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The Pandemic Tips the Balance Between Mosque and State

1 hour ago   |   Foreign Affairs

For Saudi Arabia and Egypt, a pretext to crack down.
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Rights group: Houthis, Saudis killed Ethiopian migrants

1 hour ago   |   ABC News

A prominent rights group has accused Yemen's Houthi rebels and rival Saudi border guards of killing several dozen Ethiopian migrants in an incident at the border earlier this year
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Saudi king arrives in Red Sea megacity to 'rest' after surgery

2 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

Video released by state media apparently aimed to dispel rumours about the king's health after he had surgery.
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Why this August equities rally is so unusual

Why this August equities rally is so unusual

5 hours ago   |   Fortune

This is the web version of the Bull Sheet, Fortune's no-BS daily newsletter on the markets. Sign up to receive it in your inbox here . Buongiorno , Bull Sheeters. The August...
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Pakistan army chief to visit Saudi Arabia in quest to smooth ties

6 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

Saudi Arabia has pulled support to Pakistan after the latter slammed Riyadh for its stand on the Kashmir dispute.
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Saudi Arabian King Salman arrives in NEOM for rest and relaxation -state news agency

16 hours ago   |   National Post

CAIRO - Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in the NEOM economic zone on Wednesday for a period of rest and relaxation, according to state news agency SPA.
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Yemen: State Department Clears Bomb Peddler Pompeo of Wrongdoing in Civilian Deaths Investigation

20 hours ago   |   MintPress News

It looks like the United States government is ready to move on from the internal squabble that erupted over an $8.1 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia and other client Arab...
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Congressman accuses State Department official of lying about weapons sales

Congressman accuses State Department official of lying about weapons sales

20 hours ago   |   Politico

A Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is accusing a State Department official of lying to lawmakers about the nature of a major arms sale to Middle Eastern...
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MBS is stamping out the final threat to his rule, bringing an end to his 3-year coup marked by power grabs, forced disappearances, and assassinations

MBS is stamping out the final threat to his rule, bringing an end to his 3-year coup marked by power grabs, forced disappearances, and assassinations

23 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Since becoming Saudi Crown Prince in June 2017, Mohammed bin Salman has moved to eliminate threats to his reputation and rule from activists, journalists, and royals alike. Now...
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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo defends Saudi arms sales after watchdog report

1 day ago   |   National Post

PRAGUE - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday his department did everything by the book in regards to arms sales to Saudi Arabia in 2019 after a government...
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For the first time in 5 months, new weekly unemployment claims are under 1...

For the first time in 5 months, new weekly unemployment claims are under 1 million

Another 963,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Department of Labor said. Read more ...

AMC Theaters reopening in Mass.; 15-cent tickets offered on first day

AMC Theaters reopening in Mass.; 15-cent tickets offered on first day

AMC Theatres, the nation's largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie. Read more ...

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near strategic Strait of Hormuz

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near strategic Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the United States, a... Read more ...

LIVE: Attorneys from Breonna Taylor's family speak about meeting with...

LIVE: Attorneys from Breonna Taylor's family speak about meeting with attorney general

Attorneys for the family of Breonna Taylor are holding a news conference Thursday to discuss the meeting they had with Kentucky's attorney general. Read more ...

Here are the 13 power players in VP pick Kamala Harris' inner circle. If Joe...

Here are the 13 power players in VP pick Kamala Harris' inner circle. If Joe Biden ousts Trump in November, her longtime allies could land White House jobs or other key roles

Political stock in Kamala Harris' orbit soared when Joe Biden picked the California senator as his running mate. A former 2020 presidential candidate herself and a relative... Read more ...

New unemployment claims fall below 1 million for the first time in five months

New unemployment claims fall below 1 million for the first time in five months

New unemployment claims fell last week to 963,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday, the first time in months the figure has been less than 1 million. An additional... Read more ...

Authorities in North Carolina capture man accused of shooting 5-year-old boy...

Authorities in North Carolina capture man accused of shooting 5-year-old boy to death

A 5-year-old boy, Cannon Hinnant, was shot in the head while playing outside his father's home, according to his family. Read more ...

New Jobless Claims Dip Below 1 Million For First Time Since March

New Jobless Claims Dip Below 1 Million For First Time Since March

Initial unemployment claims had been above 1 million for 20 straight weeks. The total receiving unemployment also dipped last week, to 28.2 million, after extra federal... Read more ...

'I am fully recovered and I am ready': World No.1 Novak Djokovic confirms he...

'I am fully recovered and I am ready': World No.1 Novak Djokovic confirms he WILL PLAY at the US Open

World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he will be playing at the 2020 US Open, outlining that it was “not an easy decision to make.” The 17-time Grand Slam... Read more ...

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't... Read more ...