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2019 Saudi Arabia Special Weapons News
- Pompeo Confirms $8.1 Bln in Arms Transfers to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE Sputnik 25 May 2019 -- US State Secretary Mike Pompeo has confirmed approval of $8.1 billion in arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates in a bid to "deter Iranian aggression," AFP reported.
- Bin Salman agrees to support Sudan's military if it keeps forces in Yemen Press TV 24 May 2019 -- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly pledged to continue supporting Sudan's military transition council if Khartoum agrees to keep its forces in Yemen.
- Saudi Crown Prince Meets Deputy Head of Sudan's Transitional Council - Report Sputnik 24 May 2019 -- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with the Deputy Head of Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported citing Saudi Press Agency.
- Emergency Notification of Arms Sales to Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia US Dept. of State 24 May 2019 -- "Today, I made a determination pursuant to section 36 of the Arms Export Control Act and directed the Department to complete immediately the formal notification of 22 pending arms transfers to Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia totaling approximately $8.1 billion to deter Iranian aggression and build partner self-defense capacity. These sales will support our allies, enhance Middle East stability, and help these nations to deter and defend themselves from the Islamic Republic of Iran."
- Menendez on Trump Admin’s Decision to Flout Congress’ Role in Approving Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE Sen. Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 24 May 2019 -- "U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Trump Administration formally informed Congress that it is invoking an obscure provision of the Arms Export Control Act to eliminate the statutorily-required Congressional review of the sales of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and others, but failed to explain its legal or practical basis for doing so. The unprecedented and legally dubious move breaks a long-standing process designed to ensure that Congress is able to review and disapprove arms sales."
- Trump defies Congress, clears arms sales to Saudi, UAE: Senator Press TV 24 May 2019 -- The administration of US President Donald Trump is bypassing Congress, clearing the sale of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, citing what Washington says a threat from Iran, a senator says.
- Pompeo Claims 'Quite Possible' Iran Was Behind Latest Attacks on UAE Ships Sputnik 21 May 2019 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was possible that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was responsible for recent attacks on shipping vessels in the Persian Gulf and on Saudi oil pipelines.
- Qatar not invited to emergency summits in Saudi Arabia: Official Press TV 20 May 2019 -- Qatar has not received an invitation to take part in two regional summits called to discuss attacks on Saudi oil assets inside the Arab kingdom and off the coasts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a Qatari Foreign Ministry official says.
- Qatari Broadcaster Shows Alleged Satellite Images of Damaged Saudi Oil Sites Sputnik 20 May 2019 -- Two Saudi oil facilities located along a major pipeline were hit in a drone attack on Tuesday, which prompted Riyadh to temporarily shut down the pipeline and carry out retaliatory airstrikes on Houthi positions in Yemen.
- Trump, Saudi Arabia Issue New Threats To Iran RFE/RL 20 May 2019 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has issued a new threat to Iran, saying a conflict would be the "official end" of the Islamic republic.
- Saudi Foreign Ministry on Iran Tensions: We Don't Want War But Ready to Respond Sputnik 19 May 2019 -- Earlier, Saudi King urged the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to gather for extraordinary summits in the city of Mecca on May 30 in the wake of an attack on the country's oil facilities and sabotage against tankers off the UAE coast, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday, citing a Foreign Ministry source.
- Al-Jubeir: The Kingdom does not want a war, but will respond firmly and decisively to any threat SPA 19 May 2019 -- Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of the State for Foreign Affairs and Member of the Cabinet, has stressed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not want a war in the region and does not seek to do so and will do its utmost to prevent this war, while stressing that if the other side chooses war, the Kingdom will respond firmly and decisively and will defend itself and its interests.
- Saudi king calls for urgent meetings of Arab leaders Press TV 19 May 2019 -- Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has called for emergency meetings of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) and the Arab League, following mysterious "sabotage" attacks on Saudi and Emirati oil tankers as well as drone strikes targeting Saudi oil pumping stations.
- Attacks on Saudi Energy Assets Put Security of Oil Supply at Risk - Minister Sputnik 19 May 2019 -- On Tuesday, Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources Khalid bin al-Falih said that two oil pumping stations have been attacked by drones in Saudi Arabia.
- Saudi Aramco attack beginning of larger operation: Yemen Press TV 19 May 2019 -- Yemen's Ansarullah movement has warned that its recent attack on a major Saudi oil facility was the start of operations against 300 vital targets in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Yemen.
- Saudi King Calls For Urgent Arab Summit Amid Rising Tensions With Iran RFE/RL 19 May 2019 -- Saudi Arabia has called for two urgent meetings of its Arab allies later this month to discuss recent attacks on shipping and oil-production sites amid rising tensions with bitter regional rival Iran.
- Saudi Arabia, UAE, Norway notify the UN Security Council of attacks against oil tankers SPA 17 May 2019 -- The Permanent Missions of each of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Norway accredited to the United Nations have sent a joint letter to the United Nations Security Council, drawing attention to an incident in UAE territorial waters which caused damages to four oil tankers.
- Suspected explosions in bustled Persian Gulf IRNA 16 May 2019 -- As the tensions in the Persian Gulf continue to increase, the role of the disturbing actors who are pushing for exacerbation of the conflict between Tehran and Washington to secure their interests is highlighted more than before.
- U.A.E. Vows Restraint After Attacks On Vessels Off Its Coast, Criticizes Iran RFE/RL 16 May 2019 -- The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has vowed to show restraint after attacks on oil tankers off its coast amid complaints that it is being "bullied by Iran."
- Saudis Blast Iran's 'Expansionist Agenda' After Attacks On Oil Installations RFE/RL 16 May 2019 -- Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of ordering recent drone attacks on the country's oil facilities that were claimed by Yemen's Shi'ite Huthi rebels.
- Oil Prices Rise as Saudi Energy Minister Reports Drone Attack on Pipeline Sputnik 15 May 2019 -- Oil prices jumped Tuesday morning on reports of a drone attack on oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia, with the kingdom regarding the incident as a terrorist act.
