US Congressmen call secret Qatar deal into question

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Washington Post reported that members of the Congress, in both parties, are calling agreement a US-Qatar Memorandum of Understanding that was signed six months ago, into question. The newspaper added that they are asking to release the deal that was completed in Doha on July 10 amid US FM Rex Tillerson to mediate over Qatar-terrorism ties crisis, and the State Department has never revealed its content. VIEW: Is the US Secretary of State on Qatar’s side? The newspaper added that ...

Report: US to prove Iran providing missiles to Houthi militias

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The United States administration is setting up an open show of what it is proof that Iran is supplying Houthi militias in Yemen with missiles, as indicated by four US officials to the BBC. According to the officials, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is preparing to reveal this week components of a short-range ballistic missile that Houthi insurgents fired into Saudi Arabia at Defense Intelligence Agency headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.. ...

Saudi King receives US Secretary of energy

Monday, 4 December 2017

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah Palace United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. At the outset of the reception, the Secretary conveyed to the King and the Crown Prince the greetings of President Donald Trump of the United States of America, while the King expressed his greetings to the President. During the meeting, they reviewed the relations of friendship, the prospects of bilateral cooperation between the two countries and ways of enhancing them.

The American woman who crossed cultural barriers in Saudi Arabia decades ago

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Around four decades ago, American daily The Ames Tribune published a story entitled “She crossed cultural barriers in Saudi Arabia” to narrate the story of an American woman named Claudia Crawford who had to move to Riyadh with her husband. The daily also published a photo of Crawford as she sat with antique sellers in Suk Al Zell in Riyadh. The photo was published on May 31, 1974. The piece featured excerpts from Crawford’s dairies and explained that she moved to Riyadh ...

Etihad to end Dallas-Fort Worth route, blames American Airlines

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Etihad Airways said on Thursday it would stop flying to Dallas-Fort Worth next year after American Airlines' decided in July to end a codeshare agreement between the two carriers. American Airlines has lobbied the U.S. government to investigate allegations of state subsidies at Etihad and other major Gulf carriers. The Gulf airlines deny the allegations. The end of the codeshare agreement would make the route "commercially unsustainable" and left Etihad "with no choice but to ...

King Salman and Crown Prince express condemnation of New York terror attack

Thursday, 2 November 2017

King Salman bin Abdulaziz sent a cable of condolences on Wednesday to the US President Donald Trump on the truck-ramming attack in New York resulting in casualties and injuries."We have been aware of the truck-ramming attack in New York resulting in casualties and injuries. We strongly condemn this terrorist act and express our condolences to your Excellency, families of the victims and the people of the United States of America on behalf of the people and the Government of the Kingdom of ...

First spokeswoman appointed at Saudi embassy in Washington

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Fatimah Baeshen has been appointed as the first female spokesperson for the Saudi Embassy in Washington DC. Baeshan announced her new posting in a tweet on Wednesday morning. Baeshan was a director at the Washington based think tank Arabia Foundation. She joined the Arabia Foundation after having worked with the Saudi Ministry of Labor and the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning in Riyadh between 2014 and 2017. Her focus areas included the labor market, private sector development, and ...

Why is David Urban a top pick for US ambassador to Saudi Arabia?

Sunday, 27 August 2017

David Urban, who helped engineer President Trump's win in Pennsylvania, is the top choice to become the US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a source familiar with the process confirmed to CBS. The report said that Urban is the president of American Continental Group, a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm. He's a longtime Washington insider who served as chief of staff to Sen. Arlen Specter. Urban is also a West Point graduate who served in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. He was reported to be considered ...

Man in US becomes single winner of $758.7 mln jackpot, largest in history

Thursday, 24 August 2017

A winning ticket was sold in Watertown, Massachusetts, for Wednesday's $758.7 million jackpot -- the largest with a single winner in the history -- Massachusetts Lottery Powerball Product Group Chair Charlie McIntyre announced. In a statement early Thursday, McIntyre also says six other tickets won $2 million apiece, and 34 more are worth $1 million. The lucky numbers for the second largest lottery prize in U.S. history were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4. Odds of winning ...

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