Tag: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says that calls for internationalization of holy sites ‘a declaration of war’

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister called what he said was Qatar’s demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call. “Qatar’s demands to internationalize the holy sites is aggressive and […]

Saudi king reportedly invites Abbas to Riyadh summit with Trump

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has reportedly invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Muslim leaders in Riyadh later in May, local media reported Wednesday. Jordan’s King Abdullah and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika are also among the dignitaries invited to the summit taking place during Trump’s […]

Saudi Arabia looking to get hold of ‘nukes to combat Iran’

The Saudi Government has accelerated research into nuclear programmes and has begun building a team of experts, according to a new report by. Labelled a nuclear ”newcomer” the Saudi Kingdom is pushing to arm itself with new technologies, the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said. The Washington DC-based group wrote since nuclear action […]

President Obama to veto bill helping 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabian government

President Barack Obama is expected to veto a bill that would permit victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, the White House announced on Monday (12 September). The White House first suggested the president would decline signing the bill into law citing complication in diplomatic relations.   “The president feels […]