- Saudi Arabia Says Its Pipeline Attacked by Drones VOA 14 May 2019 -- Saudi Arabia says an oil pipeline was attacked by drones Tuesday west of the capital, Riyadh.
- Saudi halts pumping on major oil pipeline after Yemeni drone strike Press TV 14 May 2019 -- The Saudi energy minister says the kingdom has stopped pumping crude oil on a major pipeline across the country after retaliatory drone strikes carried out by Yemeni army forces and their allies.
- Yemeni drones launch retaliatory raids against vital Saudi facilities: Al-Masirah Press TV 14 May 2019 -- Seven drones run by Yemeni armed forces have reportedly carried out attacks against vital Saudi facilities in response to the Riyadh regime's ongoing acts of aggression against Yemeni people.
- State Security Presidency Security Spokesman: limited targeting of two oil pumping stations of Saudi Aramco in Dawadmi and Afif Governorates in Riyadh SPA 14 May 2019 -- The Security Spokesman of the State Security Presidency stated that between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., Tuesday morning, 9/9/1440 AH, there was a limited targeting of oil pumping stations of Saudi Aramco in Dawadmi and Afif Governorates in Riyadh Region.
- Saudi Energy Minister says two pump stations on the East-West pipeline were attacked, confirming sabotage targets global oil supply. SPA 14 May 2019 -- Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, stated that on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., two pump stations on the East-West pipeline were attacked by armed drones which caused a fire and minor damage to Pump Station No. 8. The fire has since been contained. The pipeline transports Saudi oil from the Eastern Province to Yanbu port.
- US Official: Explosives Blew Holes in Ships off UAE VOA 13 May 2019 -- A U.S. official says military experts believe explosives blew holes in four ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates Sunday, and suspects Iran may be involved but they have no proof.
- Ships 'Sabotaged' off UAE Coast VOA 13 May 2019 -- Saudi Arabia says two of its oil tankers suffered "significant damage" in a "sabotage attack" early Sunday off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. No details, however, about the specifics of the damage were released.
- Saudi Arabia Says Tankers Targeted By 'Sabotage Attack' RFE/RL 13 May 2019 -- Saudi Arabia says two of its oil tankers were targeted in what it described as a "sabotage attack" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).
- Minister of Energy denounces the attack against the two Saudi tankers which threatens the freedom of maritime navigation and the security of oil supplies to consumers all over the world SPA 13 May 2019 -- The Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, HE Khalid Al-Falih, confirmed that at six o'clock in the morning of Sunday, 7th of Ramadan 1440 Hijri; corresponding to 12th May 2019, two Saudi oil tankers were subjected to a sabotage attack in the exclusive economic zone of the United Arab Emirates, off the coast of the Emirate of Fujairah, while on their way to cross into the Arabian Gulf. One of the two vessels was on its way to be loaded with Saudi crude oil from the port of Ras Tanura, to be delivered to Saudi Aramco's customers in the United States. Fortunately, the attack didn't lead to any casualties or oil spill; however, it caused significant damage to the structures of the two vessels.
- Ships Sabotaged in UAE Waters Belonged to Norway, UAE, Saudi Arabia - Reports Sputnik 13 May 2019 -- The vessels sabotaged on Sunday in the Gulf of Oman were navigating under the flags of Saudi Arabia, Norway and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Al Arabiya news channel reported on Monday.
- Saudi Arabia Says Two Vessels Targeted in 'Sabotage Attack' Near UAE Sputnik 13 May 2019 -- The Saudi energy minister has reportedly said that two country's vessels were targeted in a "sabotage attack" on Sunday morning near UAE, noting that no casualties or leaks occurred, according to Reuters citing Saudi state TV.
- Four commercial ships subjected to sabotage operations near UAE territorial waters, no fatalities or injuries reported SPA 12 May 2019 -- Four commercial ships were subjected to sabotage operations today, 12th May, near UAE territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman, east of Fujairah, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced.
- UAE: Sabotage on 4 Commercial Ships in Gulf of Oman VOA 12 May 2019 -- The United Arab Emirates says four commercial ships were subjected to "sabotage operations" Sunday near its territorial waters in the Gulf of Oman.
- Saudi crown prince offered Abbas $10 billion to accept Trump's plan: Report Press TV 01 May 2019 -- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly offered Palestinian Authority (PA) chief Mahmoud Abbas 10 billion dollars in return for accepting US President Donald Trump's controversial proposal for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, dubbed "the deal of the century."
- Growing Concerns Over Saudi Arabia's Rights Abuses VOA 30 Apr 2019 -- The recent mass execution of dozens of Saudi citizens has drawn wide criticism from rights groups and governments around the world, which have urged Saudi authorities to stop such public executions and put an end to the growing human rights abuses in the Muslim kingdom.
- Pompeo says US support for Saudi-led war on Yemen is 'in America's best interest' Press TV 29 Apr 2019 -- United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended US support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, saying it is 'in America's best interest".
- 'It took me one call': Trump brags how he made King Salman pay more for US military support Press TV 28 Apr 2019 -- US President Donald Trump has boasted to his supporters about a bizarre phone call with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, where he made the monarch pay more money in exchange for the military support that the kingdom receives from Washington.
- Saudi Arabia, UAE overstating oil production capacity amid Washington's anti-Iran sanctions: Zangeneh Press TV 26 Apr 2019 -- Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh has accused Saudi Arabia and the UAE of exaggerating their ability to replace the country's oil in the wake of a renewed push by Washington to zero Tehran's exports by implementing "brutal" economic sanctions.
- France seeks source of damaging leak on Yemen war Press TV 25 Apr 2019 -- French authorities have been searching for a government employee who they believe has leaked damaging information about France's role in the Saudi-led war on Yemen to the media, a report says.
