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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...

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...

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...

FILE - This  Jan. 30, 2018, file image made from a video shows fighters loyal to the separatist so-called Southern Transitional Council, backed by the United Arab Emirates, chanting after taking control of Mount Hadid in Aden which was controlled by forces loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, in Aden Yemen. Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, it announced early Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in a major step toward closing a dangerous rift between nominal allies in the chaotic proxy war. (AP Photo)

Yemen's separatists to give up self-rule, push peace deal

Jul. 29, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, the group announced early Wednesday in a step toward closing a dangerous rift between nominal allies in the five-year war. Nizar Haitham, a spokesman...