9/11 suits against Saudi Arabia News

Saudi Arabia Asks U.S. Judge to Throw Out 9/11 Lawsuits

Saudi Arabia asked a U.S. judge to throw out lawsuits claiming it helped al-Qaeda carry out the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, arguing the victims haven’t provided any evidence to back their cases. Michael Kellogg, a lawyer for the Kingdom, said …

Saudi Arabia Denies Link to 9/11 Attacks, Seeks Exit from $100B Lawsuit

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday asked to be dropped from a Sept. 11 lawsuit victims’ families filed, saying no evidence links it to the deadly terrorist act. Lawyers for Saudi Arabia made the request in papers filed in Manhattan federal court, …

Insurers, Victims Sue Saudi Arabia Over Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks

Saudi Arabia is facing a renewed $6 billion lawsuit by dozens of insurers seeking to hold it responsible for business and property damage caused by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The lawsuit filed late Thursday in the U.S. District Court …

Saudi Arabia Greets 9/11 Lawsuit Bill with Public Silence, Private Bristling

A U.S. law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks met a stony silence from Riyadh on Thursday but some Saudis bristled, saying the kingdom should curb business and security ties in response. The Senate and House …

Senate, House Override President’s Veto of Saudi Arabia 9/11 Lawsuit Bill

Congress turned aside a last-ditch lobbying effort by the White House and Saudi Arabia Wednesday and overrode President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow the kingdom to be sued for involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks. The …

Presidential Veto of 9/11 Saudi Arabia Lawsuit Bill Faces Possible Override

President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency. Obama said …

Obama Expected to Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Suits Against Saudis

The unopposed House vote Friday to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia begins a diplomatic nightmare for President Barack Obama. The legislation is sure to antagonize a key U.S. ally in the Middle East which already …