Posts tagged as Saudi Arabia

‘A significant shift’: US oil for Belarus reaches Lithuania

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The first shipment of US oil for Belarus reached Lithuania on Friday, marking a “significant shift” for Minsk as it seeks to reduce its energy dependence on Moscow, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius. Amid standoff with Moscow over tariffs, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko previously called for a third of the country’s oil exports to come via Baltic ports. Belarus has already imported oil shipments from Saudi Arabia and…

Dakar 2020: despite winning a stage, Lithuanians show mixed results in Saudi Arabia – photos

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A record number of Lithuanian crews began their journey in Dakar 2020 in Saudi Arabia on January 5. The five car crews and one motorcyclist brought home a mixed bag of results that included a stage win and a rally-ending fire. Vaidotas Žala and his co-driver, Saulius Jurgelėnas, stunned fans when they became the first Lithuanians to finish a stage in the first place. But following the stunning performance in…

Saudi Arabia Oil Attack a Geopolitical Game-changer in the Middle East

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

While the attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities have exposed the vulnerability of Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities and a precarious global economy that such attacks can trigger in the event of any suffering in the oil industry; geopolitically, there is good reason to believe they could be a game-changer in the geopolitics of the Middle East. Indeed, the attacks have ushered in a geopolitical security environment in which national security threats…

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia, Iran threatens more US drone attacks

Monday, June 24, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Saudi Arabia on Monday in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s navy chief warned Iranian forces wouldn’t hesitate to shoot down more U.S. surveillance drones from their skies. The downing of the drone, valued at more than $100 million, saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran after…

Saudi Arabia paying Jamal Khashoggi’s children thousands each month – report

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have received multimillion-dollar homes and are being paid thousands of dollars per month by the kingdom’s authorities, the Washington Post has reported. Khashoggi – a contributor to the Post and a critic of the Saudi government – was killed and dismembered in October at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team of 15 agents sent from Riyadh. His body has not…

Saudi economy grows 2.21 percent in 2018

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s economy grew at a pace of 2.21 percent in 2018, recovering from a contraction in the previous year, helped by higher oil prices, government data showed on Thursday. Oil sector grew 2.85 percent from a contraction in 2017, while non-oil sector grew 2.05 percent, the data showed. The Saudi economy recovered last year after being hit hard in recent years by low oil prices and state austerity measures…

Deaths of journalists must be rigorously investigated

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

President Tajani called for an international inquiry into the death of journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi, at the opening of the session in Strasbourg. “This Parliament will always be at the forefront of defending the freedom of the press and journalists”, said President Tajani, calling for a rigorous, international inquiry to clarify the circumstances of the death of journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi. Parliament demands that the Saudi Arabian authorities…

Khashoggi: Trump defends Saudi Arabia as Pompeo heads to Turkey

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Donald Trump has defended Saudi Arabia against mounting international condemnation of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning against a rush to judgment as his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, headed to Turkey to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The US president in an interview with the Associated Press, compared the case of Khashoggi – whom Turkish officials say was murdered in the Saudis’ Istanbul consulate – to allegations of…

Saudi Arabia and Israel are killing civilians – and Britain is complicit

By Owen Jones on Saturday, August 11, 2018

Will not even the massacre of children in Yemen end the silence over the murderous complicity of the British government? They were little kids on a bus on the way back from a picnic, no doubt laughing and raucous as large groups of children tend to be, and then they were burned to death. At least 29 children were among the 43 slaughtered, an atrocity perpetrated by the aircraft of Saudi Arabia…

Saudi Arabia threatens to build nuclear weapons if Iran restarts its atomic program

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister told CNN on Wednesday that his country stands ready to build nuclear weapons if Iran restarts its atomic weapons program. Adel Al-Jubeir told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that “we will do whatever it takes to protect our people. We have made it very clear that if Iran acquires a nuclear capability we will do everything we can to do the same.” “We believe the nuclear deal was…