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    DUBAI (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it is committed to defending Saudi Arabia following drone and missile strikes by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement, including on a Saudi facility vital to oil exports. Saudi authorities said there were no casualties or property losses from Sunday's attacks targeting an oil storage yard at Ras...
    The Saudi Ministry of Energy has announced the existence of a double attack perpetrated on Sunday, March 7, against a port and oil installations in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi authorities announced in a statement the existence of a double attack targeting, last Sunday, a port and oil installations located in the east ofSaudi Arabia. These...
    By CATHY BUSSEWITZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business writers BANGKOK (AP) — Oil prices pressed higher Monday after strikes on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, shook energy markets already rattled by a decision by oil producers last week to not lift output. Brent crude, the international standard, surpassed $70...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Oil prices pressed higher Monday after strikes on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, shook energy markets already rattled by a decision by oil producers last week to not lift output. Brent crude, the international standard, surpassed $70 per barrel for the first time in over...
    Oil tanks at an oil processing facility of Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian state-owned oil and gas company, at the Abqaiq oil field.Stanislav Krasilnikov | TASS via Getty Images International benchmark Brent crude futures popped during Asian trading hours Monday, moving above $70 a barrel for the first time in more than a year. The...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A blast was heard in Saudi Arabia's eastern city of Dhahran on Sunday, two residents said, but the cause was not known and there was no immediate confirmation from Saudi authorities. One resident told Reuters that the explosion was heard around 8:30 pm Saudi time while the other resident put the time...
    ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's internationally recognized government said on Sunday it had restored diplomatic ties with Qatar after four years of boycott led by Saudi Arabia and joined by other Arab countries. Saudi Arabia and its allies had agreed at a summit in January to end the political row which led to Saudi Arabia, the...
    By SAMY MAGDY, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said Sunday that it had launched a new air campaign on the country’s capital and other provinces, in retaliation for missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia. “The targeting of civilians and civilian facilities is a red line,” Col....
    CAIRO (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen said Sunday that it had launched a new air campaign on the country’s capital and other provinces, in retaliation for missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia. “The targeting of civilians and civilian facilities is a red line,” Col. Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for...
    The Duchess of Sussex has paid close attention to human rights outrages in Saudi Arabia in the past, befriending a fearless campaigner who fought for Saudi women to be allowed to drive. Meghan met activist Loujain Al-Hathloul, 31, at the One Young World humanitarian summit in Canada in October 2016. Vanity Fair published a picture...
    By Ahmad Ghaddar and Alex Lawler LONDON, Mar 5 (.) – The surprise decision this week by Saudi Arabia and other major oil producers to maintain production cuts despite rising crude prices was influenced by events in an unexpected place: Italy . About a year after the financial heart of that country became one of...
    By Ahmad Ghaddar and Alex Lawler LONDON (Reuters) - This week's surprise decision by Saudi Arabia and other top oil producers to broadly stick with output cuts despite rising crude prices was influenced by events in an unexpected place - Italy. About a year after the country's financial heart became one of the first European...
    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino defended his work with Saudi Arabia on Friday, and dismissed calls from Norway to boycott the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over human rights concerns. Infantino’s comments came in a first online news conference with international media in Europe since his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia in...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said it destroyed a second armed drone fired towards Khamis Mushait in the south of Saudi Arabia on Friday, in a statement carried by Al Arabiya TV. (Writing by Lisa Barrington; editing by John Stonestreet) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Yemen, Asia, Middle East,...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen on Friday said it destroyed an armed drone fired by the Houthis towards Khamis Mushait in the south of the kingdom, state news agency SPA said. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi forces on Thursday said they fired a missile and hit a Saudi Aramco facility...
    The OPEC it will not increase its production of barrels per day of crude in April and Saudi Arabia will maintain its voluntary cuts of 1 million barrels per day. It is the decision they have reached this Thursday after a meeting in which they discussed the next phase of the oil production policy...
    (Bloomberg) – Saudi Arabia urged other OPEC + members to remain cautious ahead of crucial talks on whether to increase oil production next month. The comments were the latest sign that the kingdom, the leader of the group alongside Russia, still prefers to maintain a strict restriction on oil production as the market gradually emerges...
    By Ali Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Thursday that world leaders should not maintain relations with a "murderer", after a U.S. intelligence report implicated Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler in his killing. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was last seen entering...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The release of a U.S. intelligence report implicating Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has highlighted the political risk for companies and investors of doing business with the kingdom. Saudi Arabia, which rejected the report's findings, is keen to attract foreign investors to help...
    By Saeed Azhar DUBAI (Reuters) - It seems an unlikely vision, a megacity in the desert with no cars or roads, all run by machines that can recognise your face. Yet preparations for NEOM, the $500 billion signature project in Prince Mohammed bin Salman's drive to diversify Saudi Arabia's economy, are well underway. The organisation...
    By DAVID McHUGH, AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Members of oil producer cartel OPEC and allied countries are weighing an increase in production now that prices have recovered to near their pre-pandemic levels. Their online meeting Thursday takes place against the background of more confidence that prices have steadied, offset by concern that...
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Members of oil producer cartel OPEC and allied countries are weighing an increase in production now that prices have recovered to near their pre-pandemic levels. Their online meeting Thursday takes place against the background of more confidence that prices have steadied, offset by concern that that the spread of new variants...
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA - 2018/06/20: OPEC logo is seen at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) building in Vienna. The 174th OPEC meeting will be held on the 22th June 2018 in Vienna. (Photo by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — A group of some of the...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said on Thursday it had destroyed a ballistic missile fired towards Jazan in the south of the kingdom by Houthi forces, in a statement carried by Saudi state media outlets. Yemen's Houthi forces earlier on Thursday said they fired a missile at a Saudi Aramco...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday, the latest in a series of cross-border attacks the group has claimed against the kingdom amid the grinding war in Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s state-owned media did not immediately acknowledge any incident...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday, the latest in a series of cross-border attacks the group has claimed against the kingdom amid the grinding war in Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s state-owned media did not immediately acknowledge any...
