Keyword: Saudia Arabia

Attack on ceremony at France's Saudi consulate wounds at least 3

An improvised explosive device struck the Remembrance Day ceremony, attended by representatives of France, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, the French embassy in Saudi Arabia said.

Art for sale: how Saudi Arabia is buying French culture

By Antoine Pecqueur
View of the ancient town of Al Ula in Medina province. View of the ancient town of Al Ula in Medina province.

Saudi Arabia has forged a major partnership with France to develop the huge site of Al Ula in the north-west of the country, an ancient area which is set to become a major tourist and cultural attraction. An exhibition about Al Ula is running at the Arab World Institute in Paris until March 8th. As Antoine Pecqueur reports, culture is becoming a geopolitical Trojan Horse for the Saudi Kingdom as it seeks to boost its international standing, with France as one of its key partners. Meanwhile French businesses are queuing up to get involved.

Macron evades questions on halting Saudi arms sales

French president was asked if France would stop weapons sales to Riyadh after it admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its consulate.

President Macron makes surprise Saudi visit

Unscheduled visit to kingdom came amid growing crisis between it and Lebanon after Lebanese premier Saad Hariri resigned while in Riyadh.