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Saudi Arabia

  1. politics
    Hasan Minhaj Mocks Jared Kushner to His Face Over MBS FriendshipThe comedian called out Kushner for being friends with Mohammed bin Salman and doing nothing to help Saudi women’s-rights activists.
  2. yemen
    Trump Vetoes Resolution to End U.S. Support for Saudi War (Crimes) in YemenTrump likes to complain about U.S. involvement in pointless wars in the Middle East. But he (apparently) likes helping the Saudis starve Yemen more.
  3. international intrigue
    Bezos Security Chief Says Saudis Gained Access to Amazon Founder’s Phone, DataGavin de Becker says his team thinks the Saudis got into Bezos’s phone, and suggests that may be how AMI became aware of the Amazon CEO’s affair.
  4. international intrigue
    Report: Khashoggi’s Body Incinerated in Oven at Saudi Envoy’s HomeOnce believed to have been dissolved in acid, the body of the Saudi dissident is now thought to have been burned.
  5. anti-semitism
    The GOP Used Crocodile Tears About Anti-Semitism to Abet Mass Murder in YemenMcConnell used an amendment condemning anti-Semitism to block a vote on ending support for a Saudi War that’s put millions at risk of famine.
  6. the swamp
    Trump Aides Pushed to Illegally Transfer Nuclear Technology to Saudis: ReportThe White House pushed for the sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia — without seeking congressional approval, according to House Democrats.
  7. crime
    Deaths of Saudi Arabian Sisters Found in Hudson River Ruled SuicideThe bodies of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were found in October 2018.
  8. politics
    The Saudi Teen Who Fled From Her Family Has Been Granted Refugee StatusRahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she fears that she’ll be killed if she returns home.
  9. netflix
    Netflix Pulls Episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Talk Show in Saudi ArabiaThe Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj episode was critical of the Saudi crown prince.
  10. emoluments
    Report: The Saudis Used Unsuspecting Veterans to Funnel Money to TrumpThe effort saw a Saudi-funded lobbying firm drop $270,000 at Trump’s D.C. hotel in the months after the election.
  11. politics
    Democrats Finally Splitting With Republicans on Terrorism-Focused Foreign PolicyDemocrats are abandoning the war in Yemen that Obama supported. The 2020 presidential race could spur a real Democratic foreign policy debate.
  12. jamal khashoggi
    The Senate Is Now So Sure MBS Killed Khashoggi, It Might Oppose Starving YemenGOP senators are now convinced that the Saudi Crown prince ordered the killing. As punishment, they just might stop helping him commit war crimes.
  13. yemen
    Senate Defies Trump, Advances Bid to End U.S. Support for Saudis in YemenIn defiance of the White House, 63 senators voted to allow debate over a bill that would (finally) end U.S. backing for war crimes in Yemen.
  14. trump tweets
    This Thanksgiving, Donald Trump Is Thankful for Saudi ArabiaTrump thanks a government that is starving Yemen, and recently murdered a U.S. resident, for a drop in oil prices it had little to do with.
  15. human rights abuses
    Saudi Arabia Accused of Torturing Jailed Women’s-Rights ActivistsA new report details the alleged torture of women detained by the Saudi government.
  16. the national interest
    Trump Writes Bonkers Defense of Saudi Prince for Murder of JournalistEven by Trump standards, the president’s argument is insane.
  17. world view
    Trump Doesn’t Understand What the Khashoggi Scandal Means for Saudi RelationsHe can refuse to hear evidence and shrug off reports of MBS’s involvement, but he won’t be able to ignore the consequences of the journalist’s murder.
  18. foreign interests
    Trump May Let Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Who Killed U.S. ResidentErdogan won’t lay off Riyadh for killing Khashoggi — so Trump might send him a legal U.S. immigrant whom the Turkish leader wants to behead.
  19. foreign policy
    The Trump Administration’s Call to End the Yemen War Is Too Little, Too LateEven if this policy shift isn’t self-serving, alleviating the crisis would require economic and diplomatic moves the U.S. probably won’t undertake.
  20. politics
    The U.S. Is Finally Pushing for an End to the War in YemenAfter helping Saudi Arabia create a humanitarian crisis, the U.S. now wants to end it.
  21. bernie sanders
    Sanders Makes a Strong Case Against the Saudis (and for Bernie 2020)Foreign policy gave Bernie Sanders’s last presidential campaign nothing but headaches. Now, it’s giving his next one a reason for being.
  22. technology
    Why Silicon Valley Finds It Hard to Say No to Saudi Arabian DollarsThere’s too much at stake for the tech industry to forswear the Kingdom’s money piles altogether.
  23. jamal khashoggi
    Trump Won’t Let Khashoggi’s Death Cost Working-Class Saudi Lobbyists Their JobsThe president says that the U.S. can’t afford to lose all the jobs that the Saudi alliance creates. But he really means “the swamp” can’t.
  24. foreign policy
    The U.S. Has Deep Ties to Saudi Arabia — But Disentangling Ourselves Is PossiblePulling away from Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi is a risky prospect. Trump clearly isn’t interested, but there are steps U.S. lawmakers could take.