- Zarif slams US for keeping silent on Saudi 37 executions IRNA 24 Apr 2019 -- Iranian foreign minister on Wednesday criticized US for keeping silent toward Saudi execution of 37 men, saying being a member of Bolton, Bin Salman, Bin Zayed and Netanyahu team gives immunity for atrocity crimes.
- Zarif reacts to US approach toward recent executions in Saudi Arabia ISNA 24 Apr 2019 -- Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet reacted to recent executions in Saudi Arabia and US administration's approach toward the issue.
- Mass beheadings by Saudi draw global condemnation Press TV 24 Apr 2019 -- World leaders and several human rights organizations have expressed shock and condemnation over Saudi Arabia's recent mass execution of nearly 40 people in a single day, as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against dissidents widens in the kingdom.
- UN rights chief 'strongly' condemns 'shocking' mass executions in Saudi Arabia UN News 24 Apr 2019 -- Despite repeated appeals by the United Nations human rights system, Saudi Arabia's decision to go ahead with the beheading of 37 men, drew strong condemnation on Wednesday from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.
- Saudi Arabia Arrests 13 People Suspected of Plotting Terrorist Attacks - Reports Sputnik 22 Apr 2019 -- The suspects were apprehended during a preemptive security operation, a spokesperson for the Saudi state security agency said, as cited by the Gulf News newspaper.
- Saudi Arabia Pledges to Stabilise Market as US Ends Iran Oil Waivers - Minister Sputnik 22 Apr 2019 -- The development follows the Trump White House's announcement of the decision not to reissue waivers on Iranian oil once they expire in May in order to bring the Mideast country's oil exports to zero.
- In central Saudi Arabia, 4 assailants killed in attack on police station Press TV 21 Apr 2019 -- Four attackers have been killed in an assault on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central province of Riyadh.
- Turkey detains, investigates UAE operatives over Khashoggi murder Press TV 19 Apr 2019 -- Turkey has arrested two alleged intelligence operatives who confessed to spying on Arab nationals on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, a senior Turkish official says.
- Expectations mixed as Iraq, Saudi announce security deal Press TV 19 Apr 2019 -- Riyadh and Baghdad have agreed to promote their security and intelligence cooperation after several years of mutual distrust over Saudi Arabia's support for terrorists in Iraq.
- Leaked French Intel Report Contradicts Paris' Claims its Weapons Aren't in Yemen Sputnik 15 Apr 2019 -- A secret French government report detailing the Saudi-led coalition's extensive use of French-made weapons in the war in Yemen has been leaked to the press. It's only the latest expose of how Western nations have provided the coalition with the tools to further the conflict, which has snowballed into a humanitarian catastrophe.
- French-Made Weapons Reportedly Used in Yemen War, More Arms to Be Delivered Sputnik 15 Apr 2019 -- Reporters accuse the French government of concealing information about the deployment of these weapons - including battle tanks, artillery, helicopters, and fighter jets - against the civilian population.
- Saudi, UAE massively using French weaponry in Yemen war: Classified note Press TV 15 Apr 2019 -- A classified document of the French government has revealed that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate (UAE) are massively using French-made weaponry in the Saudi-led war on impoverished Yemen, a disturbing fact that contradicts public statements from Paris.
- Yemeni Prime Minister Lauds Saudi Support in Defeating the Coup and Restoring State Institutions SPA 14 Apr 2019 -- Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik affirmed that the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen under leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supports the battle of defeating the coup and restoring the state's institutions in Yemen.
- Saudi Arabia backs new Sudan ruler and ex-Yemen war czar Press TV 14 Apr 2019 -- Saudi Arabia, gloating over the fall of Sudan's longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir, has expressed support for measures taken by the Sudanese transitional military council following his ouster.
- Kingdom affirms its support for the brotherly Sudanese people's views on their future; declares support for steps announced by Transitional Military Council and standing by the Sudanese people; Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques orders package of humanitarian aid SPA 13 Apr 2019 -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia followed the developments in the brotherly Republic of Sudan and the statement issued by the President of the Transitional Military Council and based on the historical ties between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expresses its support for the brotherly Sudanese people's views on their future and the measures taken by the Transitional Military Council in the interest of the brotherly Sudanese people. The Kingdom declares its support for the steps announced by the Council in preserving the lives and property, and stands by the Sudanese people, and hopes that this will achieve security and stability for brotherly Sudan. It calls on the Sudanese people of all categories and directions to give priority to the national interest to achieve their aspirations and hopes for development and prosperity.
- Saudi Arabia funded Libya rebels push toward capital: Report Press TV 13 Apr 2019 -- Libyan rebel commander General Khalifa Haftar has been directly supported by Saudi Arabia in his new campaign to seize control of the capital Tripoli, a new report has shown.
- Saudis Pledged Support to Libyan Haftar Offensive to Seize Tripoli - Reports Sputnik 12 Apr 2019 -- Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar received a pledge from Saudi Arabia of tens of millions of dollars to bankroll a military offensive to seize the capital of Tripoli and oust the nation's internationally recognised government, according to a report published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday.
- Germany approves weapon supplies to Saudi Arabia, UAE: Der Spiegel Press TV 12 Apr 2019 -- Germany's National Security Council has reportedly approved the provision of certain weapons and arms technology to the two main aggressor regimes involved in a deadly war on Yemen, namely Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), despite a ban imposed earlier on arms exports to Riyadh.
- Saudi Aramco Announces Pricing of $12 Billion Bond Issuance SPA 11 Apr 2019 -- Saudi Arabian Oil Company ("Saudi Aramco") today announced that it has priced an offering of $12 billion in its inaugural international bond issuance. The issuance is comprised of five tranches of senior unsecured notes under Saudi Aramco's Global Medium Term Note Program.
- Russia Starts Exporting Solntsepek Rocket Launchers to Saudi Arabia - Source Sputnik 10 Apr 2019 -- Russia has started to deliver Solntsepek multi-barrel rocket launch systems to Saudi Arabia under the 2017 contract, a source in the defense industry told Sputnik Wednesday.
