Saudi prince signs $20bn in Pakistan deals (BBC)

Saudi Arabia has pledged investment deals worth $20bn (£15.5bn) with Pakistan which is seeking to bolster its fragile economy. The deals include funding for an $8bn oil refinery in the city of Gwadar. It comes as part of a high-profile…

Bible site where ‘God met Moses’ to be Bulldozed for ‘super city’ by Saudi Arabia (DailyStar)

A Biblical site where God is claimed to have met Moses is set to bulldozed by Saudi Arabia to make way for a super city, it is feared. Bible scholars have claimed there is evidence that suggests the peak Jabal…

Hijab policy: Residents have their say

The hijab, recognised the world over as an icon of modesty in Islam, has had a history of controversy. Wearing hijab in public is required by law in Saudi Arabia (for Muslims), Iran and the Indonesian province of Aceh. And…

Trump’s Saudi support highlights brutality of ‘America First’ doctrine (CNN)

It is the Trump doctrine laid bare. By letting Saudi Arabia get away with the murder of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the President sent a message of startling clarity about how the United States will conduct its business in the…

US to give Saudis a pass even if Crown Prince behind murder (Guardian)

The gruesome murder of Khashoggi, who vanished after being lured into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, has hugely embarrassed Washington. The killing torpedoed a PR campaign led by the crown prince to show that the conservative Islamic…

Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder – US CIA (Guardian)

The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions…

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty for five in Khashoggi killing (CNN)

Saudi prosecutors said Thursday they would seek the death penalty for five people allegedly involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A total of 11 people were charged, the Saudi Public Prosecutor’s office said, adding that the five people…

Saudis tampered with CCTV cameras after Khashoggi murder (Aljazeera)

Turkish media have reported that staff at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul tried to dismantle security cameras to help cover up the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The pro-government Sabah newspaper reported on Tuesday that the Saudis tried to…

Gates Foundation Pulls Funding From Charity Chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi Killing (Times)

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is cutting ties with a charity chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, becoming the latest western organization to take a step back from Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince himself following the…

Exclusive: Khashoggi sons issue emotional appeal for the return of their father’s body (CNN)

The sons of murdered journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, issued an emotional appeal for the return of their father’s body, in their first interview since he was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a month ago. Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi, who…

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