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Report: Officials Pushed Flynn’s Saudi Nuke Project After Warnings It Broke Law

fThe Trump White House pursued a controversial nuclear energy project linked to Saudi Arabia even after warnings from career National Security Council staff and ethics officials that doing so without congressional approval would violate the law, the House Oversight Committee said in a preliminary report Tuesday. The project was pushed by a top aide to ex-National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, who served as an advisor to a company lobbying for the project, and the aide continued to stress that ...
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A public holiday and gold-plated gun: Saudi crown prince feted on Asia tour

Mohammed bin Salman courted by Imran Khan in Pakistan as part of what analysts call a Gulf pivot towards Asia Mohammad bin Salman has been welcomed with a fighter jet escort, a gold-plated submachine gun and Pakistan’s highest civilian honour on the lavish first leg of an Asian tour aimed at rehabilitating the image of the Saudi Arabian crown prince five months after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.After being personally chauffeured from the airport by the country’s prime minister, Imran Khan, bi...
Tags: Asia, Saudi Arabia, India, World news, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Imf, Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Asia Mohammad bin Salman, Imran Khan bin Salman

SoftBank and Mubadala grow closer

The Japanese conglomerate SoftBank and Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi state investment company, have a closely intertwined relationship, and it’s one that the two are further cementing. According to the Financial Times, SoftBank has just committed half the capital for a new $400 million fund from Mubadala that aims to back European startups. Industry observers might remember that Mubadala committed $15 billion to SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund as it was first being put together in 2017. Soon after, ...
Tags: TC, London, Saudi Arabia, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, Bloomberg, Venture Capital, Cia, Son, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Masayoshi Son, Shanghai Beijing

Why Mohammed Bin Salman isn’t buying Manchester United

Why Salman will not be buying Man United Reports have recently emerged that Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was targeting a takeover of Manchester United. The Takeover was said to cost somewhere in the region of £3.8b. However, Turki al-Shabanah, the Saudi Minister of media, has recently responded to the claims, denying Salman’s intentions to take over United. “Reports claiming that HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman intends on buying Manchester United are completely false. “Manchester U...
Tags: Sport, Bbc, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Cardiff City, Stamford Bridge, Man United, Reds, Psg, United, Mohammed bin Salman, Cardiff Wales, Salman, Cardiff City Stadium, Solskjaer

Saudi Crown Prince Makes 3.8B Bid For Manchester United

Manchester United have received a whopping £3.8BILLION takeover bid from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. The Saudi royal family, who are worth a staggering £850bn, are hoping to tempt United’s current owners the Glazers into selling the club before the start of next season. The proposed takeover bid comes after United chiefs have been seen spending an increasing amount of time in Saudi Arabia, according to media reports. Sources close to the Glazer family claim that they are against sel...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Manchester City, Man Utd, Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mansour, Glazer, United, Red Devils, Mohammad Bin Salman, Glazers, United chiefs, Gunnar Solskjaer

Pakistan says Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pakistani prisoners released

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the release of about 2,100 Pakistani prisoners from the kingdom's jails during a high-profile visit to Islamabad, Pakistan's information minister said on Monday. Prince Mohammed arrived in Pakistan on Sunday at the beginning of an Asian tour, which will include China and is seen as an attempt by him to rebuild his reputation after the murder of Saudi critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia on Sunday signed investment agree...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, China, Pakistan, Mohammed, Mohammed bin Salman, Islamabad Pakistan, Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi prince starts Asia tour with deals to invest $20 bn in Pakistan

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan signed a raft of investment deals Sunday worth up to $20 billion for the cash-strapped South Asian country, as Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launched his Asia tour seeking to emerge from the Khashoggi affair. Pakistan is facing a serious balance of payments crisis and hopes the deals -- seven separate agreements and Memorandums of Understanding -- will provide welcome relief to its teetering economy. The crown prince, widely known as "MBS", is staging the hig...
Tags: Asia, News, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Mohammed bin Salman, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman heads to Pakistan on Asian diplomatic offensive

Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman flew to Pakistan at the start of a three nation diplomatic tour designed to repair the kingdom's reputation and bolster ties with key regional allies. The crown prince's visit could be overshadowed by dangerously spiraling tensions between Pakistan and India. The trip comes days after a suicide bomber killed 44 Indian paramilitary police in the disputed Kashmir region.  New Delhi has accused Pakistan of having a hand in Thursday's attack...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Narendra Modi, Iran, Pakistan, Islamabad, Mohammed, Dehli, Mohammed bin Salman, Baluchistan, Gwadar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Jamal Khashoggi, Kashmir region New Delhi

