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  • VIDEO: Saudi Takes a Ride on Whale Shark in the Red Sea

    08/22/2020 3:27:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 22, 2020
    Watch: Saudi man takes a ride on an endangered whale shark in the Red Sea Gulf News identified the daredevil man as Abu Badi, and said he was accompanied on the boat by some of his friends. One of them can be heard shouting, "Careful, it can swallow you." By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 22, 2020 1:20:47 pm whale shark, man rides on whale shark, saudi man rides on whale shark, man sits on whale shark, odd news, saudi arabia news, viral videos, indian express, Breathtaking video clip showed a Saudi citizen is shown jumping on...
  • Saudi Crown Prince accused of assassination plot against senior exiled official

    08/06/2020 5:24:10 PM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 6 | By Alex Marquardt
    Washington (CNN) A former top Saudi intelligence official who fell out with the Saudi Crown Prince is alleging that an assassination squad traveled from Saudi Arabia to Canada to try to kill him just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by members of the same group, according to a new legal complaint filed Thursday by the alleged target, Dr. Saad Aljabri, in DC District Court. Aljabri accuses the Kingdom's powerful crown prince and defacto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, of dispatching the hit team to murder him just over a year after Aljabri fled from Saudi Arabia...
  • FBI mistakenly reveals Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding 9/11 terrorists

    05/12/2020 10:20:18 PM PDT · by be-baw · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2020 | Vincent Barone
    FBI lawyers accidentally revealed the identity of a Saudi diplomat who agents have suspected helped deliver crucial support to the Al-Qaeda terrorists who carried out the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to a report. ... The Saudi official, Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah, had his name blocked out in all but one appearance in the document, with the FBI admitting to Yahoo it was a mistake. Jarrah was a Saudi Foreign Ministry official assigned to the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., in 1999 and 2000. ...
  • Special Report: Trump told Saudis: Cut oil supply or lose U.S. military support - sources

    04/30/2020 4:33:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 30, 2020 | by Timothy Gardner, Steve Holland, Dmitry Zhdannikov, Rania El
    WASHINGTON/LONDON/DUBAI - As the United States pressed Saudi Arabia to end its oil price war with Russia, President Donald Trump gave Saudi leaders an ultimatum. In an April 2 phone call, Trump told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that unless the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) started cutting oil production, he would be powerless to stop lawmakers from passing legislation to withdraw U.S. troops from the kingdom, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The threat to upend a 75-year strategic alliance, which has not been previously reported, was central to the U.S. pressure campaign that...
  • Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging

    04/25/2020 6:23:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    France24 ^ | April 25, 2020
    Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia has abolished flogging as a punishment, the supreme court announced, hailing the latest in a series of "human rights advances" made by the king and his powerful son. Court-ordered floggings in Saudi Arabia -- sometimes extending to hundreds of lashes -- have long drawn condemnation from human rights groups. But they say the headline legal reforms overseen by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have brought no let-up in the conservative Islamic kingdom's crushing of dissent, including through the use of the death penalty. The Saudi supreme court said the latest reform was intended to "bring...
  • $1 Oil: Saudi Arabia's Attempt To Crush U.S. Shale

    04/01/2020 4:20:45 PM PDT · by bananaman22
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-01-2020 | Tom
    After having crashed nearly 70 percent in the first three months of 2020, benchmark WTI prices are trying to form a bottom around $20 per barrel. But this psychological threshold is looking increasingly shaky as global crude storage facilities are filling up at an unprecedented pace. OPEC and its partners officially ended their output cut deal today, following the words of Russian Energy Minister Novak that every producer is ‘’free to pump at will’’.
  • Saudi-led coalition intercepts missiles fired by Yemen's Houthis - spokesman

