arab nations ask Netflix to remove 'offensive' videos

Sep. 06, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gulf Arab countries on Tuesday asked Netflix to remove “offensive content” on the streaming service, apparently targeting programs that show people who are gay and lesbian. A joint statement issued on behalf of a committee of the Gulf...

Column: Mickelson wins part of the battle, loses the war

Sep. 06, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

Much like his style of golf, Phil Mickelson's imagination is only as good as his ability to pull off the shot. Mickelson has a right to feel somewhat vindicated by the bold and rapid changes coming to the PGA Tour. The idea — his idea, he can argue — is for the top players to...

Saudi woman gets 45 years in prison for social media use

Aug. 31, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi court has sentenced a woman to 45 years in prison for allegedly damaging the country through her social media activity, according to a court document obtained Wednesday. It was the second such sentence that has drawn scrutiny of the kingdom this month. ...

Pride of Ukraine: Usyk beats Joshua, keeps heavyweight belts

Aug. 20, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

KING ABDULLAH SPORTS CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Oleksandr Usyk kissed the blue-and-yellow flag of Ukraine and looked to the Saudi Arabian sky as he waited to discover if he had honored his war-torn country by retaining his world heavyweight titles. When he heard the winning words...