Saudi Arabian History (Part 2)

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah - Mecca - Medina - Riyadh

Historical Events

  • 2018-06-24 Women drive for the first time in Saudi Arabia after ban is lifted
  • 2018-08-06 Saudi Arabia's state airline suspends direct flights to Toronto and expels ambassador after Canada calls for release of detained activists for civil and women's rights
  • 2018-08-09 Saudi-led air coalition strikes a school bus in Sada Province, Yemen, killing 43, many of them children

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2018-10-02 Saudi American journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again prompting a diplomatic crisis

Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi

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2018-10-16 Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman denies knowledge of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi according to President Trump

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Dissident, Author and Columnist Jamal Khashoggi
Dissident, Author and Columnist
Jamal Khashoggi
  • 2018-10-23 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects Saudi claim journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed accidentally, says it was premeditated murder
  • 2018-10-31 US and Great Britain call for a cease-fire in Saudi-led war in Yemen, in 3-year war that has claimed over 10,000 lives and created famine conditions
  • 2018-11-01 Ground assault mounted on Yemeni port city of Hudaydah by Saudi-backed government forces
  • 2018-11-16 CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
  • 2018-12-13 Cease-fire in port city of Hudaydah, Yemen, by Houthi rebels and Saudi-led coalition announced by the UN
  • 2018-12-13 US Senate passes non-binding "war powers resolution" against long-term ally Saudi Arabia
  • 2019-01-12 18 year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives in Toronto, Canada, as a refugee, via Thailand, after escaping family abuse in Saudi Arabia
  • 2019-04-01 Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco revealed to be world's most profitable company when its earnings released - $111.1 billion in the last year
  • 2019-08-02 Saudi Arabia announces news rules for women including allowing them to travel independently abroad without a male guardian's permission

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2019-08-19 Sudanese Ex-President Omar al-Bashir admits he has received $90 million from Saudi Arabian royals at the start of his corruption trial in Khartoum

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • 2019-09-01 Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemen city of Dhamar kills more than 100 people according to the Red Cross
  • 2019-09-14 Drone attack on Abqaiq oil plant in Saudi Arabia takes out half of country's oil production and 5% of the world's. Yemen Houthi rebels claim responsibility.
  • 2019-09-18 Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says Iran was to blame for drone attack on Saudi oil facilities
  • 2019-09-29 Houthi rebels from Yemen claim they have killed 500 Saudi soldiers and captured 2,000 along with military a convoy in Najran region, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019-11-03 Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil producer Saudi Aramco, the world's most profitable company, announces its plans to go public
  • 2019-12-06 Saudi state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco raises a record $25.6 billion in its first public share offering, makes it the world's most valuable company at $1.7 trillion
  • 2020-02-26 Saudi Arabia bars overseas pilgrims from accessing religious sites of Mecca and Medina because of coronavirus fears for 1st time in living memory
  • 2020-03-06 Russia refuses to reduce oil production over coronavirus COVID-19 fears, breaking with Saudi Arabia and OPEC and prompting a price war
  • 2020-04-08 Saudi-backed coalition fighting Houthi fighters in Yemen calls for a ceasefire after five years to stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19

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