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Even the Saudis Condemn Hamas More Readily Than the Democrats.

Tweet reddit Whatsapp Email Share Share Print Last spring and summer, Iran-supplied ballistic missiles coursed into Saudi Arabia from Houthi rebel strongholds in Yemen. The missiles—which appeared to be an Iranian-made variation [...]

Trump Accuses Saudis of Giving U.S. a Bad Deal. Is That True?

BEIRUT, Lebanon — At a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wis., on Saturday, President Trump tore into Saudi Arabia, an important Middle Eastern ally, as yet another country giving the United States a bad deal. He said that although the [...]

Saudis Escalate Crackdown on Dissent, Arresting Nine and Risking U.S. Ire

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Brushing back pressure from Washington, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia escalated his crackdown on even the mildest forms of dissent with the arrests this week of at least nine intellectuals, journalists, [...]

Arms Sales to Saudis Leave American Fingerprints on Yemen’s Carnage

Obfuscation and impunity continue to characterize the coalition’s airstrike campaign. The coalition rarely identifies which country carries out an airstrike, although the vast majority are Saudi and Emirati, officials say. In July, [...]

The Wooing of Jared Kushner: How the Saudis Got a Friend in the White House

Senior American officials were worried. Since the early months of the Trump administration, Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and Middle East adviser, had been having private, informal conversations with Prince Mohammed bin [...]

Israeli Software Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi, Lawsuit Says

LONDON — A Saudi dissident close to the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a lawsuit charging that an Israeli software company helped the royal court take over his smartphone and spy on his communications with Mr. Khashoggi. The [...]

Saudis Want a U.S. Nuclear Deal. Can They Be Trusted Not to Build a Bomb?

That insistence is what set off the Iranian nuclear crisis. Over the years, several nations have demonstrated that it is possible to turn ostensibly civilian programs into sources of bomb fuel, and thus atomic warheads and military power. [...]

In Extraordinary Statement, Trump Stands With Saudis Despite Khashoggi Killing

Mr. Kushner saw Prince Mohammed as critical to advancing a peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians that has been a major focus of his time in the White House. Mr. Trump’s hawkish aides, encouraged by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [...]

U.S. Levels Sanctions on 17 Saudis for Alleged Involvement in Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced sanctions on Thursday against 17 Saudis accused of involvement in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident and journalist. The sanctions come just hours after Saudi Arabia’s [...]

Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Killing Other Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi’s Death

WASHINGTON — Top Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked a small group of businessmen last year about using private companies to assassinate Iranian enemies of the kingdom, according to three people [...]