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Iran 'threat' has diminished, says US defense secretary

Patrick Shanahan credits US show of forceRemarks appear to be a sign tension is easing This handout picture released by the US navy shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet landing on the flight deck of the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf. Photograph: MC3 Jeff Sherman/AFP/Getty Images The acting US defence secretary has claimed that the alleged threat from Iran has receded as the result of an American show of force in the Middle East. “We’ve put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans,” P...
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Who Wants This War with Iran?

Who Wants This War with Iran? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea. “There won't be any war. … We don't seek a war, and (the Americans) don't either. They know it's not in their interests.” The ayatollah's analysis — war is in neither nation's interest — is correct. Consider the consequences of a war with the United States for his own country. Iran's hundreds of swift boats and h...
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Britain 'shares US belief of heightened threat of attacks by Iran'

The UK shares America’s assessment of a “heightened threat” of attacks by Iran, Jeremy Hunt said Thursday, as he tried to bring an end to days of transatlantic division over the issue. The government has raised the threat level for British troops and diplomats in Iraq and reviewed security arrangements at UK embassies in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The US had already pulled many diplomats out of its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan out of fear of attacks by Iranian-backed Shia mil...
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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


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


Trump to meet Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orbán– live

Viktor Orbán was snubbed by the Obama administration, which accused him of weakening democracy and is known for his anti-migration rhetoricSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.56pm BST So what’s so special about that Orbán meeting? Well for one thing it fits into a pattern of Trump cosying up to authoritarian leaders – see Vladimir Putin, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, to name but three.Orbán, the far-right Hungarian prime minister, has been...
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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...
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Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran?

Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Last week, it was Venezuela in America's gun sights. “While a peaceful solution is desirable, military action is possible,” thundered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “If that's what is required, that's what the United States will do.” John Bolton tutored Vladimir Putin on the meaning of the Monroe Doctrine: “This is our hemisphere. It's not where the Russians ought to be interfering.” After Venezuela's army decided not to r...
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CIA warns Arab activist of potential threat from Saudi Arabia

Pro-democracy campaigner Iyad el-Baghdadi has been vocal critic of Saudi crown princeThe CIA has warned Norway that a prominent Arab activist who is living in the country under asylum protection is facing a potential threat from Saudi Arabia, the Guardian has learned.The pro-democracy activist, Iyad el-Baghdadi, is a vocal critic of Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Saudi Arabia, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Norway, Cia, Mohammed bin Salman, Iyad El Baghdadi


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...
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#Saudi developer Raza plans projects for a more open society - Reuters

Saudi developer Raza plans projects for a more open society - Reuters:State-owned Saudi property developer Raza is planning more mixed-use projects that could combine offices, homes and leisure facilities in the latest sign of the conservative Islamic kingdom experimenting with a more open society.Under plans to transform Saudi Arabia’s economy and society, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sanctioned movies, music and sports once deemed un-Islamic to try to appeal to the country’s overwhelmi...
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Just When Trump Thought He Was Out, Bill Barr Pulls Him Back In

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyBill Barr answered questions from senators Wednesday that confirmed once and for all that rather than conducting himself as the attorney general of the United States, Barr’s title should be attorney specific since he serves a single client—Donald J. Trump.Barr sounded something like a defendant himself, talking in circles in a display one Democrat grudgingly praised as “masterful hairsplitting” to explain how he managed to publicly ex...
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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...
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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...
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#SaudiArabia to open up bond market to retail investors | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia to open up bond market to retail investors | Financial Times:Saudi Arabia is seeking to open up its government bond market to retail investors as part of sweeping reforms intended to develop a savings culture.Officials said last week that the country’s government sukuk, or Islamic bonds, would be sold in chunks of SR1,000 ($267), rather than the typical SR1m, in a move that finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said was designed to make it easier for retail investors and investment fu...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, US, Financial Times, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mohammed al Jadaan


Trump Wants Cheap Oil. IMF Data Show Saudis Need Higher Prices - Bloomberg

Trump Wants Cheap Oil. IMF Data Show Saudis Need Higher Prices - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia needs oil prices to be higher than what U.S. President Donald Trump may be comfortable with as the government increases spending to bolster economic growth.International Monetary Fund data released on Monday show the world’s biggest oil exporter needs prices at about $85 a barrel to balance its budget this year, up from a forecast of $73 in September.The estimates highlight the tricky task facing Crown Prince...
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The Guardian view on Libya: this crisis is international | Editorial

Khalifa Haftar’s foreign backers have egged him on – and civilians are paying the priceThe warlord Khalifa Haftar, who controls eastern Libya, has never disguised his ambitions. Once one of Muammar Gaddafi’s generals, he returned from exile in the US when the dictator fell in 2011, attempted to launch a coup three years later, repeatedly declared his intention to take Tripoli and has said that his country may not be ready for democracy.So the professions of shock from his backers when he mounted...
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Top Iranian Diplomat To Trump: ‘Try The Language Of Respect … It Won’t Kill You’

