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  • Saudi prosecutor claims Crown Prince Mohammed innocent

    11/15/2018 8:41:09 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 13 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | 2018-11-15 21:00 | Alexandra Ma
    Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five suspects in the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a Thursday statement, the Saudi public prosecutor said that 11 suspects had been indicted in Khashoggi's death and that he had requested the death penalty for five of them. None of the suspects were named.
  • Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi killing

    11/15/2018 3:33:28 AM PST · by JohnThree3to16 · 9 replies
    Middle east eye ^ | 15 Nov 2018 | Alexandra Ma
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/saudi-arabia-seeks-death-penalty-5-khashoggi-murder-suspects-1341301561 #Khashoggi Saudi public prosecution says five out of 21 defendants have been found guilty of killing Khashoggi - but that MBS wasn't involved
  • Iran's Powerful Hardline Cleric Threatens To “Instantly” Create $400 Oil By Seizing Tankers

    11/04/2018 6:35:41 PM PST · by blam · 94 replies
    Just ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran set to snap back on Monday targeting primarily the energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors, Iran’s most prominent conservative cleric has announced that if oil exports are halted, Saudi tankers will be confiscated and Gulf countries attacked. Powerful Shia cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, considered Iran’s spiritual capital and among the holiest places in Shia Islam, and sits on the government’s “Assembly of Experts” but has no formal government role or decision-making ability. However, he’s a powerful leader and chief spiritual force behind Iran’s conservative faction who...
  • Saudi Arabia CRISIS: King's youngest brother in bid to OVERTHROW ruler

    10/31/2018 10:01:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    UK Express ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | Rebecca Perring
    THE King of Saudi Arabia’s brother has returned to Riyadh to mount a challenge against the “toxic” de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Prince Ahmed bin Abdelaziz, the youngest and only living brother of King Salman, has reportedly returned to the kingdom from London this week. The 76-year-old is plotting to oust his nephew and the son of King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, on his return, according to sources. His intervention comes after Saudi Arabia was thrown under the spotlight following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,...
  • Saudi cleric calls for Muslim-Christian-Jewish peace delegation to Jerusalem

    10/29/2018 10:46:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/06/2018
    In a highly unusual plea, Mohammed al-Issa, an ally of the kingdom’s reformist crown prince, says mission could help ‘provide fertile ground to find solutions’ The head of the Saudi-based Muslim World League has called for a Muslim-Christian-Jewish interfaith delegation to travel to Jerusalem to promote the cause of peace by finding common ground between religions. Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim al-Issa, who is an ally of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, told Fox News in an interview Thursday: “We should send a peace convoy that is representative of all three Abrahamic religions. They should be Muslim, Christian and Jewish...
  • War news from Amir Tsarfati and other very recent events

    10/20/2018 6:36:33 AM PDT · by firebrand · 12 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    For those mostly interest in the current events part, start at about the 9-minute mark. Israel's current activity in foiling the Russian attempts to go after the spoils in Israel. Amir's conclusions, so far, on the Kharshoggi incident. Growing anti-Semitism in the U.S., Christ at the Checkpoint, attacks on rabbis in NY, Farrakhan. Throughout, a warning about Satanic forces, before and after the hard news.
  • The Secret History Of The Saudi Consulate Affair: Turkey's Counter-Attack

    10/19/2018 2:56:05 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 18, 2018 | Melik Kaylan
    Almost everything we know about what actually happened in the Saudi Consulate comes from the Turks. Make that everything we know. And make that what we think we know. One thing is certain at this point. The US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi is dead. The rest, down to how long it took for the Saudi executioners to kill him – seven minutes – we have from Turkish sources. Now ask yourself – why are the Turks so determined to be so informative? The regime in Ankara is hardly a champion of human rights for journalists. Hardly a paragon of selfless...
  • Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro Accuses Kushner of Orchestrating Khashoggi Killing

    10/19/2018 8:32:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 19, 2018 | Staff
    Without evidence, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), a member of the House intelligence committee, said Jared Kushner might have passed a “hit list” to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman resulting in the apparent brutal slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Castro, during a CNN appearance Friday morning, cited unspecified “reporting that Jared Kushner may have, with U.S. intelligence, delivered a hit list, an enemies list, to the crown prince, to MBS, in Saudi Arabia and that the prince may have acted on that, and one of the people he took action against is Mr. Khashoggi.”
  • The US-Saudi relationship must be preserved – our national interest demands it

    10/16/2018 9:22:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 16, 2018 | Jim Hanson
    The concerted efforts now underway to derail the improved relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia established by the Trump administration are unhelpful at best and dangerous to America’s national and economic security at worst. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a reformer trying to modernize his country. The steps he has taken so far are unprecedented. Letting that progress fall victim to mistakes by his government and attacks from opponents would be a massive mistake. The death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi – a critic of the Saudi government, who has not been heard from since he...
  • CNN Reports Saudis Preparing to Admit Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed in ‘Interrogation Gone Wrong’

    10/15/2018 12:28:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Oct 15th, 2018, 3:17 pm | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which they will admit that Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who went missing earlier this month, was killed in an “interrogation gone wrong.”
  • Marco Rubio: Mnuchin should not visit Saudi Arabia amid search for missing journalist

