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Appetite for #SaudiArabia tested by latest jumbo loan - Reuters

Appetite for Saudi Arabia tested by latest jumbo loan - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has attracted only tepid interest in plans for its latest multibillion-dollar debt sale, banking sources say, suggesting the kingdom is losing its appeal for some lenders.International banks have flocked to join the efforts of the the Middle East’s largest economy to reduce its reliance on oil and have continued to seek Saudi business despite Riyadh’s relations with Western allies being te...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Reuters, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Public Investment Fund PIF, Jamal Khashoggi


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Said Bill Maher on his "Overtime" show, receiving a lightweight apology from Fran Lebowitz, who'd just said something on Maher's "Real Time" that the producers told her they were getting "blowback" about on Twitter: #FranLebowitz clarifies her Trump comments on #RTOvertime: pic.twitter.com/m0nFrsjygZ — Real Time (@RealTimers) May 18, 2019 Deadline gives the background on what led to that.Asked whether Trump should be impeached, Lebowitz insisted “Impeachment would be just the beginning of what...
Tags: Comedy, Law, Apologies, Trump, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, WaPo, Maher, Ann Althouse, Civility Bullshit, Lebowitz, Fran Lebowitz, Jamal Khashoggi, FranLebowitz


An insider reveals how the nasty spyware used in the WhatsApp breach lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras

WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used by more than 1.5 billion people around the world, recently found a major security flaw,   the Financial Times reported. The hack is reportedly   as simple as receiving a WhatsApp phone call, even if you don't pick up the call. A record of the call can even be remotely erased, the report says. The WhatsApp exploit enables the installation of software from   the NSO Group, a secretive firm from Israel that bills itself as a leader in cyber warfare an...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Washington Post, Mexico, Israel, Trends, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Montreal, University of Toronto, Uae, Financial Times, Mansoor, Mexico State


Jamal Khashoggi fiancee: 'The world still has not done anything'

Hatice Cengiz criticises lack of action and calls for sanctions on Saudi ArabiaHatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist killed at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, has said she could not believe that no one had yet faced serious consequences for the crime.“I cannot understand that the world still has not done anything about this,” she said in emotional testimony to a US Congress hearing on press freedom and the dangers of reporting on human rights. “I still cann...
Tags: Congress, Saudi Arabia, US, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa, Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz


Fiancée of slain writer Khashoggi pleads for US help

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Turkish fiancée of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi is asking U.S. lawmakers to launch an investigation into his killing and bring those responsible to justice. Speaking to a congressional panel Thursday, Hatice Cengiz said the ideals of the United States are at stake. Cengiz says cannot understand why “the world still has […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Ap, Nation, United States, Khashoggi, Cengiz, Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz


Khashoggi's fiancée says she's ready to meet Trump

Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of the late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has told the White House that she is now prepared to meet with President Donald Trump.
Tags: White House, Cnn, Trump, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz


Khashoggi's fiancée ready to meet Trump

Hatice Cengiz, fiancée of the late Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has told the White House that she is now prepared to meet with President Donald Trump.
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Trump, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz


‘Saudi Arabia Wants to Stop My Work.’ Activists Are Facing New Threats For Continuing Jamal Khashoggi’s Efforts

On April 25, two men from the Norwegian Police Security Service knocked on Iyad el-Baghdadi’s door in the capital, Oslo. The bearded, bespectacled activist is sometimes confused with his political opposite, the ISIS leader of the same name. (His Twitter page announces, Not that Baghdadi.) But the men at the door were there for a…
Tags: Isis, News, Saudi Arabia, Uncategorized, Oslo, Baghdadi, Iyad El Baghdadi, Jamal Khashoggi, Norwegian Police Security Service


WeWork's CEO explains why he thinks his $47 billion company is recession proof, and how he keeps his ego in check as a young billionaire

Adam Neumann, 40, is the cofounder and CEO of WeWork, the global coworking space company valued at $47 billion. WeWork, under its umbrella the We Company, filed for an IPO last December. Analysts are concerned with last year's $1.8 billion in revenue compared to its $1.9 billion in losses. Neumann told Business Insider that WeWork is capable of being profitable, but is choosing to invest in rapid global expansion. He said that it is well-positioned for a potential economic downturn in the US, ...
Tags: Japan, New York, Saudi Arabia, China, Ipo, Boston, Softbank, New York City, Africa, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Middle East, Cambridge