- US bars entry to 16 Saudis over role in Khashoggi murder Press TV 09 Apr 2019 -- The US State Department has barred 16 Saudi nationals from entering the United States over their involvement in the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October.
- US Sanctions 16 Saudis For Participating in Khashoggi Killing - State Dept Sputnik 09 Apr 2019 -- The US State Department in a press release said 16 Saudi individuals have been sanctioned and are banned from entering the United States due to their alleged involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- IAEA's Amano asks Saudi Arabia to provide safeguards for 1st nuclear reactor Press TV 05 Apr 2019 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has asked Saudi Arabia to implement safeguards for its first nuclear reactor under construction near the Saudi capital Riyadh that could complete by the end of the year.
- First satellite images of Saudi nuclear plant show completion Press TV 03 Apr 2019 -- New satellite images show that Saudi Arabia has almost completed the building of its first nuclear reactor, according to a report by Bloomberg written based on the images by Google Earth.
- 'Khashoggi children receive luxury homes, monthly payments from Riyadh' Press TV 02 Apr 2019 -- Six months into the state-sponsored murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a new report reveals that his four children have received multi-million dollar homes and are being paid thousands of dollars a month by the kingdom in an apparent attempt to hush up the gruesome assassination.
- Lockheed Martin receives $2.5bn deal to forward US THAAD deal with Saudi Arabia Press TV 02 Apr 2019 -- The US Department of Defense has awarded arms manufacturing giant Lockheed Martin Corp a $2.5 billion contract to produce Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems for Saudi Arabia, as part of President Donald Trump's extensive arms deals with the oil-rich kingdom.
- Pentagon Awards $2.4Bn to Build THAAD Anti-Missile Interceptors for Saudi Arabia Sputnik 02 Apr 2019 -- Lockheed Martin has received a more than $2.4 billion contract from the US Missile Defence Agency (MDA) to provide Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) interceptors to Saudi Arabia, the US Department of Defence said in a press release.
- Leaked reports: Saudi political detainees subjected to severe abuse Press TV 01 Apr 2019 -- Leaked medical reports prepared for Saudi Arabia's King Salman have for the first time provided evidence of the torture political detainees in the kingdom have been subjected to as part of the regime's violent crackdown on dissidents and possible rivals to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rule.
- HRH the Crown Prince launches first Hawk jet training aircraft assembled and some of its parts manufactured locally by Saudis SPA 01 Apr 2019 -- His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, on Sunday launched the first Hawk jet training aircraft, which was assembled and some of its parts were manufactured locally by citizens. The event took place at King Abdulaziz Air Base in the Eastern Sector.
- Germany extends ban on Saudi arms sale by 6 months despite France, UK criticism Press TV 29 Mar 2019 -- Germany has extended its ban on all arms exports to Saudi Arabia for a further six months, in a move which drew criticism from fellow European arms exporters, including France and Britain.
- US approves secret sale of nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia Press TV 28 Mar 2019 -- The administration of US President Donald Trump has approved six authorizations that allow American companies to secretly provide Saudi Arabia with nuclear technology or technical assistance, an official document shows.
- Khashoggi murder trials must public and meet international standards, UN expert urges UN News 28 Mar 2019 -- A United Nations human rights expert said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia's closed-door trials of those it accuses of assassinating the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, have fallen short of international standards, calling instead for public trials of the alleged killers.
- UN: Saudi Khashoggi investigation falls short of intl. standards Press TV 28 Mar 2019 -- The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Agnes Callamard, says Saudi Arabia's so-called investigation into the murder of prominent dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi falls short of international standards.
- The Shura Council expresses its total rejection of declaration issued by US Administration to recognize Israel's sovereignty over occupied Syrian Golan Height SPA 27 Mar 2019 -- The Shura Council expressed its total rejection of the declaration issued by the United States Administration to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Height.
- Saudi Press: Middle East Region Faces New Phase of Imposing A Fait Accompli without Considering Negative Consequences SPA 27 Mar 2019 -- Saudi newspapers highlighted in their editorials today a number of issues at local, regional and international arenas.
- MbS absent from key meetings, stripped of some financial powers: Report Press TV 19 Mar 2019 -- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly been stripped of some of his powers and has not attended a series of high-profile ministerial and diplomatic meetings in the kingdom over the last fortnight, fueling speculation of a growing rift between the controversial prince and the king.
- British army servicing Saudi jets bombing civilians in Yemen: Minister Press TV 18 Mar 2019 -- A British government minister has admitted that his country is servicing fighter jets supplied to Saudi Arabia which are being used in an indiscriminate bombardment of civilians in Yemen.
- Yemen 'has advanced aircraft, coordinates of targets in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi' Press TV 17 Mar 2019 -- Yemen's army says it has advanced aircraft as well as the coordinates of legitimate targets in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, which can be hit in retaliation for the war being waged against the country by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, including the United Arab Emirates.
- Yemen Has Coordinates of Riyadh, Abu Dhabi Targets, Ready to Retaliate – Report Sputnik 17 Mar 2019 -- This comes as Yemen remains locked in a conflict between government forces led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels.
- US Senators Request Probe of Trump Office's Nuclear Talks With Saudi Arabia Sputnik 15 Mar 2019 -- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) should investigate the Trump administration's negotiations with Saudi Arabia over a civil nuclear agreement that may possibly violate federal law, US Senators Bob Menendez and Marco Rubio said in a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.
- US 'rights' report avoids linking MbS to Khashoggi murder despite CIA report Press TV 14 Mar 2019 -- In its annual "human rights" report, the US administration attempts to whitewash the Saudi crown prince's role in the gruesome assassination of dissident Journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite a CIA report blaming Mohammed bin Salman for the crime.
- Exiled Saudi royal forms elaborate opposition in Europe to change regime in Saudi Arabia Press TV 13 Mar 2019 -- An exiled Saudi prince has formed a Europe-based opposition movement seeking to change the regime in Saudi Arabia and end human rights abuses in the repressive country.
