US President Biden says there will be many who criticise his decision to travel to the kingdom but human rights and fundamental freedoms are always on his agenda.
Saudi leadership is seeking ways to work with its Gulf Arab allies and prepare for scenarios involving Iran, the nuclear deal, and the most delicate regional issues pitting Riyadh and Tehran against each other.
Among potential targets found on a list of 50,000 phone numbers leaked to Amnesty and nonprofit Forbidden Stories include Presidents Emmanuel Macron of France, Imran Khan of Pakistan, Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and Barham Salih of Iraq.
President Joe Biden says the US will make an announcement on Saudi Arabia, following an intelligence report that found the crown prince had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Director of National Intelligence has declassified the report that says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved action against Jamal Khashoggi as the Biden administration is trying to rewrite the balance of its ties with the kingdom.
US President Biden reaffirms commitment to Saudi defence but pushes for human rights in talks by phone with Saudi King Salman, White House says.
US military says it has already tested unloading and shipping cargo overland from the country's port at Yanbu, a crucial terminal for oil pipelines in the kingdom.
The rejection from the global superstar is a public relations disaster for the Kingdom which is trying to find its feet as it diversifies its economy.
Encouraging celebrities to speak up, the push-back campaign is a countermeasure against Saudi Arabia’s efforts to use influential people to whitewash its human rights violations.
Rights watchdog accuses G20 of "bolstering" Riyadh's efforts to portray the Arab country as "reforming" despite its "unrelenting assault on freedoms."
Riyadh has prosecuted eight unnamed men for the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi but the UN official charged with overseeing the case said the verdict lacked “moral legitimacy”.
The legal team of former President Mohammed Morsi’s family is looking to charge senior members of the Egyptian regime, which ousted the country’s first-democratically elected president in a military coup.
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