Germany Exports Weapons to Saudi-Led Alliance in 2019
The German government has given the green light for arms shipments worth over €1 billion so far this year to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The approval comes despite export restrictions being in place.
U.N. Rights Investigator to Issue Report on Khashoggi Murder
The United Nations extrajudicial executions investigator, Agnes Callamard, will issue her report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Wednesday, a statement said.
Saudi Court Postpones Hearing for Women Activists after New Arrests
A Saudi court on Wednesday postponed a fourth hearing in the trial of several women rights activists, a case that has intensified Western criticism of Saudi Arabia following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Egypt Withdraws from U.S.-Led Anti-Iran Security Initiative
Egypt has pulled out of the U.S. effort to forge an "Arab NATO" with key Arab allies, according to four sources familiar with the decision, in a blow to the Trump administration's strategy to contain Iranian power.
Khashoggi's Children Deny considering Settlement over Murder
The children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi denied on Wednesday discussing any sort of settlement over his killing by Saudi agents after a report of compensation awards.
Interpol Issued Red Notices for 20 People over Khashoggi Killing: Turkey
Turkey said on Thursday that Interpol had issued red notices - asking police worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition - for 20 people regarding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Women Activists in Saudi Court after Year in Detention
Ten Saudi women detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on activists appeared in court on Wednesday, an official said, intensifying scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record.
Saudi Arabia Faces First-Ever Censure at U.N. Rights Forum: Diplomats
European countries will urge Saudi Arabia this week to release detained activists and cooperate with a U.N.-led probe into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the first rebuke of the kingdom at the Human Rights Council, diplomats and campaigners said.
Saudi Cabinet Approves Tourism Visa for Foreign Travellers
Saudi Arabia's cabinet has approved electronic visas for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts, local media reported, as the world's top oil exporter tries to diversify its economy and open up its society.
U.S. Lawmakers Want More Information on Saudi Journalist's Death
Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate asked the Trump administration on Thursday to tell them more about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate last year, days after a missed deadline for a detailed report on his death prompted an angry bipartisan backlash.
U.S. House Backs Measure to End U.S. Support for Saudis in Yemen War
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a resolution that would end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, as many lawmakers sought to push President Donald Trump to toughen his policy toward the kingdom.
U.S. Senate Proposal would Block Saudi Path to Atomic Weapon in Nuclear Deal
U.S. senators from both parties introduced a resolution on Tuesday requiring that any deal to share U.S. nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia block the kingdom from making a nuclear weapon.
US will Keep Investigating Journalist Khashoggi's Murder: Pompeo
The United States is still probing the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, as U.S. lawmakers continued to demand stronger U.S. action to punish the perpetrators.
Saudis Don't Know where Khashoggi's body is: Adel Al-Jubeir
Riyadh does not know the location of dissident Jamal Khashoggi's body, despite having detained the Saudi team that murdered him, a high-ranking foreign affairs official in the kingdom said in an interview broadcast Sunday.
Pompeo Provided U.S. Congress with Updates on Khashoggi Killing: State Department
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided an update on the investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing to Congress on Friday, a State Department spokesperson said.
London Pushes to Take Saudis off EU Dirty Money Blacklist
Britain is leading a group of European Union states who are trying to block an EU plan to include Saudi Arabia and 22 other jurisdictions on a blacklist of countries that pose money-laundering and terrorism financing threats, sources said.
Evidence Shows Khashoggi Murder Planned, Carried out by Saudi Officials: U.N.
A United Nations-led inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Thursday that evidence pointed to a brutal crime "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials.
Saudi Crown Prince had Threatened to Use 'Bullet' on Khashoggi: NYTimes
A year before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told an aide he would use "a bullet" on the journalist if he did not return home and end his criticism of the government, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
U.N. Khashoggi Investigator Seeks More Information in Turkey
The U.N. investigator leading the inquiry into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi said in Turkey on Thursday she had not yet received all the information she is seeking, but still hopes to conduct a successful probe.
UN Expert to Lead International Inquiry into Khashoggi Murder
The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions told Reuters on Thursday she will travel to Turkey next week to head an "independent international inquiry" into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.