World Mar 29, 2020

Saudi Arabian forces destroy Houthi ballistic missile fired over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's Air Defense Forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over the capital around midnight, state media said early Sunday. Residents of Riyadh reported on social media hearing loud explosions in the middle of the night. Minutes later, state media carried a statement by ...

World Mar 25, 2020

Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing

Istanbul prosecutors said on Wednesday they had prepared an indictment against a close aide to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a former deputy head of general intelligence over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The prosecutor's office accused the two men of ...

Senior Saudi princes held for alleged treason

World Mar 7, 2020

Senior Saudi princes held for alleged treason

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained a brother and a nephew of Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud Salman and accused them of treason, according to a person familiar with the matter — a move that extends a series of crackdowns on royal relatives by ...

Collapse of OPEC talks blows hole in Russian-Saudi alliance

Business Mar 7, 2020

Collapse of OPEC talks blows hole in Russian-Saudi alliance

OPEC talks with Russia have ended in dramatic failure, auguring the end of a diplomatic alliance between Riyadh and Moscow that has underpinned crude prices and changed the balance of power in the Middle East. Brent crude, the global benchmark, plunged the most in more ...