- US Senate to rebuke Trump on support for Saudi Arabia Press TV 13 Mar 2019 -- The US Senate is set to vote on Wednesday on a resolution that would withdraw Washington's support for the Saudi Arabia-led military aggression on Yemen, in a direct rebuke of President Donald Trump as lawmakers push his administration to toughen its policy toward Riyadh.
- Riyadh Fails to Provide Details of Probe Into Khashoggi's Murder - Washington Sputnik 13 Mar 2019 -- Saudi Arabia has not provided pertinent details of its investigation into last year's killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, the State Department said on Wednesday in its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
- Saudi court allows detained tycoon to settle debts under bankruptcy law Press TV 09 Mar 2019 -- A court in Saudi Arabia has accepted an application by a detained and indebted Saudi billionaire and his company to have their case resolved through the kingdom's new bankruptcy law.
- Assassination reports compound amid rift among Saudi royals Press TV 08 Mar 2019 -- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has escaped an assassination attempt by his brother Bandar bin Salman, an Israeli newspaper reports.
- 36 nations, including Europeans, rap Saudi Arabia for 1st time at UN rights body Press TV 07 Mar 2019 -- As many as 36 countries, including all 28 members of the European Union, have taken Saudi Arabia to task for the first time at the United Nations Human Rights Council over Riyadh's glaring rights violations.
- Germany extends ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia Press TV 06 Mar 2019 -- Germany has extended a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia imposed over the kingdom's deadly campaign against Yemen and the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- Saudi king, crown prince split over MbS' recent moves: Report Press TV 06 Mar 2019 -- Saudi King Salman is said to be outraged by the recent moves made by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed, the Guardian has reported, hinting at growing signs of a potentially destabilizing rift between the king and his heir.
- Live-ammunition Joint Peninsula Shield Drill 10 Continues SPA 06 Mar 2019 -- Using live ammunition, Drill 10 of the Joint Peninsula Shield is entering its third phase, the last but one, it was reported here today.
- Germany Prolongs Ban on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Until End of March Sputnik 06 Mar 2019 -- The German government has decided to extend the embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia until the end of March, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday.
- Trump Nominee Defends Strained US-Saudi Ties VOA 06 Mar 2019 -- President Donald Trump's pick for ambassador to Saudi Arabia defended on Wednesday America's relationship with the kingdom in the face of unflagging congressional outrage over the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- Pentagon awards Lockheed Martin nearly $1billion for Saudi THAAD missile system Press TV 05 Mar 2019 -- The Pentagon has awarded its top weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp nearly $1 billion on behalf of Saudi Arabia for the installation of the US military giant's THAAD missile system in the kingdom.
- Lockheed Martin Wins $945Mln Contract to Provide THAAD System to Saudi Arabia Sputnik 05 Mar 2019 -- Lockheed Martin has received an almost $946 million Missile Defence Agency Foreign Military Sale contract to provide the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence system to Saudi Arabia, the Department of Defence said in a release.
- Germany May Extend Ban on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Beyond Deadline - Reports Sputnik 01 Mar 2019 -- The German government is considering the possibility of extending its halt on arms sales to Saudi Arabia for two weeks, with the current deadline set for March 9, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, citing sources.
- New Senate bill to force Trump to issue public report on Khashoggi killing Press TV 26 Feb 2019 -- US senators have introduced a bill aimed at forcing the administration of President Donald Trump to issue a public report on the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's Turkey consulate last year.
- Germany's SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh Press TV 25 Feb 2019 -- The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, says it has plans to extend an embargo on arms supplies to Saudi Arabia despite pressure from major European countries not to do so.
- Deputy Minister of Defense inspects front lines along southern border SPA 25 Feb 2019 -- Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Deputy Minister of Defense, in his first mission as Deputy Minister of Defense, conveyed the greetings of the Saudi leadership to the men of the armed forces stationed at the southern border.
- Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Arrives in Riyadh Coming from Egypt SPA 25 Feb 2019 -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here today after paying a state visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt in response to an invitation of Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during which the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques led the Kingdom's delegation to Arab-EU Summit.
- Biography of Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz SPA 24 Feb 2019 -- Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz was appointed as Saudi ambassador to the United States of America on April 22, 2017. He presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump and took office on July 21, 2017.
- Royal Order: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Delegates HRH Crown Prince to Steer State's Affairs, Look after People's Interests, during his Absence, abroad KSA SPA 23 Feb 2019 -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued a Royal Order here today.
- Three Royal Orders issued SPA 23 Feb 2019 -- Three Royal Orders were issued today.
- Saudi Arabia appoints daughter of former spy chief as US ambassador Press TV 23 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Arabian government has appointed the daughter of Bandar bin Sultan, the notorious former intelligence chief, as its new ambassador to the United States.
- Chinese president meets Saudi crown prince People's Daily 23 Feb 2019 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Arabia's crown prince, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
- China, Saudi Arabia Try to Walk Together Amid Hurdles VOA 21 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Beijing on Thursday for a two-day visit to boost the country's international image sullied by the recent killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and to enhance economic ties. But the path to better ties between Saudi Arabia and China is riddled with political hurdles.
- Saudi Arabia to Cooperate with India on Terrorism VOA 20 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in New Delhi that terrorism is a common concern and his country would cooperate with India in combating terrorism and extremism.
- Iran decries US 'hypocrisy' over planned nuclear sale to Saudi Arabia Press TV 20 Feb 2019 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denounced Washington's "hypocrisy" after reports said the administration of US President Donald Trump was seeking to advance the sale of nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia.
- UK lashes out at Germany over Saudi arms sales ban Press TV 20 Feb 2019 -- Britain has strongly objected to Germany's recent decision to bar arms and military cooperation deals with Saudi Arabia, warning that the new policy damages Berlin's security commitments while adversely affecting the British military industry.
- House Launches Inquiry Into U.S. Nuclear Plans In Saudi Arabia RFE/RL 20 Feb 2019 -- A new congressional report says that senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials.