Saudi Arabia Plows Ahead With Film Plans Amid Strong Human-Rights Criticism

Saudi Arabia once had grand ambitions to become the movie capital of the Middle East, but the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a dark cloud over those dreams. Amid reports that appeared to implicate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the assassination, media companies that had rushed to embrace the Saudi leader as […]
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Global, Middle East, Cannes film festival, Mohammed bin Salman, Mahmoud Sabbagh, Shivani Pandya, Jamal Khashoggi


Meet the shadowy security firm from Israel whose technology is believed to be at the heart of the massive WhatsApp hack (FB)

A major security flaw in WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging app used around the world, affects all 1.5 billion-plus users the Financial Times reported on Tuesday morning. The hack is reportedly as simple as receiving a WhatsApp phone call — even if you don't pick up the call. A record of the call can even be remotely erased, the report says. The WhatsApp exploit enables the sophisticated spyware "Pegasus" to be installed, a notoriously invasive software tool created by the NSO Group, a secre...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Washington Post, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Pegasus, Privacy International, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal


Lawyer involved in suits against Israel's most notorious cyber-arms dealer targeted by its weapons, delivered through a terrifying Whatsapp vulnerability

NSO Group is a notorious Israeli cyber-arms dealer whose long trail of sleaze has been thoroughly documented by the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab (which may or may not be related to an attempt to infiltrate Citizen Lab undertaken by a retired Israeli spy); NSO has been implicated in the murder and dismemberment of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (just one of the brutal dictatorships who've availed themselves of NSO tools), and there seems to be no cause too petty for their ...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Post, Corruption, UK, London, News, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Whatsapp, Canada, New York Times, Infosec, Amnesty International, Pegasus


Saudi Arabia Tries To Restart Its Effort To Build A Movie Industry (After That Little Khashoggi Unpleasantness)

“Seven months after the murder of Jamal  Khashoggi derailed Crown Prince Mohammed  bin  Salman’s plan to open up the country — and its $1 billion in potential box office — the kingdom is quietly mounting a comeback.” Reporter Alex Ritman visits the Saudi Film Festival in Dhahran. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, Dhahran, Jamal Khashoggi, 05.10.19, Alex Ritman


#Saudi Stocks Fall Most Since October as Iran Tensions Increase - Bloomberg

Saudi Stocks Fall Most Since October as Iran Tensions Increase - Bloomberg:Stocks slumped across the Gulf, with Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index dropping the most since the Khashoggi crisis, after the kingdom said two oil tankers were damaged in a “sabotage attack” on Sunday. The heightened geopolitical tension added to an already bad day across global markets.Gauges in Riyadh, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha were among Monday’s biggest losers globally. News of the incident led to increased trading vola...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Doha, Gulf, China Turkey, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, MSCI Inc, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Iran Tensions Increase Bloomberg, Riyadh Dubai Abu Dhabi


Saudi sovereign fund invests indirectly in Arabian Centers IPO, say sources: Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, has indirectly invested in the $747 million initial public offering of mall operator Arabian Centers, sources familiar with the matter said. PIF has made the investment through institutional funds and will not have a direct stake in Arabian Centers, one of the sources said, although the investment represents strong government support for the IPO, a second source told Reuters. The IPO of Arabian Centers, majority-ow...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, Ipo, Trends, IPOs, Middle East, Istanbul, Pif, Reuters, Riyadh, United States Saudi Arabia, Fawaz Alhokair Group, Jamal Khashoggi, Arabian Centers IPO, Arabian Centers, IPO of Arabian Centers


CIA warns 3+ people linked to Jamal Khashoggi that Saudi Arabia may now target them

The CIA and security services of one or more foreign governments have recently warned at least three friends and colleagues of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi that their pro-democracy work “has made them and their families the targets of potential retaliation from Saudi Arabia,” reports TIME. It wasn't only me. CIA sent warnings about at least three activists who were close to Jamal Khashoggi, one of whom was also taken into protection. Great work on this piece from @JoshMeyerD...
Tags: Security, Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, US, Turkey, Norway, Cia, Prince, Montreal Canada, Mohammed bin Salman, Oslo Norway, Baghdadi, Iyad El Baghdadi