Mohammad bin Salman ready with a £3.8 billion Manchester United bid

Mohammad bin Salman & Manchester United Is Mohammad bin Salman about to buy Manchester United? The Sun on Saturday have revealed a potentially explosive story regarding the Red Devils. According to the tabloid, Saudi Crown Price Mohammad bin Salman is keen on buying out the Glazers at Manchester United. The Sun say MBS could pay £3.8 billion to buyout the American owners. Should that happen, the Sun estimate the Glazers could make £2.2 billion from their investment at United. MANCHESTER, ENGLA...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Swansea City, Old Trafford, Alex Ferguson, Brighton, Leicester, Istanbul, United, Red Devils, Barclays Premier League, Mohammad Bin Salman, Glazers, Avram Glazer, Gunnar Solskjaer

Israeli spyware firm NSO Group 're-acquired' by founders

The Israeli software firm NSO Group made headlines for its mobile surveillance technology, which played a key role in assassinations in Mexico, among other nations. On Thursday, NSO Group announced it has been “re-acquired” by its founders. Security researchers found evidence NSO sold spyware to governments that are established human rights abusers. The company has been accused of creating tools that help bad regimes invade privacy, conduct abusive surveillance, and target political enemies...
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Report: Khashoggi’s fiancee could also have been a victim

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency is quoting a police report suggesting that the Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have escaped being a second victim of the killing. Citing an annual report by Istanbul police on Thursday, Anadolu says Khashoggi’s killers were most likely not informed that his fiancee Hatice Cengiz […]
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US lawmakers vote to end US support for war in Yemen

In rebuke of Trump’s alliance with Saudi Arabia, resolution would force administration to withdraw US troopsAsserting congressional authority over war-making powers, the US House of Representatives approved a resolution Wednesday that would force the Trump administration to withdraw US troops from involvement in Yemen, in a rebuke of Donald Trump’s alliance with the Saudi-led coalition behind the military intervention.Lawmakers in both parties are increasingly uneasy over the humanitarian crisis...
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Trump inaugural chief asked about Khashoggi murder, jokes and then defends Saudis

Tom Barrack, a key donor and friend of President Donald Trump attempted to justify the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi Tuesday, arguing that the US does not have the moral authority to criticize Saudi Arabia due to its own record of "atrocities."
Tags: Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Tom Barrack, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

Trump inaugural chief jokes and then defends Saudis on Khashoggi murder

Tom Barrack, a key donor and friend of President Donald Trump attempted to justify the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi Tuesday, arguing that the US does not have the moral authority to criticize Saudi Arabia due to its own record of "atrocities."
Tags: News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Tom Barrack, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

House Votes to Halt Aid for Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

The vote, coming amid outrage over Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, was a rare move to curb presidential war powers. If the Senate passes the measure, President Trump would most likely issue his first veto.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Senate, House, Yemen, Trump, Jamal, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, United States Defense and Military Forces, War Powers Act (1973, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

Woods turned down Saudi Arabia offer to keep 'traveling down'

The tournament, however, threw up uncomfortable questions for the sport and split opinion in the golfing world with Saudi Arabia facing intense international criticism after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. Woods, who was offered $3 million to play according to media reports, said he turned down the invitation before Khashoggi's murder. "I haven't really played a lot overseas and I turned the opportunity to go to Saudi Arabia down last summer," Woods said at a new...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Riviera, Woods, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

Trump Friend Tom Barrack Apologizes For Khashoggi Comment

Trump confidante Tom Barrack apologized Wednesday for his comment that the Saudi Arabian slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is equal to the “atrocities in America.” “The killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was atrocious and inexcusable,” Barrack wrote in a statement. “I apologize for not making this clear in my comments earlier this week.” Read the full statement here via CNN’s Jim Sciutto: Barrack has now issued this statement explaining his comments:
Tags: News, Washington Post, America, Cnn, Abu Dhabi, Donald Trump, Trump, Jim Sciutto, Barrack, Tom Barrack, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Kate Riga, Paul Manafort Barrack

The Guardian view on media freedom: it must be defended | Editorial

Killed, jailed and bullied, journalists are under growing pressure worldwide. Brave individuals such as Maria Ressa in the Philippines need our supportThe arrest in the Philippines of the courageous journalist Maria Ressa, founder and head of the news organisation Rappler, is a disgrace. It is also one she foresaw. Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters have shown little tolerance for anyone attempting to hold him to account, as Rappler has done, in particular over the “war on drugs” which has kille...
Tags: Europe, Media, Saudi Arabia, Africa, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, US news, Czech Republic, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, South and Central Asia, Foreign Policy, Philippines, Press freedom

Pakistan expects 8 investment deals during Saudi prince's visit

The investment is welcome in Pakistan, which is facing sharply slowing economic growth this year, a ballooning budget deficit and foreign currency reserves dwindling to less than $8 billion or two months' of imports. Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, is looking to diversify its economy beyond oil exports and also needs allies in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. While Islamabad has begun talks over a possible bailout with the...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, International Monetary Fund, Istanbul, Islamabad, Jamal Khashoggi