- UK Foreign Secretary Warns Germany Over Stop in Arms Sales to Saudis – Reports Sputnik 20 Feb 2019 -- UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has slammed Berlin's embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia for hurting British exports, in a letter to his German counterpart seen by media.
- Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with Trump Administration’s Efforts to Transfer Sensitive Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia - Interim Staff Report House Committee on Oversight and Reform Released 19 Feb 2019
- Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with Trump Administration’s Efforts to Transfer Sensitive Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia - Appendix A – Documents House Committee on Oversight and Reform Released 19 Feb 2019
- Multiple Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with White House Efforts to Transfer Sensitive U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia House Committee on Oversight and Reform 19 Feb 2019 -- Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in potential violation of the Atomic Energy Act and without review by Congress as required by law–efforts that may be ongoing to this day.
- US rushing to give Saudi sensitive nuclear technology: Congressional report Press TV 19 Feb 2019 -- A congressional report reveals that the United States is rushing to transfer "highly sensitive nuclear technology" to Saudi Arabia, with President Donald Trump being "directly engaged" in the push.
- US Congress Committee Probes Trump Plan to Give Saudis Nuclear Technology Sputnik 19 Feb 2019 -- Democrats on the US House Oversight Committee are launching an investigation into a plan by the Trump administration to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia despite warnings from national security officials, committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said on Tuesday.
- Saudi Minister: Iran Harboring al-Qaida's 'Board of Directors' VOA 18 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Arabia has accused Iran of harboring what it said was "the board of directors of al-Qaida" and rejected charges Riyadh was behind last week's suicide car bombing that killed against 27 personnel of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
- Saudi Crown Prince Concludes Landmark Pakistan Visit VOA 18 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has concluded a landmark two-day visit to Pakistan where he oversaw the signing of unprecedented investment deals worth $20 billion and ordered the release of more than 2,000 Pakistanis from Saudi prisons.
- Cash-strapped Pakistan gives scandal-hit Saudi crown prince lavish welcome Press TV 18 Feb 2019 -- Amid much fanfare, the Saudi crown prince is visiting cash-strapped Pakistan on the first leg of an Asia tour in what analysts view as a charm offensive aimed at seeking allies and repairing his image, which has been badly tarnished on the world stage over the gruesome murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Riyadh's consulate in Turkey as well as the war crimes the kingdom has been committing in Yemen.
- Pakistan Honors Saudi Crown Prince After $20-Billion Deals RFE/RL 18 Feb 2019 -- Pakistan conferred its highest civilian honor on the Saudi crown prince on February 18 after he signed investment deals worth $20 billion the previous day on the first stop of an Asian tour that will also include visits to neighboring India and China.
- Riyadh's SAMI Agrees to Joint Venture With French Naval Group to Build Warships Sputnik 18 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), the state-owned defense company, has signed on Sunday a preliminary agreement with France's Naval Group on the creation of a joint venture for the construction of warships in the kingdom.
- Riyadh, Islamabad Sign Investment Deals Worth $20Bln - Reports Sputnik 18 Feb 2019 -- Riyadh and Islamabad signed agreements worth $20 billion were signed during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Pakistan, the Saudi Gazette reported on Monday.
- Moscow, Riyadh Continue Talks on S-400 Air Defence Systems Deal – Arms Exporter Sputnik 17 Feb 2019 -- Russia and Saudi Arabia continue the talks on deliveries of S-400 Triumph air defence systems (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler), the director general of the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheev, said on Sunday.
- Saudi Arabia Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Deals In Pakistan RFE/RL 17 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Arabia signed agreements worth $20 billion during the visit of its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, to cash-strapped Pakistan.
- Saudi Crown Prince Signs $20B in Investment Deals in Pakistan VOA 17 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday oversaw the signing of unprecedented investment deals with Pakistan worth $20 billion just a few hours after landing in Islamabad on his maiden state visit.
- Erdogan vows to carry Khashoggi case to intl. court Press TV 16 Feb 2019 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is working to carry the case of the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul to an international court.
- Turkish police believe Khashoggi remains may have been burnt IRNA 15 Feb 2019 -- Turkish police believe the remains of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been burnt, Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu said on Thursday, citing a police report.
- Khashoggi's body possibly burnt in oven at Saudi consul-general's residency: Turkey Press TV 15 Feb 2019 -- Turkish police have discovered a tandoori oven at the Saudi consul-general's residency in Istanbul, suggesting that the body of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been burnt.
- House passes resolution to end US aid for Saudi war on Yemen Press TV 14 Feb 2019 -- The US House of Representatives on Wednesday adopted a resolution that obliges President Donald Trump to end Washington's military support for the Saudi-led coalition's war on Yemen, and withdraw almost all US forces engaged in the war in less than a month.
- House Backs Ending US Support for Saudis in Yemen War VOA 13 Feb 2019 -- The Democrat-controlled House rebuked President Donald Trump Wednesday and voted to cut off U.S. military assistance to the Saudi coalition fighting in Yemen.
- Senators introduce resolution to block Saudi from developing nukes Press TV 13 Feb 2019 -- US senators have introduced a resolution that would prevent Saudi Arabia from developing a nuclear weapon.
- Saudi Crown Prince to Announce $20B Investment Projects in Pakistan VOA 13 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is set to make his first state visit to Pakistan on Saturday, where he is expected to announce investment projects worth up to $20 billion, a senior official told VOA.
- Fired aide to Saudi crown prince still working unofficially after Khashoggi murder: Wall Street Journal Press TV 12 Feb 2019 -- A report has revealed that Riyadh is not taking any serious action in response to the gruesome assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman still receiving advice from Saud al-Qahtani -- a key suspect in the case whom he had apparently fired as his aide -- and letting him operate discreetly.
- Pompeo Says U.S. Not Trying To Cover Up Khashoggi Murder RFE/RL 12 Feb 2019 -- The United States' top diplomat has denied allegations that President Donald Trump's administration is trying to cover up the killing of Saudi reporter Jamal Khashoggi.
