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  • Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch [snip]

    10/13/2018 8:32:36 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 39 replies
    dailymail ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | PHOEBE SOUTHWORTH
    Full Title: Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch with moments of his interrogation, torture and killing sent to his phone and the iCloud' Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch, it has been claimed. He turned on the recording function on the device before walking into the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul on October 2, according to Turkish newspaper Sabah. Then his 'interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud', the newspaper report. His assailants tried to hack into...
  • Turkey concludes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed by 'murder' team, sources say

    10/06/2018 9:38:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 60 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | October 6 at 7:02 PM | Kareem Fahim
    ISTANBUL — Turkey has concluded that Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist from Saudi Arabia, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this week by a Saudi team sent “specifically for the murder,” two people with knowledge of the probe said Saturday. Turkish investigators believe a 15-member team “came from Saudi Arabia. It was a preplanned murder,” said one of the people. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation. They offered no specific evidence to back up the account. Earlier Saturday, however, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency said the Istanbul public prosecutor’s office had opened...
  • Turkish police suspect Saudi journalist Khashoggi was killed at consulate

    10/07/2018 8:16:56 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2017 | Brian Murphy
    Turkish authorities suspect that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on Tuesday after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, was killed inside the consulate, Turkish sources told Middle East Eye and news agencies on Saturday. A senior Turkish police source told MEE that police believed that Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was "brutally tortured, killed and cut into pieces" inside the consulate after visiting the building on 2 October. "Everything was videotaped to prove the mission had been accomplished and the tape was taken out of the country," the source said.
  • Saudi Arabia plans to build a 'Riviera of the Middle East' in bid to become a global tourism [tr]

    09/27/2018 7:36:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2018 | Miranda Ardersley
    Saudi Arabia will turn its northwestern Red Sea coast into a luxury tourism resort to rival the French Riviera, its Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced Wednesday. The Amaala development would be 'a natural extension of the Mediterranean Sea, and dubbed the Riviera of the Middle East', according to the country's top sovereign wealth fund. Located in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Nature Reserve, the resort will feature hotels, private villas, an arts academy and a yacht club.
  • Saudi Arabia Beheads Human Rights Activist For Posing A Threat To Islam's Values

    08/24/2018 12:15:19 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 65 replies
    freespeechtime.com ^ | 2018-08-24 | Unknown
    According to reports from human rights organizations Saudi Arabia is about to behead female activist in public - Mainstream media is silent to avoid damaging the image of Islam. Esraa al-Ghamgam, a female human rights activist sentenced to death over her human rights activism after serving three years in detention. Her last words as she was sentenced to death were “I am being killed innocent, I will seek justice from God.” Saudi Arabia is the head of the UN Human Rights Council despite its worst human rights record in the world.
  • Saudi Arabia Orders Its Fund Managers to Dump Canadian Assets

    08/08/2018 7:48:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8-8-2018 | By Margherita Stancati in Beirut,
    Saudi Arabia is ordering its citizens to leave Canada, selling its financial assets there and freezing trade between the two countries as part of an extraordinary diplomatic spat that has brought into global view the kingdom’s extreme sensitivity to Western criticism. The steps follow the Canada’s foreign ministry’s chastising Saudi Arabia for its recent arrest of human-rights activists. Canada’s foreign ministry, in a Twitter message sent on Friday, called on Saudi authorities to “immediately release” the activists. The Saudi government rejected what it described as Canada’s unacceptable interference in its domestic affairs, and on Monday expelled the Canadian ambassador to...
  • Saudi women, free to drive, kickstart Harley-Davidson bike chapter

    08/08/2018 4:05:33 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 - 8 - 18 | Hollie McKay
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – In a bit more than a month since women in Saudi Arabia won the historic right to drive, a group of them is headed out on the road on not four wheels, but two. “We have been waiting a lifetime for this,” said Aliya, an enthusiastic 23-year-old student from Jeddah who is set on motorcycling. “Always watching my brothers ride. Now they’re teaching me.”
  • Saudi Arabia withdrawing students from Canadian schools, suspending flights to Toronto

