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US court dismisses suit against Saudi prince in killing

Dec. 06, 2022 18:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, bowing to the Biden administration's insistence that the prince was legally immune in the case. District of...

Qatar's World Cup opener shows its reemergence after boycott

Nov. 20, 2022 14:09 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Qatar opened the Middle East’s first World Cup on Sunday with its ruler sitting next to the leaders of two Arab countries that only a year and a half earlier had been part of a boycott trying to bring the energy-rich nation to its knees. No leaders of major...

Saudi prince's new title key to dodging lawsuit over killing

Nov. 18, 2022 16:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It raised eyebrows six weeks ago when Saudi Arabia’s aged king, Salman, named his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as prime minister. The kingdom’s laws designate the king as prime minister. King Salman had to declare a temporary exception to loan out the title, and at...

US moves to shield Saudi crown prince in journalist killing

Nov. 18, 2022 13:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's high office should shield him from a lawsuit over his role in the killing of a U.S.-based journalist, making a turnaround from Joe Biden's passionate campaign trail denunciations of the prince over the brutal...

Biden administration moves to shield Saudi crown prince from lawsuits over his role in killing of US-based journalist

Nov. 17, 2022 22:24 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden administration moves to shield Saudi crown prince from lawsuits over his role in killing of US-based journalist.

S. Korea's leader discusses megaprojects with Saudi prince

Nov. 17, 2022 06:01 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol hoped for greater cooperation with Saudi Arabia — including on its $500 billion futuristic desert city project — as he met the kingdom’s powerful crown prince Thursday, Seoul officials said. Crown Prince Mohammed...

Documents show big foreign gov't spending at Trump hotel

Nov. 15, 2022 14:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump hotel in Washington took in more than $750,000 from six foreign governments at sensitive moments in their U.S. relations, with guests spending as much as $10,000 per room a night, according to documents from the Trump family company's former accountants released Monday...

Saudis detain American woman seeking to leave with daughter

Nov. 08, 2022 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia has taken into custody an American woman who has been locked in a yearslong struggle to take her young daughter back out of the kingdom over the objections of her Saudi ex-husband, according to U.S. officials and a U.S.-based advocacy group Tuesday. ...

Takeaways: Calls for reparations, emissions cuts at COP27

Nov. 07, 2022 14:38 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The first full day of the year's most important summit on climate change, known as COP27, got underway on Monday with urgent calls by leaders to slash greenhouse gas emissions as the planet warms and severe weather events become more frequent and destructive. ...

Saudis in US targeted as kingdom cracks down on dissent

Nov. 02, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A graduate student at Boston's Northeastern University, Prince Abdullah bin Faisal al Saud seldom mentioned he was a member of Saudi Arabia's sprawling royal family, friends say. He avoided talking about Saudi politics, focusing on his studies, career plans and love of soccer. ...