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Jailed billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal negotiating settlement: Official

January 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Jailed billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal negotiating settlement: Official

Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (Photo by AFP) Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, who has been detained for more than two months as part of a royal purge, is reportedly negotiating a possible settlement with authorities, amid reports that he has been subjected to torture in detention. A senior Saudi […]

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Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

January 10, 2018 1:48 am
Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

People walk on the corniche of the Qatari capital Doha on July 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A high-ranking Qatari official has described the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against his energy-rich Persian Gulf country as “economic warfare,” stressing that Doha plans to seek compensation for those hit by the […]

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Saudi prince fired over criticism of bin Salman

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Saudi prince fired over criticism of bin Salman

The undated photo shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP photo) A prominent Saudi royal critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s sweeping arrests of fellow princes has been sacked from his post. Local press reports said Wednesday that Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed had been sacked as […]

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Saudi Arabia charges royals arrested for protesting austerity

January 8, 2018 1:31 am
Saudi Arabia charges royals arrested for protesting austerity

Saudi Arabia has charged 11 princes, who were arrested recently for protesting the government’s austerity measures. Saudi Arabia has charged 11 princes, who were arrested recently for protesting the government’s hiking of domestic gas prices and introducing value-added tax (VAT). “A group of 11 princes staged a sit in at the historic Qasr Al-Hokm […]

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Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on hunger strike over detention of sons: Report

January 2, 2018 4:03 am
Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on hunger strike over detention of sons: Report

Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has reportedly gone on hunger strike in protest at the detention of three of his sons as part of the kingdom’s purported anti-graft campaign, which is considered the biggest purge of the elite in the country’s […]

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Yemeni forces’ ballistic missile hit Saudi mercenaries base in Ma’rib province

December 28, 2017 2:30 am
Yemeni forces’ ballistic missile hit Saudi mercenaries base in Ma’rib province

The photo, provided by the media bureau of Yemen’s operations command, shows a Yemeni missile shortly after launch. Yemeni forces have fired a ballistic missile at a military base used by the Saudi-backed mercenaries in Yemen’s central Ma’rib Province, inflicting heavy damage on their military equipment and systems.  Yemini sources […]

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French President Emanuel Macron asks King Salman of Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen blockade: Report

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
French President Emanuel Macron asks King Salman of Saudi Arabia to lift Yemen blockade: Report

French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by AFP) French President Emanuel Macron has reportedly asked King Salman of Saudi Arabia to remove a long-running blockade on Yemen and let humanitarian aid through, as millions of Yemeni civilians struggle with the humanitarian crisis caused by an ongoing Saudi military invasion. The Saudi-led […]

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37 Saudi-led coalition aircraft, 1,200 tanks destroyed in Yemen war: Yemeni army

December 24, 2017 6:30 am
37 Saudi-led coalition aircraft, 1,200 tanks destroyed in Yemen war: Yemeni army

This file picture shows an F-15S fighter jet of the Royal Saudi Air Force. Dozens of Saudi-led coalition military aircraft in addition to hundreds of battle tanks and armored vehicles have been destroyed in the military campaign against Yemen as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious airstrikes against its […]

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Saudi Arabian crown prince asked Mahmoud Abbas to accept US ‘copy of Benjamin Netanyahu vision’

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Saudi Arabian crown prince asked Mahmoud Abbas to accept US ‘copy of Benjamin Netanyahu vision’

The photo shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (L) shaking hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting in Riyadh, Dec. 21, 2017. (Via Reuters) Informed Palestinian officials say Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman tried to persuade Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to a so-called Middle […]

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Saudi Arabian authorities pressing billionaire prince to fork out $6 billion: Report

December 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Saudi Arabian authorities pressing billionaire prince to fork out $6 billion: Report

Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (file photo) Saudi Arabian authorities are reportedly pressuring a billionaire prince whom they have detained as part of a purge to pay up a whopping USD six billion to secure his release. Dozens of princes, ministers, and former ministers were detained last month on the […]

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Human Rights Watch urges UN sanctions against Saudi crown prince over Yemen war

December 21, 2017 1:33 am
Human Rights Watch urges UN sanctions against Saudi crown prince over Yemen war

This photo taken from Saudi media shows Saudi Defense Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz visiting military forces in the kingdom’s south. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for UN sanctions against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for leading a bloody bombing campaign and a crippling […]

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Global figures urge US, UK, France to stop fanning flames of Saudi war on Yemen

December 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Global figures urge US, UK, France to stop fanning flames of Saudi war on Yemen

Yemeni children protest against the Saudi-led bombing campaign on their country in front of UN offices in the capital, Sana’a, on November 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Over 350 high-profile global figures have urged the US, Britain and France, the three Western backers of Saudi Arabia’s bloody offensive on Yemen, […]

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Saudi-funded TV channel bans Jordanian presenter over Jerusalem al-Quds tweets

December 8, 2017 11:58 pm
Saudi-funded TV channel bans Jordanian presenter over Jerusalem al-Quds tweets

A general view of the city of Jerusalem al-Quds shows the Dome of the Rock mosque (C) in the early afternoon hours, December 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The broadcaster MBC, which is funded by Saudi Arabia, has suspended a TV program hosted by Jordanian presenter Ola al-Fares after she posted a […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used ‘proxy’ to buy record-breaking da Vinci artwork: report

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman used ‘proxy’ to buy record-breaking da Vinci artwork: report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Photo by AFP) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly used a minor member of the royal family as a ‘proxy’ to buy the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction last month, at a time when the kingdom was rounding up billionaire princes […]

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Members of the European Parliament urge Saudi Arabia arms ban, blast European Union members for continued sales amid Yemen war

December 1, 2017 9:40 am
Members of the European Parliament urge Saudi Arabia arms ban, blast European Union members for continued sales amid Yemen war

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session. (File photo by AFP) European Union lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the bloc to slap an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, which is leading a brutal military campaign against Yemen. The non-binding […]

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Tunisian lawmakers urge government to reject Saudi-backed Arab League statement

November 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Tunisian lawmakers urge government to reject Saudi-backed Arab League statement

Picture taken on November 19, 2017 shows a general view of the Arab League headquarters during a meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (By AFP) A group of Tunisian lawmakers have condemned a recent Arab League statement against Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran, calling on the Tunis government to withdraw its […]

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Five Yemeni cities left without water due to Saudi siege: International Committee of the Red Cross

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Five Yemeni cities left without water due to Saudi siege: International Committee of the Red Cross

A Yemeni girl drinks water collected from a well in an impoverished village on the outskirts of the port city of Hudaydah, on July 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says Yemeni capital of Sana’a and the south-central city of Bayda have joined […]

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Millions in Yemen face death due to Saudi Arabia’s blockade: World Food Program

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Millions in Yemen face death due to Saudi Arabia’s blockade: World Food Program

Displaced Yemeni children sit outside their makeshift shelter in an empty lot in the Yemeni coastal city of Hudaydah on November 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The World Food Program says Saudi Arabia’s continued blockade threatens the lives of millions in Yemen as aid deliveries cannot get to the needy. […]

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Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz discloses covert ties with Saudi Arabia for first time

November 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz discloses covert ties with Saudi Arabia for first time

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz has for the first time revealed that Tel Aviv has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia. “We have ties that are indeed partly covert with many Muslim and Arab countries, and usually [we are] the party that is not ashamed,” […]

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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small countries into submission

November 17, 2017 11:36 pm
Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small countries into submission

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani speaks during a press conference in the capital Doha on October 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Qatar says Saudi Arabia has been sparking off crises across the Middle East and “bullying small countries into submission,” some six months after Riyadh formed an alliance […]

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