    08/06/2018 4:01:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 8-6-2018 | Steven Chase
    The Saudi Arabian government plans to withdraw all Saudi students studying at Canadian universities, colleges and other schools in retaliation for Canada criticizing the country’s human-rights record. A Saudi government source, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said there are more than 15,000 Saudis here on government-funded scholarships, grants or in trainee programs. Accompanying family members bring the number to 20,000 or more. The Saudi students will be moved immediately to study programs in other countries with similar education systems, such as Britain or the United States, the Saudi official said. Separately, Saudi Arabian Airlines, via the...
  • Saudi Arabia's Call for Ceasefire Extension in Afghanistan

    06/28/2018 4:41:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    U.S. Department of State ^ | June 27, 2018 | Heather Nauert, State Department Spokesperson
    Press StatementHeather NauertDepartment Spokesperson Washington, DC June 27, 2018 The United States welcomes Saudi Arabia’s recent call for an extension of the ceasefire between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban. The United States echoes the call for a new era of tolerance and reconciliation, renouncing violence, and preserving the lives of innocent people. This reflects Saudi Arabia’s prominent role in combating terrorism and furthers our mutual goal of regional peace and stability. We call on all parties to reciprocate a ceasefire extension and engage in formal peace negotiations.
  • Saudi-backed Yemeni forces capture Hodeidah airport

    06/19/2018 11:22:30 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 19 June 2018 | Patrick Wintour
    Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces have captured the airport at Hodeidah and have started preparations for the more complex task of capturing the city and its port nine miles (15km) to the north. The port is critical to the supply of aid to the rest of the famine-struck country.
  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Goes After the Bin Ladens

    06/05/2018 10:12:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jun 05, 2018 | Zvi Bar'el
    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Goes After the Bin Ladens The kingdom’s business leaders apparently realize they’d better work with Mohammed bin Salman lest they lose the rest of their whittled-down holdings Zvi Bar'el Jun 05, 2018 12:31 PM Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman isn’t about to rest on his laurels. First he reached accords with several dozen of Saudi Arabia’s richest men, including ministers and family members. They were arrested in November and held until they agreed to part with significant chunks of their wealth, which freed them from their luxurious captivity in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton. And now the...
  • Is Saudi Arabia’s 32-Year-Old Crown Prince Dead?

    05/26/2018 3:20:32 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 40 replies
    The Observer ^ | 25 May 2018 | Sissy Cau
    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the 32-year-old media-savvy leader of the oil kingdom, has been unnaturally quiet recently, so much so that some in the Middle East media couldn’t help but wonder if he is dead. Bin Salman hasn’t been seen in the public eye since his meeting with the Spanish royal family in on April 12. On April 21, heavy gunfire was heard near a royal palace in Riyadh, the kingdom’s capital. ...
  • Heavy gunfire in Riyadh was toy drone shot down near Saudi royal palace - despite claims of 'coup'

    04/21/2018 2:02:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    The Mirror ^ | April 21, 2018 | Jamie Bullen
    Wildly conflicting social media reports tonight claim bullets were either fired as part of an attempted coup - or to shoot down a toy drone. A police spokesman said forces at a checkpoint in the Khozama district, where the palace is based, identified the drone and "dealt with it according to their orders", local media said. The explanation came after wildly conflicting reports on social media speculating on the cause of the shooting. Senior Saudi officials said King Salman was not in the palace at the time despite repeated Twitter reports he was moved to a military bunker in the...
  • Iran’s ‘Moderate’ President Appoints Justice Minister Linked With Torture, Mass Executions

    04/20/2018 2:13:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 19, 2018 | Heshmat Alavi
    The ‘moderate reformist’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed as justice minister Alireza Avayi, who participated in mass executions against political opponents. Who is Iran’s Alireza Avayi? Now Iran’s justice minister, he is also among those involved in imprisoning, torturing, and executing Iranians in the past 39 years.It appears the “moderate reformist” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed Avayi to replace the defamed Mostafa Pourmohammadi and continue his crackdown policy in the face of an uprising nation. Avayi’s recent speech at the United Nations Human Rights Council disgraced this world body and resulted in numerous protests. His appointment calls for a deep look...
  • Saudis admit paying for jihad

