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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...

The Latest: Biden trip won't immediately impact gas prices

Jul. 15, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — President Joe Biden said Friday that gas prices across the U.S. “have been coming down every single day to the best of my knowledge” but cautioned that his visit to Saudi Arabia may not have an...

Biden says he raised Khashoggi murder with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, was 'direct' on human rights issues

Jul. 15, 2022 15:57 PM EDT
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Biden says he raised Khashoggi murder with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, was 'direct' on human rights issues.