CNN  —  Murtaja Qureiris, once considered by lawyers and activists as the youngest political prisoner in Saudi Arabia, was released on Friday, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights told CNN. His case was first highlighted in an exclusive CNN report published in 2019, which detailed how Saudi authorities arrestedContinue Reading

The Saudi crown prince visited Turkey on Wednesday for the first time since Saudi agents murdered the prominent dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018, driving a deep rift between the two regional powers. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader, was scheduled to meet PresidentContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s much-anticipated trip to Saudi Arabia has been formally set for next month, the White House announced on Tuesday, but officials played down the chances of securing much immediate help in stabilizing energy markets roiled by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Mr. Biden will make his first tripContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — Several Democratic lawmakers in the House have signed a letter urging President Biden to take a more guarded approach to Saudi Arabia and to warn the kingdom against pursuing more strategic cooperation with China on ballistic missiles. The letter comes as Mr. Biden is planning to travel toContinue Reading