Berlin might face a lawsuit from one of Germany’s largest defense contractors, Rheinmetall, over its decision to halt all arms deals with Riyadh in the wake of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Der Spiegel reports.
As the death of Jamal Khashoggi continues to cause international outrage, new footage has emerged purporting to show the journalist’s killers carrying body parts in suitcases into the house of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul.
Businessmen from Saudi Arabia have expressed an interest in investing in Russia’s Crimea, according to the region’s ministry of construction and architecture. “Representatives of the foreign [Saudi – Ed.] delegation expressed an interest in starting projects and setting up businesses in the republic,” the ministry said, following a meeting with the Saudi businessmen.
Forces are aligning against Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, lead by elements within the CIA and strong players in the mainstream media. But what is really behind this deterioration in relationship, and what are its implications? Following the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, western media and various entities, including the CIA, appear to […]
The US rarely has ‘unblemished’ partners so it will pour more defensive weapons into Saudi Arabia despite outrage over Khashoggi and Yemen, Pentagon chief James Mattis admitted as the nation handed the kingdom a big new deal.
Riyadh has vehemently denied that the royal family, including Crown Prince bin Salman, has been involved in Khashoggi’s murder. A total of 21 people have been detained on suspicion of ordering and carrying out the murder; five of them face the death penalty.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has mocked US President Donald Trump’s commitment to remaining allied with Riyadh in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death, calling the president “Saudi Arabia’s b*tch.”
Although officially condemning the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Washington is unwilling to antagonise Riyadh, which it sees as an important business partner and a “great ally” in the region.
Earlier, Reuters reported that certain members of the Saudi royal family are considering changing the line of succession to prevent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from becoming the next king amid the Khgashoggi scandal.
US President Donald Trump has stated that he has been briefed on the recording but he didn’t have to listen to the actual tape of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. The Washington Post reported, citing CIA findings, that the Saudi Crown Prince had ordered journalist’s assassination in Istanbul last month.
“CIA doesn’t just contradict the Saudis, but also the Trump WH.” All the circumspection, laughter, and Trump administration statements that even at the time seemed bizarre and gullible, say critics, appear even more damning on Friday night after the Washington Post reported that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency believes the evidence shows that Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown […]
Trump opted not to speculate about the role which CIA claims the Saudi prince played in the Khashoggi case, saying that he first needs to confer with the intelligence officials and hear what they have to say.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey last month, the CIA has concluded, according to a Washington Post report which cites anonymous sources. The US foreign espionage agency assessed with “high confidence” that the prince was behind the death of the Post columnist, the newspaper reported on Friday evening […]
Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi, the sons of the recently murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, called on the Saudi authorities in an interview for the CNN broadcaster to return them their father’s body.
The UK’s Middle East minister seems unfazed by civilian suffering in Yemen, saying that ending Britain’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia won’t help, but that the probe into the Khashoggi death may influence Britain’s support of Riyadh. When Alistair Burt responded to calls from the Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, and the Oxford Research Group for […]