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran’s top diplomat said Wednesday President Donald Trump’s aim “is to bring us to our knees to talk” — but national security adviser John Bolton and key U.S. allies in the Mideast want “regime change at the very least” and the “disintegration of Iran.” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he doubts Trump wants conflict because the president ran on a campaign promise “not to waste another $7 trillion in our region in order to make the situation only worse.” But Zarif sa...
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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


Kushner says has urged Saudi prince to be transparent about Khashoggi killing

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Tuesday he had urged Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to be transparent about the circumstances surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Taking questions at a Time magazine forum, Kushner was not specific about when he had spoken to the crown prince about the October killing of Khashoggi, a U.S.-based journalist, inside the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, White House, Time, Mohammed bin Salman, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi met Saudi crown prince in Riyadh

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, his office said on Thursday, a day after his first official visit to the kingdom which has been wooing Baghdad to stem the influence of Tehran. Abdul Mahdi's meeting with the crown prince came after he met King Salman on Wednesday.
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Tehran, Baghdad, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Abdul Mahdi


Hearing postponed for 'private reasons' in trial of 11 Saudi women

Defendants, several of whom campaigned for right to drive, given no new date for hearingA court in Saudi Arabia has postponed a fourth hearing in the trial of several women’s rights activists, a case that has intensified western criticism of Riyadh following the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.A court official informed some of the women’s relatives that the session would not take place, citing the judge’s “private reasons”, and could not provide a new date. The public prosecutor said la...
Tags: Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Women's rights and gender equality


US urges Saudi prince to ditch aide linked to Khashoggi killing

Mohammed bin Salman is privately urged to cut ties with adviser implicated in murderMike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has privately urged Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the Saudi throne, to cut his ties to a close adviser whom the US has sanctioned for his alleged role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Pompeo is understood to have raised his concerns about Saud al-Qahtani in private conversations with Prince Mohammed and his brother Khalid bin Salman. Continue read...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, US, World news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Mohammed bin Salman, Mike Pompeo, Prince Mohammed, Khalid bin Salman, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, Saud Al Qahtani, Jamal Khashoggi Pompeo, murderMike Pompeo


National Enquirer up for sale after Trump, Bezos scandals

The National Enquirer, the tabloid that billionaire Jeff Bezos accused of extortion earlier this year, is on the block to be sold by parent company American Media Inc. American Media’s board conducted a review of its tabloid business, including the Globe and National Examiner brands, and decided to explore strategic options. That will “likely result in their sale in the near future,” the company said on Wednesday. “We feel the future opportunities with the tabloids can be best exploited by a d...
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#SaudiArabia still faces investor unease amid Aramco bond rush | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia still faces investor unease amid Aramco bond rush | Financial Times:Saudi Arabia got the cold shoulder from global finance last year when the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi tarnished crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s wish to be seen as a business-friendly reformer. Scores of business names, including JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon, pulled out of a Saudi-organised event dubbed “Davos in the desert” soon after Khashoggi’s death.So Tuesday’s record-breaking order book for...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Davos, Jamie Dimon, Financial Times, Riyadh, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Jpmorgan, Mohammed bin Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Khashoggi’s son comments on financial compensation by rulers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The son of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi says no settlement discussions have taken place and suggested that financial compensation to the family did not amount to an admission of guilt by Saudi rulers. Salah Khashoggi described King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as “guardians to […]
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Khashoggi killing: US issues travel bans against 16 Saudis

Move comes as state department tries to fend off criticism over reaction to killing of Saudi journalistThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has issued travel bans against 16 Saudi Arabians, including a former aide to the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, as he tries to fend off bipartisan criticism of the state department’s reaction to the killing of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Related: Saudi Arabia paying Jamal Khashoggi's children thousands each month – report Contin...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Mohammed bin Salman, Mike Pompeo, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


State Dept. Identifies And Bans 16 People With ‘Roles’ In Khashoggi Killing

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who reportedly ordered the journalist’s slaying, was not among those named.
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Israel Elections a Cliffhanger for Netanyahu, New Hope for His Opposition

GALI TIBBONJERUSALEM–It will be a long night in Israel, where initial exit polls Tuesday evening indicated a close electoral victory for opposition head Benny Gantz, a former army chief of staff. But the prognosis for his chances to form a winning coalition block against right-wing parties led by the Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has held office for 10 years, and dominated Israeli politics for a generation.Both candidates declared immediate victory, though Gantz’s declaration, iss...
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Report: Saudi Arabia Making Brisk Progress on Experimental Nuclear Reactor

A small, experimental nuclear reactor being constructed by Argentina’s state-backed nuclear company INVAP at Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh has spurred renewed concerns about Saudi leadership’s intentions for the program, CNN reported on Sunday, even as its development zips…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Cnn, Military, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power, Argentina, Nuclear, IAEA, Nukes, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, International Atomic Energy Agency, INVAP