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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 [...]

Saudis Sent Experts to Remove Evidence of Khashoggi’s Killing, Turkey Says

The Saudi cleanup team arrived in Istanbul on Oct. 11, nine days after Mr. Khashoggi’s death, and visited the consulate every day from Oct. 12 to Oct. 17, according to Sabah. Turkish investigators were not allowed into the consulate, [...]

U.S. and Britain Seek Yemen Cease-Fire as Relations With Saudis Cool

WASHINGTON — Diplomatic pressure from the United States and Britain, Saudi Arabia’s biggest arms suppliers, abruptly intensified on Wednesday for a cease-fire in the Yemen war, the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster. The [...]

Saudis Strangled and Dismembered Khashoggi, Turkey Says

ISTANBUL — The Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was strangled almost as soon as he stepped into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul a month ago, and his body was then dismembered and destroyed, the chief prosecutor for Istanbul said on [...]

Erdogan Demands that Saudis Tell Turkey Who Ordered Khashoggi Killing

ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey had uncovered further evidence in the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pressing Saudi Arabia to reveal who gave the orders and demanding that its leaders [...]