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Saudis Sought Vice Media’s Help to Build Media Empire

Riyadh (MEMO) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sought Vice Media’s assistance to build a sympathetic media empire, according to a report published Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. Riyadh had already taken on a smaller enterprise through a state-owned company to contract Vice to produce documentaries on hitherto reforms in the puritanical Wahabi kingdom, the Wall Street Journal reported. The country, […]

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UN Khashoggi Probe May Spark Criminal Complaint, Analysts Say

New York (MEE) – Human rights activists and lawyers highlight the significance the of UN’s Khoshoggi probe and stress the importance of international follow-through. A United Nations probe into the death of Jamal Khashoggi will not immediately land any of the Saudi journalist’s killers behind bars, but it may kickstart a process that could lead to sanctions and […]

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Saudi Cleric Detained in Crackdown Dies: Activists

Riyadh (TNA) – A prominent Saudi cleric died after five months in detention, his family and rights activists said, amid heightened criticism of Riyadh’s human rights record following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Ahmed al-Amari, who previously served as a dean at Islamic University in Medina, was transferred to a government hospital earlier this […]

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Saudi King Appoints Former Ritz-Carlton Detainee as Foreign Minister

Riyadh (MEE) – King Salman of Saudi Arabia has appointed a new foreign minister as part of a major cabinet reshuffle, a royal decree has said. Ibrahim al-Assaf will replace Adel al-Jubeir, the foreign ministry said on Thursday citing the decree. Jubeir will be demoted to minister of state for foreign affairs, it added. Assaf, a former long-serving […]

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Opinion: Six Reasons Behind Saudi Arabia’s War on Yemen

Moscow (GPA) – Geopolitics Alert contributor Damir Nazarov explains the causes and rationale behind the aggression of Saudi Arabia and its allies against Yemen and why they are in fact a great deal more than just traditional foreign policy. Let me show you why. Let us begin with some basic explanations and end with the ones that are […]

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Saudi Arabia Sexually Abused and Tortured Activists in Detention

Riyadh (AM) – Several activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May, including a number of women, face sexual harassment, torture and other forms of ill-treatment during interrogation, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gas led a crackdown against human rights defenders and intellectuals continue unabated in the conservative kingdom and have detained […]

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Saudi Dissident Journalist Killed Under Torture in Prison

Riyadh (TNA) – Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser have reportedly been tortured to death in prison after he disclosed rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities and royal family in his Twitter account. According to reports, Al-Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities claimed he administered the Twitter […]

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Saudi Arabia Grilled Over Human Rights Record at UN Review

Geneva (MEE) – Saudi Arabia has insisted that its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be “fair”, amid a barrage of criticism at a United Nations meeting on Monday. The half-day public debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva came just over than a month after the Saudi insider-turned-critic was murdered in the Saudi consulate […]

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Saudis Secretly Purchased $250M Spy Package from Israel to Track Foreign Journalists and Activists

Riyadh (MPN) – Jamal Khashoggi’s death serves as a dark example of the Kingdom’s growing global espionage apparatus and the actions it’s willing to take against foreign nationals. Saudi Arabia has inked a deal worth $250 million in advanced espionage technologies with Israel after a series of backroom meetings, according to a recent report from Emirati […]

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Saudi Dissident Prince Flies Home to Tackle MBS Succession

Riyadh (MEE) – Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, has returned to Saudi Arabia after a prolonged absence in London, to mount a challenge to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman or find someone who can. The septuagenarian prince, an open critic of bin Salman (MBS), has traveled with security guarantees given by US and UK officials. […]

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