    A demonstrator dressed as Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with blood on his hands protests outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2018. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman “approved an operation … to capture or kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,” according to a...
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to free three young Shi'ite Muslims whose death sentences for taking part in protests as minors have been commuted, citing allegations of torture and unfair trials. The kingdom's human rights record has come under growing U.N. and Western scrutiny. The United States...
    Israel and its new Gulf allies will launch a security taskforce which will include defense and military cooperation against Iran, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday. “I don’t think it’s going to be a defense pact but we are going to develop defense relations with every country that we have...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has condemned the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday. "We've condemned the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, we continue to call for a full investigation into the causes of his death," Johnson said when asked whether Britain would suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration never considered sanctions as a viable option against the powerful Saudi crown prince named as responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even though the new President promised to punish senior Saudi leaders during the election.Administration officials tell CNN there was little debate or tension inside the White House last...
    CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels on Wednesday warned that the U.S. sanctions imposed the previous day on two of their military leaders would only prolong the conflict in the improvised Arab country. President Joe Biden’s administration slapped sanctions on Tuesday on two Houthi leaders, citing their alleged roles in cross-border attacks on Saudi...
    CAIRO (AP) — The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on two rebel leaders in Yemen, citing their alleged roles in cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia and shipping vessels in the Red Sea. The departments of State and Treasury said Houthi leaders Monsour al-Saadi and Ahmed al-Hamzi were responsible for attacks “impacting Yemeni civilians, bordering nations,...
    (CNN)In the years prior to taking office, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and many of their administration's top officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump's lack of action against Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Biden is now facing...
    By Ellen Knickmeyer | Associated Press As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden promised to make a pariah out of Saudi Arabia over the 2018 killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. But when it came time to actually punish Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Biden’s perception of America’s strategic interests prevailed. The Biden administration made clear...
    The Treasury Department has sanctioned two leaders of the Iran-backed Houthi rebel group in Yemen, citing actions that have “prolonged Yemen’s civil war and exacerbated the country’s humanitarian crisis.”  The agency announced the new sanctions in a press release Tuesday, writing that Mansur Al-Sa’adi and Ahmad ‘Ali Ahsan al-Hamzi were “responsible for orchestrating attacks by...
    CAIRO (AP) — The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on two rebel leaders in Yemen, citing their alleged roles in cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia and shipping vessels in the Red Sea. The Department of the Treasury said Houthi leaders Monsour al-Saadi and Ahmed al-Hamzi were responsible for attacks “impacting Yemeni civilians, bordering nations, and...
    March 2, 2021 12:24 PM | By DPA 15 minutes. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki indicated on Monday that the United States (USA) reserves “the right to take any measure at the time and in the manner” they choose against Saudi Arabia or against the prince, Mohamed bin Salman, for his involvement in the murder...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two military leaders of the Iran-backed Houthi movement in Yemen, accusing them of prolonging the country's civil war and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis. The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said it blacklisted Mansur Al-Sa’adi, the Houthi naval forces chief of staff, and Ahmad...
    London/Berlin (CNN Business)Reporters Without Borders has filed a criminal complaint in Germany accusing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other Saudi officials of committing crimes against humanity in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and the detention of 34 other journalists. The Paris-based media advocacy group said in a statement that it had filed the complaint...
    By John Irish and Raya Jalabi PARIS (Reuters) - Global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has accused Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and several top officials of committing crimes against humanity in a criminal complaint filed in Germany. The 500-page complaint, filed on Monday with the German Public Prosecutor General in the...
    Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters A criminal case against Mohammed bin Salman and others in the Saudi hierarchy has been filed in a German court for the brutal 2018 murder, dismemberment and disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite the Kingdom’s denial of MBS’s direct involvement and the Biden administration’s flaccid...
    A criminal case against Mohammed bin Salman and others in the Saudi hierarchy has been filed in a German court for the brutal 2018 murder, dismemberment and disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite the Kingdom’s denial of MBS’s direct involvement and the Biden administration’s flaccid response to the killing. ‌The 500-page complaint filed...
    What CNNs Chris Cuomo Has Said About the Andrew Cuomo Allegations Taylor Swift didnt appreciate that Ginny & Georgia joke OPEC and its non-OPEC partners, an energy alliance sometimes referred to as OPEC+, will convene via videoconference in a bid to reach consensus over how to manage supply to the market. This...
    Saudi Minister of Energy Abdulaziz bin Salman (R) is pictured with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak as they arrrive for a meeting of the Saudi-Russian Joint Committee on December 19, 2020.FAYEZ NURELDINE | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — A group of some of the world's most powerful oil producers will hold a crucial meeting...
    By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden promised to make a pariah out of Saudi Arabia over the 2018 killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. But when it came time to actually punish Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, America’s strategic interests prevailed. The Biden administration made clear Friday it would forgo...
    As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden promised to make a pariah out of Saudi Arabia over the 2018 killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. But when it came time to actually punish Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, America’s strategic interests prevailed. The Biden administration made clear Friday it would forgo sanctions or any other major...
    The United States is focused on Saudi Arabia's "future conduct" after rejecting sanctions against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a State Department spokesman. “We are very focused on future conduct, and that is part of why we have cast this not as a...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper called out President Joe Biden on Friday for not sanctioning Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman directly over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, given how the Biden administration released an intel report that concluded the crown prince ordered the operation. A report on Biden’s decision indicated concerns about how going after MBS...