Saudi Royal Family News

Headlines 21st August

Judge Orders Release Of Khashoggi Records By U.S. Government

U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer has ordered federal agencies to reveal thousands of pages of documents relating to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist and U.S. resident who was murdered in Turkey last […]

Houthis launch drone attacks on Saudi airports

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels have launched drone strikes on Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid Air Base and Abha and Najran airports, the Houthis’ military spokesman reported. The Houthi military spokesman claimed the attack on Abha airport “hit […]

Saudi Royal Family relax guardianship laws allowing female travel

The Saudi Royal Family have implemented a major policy shift allowing women in Saudi Arabia to both hold passports and travel abroad without the consent of a male, loosening the Kingdom’s strict guardianship laws over […]

Saudi Prince launches Hajj awareness-raising campaign

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal launched the 12th awareness-raising campaign “Hajj: Worship and civilized conduct” under the banner of “A message of peace.” The Prince’s campaign aims to raise awareness of Hajj regulations and the need to […]

Trump pushes through $8bn weapons sale to Saudi Royals

US president Trump has vetoed an attempt by Congress to kill the sale of $8.1bn of weapons to the Saudi Royal Family, stating that blocking the deal would “weaken America’s global competitiveness” and damage its […]

Saudi Royal Family critical of Iran seizing British tanker

The Saudi Royal Family made a statement through their Minister of Foreign affairs on Sunday, criticising Iran’s seizure of a British tanker in international waters as “completely unacceptable” and for action to be taken against […]

Yemen Houthis make military incursions into South of Saudi Arabia

The Yemeni Houthis have made further military incursions into Saudi territory into the Jazan region, in the South of the country, in a further escalation of offensive action. This was reported by the Houthis’ Al-Masirah […]

Washington sends US troops to help Saudi Royals as war with Yemen continues

President Trump is preparing to send over 500 hundred troops into Saudi Arabia, as part of efforts to help the Saudi Royals with the worsening Iran and Yemen crisis. Further military support has been welcomed […]

King Salman receives former Lebanese prime ministers

King Salman received the former Lebanese Prime Ministers, Najib Mikati, Fouad Siniora and Tammam Salam at his office in Jeddah today. The King and three former Lebenese Prime Ministers, whom are interestingly all billionaires, discussed […]

MBS commits more troops after Sheikh Khalifa’s Emirati pull-out

Crown Prince and Defense Minister, Mohammed bin Salman, has sent the military to secure two strategic Red Sea ports and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait in Yemen, after the United Arab Emirates have made a shock […]

Saudi Royal Family to relax guardianship laws over women

The Saudi Royals are planning to relax the Kingdom’s male guardianship laws in order to allow women to leave the country without permission from a male relative, usually their father or husband. Travel restrictions in […]

US May Deny Visa To Saudi Royals Over Khashoggi case

Senate Republicans are apparently seeking a way to punish the Saudi Royal family over alleged human rights crimes by denying visas for members of the kingdom’s Royal Family. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jim Risch, an […]

MBS’s sister Hassa bint Salman on trial in Paris

Hassa bint Salman Al Saud, the sister of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is on trial in Paris, facing allegations that she ordered one of her team of bodyguards to beat a local craftsman who […]

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King Salman meets British finance minister Philip Hammond

King Salman met with British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond at Al-Salam Palace, Jeddah, today to discuss financial investments between the two countries, and the ongoing Iran crisis. During the cordial meeting, King Salman […]

The Saudi Royals and Jamal Khashoggi: case developments

This week has seen further developments in the case of the murdered Saudi journalist, Jamal Khasshogi, with statements from the UN special rapporteur on extra judicial executions and the Saudi Foreign Minister. Khassoghi, who was […]

Tensions rise between Iranian leadership and Saudi Royal Family

Tensions continue to rise between the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Saudi Royal family. The Iranian leader has accused the Saudi royals of being “militaristic” as well as denying the Shiite nation were […]

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Spotlight: Bloomberg calls oil tanker attacks “false flag”

Bloomberg news claimed this week that the attacks on the oil tankers may have been staged by Saudi Arabia to increase tensions with Iran and bolster oil prices. In an article by Julian Lee, the […]

Houthi missile strike on Saudi airport injures 26

26 civilians have been injured in a missile strike by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Abha airport in the south-west of the kingdom. The strike was reportedly a cruise missile, and comes just two days after […]

Saudi air defences intercepted Houthi drone attack

Saudi air defence forces intercepted two drones launched by the Yemeni Houthi rebels, targeted Khamis Mushait in the South of the Kingdom on Monday. The attack caused no damage or casualties. The Houthi rebels are […]

King Salman accuses Tehran of supporting terrorism at Mecca Summit

The Saudi Royal Family have called for a decisive and multilateral Arab stand against Iranian threats at a Summit convened by King Salman at the Safa Royal Palace in Mecca today. The emergency Gulf and […]

Saudi Royals welcome Qatar diplomats in Jeddah

A step forward in relations between the Saudi and Qatari Royal family’s has been heralded by Qatari diplomats travelling to Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman in preparation for their country’s attendance at a […]

Saudi Arabia and UAE agree to fight famine in Yemen at WHO meeting in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia and the UAE signed agreements yesterday to combat the growing humanitarian disaster in Yemen. The agreements aimed at tackling the famine and disease outbreak were signed with UNICEF and the World Health Organization […]

Saudi Prince calls for US strikes against Iran

Iran “must be hit hard” according to an editorial published yesterday by the Prince Turki bin Salman owned Arab News. The popular news site is urging the US to take military action against Iran, in […]

Saudi Prince discusses Yemen situation with UN envoy

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister, Prince Khalid bin Salman, met with the UN Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, to talk over the latest developments in Yemen on Thursday. The Yemen conflict is now in its fourth […]