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MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

07 Aug 2020

MbS tried killing me in Canada, alleges ex-Saudi intel officer

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, already facing scrutiny for the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, has been now accused of another serious crime by a former intelligence officer, Saad Aljabri.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

06 Mar 2020

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

A United Kingdom court has accepted as proved the allegations of abduction, torture, and threats against the billionaire ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (70).

Iranian oil-tanker hit by missiles near Saudi, catches fire: Report

11 Oct 2019

Iranian oil-tanker hit by missiles near Saudi, catches fire: Report

On Friday, Iran-owned Sinopa oil tanker caught fire off Saudi Arabia's coast after being hit by two missiles, the country's media reported. The attack caused an oil spill into the Red Sea.

Saudi Arabia allows tourists men, women to share hotel rooms

05 Oct 2019

Saudi Arabia allows tourists men, women to share hotel rooms

A week after Saudi Arabia welcomed tourists for the first time, the conservative Muslim Kingdom has clarified that foreign men and women will be allowed to rent hotel rooms together, without needing to prove that they are related.

Snubbing Pakistan, Saudi Arabia says it "understands" India's J&K move

02 Oct 2019

Snubbing Pakistan, Saudi Arabia says it "understands" India's J&K move

In what qualifies as a diplomatic win for India, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday told National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that the Kingdom understands New Delhi's Jammu and Kashmir move.

Saudi Arabia to fine tourists for kissing, immodest clothes, etc.

29 Sep 2019

Saudi Arabia to fine tourists for kissing, immodest clothes, etc.

Even as Saudi Arabia allowed citizens from 49 countries to apply for travel visas to the Muslim Kingdom, it announced a "public decency" code which imposes fines on travelers for various offenses.

For the first time, Saudi Arabia will issue tourist visas

27 Sep 2019

For the first time, Saudi Arabia will issue tourist visas

For the most part of its existence, Saudi Arabia has been off-limits for the tourists, but it's going to change soon.

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

20 Sep 2019

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

On Friday, the microblogging site Twitter said that it has closed down thousands of accounts on its platform for spreading fake news and pro-government propaganda.

Saudi Arabia's oil production hit after Houthi drone-strikes

15 Sep 2019

Saudi Arabia's oil production hit after Houthi drone-strikes

Global oil supplies are likely to take a major hit following drone attacks on two oil facilities of the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Saudi authorities strip US-Saudi doctor, torture him with electric shocks

05 Mar 2019

Saudi authorities strip US-Saudi doctor, torture him with electric shocks

In a hair-raising news, a US-Saudi doctor was tortured in Riyadh using electric shocks.

Saudi Crown Prince to meet PM Modi today: Details here

20 Feb 2019

Saudi Crown Prince to meet PM Modi today: Details here

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, popularly known as MbS, arrived in India on Tuesday after having completed his two-day visit to Pakistan.

Saudi Crown Prince signs $20bn investment agreements with Pakistan

18 Feb 2019

Saudi Crown Prince signs $20bn investment agreements with Pakistan

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signed a clutch of investment deals with Pakistan worth $20bn.

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is: Foreign Affairs official

11 Feb 2019

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is: Foreign Affairs official

Riyadh doesn't know the location of dissident Jamal Khashoggi's body, despite having detained the Saudi team that murdered him, a high-ranking foreign affairs official in the kingdom said in an interview with CBS that was broadcasted yesterday.

Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

10 Feb 2019

Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

Tech giants Google and Apple have been accused of misogyny for hosting an app on their platforms that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control where women travel.

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

17 Dec 2018

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

Saudi Arabia today slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its strategic ties with Washington.

#G20Summit: PM Modi to discuss Pakistan-terror, could meet Trump

30 Nov 2018

#G20Summit: PM Modi to discuss Pakistan-terror, could meet Trump

At the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) on Friday.

Trump intends to turn blind eye to Khashoggi's murder: Turkey

23 Nov 2018

Trump intends to turn blind eye to Khashoggi's murder: Turkey

Turkey said US President Donald Trump intended to turn a "blind eye" to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder after he said Washington's ties with Riyadh wouldn't be affected by the incident.

There'll be full report on Khashoggi's murder by Tuesday: Trump

18 Nov 2018

There'll be full report on Khashoggi's murder by Tuesday: Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he had spoken with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief on the agency's assessment of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and that there will be a "very full report" by Tuesday.

Khashoggi murder tapes don't implicate Crown Prince, says John Bolton

14 Nov 2018

Khashoggi murder tapes don't implicate Crown Prince, says John Bolton

Audio linked to Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate does not implicate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said yesterday, citing others who've heard the tapes.

British Foreign Minister in Saudi for talks on Khashoggi, Yemen

13 Nov 2018

British Foreign Minister in Saudi for talks on Khashoggi, Yemen

British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, held talks yesterday with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Riyadh-based media said, during a visit to press the kingdom over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder and the escalating Yemen war.

