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Nicki Minaj Drops Saudi Arabia Show Amid Outcry From Human Rights Activists
“After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest," the rapper said.
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Blame Mitch McConnell If Saudi Arabia Escapes Accountability For Khashoggi And Yemen
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
House Democrats are beginning a process to mandate the first formal pressure on Saudi Arabia through a must-pass bill. Sen. McConnell will decide if it survives.
Nicki Minaj Is Warned That Her Saudi Arabia Gig Would Be 'Disastrous'
The Human Rights Foundation is calling on the rapper to cancel her headlining act at the Jeddah World Fest.
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Nicki Minaj To Headline Saudi Arabia Music Festival
The Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey and Enrique Iglesias have faced backlash for performing in the Middle Eastern country.
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Trump Admits He 'Gets Along' Better With Dictators Than With U.S. Journalists
Besides, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman is going to spend $400 billion on "different things" in the U.S., according to Trump.
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The Saudi Crown Prince Has Blood On His Hands, But You Wouldn’t Know It At G-20
By Foster Klug, AP
Mohammed bin Salman shared an impish grin with Putin and Trump praised him as his "friend."
Trump Defends Saudi Arabia Partnership Despite Khashoggi Killing: I'm Not 'A Fool'
The president claimed the Middle Eastern kingdom is a "big buyer" of American goods and encouraged NBC's Chuck Todd to "take their money."
UN Calls For Probe Of Saudi Prince's Role In Jamal Khashoggi Death
An independent U.N. human rights expert cited "credible evidence" of the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the journalist's death.
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Sudan's Crisis Puts The Country On The Brink Of Disaster
After ousting a long-reigning dictator, Sudan's protest movement fears the military is gripping onto power.
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Senators Want To Block Trump From Selling Arms To Saudi Arabia Without Their Approval
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a close ally of the president, is on board.
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Trump Defies Congress And Invokes Emergency To Sell Arms To Saudis, Senators Say
Congressional opposition to military support for Saudi Arabia has been growing, and lawmakers have blocked about $2 billion in weapon sales.
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Iran Claims Rights To Respond To 'Unacceptable' U.S. Sanctions, Escalation
By Aya Batrawy and Mari Yagamuchi, AP
At the root of the recent spike in tensions appears to be Trump’s decision a year ago to pull out of the nuclear deal.
Saudi Arabia Says 2 Oil Tankers Damaged By Sabotage Attacks
By Jon Gambrell, AP
One of them was reportedly en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the United States.
Trump Calls Ex-FBI Officials ‘Scum,’ Takes Credit For ‘Sick’ Immigrant Plan At Rally
The president ranted for nearly 90 minutes in Wisconsin on the same night as the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Trump Digs In On Saudi War
President Donald Trump has issued the second veto of his administration, blocking a bipartisan effort to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
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Bernie Sanders Appeals To Donald Trump To End U.S. Support For Yemen War
The 2020 presidential contender hoped to take advantage of a town hall hosted by Fox News, the president's favorite channel.
State Department Identifies And Bans 16 People With 'Roles' In Khashoggi Killing
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who reportedly ordered the journalist’s assassination, was not among those named.
Saudi Arabia Detains 2 U.S. Citizens In First Sweep Of Activist Arrests Since Jamal Khashoggi Killing
By Aya Batrawy, AP
The arrests targeted individuals perceived as critics of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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House Vote Forces Likely Trump Veto To Shield Saudi Arabia
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
Both chambers of Congress have now passed historic legislation to end the U.S. role in the war in Yemen — a major win for anti-war lawmakers and activists.
The GOP Is Playing Defense For Trump And Saudi Arabia. Bernie Sanders Isn't Giving In.
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
On Wednesday the Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill ending U.S. support for the Saudis in Yemen that could get through the House within weeks and force an embarrassing Trump veto.
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Plane Bound For Malaysia Turns Around After Mom Leaves Baby At Airport
The Saudia Airlines jet had to return to Jeddeh to reunite the woman with her young daughter.
Ex-Mercenary CEO Erik Prince Admits To Trump Tower Meet With Don Jr., Saudi Emissary
The former Blackwater chief said the campaign huddle focused on "Iran policy," and suggested a congressional hearing transcript when he failed to mention it was inaccurate.
U.S. Citizen Detained And Tortured In Saudi Arabia: Report
Walid Fitaihi, a dual citizen, was detained in a 2017 crackdown, according to The New York Times.
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Hasan Minhaj: 'I'm Not Built For This Beef' With Saudi Arabia
"I'm going to do the best I can to not poke anymore."
House Dems Investigate Trump Officials' Nuclear Plan In Saudi Arabia
White House officials reportedly pushed to sell nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia despite legal violations.
House Dems Probing Report Trump Officials Pushed Saudi Nuclear Sales
The effort flies in the face of objections from national security and ethics officials.
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