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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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Saudi Royals Meet Khashoggi Family; Continue to Ban Them from Travel

Riyadh (MEE) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, received the family of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the royal court on Tuesday, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. Photos released by SPA show Khashoggi’s son, Salah, and one of his relatives, Sahl Ahmed Khashoggi, shaking hands with the king and also with the […]

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Trump v Congress: How Khashoggi Case Sets Up Battle over US-Saudi Ties

Washington (MEE) – Some members of Congress have expressed outrage over what happened to Saudi journalist. The United States has for decades turned a blind eye to human rights abuses carried out by Saudi Arabia. However, since the disappearance and purported murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul […]

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Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to “Buy American”

Istanbul (MPN) – The response of the Trump administration and many U.S. politicians to Khashoggi’s disappearance is largely being guided by the military-industrial complex — in this case, Lockheed Martin — but masquerading as a response motivated by “human rights.” The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain […]

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Riyadh Threatens to Retaliate against Any Sanctions

Riyadh (TNA) – Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, the official state news agency said on Sunday. It came after US President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” for Riyadh if it turned out Khashoggi, […]

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Saudi Story Unravels as Turkey Applies Pressure over Journalist Khashoggi

Ankara (GPA) – The case of the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi has become an international blunder on the Saudi’s part, and may provide Turkey a chance to further assert themselves as a regional power. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since last Tuesday when he entered a Saudi consulate inside Turkey. While Saudi Arabia often gets away […]

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Israelis, Saudis Continue Cooperation With Sale of Iron Dome to Riyadh

Tel Aviv (GPA) – The Israeli Defense Ministry on Thursday denied recent reports that it had signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia that would allow Riyadh to purchase Israeli Iron Dome missiles. The Defense Ministry wrote that they “denied the existence of a deal to sell Iron Dome to Saudi Arabia” in an emailed statement to the Zionist […]

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How Did the Saudi Government Participate in 9/11 and What’s Happening with JASTA?

Washington D.C. (GPA) – On September 11th, the face of the world changed after the killing of 3017 people and the serious injury of 6291 following attacks on the World Trade Towers carried out by 19 suicide bombers, including 16 Saudis. It was on September 11, 2001, that is, 17 years have passed since the […]

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Saudis Move to Behead Woman Activist as Facebook Censors Anti-Saudi Content

Riyadh (GPA) – Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a 29-year-old woman activist for crimes such as chanting slogans at a protest. Beheading a woman is unprecedented in the kingdom. Meanwhile, Facebook has sprung into action to protect Riyadh’s back by initiating a crackdown on hundreds of accounts posting anti-Saudi content. Saudi prosecutors are […]

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Saudi King: We Will Not Abandon Palestine

Riyadh (MEMO) – Saudi King Salman has vowed to support Palestinian demands in the US-led peace deal dubbed the “deal of the century”. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz said yesterday that Saudi Arabia would not endorse any peace deal which fails to tackle the status of Jerusalem or the right of return. The statement is believed to be directed […]

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