Trump former inaugural committee chair defends Saudi Arabia

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The man who led President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee said America is in no moral position to criticize Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. “Whatever happened in Saudi Arabia, the atrocities in America are equal, or worse,” Tom Barrack, a real estate developer, said […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, America, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates, Tom Barrack, Jamal Khashoggi

Barrack Defends Khashoggi Murder

In a bracingly candid comment, Trump confidante Tom Barrack said the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was basically fine and not nearly as bad as things America does. He also has this interesting line: “The atrocities in any autocratic country are dictated by the rule of law.” [Author: Josh Marshall]
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Trump Pal Tom Barrack Defends Khashoggi Murder

Trump confidante Tom Barrack defended the Saudi state murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a panel discussion Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, according to The Gulf News, an English language newspaper published in the United Arab Emirates. Asked about Khashoggi’s murder, Barrack said “whatever happened in Saudi Arabia, the atrocities in America are equal, or worse …” Barrack went on to argue that Western criticism of Khashoggi’s murder was part of a history of high-handed misunderst...
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‘Bold action needed’: Trump adviser backs Kingdom’s investment hopes

‘Bold action needed’: Trump adviser backs Kingdom’s investment hopes:The Milken Institute MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Summit in Abu Dhabi kicked off with a strong defense of Saudi Arabia and its investment prospects from a close personal adviser to US President Donald Trump.Asked about investment prospects in the Kingdom in the wake of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year, Thomas Barrack, executive chairman of private equity group Colony Capital, told participants at t...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, US, Middle East, Abu Dhabi, Donald Trump, Uae, Trump, Colony Capital, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Thomas Barrack, Milken Institute MENA, Jamal Khashoggi

The global tide is turning against Mohammed bin Salman | Financial Times

The global tide is turning against Mohammed bin Salman | Financial Times:The savage murder last year of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, dismembered by Saudi Arabia’s agents in its consulate in Istanbul, surprised in the way it accelerated into the worst crisis between the kingdom and the west since September 11 2001, when 15 of the 19 hijackers who attacked the US turned out to be Saudis. It seems just as surprising that, as 2019 progresses, there is little let-up in the pressure on the Saudi leader...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Istanbul, Financial Times, Mohammed, Bezos, Mohammed bin Salman, Adel al Jubeir, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Pakistan, India hope to reap investment from Saudi prince's visit

The prince, known as MBS, is also expected to visit China, Malaysia and Indonesia during a tour that will be his first through the region since the storm over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October. Prince Mohammed is due in visit Pakistan this weekend, when he is expected to ink agreements, mainly linked to a refinery and the power sector, Pakistani officials said. Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan was among a handfu...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Washington Post, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Istanbul, Mohammed, Riyadh, Pakistan India, China Malaysia, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

Lawmakers plan to pressure Trump on Khashoggi as Pompeo denies 'covering up for a murder'

Senators furious about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi are working on a bipartisan effort to exert more pressure on the White House as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted Monday the administration is not "covering up for a murder."
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Pompeo denies US trying to cover up Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration pushed back Monday against allegations that it was trying to cover up the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi when it failed to send Congress a report determining who was responsible for his death. “America is not covering up for a murder,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters […]
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WSJ: National Enquirer Publisher Asked DOJ If It Should Register As Saudi Agent

National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. asked the Justice Department whether it should register as a Saudi agent, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The newspaper reported that a redacted letter published by the DOJ’s Foreign Agents Registration Act unit was addressed to American Media. The letter concerned the company’s release of a magazine praising Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, published to coincide with a visit he took to Washington in March 2018. “According to your submission...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, WSJ, Trump, Bezos, Michael Cohen, Mohammad Bin Salman, American Media, American Media Inc

Word of the week: Complexifier

There was salaciousness in “No Thank You, Mr. Pecker,” Jeff Bezos’s statement, published February 7 on Medium, addressed to the National Enquirer’s publisher; there were accusations of extortion and blackmail as well. But the word that incited the most chatter was complexifier, which Bezos used twice: Here’s a piece of context: My ownership of the Washington Post is a complexifier for me. It’s unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience Washington Post news coverage will wrongl...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, Current Affairs, New York Times, Linguistics, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, Jargon, Neologisms, Trump, Nixon, Moynihan, Ben, Bezos, Dave Pell, The Post

Saudi Arabia denies role in Jeff Bezos affair, as the National Enquirer's attorney let slip details about its source

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Sunday that the kingdom had nothing to do with leaking Jeff Bezos' texts to the National Enquirer, and that the whole saga sounds like a "soap opera." In his explosive blog last week, Bezos pointed to links between the National Enquirer and the Saudis, as well as to his own publication the Washington Post's coverage of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. An attorney for AMI — the Enquirer's publisher — also denied that Saudi Arabia had anything to do wi...
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