    10/15/2018 6:31:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | October 14, 2018 | Devan Cole and Laura Smith-Spark
    Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should not attend an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid an ongoing investigation into the country's possible involvement in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing earlier this month in Turkey. "I don't think he should go," Rubio told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," adding that he doesn't think any US officials should continue with their usual business in Saudi Arabia until Washington gets to the bottom of Khashoggi's disappearance. "I don't think any of our government officials should be going and pretending...
  • Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch [snip]

    10/13/2018 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 39 replies
    dailymail ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | PHOEBE SOUTHWORTH
    Full Title: Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch with moments of his interrogation, torture and killing sent to his phone and the iCloud' Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch, it has been claimed. He turned on the recording function on the device before walking into the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul on October 2, according to Turkish newspaper Sabah. Then his 'interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud', the newspaper report. His assailants tried to hack into...
  • Turkey concludes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed by 'murder' team, sources say

    10/06/2018 9:38:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 127 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | October 6 at 7:02 PM | Kareem Fahim
    ISTANBUL — Turkey has concluded that Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist from Saudi Arabia, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this week by a Saudi team sent “specifically for the murder,” two people with knowledge of the probe said Saturday. Turkish investigators believe a 15-member team “came from Saudi Arabia. It was a preplanned murder,” said one of the people. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation. They offered no specific evidence to back up the account. Earlier Saturday, however, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency said the Istanbul public prosecutor’s office had opened...
  • Turkish police suspect Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed at consulate

    10/07/2018 8:16:56 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2017 | Brian Murphy
    Turkish authorities suspect that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on Tuesday after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, was killed inside the consulate, Turkish sources told Middle East Eye and news agencies on Saturday. A senior Turkish police source told MEE that police believed that Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was "brutally tortured, killed and cut into pieces" inside the consulate after visiting the building on 2 October. "Everything was videotaped to prove the mission had been accomplished and the tape was taken out of the country," the source said.
  • Saudi Arabia plans to build a 'Riviera of the Middle East' in bid to become a global tourism [tr]

    09/27/2018 7:36:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2018 | Miranda Ardersley
    Saudi Arabia will turn its northwestern Red Sea coast into a luxury tourism resort to rival the French Riviera, its Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced Wednesday. The Amaala development would be 'a natural extension of the Mediterranean Sea, and dubbed the Riviera of the Middle East', according to the country's top sovereign wealth fund. Located in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nature Reserve, the resort will feature hotels, private villas, an arts academy and a yacht club.
  • Saudi Arabia Beheads Human Rights Activist For Posing A Threat To Islam's Values

    08/24/2018 12:15:19 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 65 replies
    freespeechtime.com ^ | 2018-08-24 | Unknown
    According to reports from human rights organizations Saudi Arabia is about to behead female activist in public - Mainstream media is silent to avoid damaging the image of Islam. Esraa al-Ghamgam, a female human rights activist sentenced to death over her human rights activism after serving three years in detention. Her last words as she was sentenced to death were “I am being killed innocent, I will seek justice from God.” Saudi Arabia is the head of the UN Human Rights Council despite its worst human rights record in the world.
  • Saudi Arabia Orders Its Fund Managers to Dump Canadian Assets

    08/08/2018 7:48:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-8-2018 | By Margherita Stancati in Beirut,
    Saudi Arabia is ordering its citizens to leave Canada, selling its financial assets there and freezing trade between the two countries as part of an extraordinary diplomatic spat that has brought into global view the kingdom’s extreme sensitivity to Western criticism. The steps follow the Canada’s foreign ministry’s chastising Saudi Arabia for its recent arrest of human-rights activists. Canada’s foreign ministry, in a Twitter message sent on Friday, called on Saudi authorities to “immediately release” the activists. The Saudi government rejected what it described as Canada’s unacceptable interference in its domestic affairs, and on Monday expelled the Canadian ambassador to...
  • Saudi women, free to drive, kickstart Harley-Davidson bike chapter

    08/08/2018 4:05:33 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 - 8 - 18 | Hollie McKay
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – In a bit more than a month since women in Saudi Arabia won the historic right to drive, a group of them is headed out on the road on not four wheels, but two. “We have been waiting a lifetime for this,” said Aliya, an enthusiastic 23-year-old student from Jeddah who is set on motorcycling. “Always watching my brothers ride. Now they’re teaching me.”
  • Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights to Toronto

    08/06/2018 4:01:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 8-6-2018 | Steven Chase
    The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students studying at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing the country’s human-rights record. A Saudi government source, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said there are more than 15,000 Saudis here on government-funded scholarships, grants or in trainee programs. Accompanying family members bring the number to 20,000 or more. The Saudi students will be moved immediately to study programs in other countries with similar education systems, such as Britain or the United States, the Saudi official said. Separately, Saudi Arabian Airlines, via the...
  • Saudi Arabia's Call for Ceasefire Extension in Afghanistan

    06/28/2018 4:41:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | June 27, 2018 | Heather Nauert, State Department Spokesperson
    Press StatementHeather NauertDepartment Spokesperson Washington, DC June 27, 2018 The United States welcomes Saudi Arabia’s recent call for an extension of the ceasefire between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban. The United States echoes the call for a new era of tolerance and reconciliation, renouncing violence, and preserving the lives of innocent people. This reflects Saudi Arabia’s prominent role in combating terrorism and furthers our mutual goal of regional peace and stability. We call on all parties to reciprocate a ceasefire extension and engage in formal peace negotiations.