Intelligence Operative Who Oversaw Khashoggi Killing Was the “Saudi Steve Bannon”

Qahtani has earned a reputation in Saudi as a violent enforcer for the royal family, and also as a vocal nationalist who, in blogs and on social media, relentlessly pushes the family’s line.

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Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative kicked off on Tuesday despite reports that one of its most high-profile guests, Softbank's Masayoshi Son, has decided not to speak at the event (though he will reportedly still attend and hold meetings on the sidelines). However, the event was overshadowed by remarks from Turkish President Recep Tayyip

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Pompeo Took 12-Hour Flight To Saudi Arabia For ’15 Minute Meeting’ With King Salman

It’s looking more likely that neither the US nor the rest of the Western world will do much to punish the world’s most important oil exporter, which can “weaponize” the oil market seemingly on a whim.

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Even before the publication of last night's Saudi trial balloon hinting that the kingdom would soon acknowledge that the extrajudicial killing of Jamal Khashoggi - the insider-turned dissident journalist who walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week and never walked back out - was the result of a "botched" kidnapping attempt carried out

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Mystery of MBS’ Fate Deepens as an Exiled Saudi Prince Calls for Coup

MBS’ rise to power has caused unprecedented in-fighting within the Saudi royal family, in large part because of MBS’ ruthless efforts to gain allegiance from family members, efforts which even led him to imprison and torture many of his relatives in an alleged “corruption probe.”

Saudi Arabia ministers enter the Moncloa Palace for ceremony presided by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, in Madrid, Spain, April 12, 2018. Paul White | AP

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – A shocking interview of an exiled Saudi prince calling for regime change in his home country has gone viral as in-fighting within the Saudi royal family and simmering domestic discontent with the current government’s policies may have reached a breaking point. Exiled Saudi Prince Khalid bin Farhan, in a videotaped

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Saudi Crown Prince: Israelis Have Right to Their Own Land

Israel and Saudi Arabia have no formal ties but rumors of covert interaction have surrounded the two states for many months, amid shared public concerns over the threat believed to be posed by Iran.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the Pentagon in Washington, March 22, 2018. (AP/Cliff Owen)

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has affirmed that Israel has a right to exist, in an interview with the Atlantic released yesterday. Mohammad Bin Salman made his comment in reply to a question which referred to Israel’s alleged ancestral homeland. “I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation,” explained Bin

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Trump’s Latest “Deal”: Sell Syria to Saudi Arabia for $4 Billion

It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia has funneled weapons, fighters, and funds into Syria, now Trump is looking to sell off chunks of the embattled nation to the Saudi monarchy, making Saudi Arabia de facto arsonist and firefighter.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis stands in front of a map of Syria and Iraq ISIS, during an update to the media, Friday, May 19, 2017, at the Pentagon. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON DC – This week, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) meets with top White House officials, reports have surfaced that Syria will be a key part of foreign policy discussions between the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler. According to the Washington Post, President Trump – in a bid to remove

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After Cheerleading Invasion of Iraq, Tom Friedman Glorifies Saudi Arabia’s War Criminal

Thomas Friedman, who called the invasion of Iraq “the most radical-liberal revolutionary war the US has ever launched,” is now singing the praises of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, left, talks with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during a lunch for Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, Feb. 14, 2012, at the State Department in Washington. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Thomas [Tom] Friedman, the supposedly liberal columnist of the New York Times and the "imperial messenger" of the US establishment, needs no introduction. This is the same man who was the leading cheerleader for the illegal and criminal invasion of Iraq in 2003 that set the Middle East on the path of bloodshed and destruction. This is the same

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