    03/30/2020 7:03:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 11 replies
    Thompson Reuters Foundation News ^ | March 29, 2020 | Nayera Abdallah
    CAIRO, March 29 (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early on Sunday that the kingdom's air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles on Saturday night launched by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group towards Riyadh and the city of Jizan, Saudi state news agency (SPA) said citing the coalition's spokesman. The coalition's spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, said in a statement that no fatalities had been recorded so far. He said destroying the missiles caused some shrapnel to fall on residential neighbourhoods in the two cities, SPA reported. The spokesman added that firing missiles at this time by the Houthis and...
  • Saudi Arabia extends travel ban to EU amid COVID-19 fears

    03/12/2020 6:26:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | March 12, 2020 | By Darryl Coote
    Saudi Arabia expanded its flight and travel bans to 12 countries and the European Union on Thursday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump issued a similar measure for most of Europe. In a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency, the country said it was temporarily suspending "the travel of citizens and expatriates and suspended flights" to European Union member states, Switzerland, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Djibouti and Somalia. Saudi Arabia said it was extending its ban to countries "where the threat of the spread of the novel coronavirus appeared" as part...
  • Saudi Arabia, Russia raise stakes in oil production standoff

    03/10/2020 11:57:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 10, 2020 | by Rania El Gamal, Olesya Astakhova
    DUBAI/MOSCOW - Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it would boost its oil supplies to a record high in April, raising the stakes in a standoff with Russia and effectively rebuffing Moscow’s suggestion for new talks. The clash of oil titans Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked a 25% slump in crude prices on Monday, triggering panic selling on Wall Street and other equity markets that have already been badly hit by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Oil prices LCOc1 recovered some ground on Tuesday, but were still 40% down on the start of the year. U.S. President Donald Trump spoke...
  • Oil prices plunge, hit by erupting Saudi-Russia oil price war

    03/09/2020 10:09:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 9, 2018 | by Stephanie Kelly
    NEW YORK - Oil prices crashed on Monday, suffering their biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War, after the collapse of an OPEC+ supply agreement that now threatens to overwhelm the world with oil, inciting panic throughout the energy sector. After failing to come to an agreement to cut supply, Saudi Arabia and Russia over the weekend pledged instead to ramp up production, which could quickly flood global markets with oil at a time when demand has already weakened substantially. The market’s reaction has been furious, with crude futures plunging by nearly 20%, while energy stocks collapse as shale...
  • Roundup of Saudi Royals Expands With Detention of a 4th Prince

    03/08/2020 7:54:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 45 replies
    nytimes ^ | 3/7/2020 | By David D. Kirkpatrick, Ben Hubbard
    The arrests have raised questions about whether the crown prince was on the verge of taking full power from his father, King Salman. The scope of a new roundup of Saudi royals widened on Saturday with word that a fourth senior prince has been detained under orders from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to two Saudis close to the royal family, in a sign that he is determined to crack down on even whispers of dissent. The wave of arrests has ensnared a former head of army intelligence, Prince Nayef bin Ahmed, as well as at least three other...
  • Yemen's battlefield moves closer to key city of Marib

    02/01/2020 7:29:30 AM PST · by NorseViking · 12 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 28, 2020
    The United Nations special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has called for immediate de-escalation as a drastic surge in fighting threatens to exacerbate the country's long-running war and further complicate a fragile peace process. Some say it might jeopardise two years of efforts by the UN negotiators to secure peace between Houthi rebels and the UN-recognised government. The government has been fighting the rebels since 2014, when they overran the capital Sanaa. The conflict has left tens of thousands of people dead and triggered what the UN says is the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Al Jazeera's Mohammed al-Attab reports.
  • First on CNN: More than a dozen Saudi servicemen to be expelled from US after review of December shooting at Naval Air Station

    01/11/2020 7:40:42 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 47 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan. 11, 2020 | David Shortell and Evan Perez
    More than a dozen Saudi servicemen training at US military installations will be expelled from the United States after a review that followed the deadly shooting last month at a Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, multiple sources told CNN. The Saudis are not accused of aiding the 21-year-old Saudi Air Force second lieutenant who killed three American sailors in the December shooting, two sources said, but some are said to have connections to extremist movements, according to a person familiar with the situation. A number are also accused of possessing child pornography, according to a defense official and the...
  • Judge questions three-month detention of American enemy combatant

