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WMU-bound student among 37 beheaded in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP/FOX 17) — A Western Michigan University-bound student was one of 37 people beheaded Tuesday in Saudi Arabia for alleged terrorism-related crimes.


Saudi Arabia carries out 37 executions, including a crucifixion

The executions came just days after Saudi authorities said members of the Islamic State, a Sunni militant group, had attacked a security headquarters north of Riyadh, the capital. Al-Nimr's death sparked protests in Iran and an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran, prompting the kingdom to suspend


Saudi government executes 37 male citizens for terrorism-related crimes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia beheaded 37 Saudi citizens for what it said Tuesday were terrorism-related crimes, the Interior Ministry said, publicly pinning two of the bodies to a pole as a warning to others.


Aramco to Buy Shell's Stake in Saudi Refining JV for $631 M

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) said on Sunday that the company will acquire the Dutch oil company Shell's 50-percent share of a joint venture refinery in Saudi Arabia's Jubail Industrial City for 631 million USA dollars.


Yemen: Houthis Vow to Launch Missiles at Saudi Arabia, UAE if Truce Falls Apart

Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen will not hesitate to fire missiles that can reach Riyadh, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi if the fragile ceasefire now in place in the country’s main port city of Hodeidah fails to prevent violence from escalating further, the leader of the Shiite rebels warned on Monday.


Saudi Arabia and UAE agree to give $3 billion in aid to Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates plan to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country’s new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir.


Man who planned to attend Michigan college beheaded by Saudi government

A Saudi national who once planned to attend Western Michigan University was one of 37 Saudi citizens executed by beheading Tuesday for alleged terrorism-related crimes. Mujtaba al-Sweikat was among those executed Tuesday, April 23, according to international human rights organization Reprieve.


Why US & Saudi Arabia fear Iran-Pakistan cooperation

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Tehran has been marred by two recent deadly attacks. Despite an apparent willingness to cooperate, there remains many outside players who will push for this alliance to fail.


Oil hits highest since November as U.S. to tighten Iran sanctions

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices hit their highest since November on Tuesday after Washington announced all waivers on imports of sanctions-hit Iranian oil would end next week, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran and further tightening global supply.


China signals plan to flout US sanctions on Iranian oil

China signaled an intention to defy U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil industry on Tuesday, denouncing the loss of a waiver renewal as an unacceptable threat against “normal energy cooperation” with Tehran.


Saudi Mulls Response to Trump's Oil Action

In response to the US announcement to end Iranian oil waivers aimed at reducing Iran exports to zero, Saudi Arabia reportedly is ready to raise production. Oil is off by less about 50 cents from its 6-month highs (Brent high was $74.70 and US crude high reached $66.19). The DOW30 Premium trade was c


Saudi Arabia welcomes U.S. move to end all Iran sanction waivers

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Tuesday welcomed a U.S. decision to end all Iran sanction waivers by May, saying it was a necessary step to halt Tehran’s “destabilizing” policy in the region.


WWE Has Canceled Backlash In Favor Of Its Next Saudi Arabia Show [Rumor]

WWE has reportedly canceled Backlash, which was scheduled for June 16, due to it taking place just nine days after its next Saudi Arabia show. Although some fans might think that WWE's product is currently pretty poor, Vince McMahon probably doesn't care. That's because the chairman's bank account i


Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective

Twitter has suspended over 5,000 accounts tied to a network amplifying a message denouncing the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a "RussiaGate hoax." According to a researcher, the accounts—most of which had only posted three or four times in the past—were connected to other accounts prev


Global oil surges amid OPEC caution to offset Iran sanctions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices hit their highest in about six months on Tuesday as sources said Gulf OPEC members were ready to raise output only if there was demand before offsetting any shortfall following a U.S. decision to end waivers for buyers of Iranian crude.


Saudi Arabia foils 'terrorist attack' north of Riyadh, 4 suspects killed

The Saudi Interior Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the Zulfi attack. The official spokesperson of the Presidency of State Security announced on Monday that the four al-Zulfi attackers are ISIS members, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, publishing full names and


Mark Clattenburg lands new role following Saudi Arabia exit

Mark Clattenburg has signed to become the Chinese Super League’s referee supremo. Former Premier League referee Clattenburg, 44, has put pen to paper on a contract to be Head of the Referee Division and Future Development of Referees.


White House Kushner says has urged Saudi prince to be transparent about Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday he had urged Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to be transparent about the circumstances surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


Can Saudi Arabia still sway the oil market?

Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter and OPEC's largest producer, has influenced the oil market and oil flows since the middle of the 20th century. Shortly after the 21st century began, one of Saudi Arabia's key customers made its first steps toward becoming one of the Kingdom's main competito


Can Sri Lanka and the world continue to take the Saudi threat lightly? How long will the Democrats and Republicans continue to support President’s Trump’s carte blanche to Saudi Arabia?

The world recoiled in horror this weekend at the news coming out of Sri Lanka. Multiple explosions at churches and hotels have resulted in 200 dead and over 500 people injured. Sri Lanka’s Christians were celebrating Easter when tragedy stuck the beautiful Island. While the Sri Lankan government has