Saudi Arabia promised 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder: Jim Mattis

30 Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia promised 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder: Jim Mattis

Saudi Arabia has promised a "full" investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain.

Don't know where the body of Khashoggi is: Saudi Arabia

22 Oct 2018

Don't know where the body of Khashoggi is: Saudi Arabia

In yet another disappointing statement, Saudi Arabia has said that it doesn't know where the body of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi was, despite admitting to the killing and calling it a "tremendous mistake".

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

22 Oct 2018

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it didn't know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him.

After denial, Saudi finally admits Jamal Khashoggi died inside Consulate

20 Oct 2018

After denial, Saudi finally admits Jamal Khashoggi died inside Consulate

Two weeks after journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared post entering Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, the Kingdom admitted on Saturday that he died.

Khashoggi disappearance: Investigative reports expected soon; what next?

19 Oct 2018

Khashoggi disappearance: Investigative reports expected soon; what next?

It has been over two weeks since Washington Post contributor and Saudi government critic Jamal Khashoggi went missing after visiting the Saudi consulate, but there has been no significant breakthroughs in the case so far.

Saudi Arabia shocker: Man arrested for sharing breakfast with woman

11 Sep 2018

Saudi Arabia shocker: Man arrested for sharing breakfast with woman

Saudi authorities have arrested a man after a video of him having breakfast with a woman surfaced online and offended many.

Saudi Arabia is planning to turn Qatar into an island

01 Sep 2018

Saudi Arabia is planning to turn Qatar into an island

A Saudi official has hinted the Kingdom was moving forward with a plan to dig a canal that would turn the neighboring Qatari peninsula into an island, amid a diplomatic feud between the Gulf nations.

Looks like a private Tesla might get Saudi Arabia's backing

13 Aug 2018

Looks like a private Tesla might get Saudi Arabia's backing

Following Elon Musk's announcement of his plans to take Tesla private, Tesla's shares had plummeted owing to no investors backing to the plan.

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes all trade deals

06 Aug 2018

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes all trade deals

Saudi Arabia yesterday said it was expelling the Canadian Ambassador Dennis Horak and also freezing all new trade with Canada, in protest to Ottawa's vigorous calls for the release of jailed activists.

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-old ban on women driving

24 Jun 2018

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-old ban on women driving

Saudi Arabia became the last country in the world to allow women to drive by overturning a decades-old ban on female motorists today.

Next goals for Saudi: Gender-mixing, no prayer-time closure of businesses

05 May 2018

Next goals for Saudi: Gender-mixing, no prayer-time closure of businesses

The face of Saudi Arabia is changing, and how. Moving another step towards a liberal lifestyle, the government has called for legalization of gender-mixing and an end to mandatory prayer-time closure of businesses.

Saudi Arabia vows to develop nuclear bomb, if Iran does

17 Mar 2018

Saudi Arabia vows to develop nuclear bomb, if Iran does

Saudi Arabia's defense chief, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said that the kingdom will develop nuclear weapons if arch-rival Iran does it.

Saudi women can start their businesses without a male guardian

19 Feb 2018

Saudi women can start their businesses without a male guardian

2017 was the year of women empowerment in Saudi Arabia. Taking it further, the government has now announced that women can start their own businesses without a male guardian's/husband's permission.

Another crown jewel for the Saudi Crown Prince

17 Dec 2017

Another crown jewel for the Saudi Crown Prince

Spread over 57 acres of landscaped parks, the Chateau Louis XIV with its gold-leafed fountains, hedged labyrinths, and marbled statues sold for over $300 million in 2015.

Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year ban on public theatres

11 Dec 2017

Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year ban on public theatres

It was a grand day for movie enthusiasts in Saudi Arabia as the conservative kingdom lifted a 35-year-old ban on public theatres.

Saudi purge: Most detainees accept pardons for cash settlements

06 Dec 2017

Saudi purge: Most detainees accept pardons for cash settlements

Most of the elite individuals detained in Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption drive have agreed to monetary settlements in exchange for a pardon, according to attorney general Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb.

Saudi's $300bn privatization plans, 'sale of the century', in shambles

03 Dec 2017

Saudi's $300bn privatization plans, 'sale of the century', in shambles

About 1.5 years ago, Saudi Arabia unveiled plans of a $300bn privatization program which many billed the "sale of the century".

Saudi Prince killed in chopper crash

06 Nov 2017

Saudi Prince killed in chopper crash

A Saudi prince has been killed in a helicopter crash near its southern border with Yemen.

Saudi Arabia to allow women to visit sporting stadiums

30 Oct 2017

Saudi Arabia to allow women to visit sporting stadiums

Saudi Arabia has lifted a ban on women from attending sporting events in stadiums.

Another breakthrough for Saudi women! They can now issue fatwas

30 Sep 2017

Another breakthrough for Saudi women! They can now issue fatwas

Shura Council, Saudi Arabia's advisory council has, in a historic decision, now allowed the kingdom's women to issue fatwas, i.e. Islamic legal pronouncements.