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In rare US criticism, Pence urges Saudis to free blogger Badawi

Washington (AFP) - Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia to free Raif Badawi, a blogger jailed and publicly whipped for insulting...

War fears surge as US sends hundreds of troops to Saudi...

CNN reports citing two defence officials that 500 troops will be sent to the Prince Sultan Air Base in Al Kharj, a closed-city. The...

Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of controversial Saudi Arabia concert

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said on Tuesday that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next...

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers human rights bill on Saudi...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia...

Nicki Minaj cancels Saudi Arabia concert

Rapper Nicki Minaj said Tuesday she is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia to show support for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and...

Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of controversial Saudi Arabia concert

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said on Tuesday that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next...

UN rights expert urges US action over Khashoggi killing

London (AFP) - The United Nations human rights expert who conducted an independent probe into the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on...

Rapper Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert, cites support...

FILE PHOTO: Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Met Gala - Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals - New York City, U.S. - May 6,...

Branson’s Virgin Galactic Space-Tourism Venture to Go Public

(Bloomberg) -- Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will become the world’s first publicly traded space-tourism venture by merging with an investment firm listed in...

Virgin Galactic to merge with investment company, go public

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Virgin Galactic announced July 9 it had reached an agreement to merge with a public investment vehicle, raising several hundred million...

New Saudi ambassadors take up posts in Washington and London

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s new ambassadors to the United States and the United Kingdom have taken up their posts after several months’ vacancy...

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj to perform in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. Interested in...

G20 summit 2019: Trump stuns observers with Kim Jong Un and...

The US President said during the Summit that he hoped to see North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between...

Trump praises Mohammed bin Salman at G20 despite Khashoggi murder –...

Crown Prince Salman was fiercely criticised after allegations he ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi was an outspoken critic of Crown...

Khashoggi shock claim: Saudi Arabia 'plotted to kill journalist on British...

The claim comes days after a United Nations report recommended that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman be investigated further for the murder of...

Trump spoiling for a deal as leaders gather in Japan

OSAKA, Japan — He’s ready to talk to Iran with “no preconditions.” He says there’s a “possibility” of finishing a trade deal with China....

President Trump full, unedited interview

CHUCK TODD:Mr. President, welcome back to Meet the Press.PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:Thank you.CHUCK TODD:Let me start right in, what happened last night?PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:Well, you...

Senate rejects Saudi arms sales in rebuke to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the...

Jamal Khashoggi latest: What happened – and will Saudi Crown Prince...

A damning report has laid blame for the killing of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi firmly at the door of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohamed...