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Turkey to try Khashoggi murder suspects in absentia: fiancee

Turkey to try Khashoggi murder suspects in absentia: fiancee

Turkey will try the 20 suspects in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi -- including two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman -- in absentia on Friday, his fiancee told AFP Tuesday. Khashoggi, 59, a Riyadh critic commentator who wrote for The Washington Post, was...

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Saudi, US push for extension of Iran arms embargo

Saudi, US push for extension of Iran arms embargo

US and Saudi officials Monday called for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning of major implications for regional security amid accusations that Tehran was arming Yemeni rebels. The embargo, put in place as part of a nuclear accord signed with Tehran in 2015, is set to expire in...

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Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness -- and fears of economic ruin -- haunt the usually bustling city of Mecca after Saudi authorities curtailed the hajj pilgrimage over coronavirus. Islam's holiest city usually hosts millions of pilgrims...

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Saudi to allow around 1,000 pilgrims to perform hajj: minister

Saudi to allow around 1,000 pilgrims to perform hajj: minister

Saudi Arabia will allow around 1,000 pilgrims residing in the kingdom to perform the hajj this year, a minister said Tuesday, after it announced the ritual would be scaled back due to coronavirus. "The number of pilgrims will be around 1,000, maybe less, maybe a little more," Hajj Minister...

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