    12/11/2017 3:07:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2017 | Andrea Noble
    A federal judge was aghast over the Trump administration’s assertion it could indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen as an enemy combatant without providing access to a lawyer, saying the Justice Department’s defense of the practice amounted to “an end run” around the man’s Constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan is weighing a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to allow the group access to the man in order to provide him legal representation. “He wants counsel, which is an assertion and a request that I don’t think I can ignore,” Judge Chutkan said Monday, adding that she plans...
  • ACLU to represent American detained overseas as enemy combatant

    01/06/2018 11:51:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    An American citizen detained overseas by the U.S. military has asked the American Civil Liberties Union to sue the Trump administration for holding him as an enemy combatant. The unidentified man spoke with ACLU attorneys this week and said they could challenge his detention in federal court, the ACLU wrote in a court filing entered Friday. “The Trump administration illegally denied an American his rights to access a lawyer and a court for nearly four months, but those efforts have finally failed,” said ACLU attorney Jonathan Hafetz. “Now that our client has secured the judicial review that the government attempted...
  • Trump administration seeks to transfer unnamed enemy combatant within 72 hours

    04/17/2018 3:33:47 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/18
    The Trump administration intends to transfer a U.S. citizen held in Iraq as an enemy combatant for over six months to an unnamed foreign country within 72 hours, it revealed in a court filing on Tuesday afternoon. The detainee has declined to consent to the transfer, according to the government, and a hearing has been set for Thursday morning. The government did not name the country, but a U.S. official confirmed to The Hill that officials are seeking to transfer him to Saudi Arabia. The detainee, known publicly only as John Doe, also holds a citizenship there, The Hill has...
  • What Really Happened at NAS Pensacola, and Why

    12/12/2019 12:55:27 PM PST · by Hennible Cobb · 36 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | Dec. 9, 2019 | David Blackmon
    So, over a 5 day span, the terrorist checked in, acquired a handgun with 4 extended magazines and ammunition, posted a manifesto online condemning the US as a “nation of evil” along Islamist and anti-Semitic lines, planned and executed his attack with at least 3 accomplices. At least 10 Saudi Military Officers knew of the plan, and either participated or did nothing to stop it. Each one of these individuals had passed the screening process to come train in the United States. That brief recount of the chain of events begs a series of questions, some of which are easier...
  • 3 US Navy sailors killed in the Pensacola Navy base saved lives when they ran toward gunman, officials say

    12/08/2019 3:55:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/08/2019 | Nicole Chavez
    Investigators have been trying to determine what motivated a gunman who opened fire in a classroom building on Friday at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. He used a handgun and was killed after two deputies exchanged gunfire with him. The shooter was identified by the FBI as Mohammed Alshamrani -- a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian air force. He was a student naval flight officer, according to an FBI spokesperson. The shooter does not appear to have ties to terrorist groups, two sources told CNN. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan told CNN's Erin Burnett that the FBI had...
  • Suspected shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola was Saudi national

    12/06/2019 12:07:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | Updated Dec. 6, 2019, 12:38 PM CST | Elisha Fieldstadt, Pete Williams
    The suspected gunman who killed three people and injured several others at a naval base in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday morning was a Saudi national, according to law enforcement sources. Sources identified the shooter, who was killed in the incident, as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. The FBI was the lead agency in charge of the investigation as of Friday afternoon. Two Escambia County sheriff's deputies were on scene immediately after reports of a shots fired at about 6:50 a.m. local time. They were injured in an exchange of gunfire with the shooter, authorities said. One was shot in the arm and...
  • The shooting suspect at NAS Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia

    12/06/2019 10:05:26 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 184 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 12/06/2019 | ABC7
    UPDATE 11:50 a.m. The shooting suspect at NAS Pensacola was an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, the Associated Press is reporting. The AP is reporting that authorities are investigating if the shooting was terrorism-related.