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Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by Saudi nationals.

The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks may agree to help the victims open a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia if the US spares him the death penalty.

Trump and Congress face off over Saudi ties

Courtney Freer

Trump and Congress face off over Saudi ties

Comment: The war in Yemen and Khashoggi's murder expose the rift between Trump and Congress on US relations with Saudi Arabia, writes Courtney Freer.

Berlin to expel 9/11 accomplice to Morocco: reports

The New Arab & agencies

Berlin to expel 9/11 accomplice to Morocco: reports

Mounir el Motassadeq, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in the death of 246 people in the September 11 attacks, will be sent to ...

Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya claims Iran 'confessed' to 9/11 attacks

The New Arab

Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya claims Iran 'confessed' to 9/11 attacks

The majority of the hijackers were, in fact, Saudi.

The New Arab

9/11 families to 'increase pressure' in Saudi Arabia lawsuit

The relatives of 9/11 victims said they intend to step up pressure on US security agencies to turn over more investigative records on Monday.

The New Arab

US dismisses Saudi attempts to drop 9/11 lawsuits

A US federal judge rejected Saudi Arabia's bid to drop lawsuits alleging it helped orchestrate the September 11, 2001 attacks, reports said on ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran influences Iraq’s relations with Saudi

In-depth: Tehran's tight grip on Iraq's political affairs is controlling the direction in which Baghdad takes its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab

Saudi, Emirati Western PR efforts may amount to meddling

Successive revelations show the deep reach of Saudi and Emirati-funded lobby groups in Western capitals, in what could amount to internal ...

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Imad K. Harb

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Comment: The Trump administration has re-opened the door to unlimited supplies, making congressional action crucial, writes Imad K. Harb.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia says no one can prove 9/11 links

Saudi Arabia asked a US judge on Tuesday to dismiss 25 lawsuits alleging that it helped plan the 11 September terror attacks, which killed ...

UAE ambassador 'threatened US over 9/11 responsibility act'

The New Arab

UAE ambassador 'threatened US over 9/11 responsibility act'

Ambassador Otaiba allegedly e-mailed US senators, warning that intelligence cooperation between the two countries was at risk if the ...

Trump Hotel received $270,000 from Saudi Arabia

The New Arab

Trump Hotel received $270,000 from Saudi Arabia

Newly filed lobbying reports reveals hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by Saudi-linked lobbying group toward costs of campaign against a US ...

Qatar and the US set for warmer relations

Stasa Salacanin

Qatar and the US set for warmer relations

Mutual investment and cooperation are likely to improve, with the US-Qatari relationship set to blossom under Trump, writes Stasa Salacanin.

FBI releases never-before-seen 9/11 photos to public

The New Arab & agencies

FBI releases never-before-seen 9/11 photos to public

Never-seen photographs from the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon released by the FBI this week show the massive devastation that faced ...

Kate Toomey and Waleed Nassar

Bracing for the storm: Legal challenges of Trump's presidency

Comment: A host of likely legal challenges will confront Middle East related entities doing business in or with the United States under President Trump, write Waleed Nassar and Kate Toomey.

Roxanne Perugino

Gulf Arab states and the Trump Administration

Comment: Trump has shown little enthusiasm for America's commitment to security in the Middle East. Roxanne Perugino asks how US relations with ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia lobbies US to change controversial 9/11 law

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has been lobbying the US to alter its controversial 9/11 law, the official confirmed on Sunday.

Alain Gresh

Turbulent times for Saudi-Egyptian relations

The long read: The strategic alliance that recently appeared to bind Egypt and Saudi Arabia, seems to have been replaced by distrust on both ...

US chief warns on 9/11 law during Saudi visit

The New Arab & agencies

US chief warns on 9/11 law during Saudi visit

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says allowing victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia could have 'serious implications' ...

The New Arab

Iraqi group demands compensation from US for 2003 invasion

An Iraqi lobby group has called on the parliament to put laws in force that would allow the families of victims of the US-led invasion of Iraq ...

Gulf emerging between US and Saudi following 9/11 law

The New Arab & agencies

Gulf emerging between US and Saudi following 9/11 law

Saudi Arabia and its neighbouring Gulf allies have hit back at a controversial new US law which allows families of those died in 9/11 attacks to ...

Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi 9/11 bill becomes law

The New Arab & agencies

Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi 9/11 bill becomes law

US Congress has rejected President Obama's veto of the 9/11 legislation, allowing relatives of the victims of the attacks to sue Saudi Arabia ...

US-Saudi relations threatened by 'Sponsors of Terrorism' bill

Roxanne Perugino

US-Saudi relations threatened by 'Sponsors of Terrorism' bill

Comment: US-Saudi tensions may worsen, if changes to sovereign immunity law allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi ...

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