The CIA Sent Warnings to at Least 3 Khashoggi Associates About New Threats From Saudi Arabia

The CIA and foreign security services are warning friends and colleagues of Jamal Khashoggi that their efforts to continue the pro-democracy work of the slain Saudi journalist has made them and their families the targets of potential retaliation from Saudi Arabia, according to individuals appraised of the threats and security sources in two countries. Three…
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Uncategorized, Cia, Jamal Khashoggi, Khashoggi Associates


The CIA Warned at Least 3 Khashoggi Associates About New Threats From Saudi Arabia

The CIA and foreign security services are warning friends and colleagues of Jamal Khashoggi that their efforts to continue the pro-democracy work of the slain Saudi journalist has made them and their families the targets of potential retaliation from Saudi Arabia, according to individuals appraised of the threats and security sources in two countries. Three…
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Uncategorized, Cia, Jamal Khashoggi, Khashoggi Associates


Masayoshi Son claims Vision Fund LPs are already up 45% — but that’s mostly paper gains

Uber, WeWork and Slack’s IPOs are poised to pay out for SoftBank’s Vision Fund, but already the megafund is claiming impressive results. At SoftBank Corp’s annual shareholder meeting, chairman Masayoshi Son revealed return rates for LPs for the first time: and funds value is up 45 percent. The Vision Fund is fascinating for many reasons — not to mention its insane $100 billion size — and Son detailed that LPs in the fund cover two different bands. One set has a fixed distribution of seven percen...
Tags: TC, Uber, Asia, Hong Kong, Softbank, Tech, Walmart, Nvidia, Son, Masayoshi Son, IRR, Softbank Corp, Vision Fund, Jamal Khashoggi, Vision Fund SoftBank Corp SBG, Uber OYO


SoftBank profits rise, party on gains from Saudi-tied fund

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet company SoftBank has reported a 36% increase in profit for the fiscal year through March from the previous fiscal year, partly on gains from its Vision Fund. After the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, SoftBank has said it will diversify its funding source for investments. Much of the Vision […]
Tags: Business, News, Softbank, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, Nation & World, Jamal Khashoggi


Qatar Finalizing Plans for Spy Plane Project in South Carolina

GettyThe Qatari military is finalizing plans to invest in South Carolina as part of its efforts to develop and produce surveillance aircraft, according to company documents and two sources with knowledge of the project’s timeline.The project, led by Qatari-owned firm Barzan Aeronautical, has been in the planning stages for the last several years. Qatari officials have visited South Carolina, where the firm is registered, to meet with state and local officials to promote the idea of investment an...
Tags: Science, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Berlin, Qatar, United States, United Arab Emirates, Qatar Investment Authority, Graham, State Department, Department Of Justice, Boeing, Justice Department, Doha, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham


Foreigners Keep Buying #Saudi Shares: Read This on a Loop - Bloomberg

:Qualified foreign investors from outside the Gulf were net buyers of Saudi shares by yet another record last week. It’s the third time that’s happened this year, and it probably won’t be the last.Foreigners were the main purchasers of shares in Riyadh in the five days ended May 2, during the second phase of FTSE Russell’s inclusion of the kingdom in its emerging-market benchmarks. Buying activity should escalate later this month, when MSCI Inc. follows suit, since its indexes reference a much b...
Tags: Travel, Turkey, Gulf, Riyadh, Russell, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, MSCI Inc, Jamal Khashoggi, Loop Bloomberg


Gorka Calls Khashoggi An ‘Apologist For Jihadists,’ Wasn’t A ‘Champion For Democracy’

While defending Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman during an appearance on CSPAN’s “Washington Journal” against claims from a caller who compared his actions to those of Venezuela dictator Nicolás Maduro, former White House aide Sebastian Gorka claimed that the Washington Post journalist murdered by Saudi Arabia was an “apologist for jihadists.” “At the end of the day, it’s not what the Washington Post or the fake news industrial complex would have you believe,” Gorka said Sunday, after h...
Tags: Isis, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Turkey, Venezuela, Extremism, Nicolás Maduro, Muslim Brotherhood, Trump, Salman, Mohammad Bin Salman, Washington Journal, Sebastian Gorka, Gorka


