Saudis

Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

RIYADH (AFP) – The Saudi government exonerated the country s powerful crown prince of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Thursday as death-penalty charges were announced against five men and the US placed sanctions on 17 suspected of involvement.Riyadh prosecutors announced indictments against 11 people and said a total of 21 individuals were in […]

Khashoggi killing: sons ask Saudis to return his body

Khashoggi killing: sons ask Saudis to return his body

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve, they told CNN in an interview aired Sunday.Khashoggi was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from Riyadh on October 2, a murder Turkey’s […]

Turkey demands extradition of 18 Saudis in Khashoggi case

Turkey demands extradition of 18 Saudis in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, authorities said on Friday, after President Tayyip Erdogan urged Riyadh to disclose who ordered the murder.Erdogan has in recent days stepped up pressure on Saudi Arabia to come clean in the case, and Western governments […]

US says Saudis promise accountability but deny knowledge over missing writer

ANKARA: Saudi Arabia promised to ensure a thorough probe and accountability over a missing Saudi journalist but stood by denials the kingdom killed him, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, as he paid a supportive visit to the under-fire ally.President Donald Trump dispatched Pompeo on an urgent mission to Riyadh to defuse a crisis […]

At Trump’s hotel, revenue went up this spring — thanks to a visit from big-spending Saudis

At Trump’s hotel, revenue went up this spring — thanks to a visit from big-spending Saudis

The general manager of the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan had a rare bit of good news to report to investors this spring: after two years of decline, revenue from room rentals went up 13 per cent in the first three months of 2018. What caused the uptick at President Donald Trump’s flagship hotel in […]

Saudis step up arrests of women’s rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudis step up arrests of women’s rights advocates, campaigners say

Saudi authorities have widened a crackdown on women’s rights advocates, detaining at least three more activists a month before the kingdom lifts its decades-old ban on women drivers, campaigners said Tuesday. Saudi authorities on Saturday announced the arrest of seven people, mostly identified by rights groups as women who have long campaigned for the right […]