Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Saudi Arabia

Erdogan visits Saudi to mend ties, putting Khashoggi row behind

Analysts and officials say Saudi funding could help boost Turkey's ailing economy.

Saudi Arabia pushed Yemen’s president to step down, report says

Officials have confined him to his home and restricted his communications, the Wall Street Journal says.

Saudi Arabia expands haj to 1 million pilgrims, easing Covid curbs

Pilgrims to Mecca this year must be under 65 and fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

War-torn Yemen holds breath as breakthrough truce begins

The Iran-backed Huthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition have both agreed to observe the two-month truce, which took effect on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim holy fasting month.

Oil prices soar on Saudi, Russian supply fears

Both Brent and West Texas Intermediate gained more than 7% to climb above US$110 a barrel.

UK PM defends Saudi visit after mass execution

He says ties with the country are very important and promises to raise human rights issues.

Saudi Arabia executes record 81 in one day for terrorism

They included convicts linked to the Islamic State group, or to Al-Qaeda, Yemen's Huthi rebel forces or 'other terrorist organisations'.

Saudi Arabia lifts most Covid restrictions

The decision includes suspending 'social distancing measures in all open and closed places' including mosques.

14 dead as coalition bombs Yemen after UAE attack

The Abu Dhabi attack marks a new phase in the Yemen war and further reduces hopes of any resolution to the conflict, which has displaced millions.

Washington to rename street in front of Saudi embassy after Jamal Khashoggi

The city council says it will be a memorial in his honour 'that cannot be covered up or repressed'.

Saudi Arabia says France arrested wrong man over Khashoggi murder

The man was detained by border police on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Turkey as he was about to board a flight to Riyadh from Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport.

Riza Aziz claims film production loan from Saudi royals, not 1MDB funds

He says he turned to individuals and companies for a loan as it was difficult for an unknown film producer to obtain help from banks.

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