The U.S. and #SaudiArabia Can't Get a Divorce - Bloomberg

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Can't Get a Divorce - Bloomberg:Few American foreign-policy challenges are more vexing or divisive than relations with Saudi Arabia today. U.S. interests would seem to dictate close ties, but American values argue otherwise. For President Trump, who is all about transactions, it is a no-brainer to focus on arms sales and oil, and little else matters. For Congress, there must be a price for the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as conduct of th...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, Capitol Hill, Yemen, Trump, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jamal Khashoggi, Divorce Bloomberg


SoftBank Vision Fund says its team will balloon to a whopping 800 people in the next 24 months

SoftBank Vision Fund has its pedal to the metal in more ways than one. On stage at the Milken Institute Global Conference yesterday, the CEO of SoftBank Investment Advisors, Rajeev Misra, reportedly disclosed plans to double the size of the investment arm from 400 employees to 800 employees over the next 18 to 24 months. That’s a lot of people  — especially considering that last September, one of its managing directors, Jeffrey Housenbold, told us that the organization employed 86 investors a...
Tags: TC, Uber, Hong Kong, New York, Saudi Arabia, China, Softbank, Tech, Bloomberg, Turkey, Sprint, Venture Capital, WeWork, Cia, Abu Dhabi, Yemen


SoftBank Vision Fund says its team will balloon to a whopping 800 people by late next year

SoftBank Vision Fund has its pedal to the metal in more ways than one. On stage at the Milken Institute Global Conference yesterday, the CEO of SoftBank Investment Advisors, Rajeev Misra, reportedly disclosed plans to double the size of the investment arm from 400 employees to 800 employees over the next 18 months. That’s a lot of people  — especially when considering that last September, one of SoftBank Vision Fund’s managing directors, Jeffrey Housenbold, told this editor that the organization...
Tags: TC, Hong Kong, New York, Saudi Arabia, China, Softbank, Tech, Bloomberg, Turkey, Sprint, WeWork, Cia, Abu Dhabi, Latin America, Cnbc, Silver Lake


How Jamal Khashoggi's murder just made the income of Boeing competitor Airbus plummet, more than 6 months on

On October 2, 2018, Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.Seemingly unrelated, on April 30, 2019, more than six months later, one of the world's largest aerospace... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington Post, Airbus, Boeing, Istanbul, Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Consulate


Trump falsely claims babies are being legally executed, mimics Saudi king's accent and calls former FBI officials 'scum' in wild rally speech

Donald Trump has falsely claimed that newborn babies are being legally “executed” during a wild and often incoherent rally speech in Wisconsin.The US president said mothers who had just given birth were being given the choice of keeping the child or allowing it to be killed.The claim – demonstrably false – came as he spoke about late-term abortions.“The baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor, they take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother d...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, America, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Middle East, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Trump, Salman, Evers, Tony Evers


Samantha Bee: Canadian, comedian, and defender of the free press

The only job named in and protected by the U.S. constitution is journalism. But when it’s under attack from fake news, misinformation, and the supposed defender-of-the-constitution-in-chief, who looks out for the press? Reporters have an unlikely ally in the late night comedy circuit. Late night television has a steady stream of male comedians ready to cursorily pick apart the news of the day, often mocking the dispatches of the press — typically the government — before they turn to a light hear...
Tags: Media, Government, White House, Tech, United States, Washington Dc, Dinner, Comedian, Trump Administration, Fake News, Television In The United States, Jamal Khashoggi


Undeterred by Khashoggi murder, global executives return to #SaudiArabia - Reuters

Undeterred by Khashoggi murder, global executives return to Saudi Arabia - Reuters:Global finance chiefs who boycotted a Saudi investment summit last year following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi returned to Riyadh this week as the Gulf kingdom gets business back on track.Dozens of Western politicians and business executives pulled out of Saudi Arabia’s showcase summit in October amid global uproar over Khashoggi’s killing at the hands of Saudi agents inside the kingdom’s Istanbul cons...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Istanbul, Gulf, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, SaudiArabia Reuters