France, Saudi Arabia deepen alliance with 10B euros in deals
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — France has signed deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, said French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday, underscoring the shared foreign policy stances that have helped deepen the two countries’ military and economic ties.
13 September, 2016 Saudi king: Use of haj for sectarian aims abhorrent Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Tuesday the haj should not be used to achieve sectarian or political aims, remarks likely to be seen as aimed at rival Iran, which is involved in a public quarrel with Riyadh over the management of the pilgrimage. Speaking to dignitaries from Muslim […]
22 May, 2017 The speech, the deal and the orb: Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, third left, welcomes President Trump to dance with a sword during a welcome ceremony at Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. President Trump embarked Friday on his first trip abroad since taking the oath of office, a lengthy […]
20 January, 2016 Saudi Arabia’s King Salman marks tumultuous first year When Saudi Arabia's king Abdullah died a year ago on Saturday, his subjects expected their country to keep a steady course under new King Salman. Within hours of acceding to the throne, Salman, then 79, named his son Mohammed bin Salman, who was not yet 30, as defence minister, setting […]
23 January, 2015 Saudi’s new king, Salman, a force for unity in royal family DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country's top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor of the capital Riyadh and known as a mediator of disputes within the sprawling royal family.