    04/13/2018 11:14:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 13, 2018 | James Lewis
    In an interview with the Atlantic, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman revealed that Saudi Arabia has financed terrorism. Most people will ignore this. The U.S. left has successfully colluded with jihad against national security. That is also part of Robert Mueller's mission: to cover up and protect jihadist infiltration, espionage, and sabotage during the Clinton-Obama years. See the Awan espionage cell placed in the House Intelligence Committee, with the plausible collusion of Mueller, Comey, Brennan, and Clapper. It was much too obvious not to be noticed, and the House Democrats, including Debbie Wasserman Schultz, literally ignored the need for...
  • Time for Trump to end fraudulent religious visa program being exploited by radical imams

    04/13/2018 8:28:06 AM PDT · by LeoHohmann · 4 replies
    LeoHohmann.com ^ | April 10, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    While President Trump has talked about gaps in our immigration system with regard to the border wall, the refugee program, the diversity visa lottery and chain migration, he has yet to say anything about what may be the most dangerous open gate of all for Islamic radicals. The "R" class of visas for so-called religious workers apparently flies completely under the radar of the Trump administration. Shockingly, the number of such visas issued grew during Trump's first year in office and was 3.7 percent higher than under President Obama's final year.
  • Syrian Army Reportedly Discovers Secret Chemical Plant Used by Militants

    04/12/2018 12:18:38 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 34 replies
    Sputnik Nuze ^ | April 12, 2018
    The Syrian army has uncovered a clandestine plant in Eastern Ghouta that was used by the terrorists to produce military-grade agents, with equipment of Saudi origin and materials presumably made in Western countries having been found at the building, local media reported on Tuesday. The plant is located in al-Shefounieh town in the area of Duma. Among other toxic chemicals, chlorine was found at the site, the SANA news agency reported, adding that the papers of the Jaysh al-Islam militant group were also discovered. A Syrian field commander said that high-tech equipment was found at the plant, which indicates that...
  • Saudi Arabia's crown prince slams Obama's Iran nuclear deal, backs Israel's right to exist

    04/03/2018 12:18:45 AM PDT · by familyop · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince affirmed Israel's right to exist...pointedly bucking other leaders in the Arab world and signaling support for President Trump's Middle East agenda...the crown prince told The Atlantic. "Hitler tried to conquer Europe. This is bad. But the supreme leader is trying to conquer the world...He is the Hitler of the Middle East. In the 1920s and 1930s, no one saw Hitler as a danger. Only a few people. Until it happened."
  • Riyadh Just Came Under Ballistic Missile Attack Resulting In These Crazy Videos

    03/25/2018 6:03:30 PM PDT · by taildragger · 70 replies
    The Drive ^ | 03/25/18 | Tyler Rogoway
    Saudi Arabia's capital just came under ballistic missile attack, during which Patriot missile interceptors were launched to intercept. Although it looks like at least one Patriot hit one missile, a missile fragment, or even another missile itself, came careened into the ground, resulting in this amazing video: The trajectory of the projectile as it approaches the ground is a bit puzzling, it almost looks like it is turning while under control, but it could just be the result of the intercept. Then there is this amazing video of the Patriot missile launches, and it looks like one missile either intercepted...
  • Saudi prince denies Kushner is ‘in his pocket’

    03/23/2018 1:07:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 23 Mar 2018 | Karen D. Young
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Thursday it would be ‘‘really insane’’ for him to trade classified information with presidential son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner, or try to use Kushner to promote Saudi aims within the Trump administration. Having that kind of relationship ‘‘will not help us’’ and does not exist, he said. Speaking in a meeting with Washington Post editors and reporters, Mohammed denied U.S. media reports that he had claimed Kushner was ‘‘in his pocket,’’ or that he had sought or received a green light from Kushner, when the two met in Riyadh in October,...