U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Visits Saudi Arabia, Meets with King, Crown Prince

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held separate talks with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday in Riyadh as the situation over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues.

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Pompeo meets Saudi King

Pompeo had a short discussion with King Salman before a longer meeting with the King's son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...

 

Saudi Stock Market

Saudi Stocks Reverse Loss as Breakthrough Seen on Khashoggi Spat

Saudi Arabian stocks erased losses as U.S. media reported the kingdom may say Jamal Khashoggi disappeared because of a botched investigation, potentially diminishing the risk ...

 

Future Investment Initiative

Saudi conference: Here’s who’s still attending “Davos in the desert”

Some of the biggest names in global business and finance have canceled plans to attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week because of ...

 

U.S. Arms Sales

Khashoggi Situation Won’t Stop Saudi Arms Sales, But Could Slow Them

U.S. lawmakers have the power to halt such sales under the 1976 Arms Export Control Act, an effort to bring transparency and accountability to the ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Defense

Why Trump wants to keep Lockheed, Boeing and others in business with Saudi Arabia

With so much on the line, Loren Thompson, a consultant who counts many of the top defense firms as clients, said he “would be willing ...

 

Economy

Saudi Economy Still Vulnerable to Oil Prices Shocks, Emirates NBD’s Haque Says

Khatija Haque, head of Middle East and North Africa research at Emirates NBD, and Ziad Daoud, chief Middle East economist at Bloomberg Economics, talk about Saudi Arabia's ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

Five reasons why Saudi Arabia matters to the West

Saudi Arabia, which has dismissed as "lies" claims by Turkish officials that Mr Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, has vowed to respond to any ...

 

Entertainment

Saudi Arabia to host Disney and Marvel shows to retain tourism spend at home

The country, which will stage about 5000 events this year alone, aims to generate 16.5 billion riyals (Dh16.15bn) in revenues and create 70,000 jobs within ...

 

Saudi-UK

Video: Saudi Arabia linked to the takeover of Manchester United

Saudi Arabia has been linked to the takeover of Manchester United. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith, Zack Guzman and Scott Gamm discuss. ...

 

Saudi Oil Policy

U.S.-Saudi Tensions Put Oil-Price Discounts Into Play

When a puzzled European buyer asked a senior Aramco executive why his American rivals were getting a better deal, he said he got an unequivocal ...

 

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