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Macron in Saudi Arabia for ‘questions’ as Hariri remains in shadows

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Saudi Arabia for hastily scheduled talks with the kingdom’s leaders about a puzzling political crisis involving Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned from his job in a live broadcast from Riyadh, where he is claimed to be held against his will. On ...

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Las revelaciones de Moujtahed sobre las detenciones de príncipes y empresarios en Arabia

El famoso tuitero Moujtahed ha afirmado que “la campaña anticorrupción de Mohammed bin Salman no merece su título y que ella tiene dos objetivos: el primero es el de apoderarse de enormes sumas de dinero a través de la Caja de Inversiones públicas y los proyectos de la compañía Nesma ...

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Trump praises Saudi rulers after mass arrests for corruption

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he has “great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia” following mass arrests of Saudi Arabian royals, ministers and businessmen in the biggest anti-corruption purge of the kingdom’s affluent elite in its modern history. (reuters) — Trump also tweeted ...

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Saudi Arabia says Lebanon declares war, deepening crisis

Saudi Arabia accused Lebanon on Monday of declaring war against it because of “aggression by Hezbollah”, a dramatic escalation of a crisis threatening to destabilize the tiny Arab country. (reuters) — Lebanon has been thrust to the center of regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran since the Saudi-allied Lebanese politician ...

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Saudi Prince Killed in Helicopter Crash as Mass Purge Continues

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A helicopter carrying a high-ranking Saudi prince and other government officials crashed Sunday in the kingdom’s south near the border with Yemen, killing all eight people aboard. The Saudi Interior Ministry said early Monday that the crash happened in Saudi Arabia’s Asir province as the official took ...

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Senior Princes, Top Billionaire Detained in Sweeping Purge

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman removed one of the royal family’s most prominent princes from his ministerial role and arrested other royals and top officials in a sweeping purge that clears any remaining obstacles to his son’s potential ascension to the throne. Acting on orders from a newly established anti-corruption committee ...

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Saudi Prince Killed in Helicopter Crash in Border with Yemen

A Saudi Arabian prince has been killed in a helicopter crash close to country’s southern border with Yemen. According to the kingdom’s al-Ekhbariya news channel, the deputy governor of the Asir province Prince Mansour bin Moqren was killed in the crash on Sunday. A number of other government officials were ...

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Trump receives Saudi deputy crown prince at White House

US President Donald Trump has met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his first official get-together with a Middle Eastern dignitary since taking office.   Trump received King Salman’s son, also the kingdom’s defense minister, on Tuesday in the White House where they took part in a ...

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US Support For Saudi in Yemen Conflict “Unbreakable”

The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SCFA) on Thursday held its first hearing on the Yemen conflict, discussing a way to end the war and ease the humanitarian crisis while maintaining US interests. Republican Senator Bob Corker, chair of the SCFA, began the meeting by saying that Yemen, whose ...

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US Report: Saudi Army Paper Tiger

An American expert described the Saudi army, which is considered the best-equipped military in the world, as a paper tiger that disappointed its weapon suppliers, including mainly the United States. Simon Henderson, a director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, mentioned ...

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