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  • COUP ATTEMPT: Saudi Arabia. Uncomfirmed reports of coup. Gunfire outside Royal Palace

    04/21/2018 12:02:09 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 156 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 21, 2018
    UNCONFIRMED: COUP ATTEMPT AT THE ROYAL PALACE IN RIYADH SAUDI ARABIA IS UNDERWAY KING SALMAN EVACUATED TO AN AIR FORCE BASE
  • Trump participates in traditional Saudi dance

    04/13/2018 8:22:09 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/21/2017 | Inquirer.net
    US President Donald Trump briefly joined Saudi King Salman in a traditional male-only sword dance.....
  • Saudi prince makes first visit to US, seeks more cooperation

    03/19/2018 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    dailysabah.com ^ | March 19, 2018 | COMPILED FROM WIRE SERVICES
    The Saudi crown prince is making his first visit to Washington to shore up investments and political support from Riyadh's closest Western ally. Ten months after the last face-to-face meeting between Trump and Prince Mohammed bin Salman as deputy Crown Prince in Riyadh, the 71-year-old president and the 32-year-old strongman prince are expected to deepen an already warm and congenial relationship. Several dozen Saudi chief executives have joined to tout investment opportunities in the kingdom, particularly in the areas of technology, entertainment and tourism, a Washington source said. Talks will also include a U.S. bid to build two nuclear reactors...
  • Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid dies (suicide upon being ordered to leave the UK)

    03/13/2018 2:32:25 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 148 replies
    Gulf Business ^ | 3/13/18 | Staff
    Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away on Monday, March 12, the Royal Court announced in a statement. His funeral prayers will be performed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah following Asr (afternoon) regular prayer on Tuesday, March 13, the official Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported.UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Prince Bandar bin Khalid’s death, official news agency WAM reported. Similar cables were also dispatched by the UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed...
  • Report: Anti-Trump Saudi Prince Alwaleed Hung Upside Down

    11/23/2017 8:35:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/23/2017 | Jim Hoft
    “Dopey” Prince Alaweed Was Warned — Now He Sits In Prison In December 2015 Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal slammed Donald Trump for proposing a ban on Muslim immigrants in the US after the San Bernardino attacks. Donald Trump hit the “dopey prince” back twice as hard. "Detained members of Saudi elite have been hung by their feet and beaten by interrogates, source says. Among those hung upside down are Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an investor worth at least $7 billion who is being held at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton. Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen arrested in a power grab earlier...
  • Exclusive: American Mercenaries 'Torturing' Saudi Elites Rounded up by New Crown Prince

    11/22/2017 2:47:20 PM PST · by drewh · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16:48 EST, 22 November 2017 | Ryan Parry, West Coast Josh Boswell
    Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen arrested in a power grab earlier this month are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private security contractors, a source in the country tells DailyMail.com. The group of the country's most powerful figures were arrested in a crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman three weeks ago as he ordered the detention of at least 11 fellow princes and hundreds of businessmen and government officials over claims of corruption. DailyMail.com can disclose that the arrests have been followed by 'interrogations' which a source said were being carried out by 'American...
  • Saudi Prince Muhammad On Eve of Accession, Plans War On Iran, with Israeli Attack on Hizballah

    11/21/2017 2:15:45 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | Nov 19 2017 ast
    The next Saudi King Crown Prince Muhammad and Israel agree that Iran is the biggest threat to the region, but Israel’s top soldier rules out initiating an attack on Hizballah. Two London publications on the same day shed unusual light on the next chapter in Saud royal history, as well as on the hitherto semi-clandestine ties between Riyadh and Jerusalem. Daily Mail, quoting “a source close to the Saudi royal family” reported that King Salman, 91, intends to give up the throne next week and name his son, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, 32 as his successor. The king will...
  • A Game-Changer in the House of Saud?

    11/17/2017 9:03:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | Alex Alexiev
    The dramatic events in Saudi Arabia of the past few days portend a game change in the Middle East not seen in decades. Predictably, the mainstream media, desperate as they are to find something, anything to blame on President Trump, have completely missed it. Instead, they have babbled about the market implications of the arrests of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Co., Saudi Arabia ‘emerging’ as an arms manufacturer, conflict with Hezbollah, palace intrigue, etc. etc. Few have put their finger on the actual events – a palace revolution in Riyadh that could change the Middle East in profound and...
  • Saudi Arabia king to step down and hand over the crown to his 32-year-old son [tr]

    11/16/2017 9:58:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2017 | Ryan Parry and Josn Boswell
    The King of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, a source close to the country's royal family has exclusively told DailyMail.com. The move is seen as the final step in 32-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Salman's power grab, which began earlier this month with the arrests of more than 40 princes and government ministers in a corruption probe. The source said King Salman will continue only as a ceremonial figurehead, handing over official leadership of the country to his son - often referred to as MBS.
  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: A Harbinger of Hope to Saudi Youth

    11/12/2017 4:48:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    As much as we try to paint things black and white in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), nothing is ever that simple. Over the past week, the Anti-Corruption Committee in KSA, driven by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), effected a number of detentions of high-profile and wealthy Saudis on suspicion of various forms of corruption. Experts have argued whether the anti-corruption arrests are meant to be taken at face value or instead interpreted as a move towards political power consolidation. While it seems unlikely to be a power play since, to be frank, MBS already held it, a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge

    11/10/2017 5:03:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Middleeasteye ^ | 11-9-17 | David Hearst
    Some senior figures detained in last Saturday's purge in Saudi Arabia were beaten and tortured so badly during their arrest or subsequent interrogations that they required hospital treatment, Middle East Eye can reveal. People inside the royal court also told MEE that the scale of the crackdown, which has brought new arrests each day, is much bigger than Saudi authorities have admitted, with more than 500 people detained and double that number questioned. Members of the royal family, government ministers and business tycoons were caught up in the sudden wave of arrests orchestrated by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known...
  • Saudis arrest Prince Alwaleed, benefactor of Georgetown’s “Islamophobia” program

    11/06/2017 6:17:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/6/17 | Robert Spencer
    It’s hard to tell what exactly is happening in Saudi Arabia. The New York Times presents it as a genuine relaxation of Islamic strictures, which, as is clear from the Times article itself, is not the same thing as reform of Islam: Muslim clerics who know full well what the contents of Islamic law are regard the crackdown with extreme concern, precisely because they’re afraid that Muhammad bin Salman will transgress the bounds of Islam.The arrest of Prince Alwaleed, in any case, is good news, but not for any reason that the establishment media will present. (The corruption charge in...
  • Modernizers launch a coup within the House of Saud

    11/06/2017 7:10:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/5/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    A coup is taking place within the House of Saud, in which a modernizing monarch is grabbing power and taking out rivals. Forces now under command of the ruler just arrested 11 princes among dozens of others and is launching financial investigations that could lead to serious punishment. In Saudi Arabia, they behead people (at least 157 times in 2015) and amputate a limb off of thieves. It is widely believed that baksheesh is not unknown in Saudi Arabian business circles, and an “anti-corruption committee” was recently formed. In other words, the tools are in place to take out any...
  • Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash

    11/05/2017 1:03:04 PM PST · by billorites · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 5, 2017 | Emily Saul
    A Saudi prince has been killed in a helicopter crash near Yemen, according to a report. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the son of the former Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz and deputy governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir Province, perished in the accident, reports the Agence France-Presse. The chopper was carrying other government officials, though their fate remains unclear.
  • Saudi Arabia arrests princes, former ministers in 'anti-corruption' sweep

    11/05/2017 4:03:19 AM PST · by Paine in the Neck · 22 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/5/2017 | none listed
    Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of senior figures including princes, ministers and a top business tycoon, in what authorities hailed Sunday as a "decisive" anti-corruption sweep as the kingdom's crown prince consolidates power. Prominent billionaire Al-Waleed bin Talal was among the 11 princes arrested late Saturday, reports said, immediately after a new anti-corruption commission headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was established by royal decree.
  • Saudi Arabia arrests princes, ex-ministers: report

    11/04/2017 5:24:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/4/17
    Saudi Arabia’s newly formed anti-corruption commission arrested 10 princes and dozens of former government ministers on Saturday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported, citing unnamed sources.The arrests came soon after the commission, headed by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was established by royal decree."Arrest of 10 princes and dozens of former ministers in Saudi Arabia," Al Arabiya tweeted.There was no official confirmation of the arrests.
  • Saudi Princes, Former Ministers Arrested in Apparent Power Consolidation

    11/04/2017 5:10:22 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 101 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 4, 2017 | Margherita Stancati in Beirut, Summer Said in Dubai and Maureen Farrell in New York
    Saudi authorities carried out a new wave of arrests targeting royals and former cabinet ministers, people familiar with the matter said, a move that appears intended to further consolidate power in the hands of the Saudi leadership at a time of political transition. At least 10 princes and more than two dozen former ministers were detained by Saudi authorities on Saturday night, according to people familiar with the matter. It was unclear if charges were filed. [snip]
  • Saudi Billionaire Arrested with 10 Others - Waleed Bin Talal

    11/04/2017 3:11:23 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 308 replies
    Spectator Index ^ | 11/4/2017 | Staff
    BREAKING: Saudi Arabia arrests several senior princes including billionaire Waleed bin Talal and head of National Guard Miteb bin Abdullah
  • DID THE SAUDI CROWN PRINCE MAKE A COVERT VISIT TO ISRAEL?

    09/11/2017 11:44:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/11/2017 | BYYASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made a discreet visit to Israel despite the fact that the Jewish state and Saudi Arabia do not have official diplomatic ties, Israeli and Arab media speculated earlier in the week. Rumors about the momentous visit, which was not confirmed by Israel, started swirling when Israel Radio's diplomatic correspondent covering Arab affairs, Simon Aran, took to Twitter to announce the visit. Aran tweeted that a senior Arab figure from the Gulf region paid a visit to Tel Aviv last week, stirring immense interest in the Arab media. Israel Radio's Arabic-language broadcast reported that...
  • (Bleeping) coo coo': UAE envoy mocks Saudi leadership in leaked email

    08/18/2017 10:07:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | August 18, 2017 | David Hearst and Clayton Swisher
    Yousef Otaiba ridicules Gulf ally in email exchange, betraying years of frustration at Riyadh old guard that coalesced into efforts to change it The UAE's ambassador to Washington described Saudi Arabia's leadership as "f***in' coo coo!", in one of a series of leaked emails that suggest years of Emirati frustration with Riyadh's old regime that has coalesced into a clear strategy to usurp it by bolstering the rise of the young Mohammed bin Salman. The messages, obtained by Middle East Eye through the GlobalLeaks hacking group, show Otaiba mocking Saudi Arabia to his Egyptian wife, Abeer Shoukry, over the Saudi...