- Pompeo: US 'Not Covering Up' Khashoggi Murder VOA 11 Feb 2019 -- The United States will continue investigating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, asserting that "America is not covering up for a murder".
- Trump declines to report to Congress on Khashoggi's killing Press TV 09 Feb 2019 -- US President Donald Trump has ignored a deadline by Congress to determine who ordered the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and whether he intends to impose sanctions on Riyadh, prompting an angry backlash on Capitol Hill.
- Blaming MbS for Khashoggi's murder 'a red line': Top Saudi official Press TV 09 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir says blaming the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be crossing "a red line."
- US State Department Confirms Pompeo Updated Congress on Khashoggi Killing Sputnik 09 Feb 2019 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided Congress with an update on journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, a State Department spokesperson told Sputnik.
- MbS told aide he would use 'bullet' on Khashoggi, intel gathered by US shows Press TV 08 Feb 2019 -- American intelligence agencies have revived communication – originally intercepted in 2017 – between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a close aide in which Mohammed says he would use "a bullet" on Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi if he did not return to Saudi Arabia or stop criticizing the prince.
- EU plans to blacklist Saudi Arabia for failure in fighting money laundering: FT Press TV 08 Feb 2019 -- The European Commission is planning to name Saudi Arabia in a list of countries that have failed to fight against terrorist financing and money laundering, a report says.
- US lawmakers revive push for sanctions against Saudi over Yemen war, Khashoggi Press TV 08 Feb 2019 -- A group of US lawmakers have revived a push to punish Saudi Arabia for launching war on Yemen and for the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- Saudi FM Assures That 'We Know That Crown Prince Didn't Order Khashoggi Killing' Sputnik 08 Feb 2019 -- The statement comes after a New York Times report, based on anonymous sources, claiming that the Saudi crown prince had threatened to use a "bullet" on Khashoggi if he did not return to Saudi Arabia willingly or by force. The kingdom has repeatedly denied prince's involvement into the killing.
- Saudi Prince Said to Use 'Bullet' on Khashoggi Year Before Murder - Reports Sputnik 08 Feb 2019 -- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud said in a conversation with one of his aides that he would go after journalist Jamal Khashoggi, killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, "with a bullet" a year prior to the murder, media have reported, citing US and foreign officials familiar with intelligence reports.
- Trump Administration May Miss Khashoggi Report Deadline VOA 08 Feb 2019 -- The Trump administration signaled Friday that it might not meet a deadline to tell Congress whether it intended to sanction anyone for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- Khashoggi 'victim of brutal killing by Saudi officials': UN probe Press TV 07 Feb 2019 -- A UN-led probe into Jamal Khashoggi's murder has concluded that the Saudi dissident was the victim of a "brutal and premeditated killing" planned and perpetrated by the kingdom's officials.
- Evidence shows 'brutal' killing of Saudi journalist 'planned and perpetrated' by State officials: UN independent expert UN News 07 Feb 2019 -- Evidence collected in Turkey shows on initial examination, that former dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of "a brutal and premeditated killing, planned and perpetrated by officials of the State of Saudi Arabia," according to the United Nations expert conducting an independent human rights inquiry into his death.
- Kingdom launches first Saudi communications satellite (SGS-1) successfully, HRH the Crown Prince signed the final piece to be placed on the satellite with the words, "Above the Clouds" SPA 06 Feb 2019 -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), announced today that the first Saudi satellite for communications (SGS-1) has been launched successfully from the Guiana Space Centre on an Ariane 5 rocket. HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, had signed the final piece to be placed on the Saudi satellite before its launch with the words, "above the clouds."
- Saudi Arabia to take $3.46bn from state reserves to finance budget deficit Press TV 05 Feb 2019 -- A high-ranking Saudi economic official says the oil-rich kingdom is going to draw down a total of 13 billion Saudi riyals ($ 3.46 billion) from the general reserves over the current year in a bid to close its budget deficit.
- As repression rises, Saudis pack up and leave Press TV 03 Feb 2019 -- Increasingly more Saudi Arabians are leaving their home country and filing for asylum abroad in recent years, as repression rises in the kingdom, especially under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a report says.
- UN believes MbS prime suspect in Khashoggi murder: Turkish official Press TV 03 Feb 2019 -- An investigative team led by the United Nations (UN) believes Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the prime suspect in the state-sponsored assassination of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
- UN Investigators Blame Saudi Prince for Khashoggi Murder - Erdogan's Adviser Sputnik 01 Feb 2019 -- A UN investigative team comprised of experts and led by Agnes Callamard, rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the main person responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Yasin Aktay, an adviser of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
- Riyadh winds down 'anti- graft' campaign amid Khashoggi scandal Press TV 31 Jan 2019 -- After bagging over $100 billion in cash-for-freedom settlements, Saudi Arabia says it has ended the probe of the high-profile figures detained as part of a much-criticized "anti-graft" campaign, as the regime continues to grapple with international pressure over the brutal assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- Khashoggi's Death Was 'Premeditated Murder,' But CIA Chief Dodges on MBS' Role Sputnik 29 Jan 2019 -- During Senate testimony by US intelligence chiefs Tuesday, CIA Director Gina Haspel called journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death "premeditated murder" but refused to say if the agency believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible, as a November leak indicated the agency had concluded.
- UN Khashoggi Investigator Meets With Turkish Officials VOA 28 Jan 2019 -- Turkey's foreign minister met Monday with the U.N. judicial expert investigating the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Ankara calls for an international inquiry.
- Saudi Arabia blacklisted for lax control on terror financing: Report Press TV 26 Jan 2019 -- Saudi Arabia has reportedly been included in an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc due to their alleged lax control on money laundering and terrorism financing.
- Saudi Arabia building its first ballistic missile factory: Report Press TV 25 Jan 2019 -- Saudi Arabia, already known as the world's top importer of foreign-made ballistic missiles, has started building its first missile production factory near the central town of Al-Watah, The Washington Post has quoted experts as saying.
