U.S. intel report says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved murder of Khashoggi in Istanbul, which Saudi Arabia adamantly denies, as Biden also raises the kingdom's human rights record
Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud. The country is ruled under an "absolute monarchy," which is a form of monarchy in which one ruler has supreme authority that is unrestricted by any laws.
The country is ruled under the ultraconservative Wahhabi religious movement within Sunni Islam. Saudi Arabia hosts the two holiest places in Islam, the Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina.
It is a sovereign Arab state covering majority of the Arabian Peninsula, with a land mass of approximately 2,150,000 km2. The country has a population of 28.7 million people and the official language spoken is Arabic.
Petroleum was discovered on 3 March, 1938 in Saudi Arabia and has since become the world's largest oil producer and exporter. It is the only Arab country to be part of the G-20 major economies.
Saudi Arabia is working on creating a consolidated balance sheet of its assets and liabilities which will include items currently kept off the oil-rich economy's books
The comments by the senior Iraqi militia official mark the first time an Iran-backed group has acknowledged that Iraq was the origin of such an attack
U.S. officials said the report, for which the CIA was the main contributor, assessed that the crown prince approved and likely ordered the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi
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The U.S. president isn't recalibrating the relationship with the whole country, but with one specific person
The escalation comes amid renewed efforts to end the war after a dramatic change in the U.S. position towards Saudi Arabia, which leads a military coalition hoping to restore Hadi's government
Lockheed Martin in involved in a project to install a $15 billion missile defense system in Saudi Arabia, part of a $110 billion arms package Trump negotiated with the kingdom in 2017
Crown Prince Mohammed, who is also Saudi Defence Minister, reviewed bilateral relations with Secretary Lloyd Austin, especially in defense cooperation
The Biden White House has been pressuring Saudi Arabia to improve its record on human rights, including the release of political prisoners such as women’s rights advocates from jails
Critics of the regime in the country and abroad have fallen victim to Saudi Arabia's social media surveillance system. A handful of activists have garnered international attention, but many have not won this 'glory'
The Iranian-backed rebels earlier this month renewed their attack on the oil-rich province, an anti-Houthi stronghold held by the internationally recognized government
A military spokesman for the Iran-aligned Houthi group said two drones launched on Sunday afternoon by its forces had struck Saudi Arabia's Abha airport
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Al-Hathloul, who pushed to end a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, was arrested in 2018 and sentenced to almost six years in prison last December
Earlier on Wednesday, the coalition said it had intercepted and destroyed two armed drones launched by the Houthis towards civilians in Saudi Arabia
Prince Mohammed said in the statement that the new laws will be announced consecutively during 2021
During Martin Griffiths' first visit to Iran in his role as UN Yemen mediator, the pair discussed 'urgent need to make progress towards a nationwide ceasefire'
Anti-death penalty charity Reprieve welcomed the news, but cautioned that the kingdom should ensure the decree was applied to all juvenile offenders
Blinken's first call to a Gulf state since assuming his new role was to the United Arab Emirates' minister of Foreign Affairs on Thursday
Aid groups working in Yemen welcomed the move: 'This is a sigh of relief and a victory for the Yemeni people'
The Iran-backed Houthi's bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle aimed to target 'civilians and civilian objects,' Saudi-led coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said
'The UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths has arrived in Tehran for a two-day visit, during which he will meet with Iranian officials,' state TV said
Official says reversal of last-minute Trump administration decision is because of its 'humanitarian consequences,' which UN and humanitarian orgs said 'would accelerate the world’s worst humanitarian crisis'
While Neom hopes to be model for all future cities, right now Saudi Arabia can't find jobs for its unemployed, and Riyadh is full of empty skyscrapers
In first speech on foreign policy, Biden did not address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, nor has he spoken with Netanyahu since taking office
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Using Yanbu, as well as air bases at Tabuk and Taif along the Red Sea, would give the American military more options along the crucial waterway
Saudi Arabia's finance minister says, 'We are negotiating with a lot of the vaccination companies to provide more vaccinations particularly to low income countries'