Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly flew to Saudi Arabia to meet Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to Israeli media. Sources told Haaretz that the overnight meeting took place in the city of Neom and that Mossad chief Yossi Cohen was also[…]
A Turkish court will resume the trial in absentia of 20 Saudi officials on Tuesday for the gruesome killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a 59-year-old Washington Post newspaper columnist and prominent critic of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), was last seen entering the[…]
A group of British politicians and lawyers will investigate the disappearance of Saudi princes under the rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Since coming to power, the heir to the throne has launched a broad crackdown on opposition figures, including within the Saudi royal family. The campaign has[…]
Turkish prosecutors have filed a second indictment against six Saudi suspects over the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, according to Turkey’s state news agency. Anadolu news agency said on Monday that two of the suspects were facing charges carrying aggravated life jail sentences.[…]
Growing up in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, I was acutely aware that Saudi society was divided along class lines. There was the royal family and the super-rich, the middle class and the poor masses – all strictly segregated socially and culturally. Like many other Saudi cities, Jeddah, where I[…]
At least some Saudi agents involved in the grisly murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi trained in the US as part of Washington’s broader plan to ‘modernize’ Saudi intelligence, a new report by the Washington Post says. Members of the so-called Saudi Rapid Intervention Group, which was allegedly sent to the[…]
The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US media reported on Friday, a finding that contradicts Saudi government assertions that he was not involved. According to the Washington Post, who first reported the CIA conclusion, US officials expressed high confidence in[…]
A member of a Saudi assassination squad phoned a superior shortly after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and told him “tell your boss” their mission had been accomplished, The New York Times reported. Citing three people familiar with a recording of Khashoggi’s killing collected by Turkish intelligence, the newspaper said while he was[…]
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