The shooter was a Saudi national who was being trained at the Naval station. His name was later released to be Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani.
The United States expels 21 Royal Saudi Air Force cadets. Amid an investigation into the Saudi Arabian military following the attack on Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, the cadets were found to have jihadist material and child pornography on their phones. However, none of the cadets are believed to have assisted the gunman in the attack.
More than a dozen Saudi military cadets are to be expelled from the United States, following a review by the Department of Defense in the aftermath of a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola last month by a Royal Saudi Air Force member.
The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs of Saudi Arabia announces that gender-segregated entrances are no longer mandatory for restaurants. This change is not considered compulsory however, and there are no announcements for similar changes to other public institutions.
A 33-year-old Yemeni man stabbed and wounded three Spanish theatre actors in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Is not known if the attack is in protest against the war in Yemen or for the attacker's opposition to Saudi Arabia’s growing entertainment industry.
Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and for cyber crime, wins the European Union's prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The Sakharov award ceremony will be held in Strasbourg, France on December 16, 2015 while the laureate remains imprisoned.