  25. the national circus
    Frank Rich: What Saudi Arabia Now Knows About Bone SawsM.B.S. and company may have wrecked their comfortable spot in American politics by generating a murder mystery too lurid for the public to ignore.
  26. the national interest
    Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Cover-up Is Another Reason to Turn Congress DemocraticThe Trump administration is helping Saudi Arabia cover up the murder, and Republicans are letting it.
  27. politics
    Pat Robertson Cares More About a Saudi Weapons Deal Than a Journalist’s MurderIn comments on Jamal Khashoggi’s apparent murder, the Christian-right warhorse revealed he can no longer distinguish God’s will from Donald Trump’s.
  28. the national interest
    Trump Calls the Saudis As Innocent As Brett Kavanaugh“Here we go again with you know you’re guilty until proven innocent,” Trump says. “We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh.”
  29. jamal khashoggi
    Reports: Saudi Arabia Mulling ‘We Only Meant to Kidnap Khashoggi’ DefenseRiyadh plans to say that Saudi agents intended to abduct the journalist, but that his decapitation was a tragic mistake, according to CNN.
  30. international affairs
    Pressure Builds on Saudi Arabia, But Will Trump Continue to Get Played?Trump has vowed to severely punish the Saudis if they killed Jamal Khashoggi, but that punishment seems likely to include selling them more arms.
  31. foreign policy
    Trump’s Weak Khashoggi Response Tells Dictators They Can Get Away With MurderIf Trump fails to punish the Saudis for Jamal Khashoggi’s apparent murder, it will signal that money and flattery are worth more than U.S. morals.
  32. the national interest
    Trump Says Murders Shouldn’t Stop Saudi Weapon Sales Because ‘We Have Jobs’President Trump continues to elucidate his mafia doctrine of American foreign policy.
  33. international affairs
    Report: The U.S. Intercepted Saudi Communications About Capturing KhashoggiSaudi Arabia’s continued denials of killing the dissident journalist are not holding up.
  34. international affairs
    Everything We Know About the Disappearance and Alleged Murder of Jamal KhashoggiTurkey has alleged that the Washington Post journalist was murdered by the Saudi regime, but it’s not yet clear what has happened.
  35. foreign policy
    Pompeo Prioritizes Arms Sales Over Civilian Lives in YemenAfter he was warned about jeopardizing weapons sales, the secretary of State overruled experts who said Saudi Arabia isn’t keeping civilians safe.
  36. foreign policy
    Pompeo: Saudis Are Definitely Trying to Commit Fewer Mass Murders in YemenPompeo’s certification clears the way for the U.S. to continue abetting a Saudi-led intervention, which has already killed thousands of civilians.
  37. foreign policy
    The U.S. Has Blood on Its Hands in Yemen, and Can’t Wash It OffMattis’s threat to reduce support for Saudi-led bombings rings hollow in light of the Trump administration’s broader stance on Mideast arms sales.
  38. yemen war
    U.N. Says Saudi Bomb Kills 22 Children in YemenFor the second time in a matter of weeks, a military campaign backed by the United States takes an unimaginable toll.
  39. U.S.-Backed Coalition Bombs School Bus, Killing Dozens of Yemeni KidsA spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition called the bombing a “legitimate military action.”
  40. foreign policy
    While Condemning Iran, the U.S. Contributes to Terrorism in the Middle East, TooAs Iran sanctions were restored, an investigation revealed that the U.S.-backed coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthis routinely cut deals with Al Qaeda.
  41. women's rights
    Women in Saudi Arabia Legally Get Behind the Wheel for the First Time EverOn June 24, the country officially lifted its decades-long ban on women driving.
  42. women's rights
    Saudi Arabia Issues First Drivers’ Licenses to WomenThis comes amid a crackdown on activists.
  43. Here’s More Evidence Broidy May Have Been Covering for Trump in Playmate AffairA bombshell AP report establishes that there was a highly suspicious meeting between the two men.
  44. explainers
    Beyond Russia: Understanding the New Trump Campaign Collusion StoryEverything we know about the newly revealed Trump Tower meeting, the alleged collusion offer from a Gulf State emissary, and what it all might mean.
  45. l'amour
    Vanessa Trump’s Romance With Saudi Prince Reportedly Thwarted by 9/11Vanessa Trump’s past continues to read like a series of increasingly confusing Mad Libs.
  46. Saudi Crown Prince: Israel Has a Right to ExistMohammed Bin Salman went on to say that Iran’s supreme leader is “worse than Hitler.”
  47. foreign policy
    Why the Saudi Crown Prince Might Think He Has Jared Kushner ‘In His Pocket’Kushner spent the last year wooing Mohammed Bin Salman, and during his U.S. visit this week Trump declared that relations are better than ever.
  48. Nikki Haley Says Iran Is Violating U.N. Rules and These Missile Parts Prove ItThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations held a press conference with “indisputable” proof of Iran’s violations.
  49. cultural exchanges
    Saudi Arabia Just Hosted Its First-Ever Concert by a Female SingerThousands of women attended a performance by Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji.
  50. cultural exchanges
    Nelly Will Play an All-Male Concert in Saudi ArabiaBut will “Hot In Herre” make the set list?
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