Saudi crown prince launches project for first nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi's crown prince on Monday launched a project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched seven strategic projects in the fields of renewable energy, atomic energy, water desalination, genetic medicine and the aircraft industry

Saudi Arabia hosts rare visit of U.S. evangelical Christian figures

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a rare meeting with American evangelical Christians on Thursday, as the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to open up more to the world and repair an image of religious intolerance. The delegation was led by communications strategist Joel Rosenberg and included former U.S. congresswoman

Trump a reluctant critic of Saudi Arabia despite pressure to act

Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying "hopefully that will sort itself out". It did not, and on Oct. 10, amid a growing outcry, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and national security adviser John Bolton pressed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed

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