- Warning to Iran? US Media Claims Riyadh Building Missile Factory at Remote Base Sputnik 25 Jan 2019 -- The Al-Watah missile base was first discovered by private intelligence firm Jane's in 2013, with further media reports citing satellite photos indicating that the missiles at the base were targeting Israel and Iran.
- Berlin set to sell weapons to Doha amid tension with Riyadh Press TV 25 Jan 2019 -- Germany has approved exporting military equipment to Qatar amid deepening tensions with Riyadh, Doha's rival.
- Saudi Arabia confirms its categorical rejection of all Israeli policies, practices and plans against the Palestinian people SPA 23 Jan 2019 -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has unequivocally rejected all Israeli illegal policies, practices and plans as well as Israel's attempts to perpetuate racial discrimination against the Palestinian people, to obliterate their national identity and to undermine their legitimate rights.
- Turkey says planning intl. probe into murder of Saudi critic Khashoggi Press TV 22 Jan 2019 -- Turkey says it is making preparations to launch an international investigation into the gruesome assassination of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, slamming certain Western countries for what it calls attempts to whitewash the murder.
- Muslim-American Congresswomen Prompt Saudi Alarm VOA 21 Jan 2019 -- Saudi Arabia may learn to regret the political attacks launched from the kingdom on two American Muslim women who won seats for the Democrats in Congress in the U.S. midterm elections. One of them Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, has secured a seat on a House panel that has the power to disrupt U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
- German arms manufacturer may sue Berlin over halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia Press TV 21 Jan 2019 -- A major German arms manufacturer has threatened legal action against the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel over its decision to suspend all weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the assassination of a dissident journalist in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
- German Gov't Faces Suit for Banning Arms Export to Saudi Arabia – Reports Sputnik 21 Jan 2019 -- Angela Merkel's cabinet stopped military supplies to Saudi Arabia and called on other countries to do the same following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Riyadh's consulate in Turkey.
- Pompeo: Saudi Leaders Committed To Holding Khashoggi's Killers Accountable RFE/RL 14 Jan 2019 -- Saudi Arabia's rulers have "reiterated their commitment" to hold the killers of prominent Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said in Riyadh.
- Pompeo: Saudi Leaders Committed to Accountability in Khashoggi Killing VOA 14 Jan 2019 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman acknowledge "accountability needs to take place" in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- Pompeo: US to Seek Accountability for Khashoggi Murder VOA 13 Jan 2019 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the U.S. will ask the Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman to make sure those who murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi are held accountable for their crime.
- Saudi Arabia To Build $10 Billion Oil Refinery In Pakistan's Gwadar RFE/RL 12 Jan 2019 -- Saudi Arabia says it plans to set up a $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan's deepwater port of Gwadar, which is being developed with the help of China.
- MbS continues despotic rule, consults Khashoggi hit squad leader: Report Press TV 11 Jan 2019 -- Despite facing worldwide controversy after the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, reports have shown that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has continued his despotic practices, regularly consulting the killing's alleged mastermind Saud al-Qahtani.
- Pompeo: New Penalties Against Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi Murder Still Possible Sputnik 11 Jan 2019 -- The United States is standing by its promise to penalize Saudi Arabia further in response to the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the US Secretary of State Pompeo said in an interview on Friday.
- Contrasting Trump, Pompeo vows to punish Saudi over Khashoggi murder Press TV 08 Jan 2019 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his country will punish Saudi Arabia for the "heinous" murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, contrasting President Donald Trump's statements that doing so would hurt American interests.
- Saudi forces conduct deadly raid in Qatif village Press TV 08 Jan 2019 -- Qatif region in Saudi Arabia has been the scene of fresh bloody violence. Saudi forces have stormed a small village in the Shia-populated region, killing five people and injuring an unspecified number of others.
- US to upgrade Saudi missile systems despite global backlash over Khashoggi murder Press TV 07 Jan 2019 -- The United States has approved upgrades to Saudi Arabia's missile defenses worth $195 million despite global outrage over the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a report says.
- US House panel to probe Saudi links to Trump's finances Press TV 06 Jan 2019 -- A US House of Representatives panel plans to investigate ties between the sprawling business conglomerate owned by President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia.
- US State Department says Saudi version of Khashoggi murder 'not credible' Press TV 05 Jan 2019 -- The United States says Saudi Arabia's version of the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is not credible and Riyadh must identify and punish the perpetrators and planners of the killing.
- UN human rights office says Saudi Khashoggi murder trial 'not sufficient' Press TV 04 Jan 2019 -- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says it cannot assess the fairness of a trial underway in Saudi Arabia over the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, emphasizing that in any case it is "not sufficient."
- Khashoggi trial in Saudi Arabia falls short of independent, international probe needed: UN rights chief UN News 04 Jan 2019 -- The criminal trial in Saudi Arabia of individuals suspected of being involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi does not meet the requirements of an independent and international probe requested by the UN's top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, her office said on Friday.
- Riyadh says seeking death penalty for Khashoggi murder suspects Press TV 03 Jan 2019 -- Saudi Arabia says it has held an initial hearing into the murder case of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with the public prosecutor requesting the death penalty for five of the suspects.
- Saudi Prosecutor Requests Death Sentence For 5 Accused of Killing Khashoggi Sputnik 03 Jan 2019 -- Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident and columnist for The Washington Post, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. On 19 October, Saudi Arabia admitted that Khashoggi had been killed in a brawl inside the consulate.
- Saudi Arabia Holds 1st Hearing for Khashoggi Killing Defendants VOA 03 Jan 2019 -- Saudi Arabia says it held an initial court appearance Thursday for 11 people charged in connection with the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- UK offered arms sales to Saudi after Khashoggi murder: Report Press TV 01 Jan 2019 -- The UK kept weapons sales talks with Saudi Arabia running after the kingdom admitted to dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a new report has revealed.
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