US president Donald Trump received a warm welcome in Riyadh, the initial stop of his debut foreign tour. On day one of the visit he signed a major arms deal – and took part in a traditional martial ceremony.
The United States has pledged to put economic pressure on Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi case, while Riyadh has vowed retaliation in return. What are the measures the two countries can take over the matter?
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Saudi Arabia must provide "transparency" regarding the circumstances of Jamal Khashoggi's death. Meanwhile, German weapons exports to Saudi Arabia have come under increased scrutiny.
The general relief over Donald Trump's speech to Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia overlooks the fact that the US president has overturned Obama’s policy on Iran and is fueling tension in the region, says Matthias von Hein.
US President Donald Trump's first foreign trip kicks off in Saudi Arabia - far from the troubles plaguing him at home. In Riyadh, he will speak against radical Islam and seek to close an arms deal.
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