JAMAL KHASHOGGI

Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty for 5 Khashoggi Murder Suspects

Shalaan Al-Shalaan, undersecretary and the official spokesperson of the public prosecution office, gave a briefing on the Khashoggi case.
Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Arab News and other local media report.

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Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Prosecutor seeks death penalty

A total of 11 people were charged, the Saudi Public Prosecutor's office said, adding that the five people facing capital punishment were directly involved in ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

US sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly implicated in Khashoggi murder

The Trump administration has sanctioned 17 Saudi officials for their alleged involvement in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the first economic penalties ...

 

Saudi Aramco IPO

Aramco may list downstream oil assets after SABIC acquisition

Saudi Aramco may consider spinning off its growing downstream division, which includes oil refining assets, a business where the oil giant is investing heavily to ...

 

King Salman

Saudi Rulers Rally Support on Home Front as U.S. Pressure Mounts

It’s been more than a decade since any Saudi monarch went to Ha’il, once an outpost on the old pilgrimage trail to Mecca. King Salman’s ...

 

Trump Administration

Analysts: Trump duped Saudis into tanking oil prices

The analysts say Trump essentially bamboozled the Saudis by threatening for months to implement sanctions against Iran so strictly, the Islamic Republic's exports would go ...

 

PIF

Saudi Arabia’s PIF eyes stake in U.S. movie studio Legendary – sources

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund PIF is exploring the acquisition of up to a $700 million stake in Legendary Entertainment, the U.S. movie studio behind ...

 

War in Yemen

House blocks bill to end support for Saudi coalition in Yemen as UK yields diplomatic progress

The setback for critics of the coalition in the U.S. comes after the United Kingdom announced progress this week on the diplomatic front as the ...

 

U.S.-Saudi

Senators return to Washington intent on action against Saudis

Meanwhile, a bipartisan trio of senators, feeling the political winds turn their way, is planning to reintroduce a resolution that would end U.S. military support ...

 

Privatization

Saudi Arabia power sector privatisations delayed

With a fleet of state-run power and water plants capable of generating more than 80GW of power and 7 million cubic metres a day of ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Opinion: Fix the U.S.-Saudi Alliance. Don’t Break It.

Democrats are planning a "deep dive" into ties between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia when they take control of the House of Representatives in January. ...

 

Women in Saudi

Saudi women exercise their new right to jog

A group of women in the Saudi city of Jeddah marked International Women's Day on Thursday by exercising one of their newly acquired freedoms: the ...

 

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Global Oil Markets

Citi Says Oil’s Record Plunge Is a ‘Made in America’ Phenomenon

The State Department’s zigzag on Iran sanctions, President Donald Trump’s tweets about OPEC supply, the demand-sapping trade war with China and the explosion of shale ...

 

War in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition halts Hodeidah assault as West presses for Yemen ceasefire: sources

The Saudi-led coalition has ordered a halt in its offensive against Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen’s main port city Hodeidah, three sources said on Thursday, ...

 

Costs of War

US has spent $5.9 trillion on Middle East, Asia wars since 2001: Study

The $5.9 trillion figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is not borne by the Defense Department alone, ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Middle East driving global growth in conventional oil output

The boost in conventional oil output from the Middle East is primarily driven by supply additions from Iraq with 1.5 million bpd growth, and an ...

 

Arcapita

Bahrain’s Arcapita Acquires Industrial Real Estate Assets In U.S.

“Expanding our U.S. real estate footprint is a key pillar of our growth strategy,” said Atif Abdulmalik, Arcapita’s CEO, in a statement. “We have good ...

 

Oil in Iraq

How Oil Trader Stumbled in the Wild, Wild East of Iraq

The dispute offers a rare glimpse into the opaque world of energy trading and the hazards of navigating deals in postwar Iraq, even for an ...

 

Space

Russia’s space agency offers to train Saudi, Bahraini astronauts

Roscosmos is holding talks with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on training their astronauts for a mission to the International Space Station ...

 

Particle Accelerator

The Middle Eastern particle accelerator is gearing up, handmade parts and all

Particle accelerators are at the forefront of research in a vast range of fields. From biology to archaeology to new materials, particle accelerators can help ...

 

MENA Education

Expectations and Aspirations: A New Framework for Education in the Middle East and North Africa

Five decades of investments in education, impressive growth in enrollment rates, and gender parity at almost all levels of education, have not been able to ...

 

ISIS

How Did ISIS Get Its Weapons? Europe Wants to Limit U.S. and Saudi Arabia Arms Sales Because Guns Went to Militant Group

The European Parliament warned that "member states have systematically failed to apply" EU rules when selling arms abroad, and called for "a mechanism to enforce ...

 

Data Leaks

Report: Government, Education Sectors, Banks in Middle East See Highest Data Leak Incidents

According to InfoWatch Analytical Center, local government agencies and educational institutions experienced 36 percent and 20 percent of all leaks, respectively which is twice as ...

 

Afghanistan

After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the ...

 

Anti-ISIS Campaign

US-backed fighters resume final offensive against ISIS after pause to deal with Turkish tensions

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are returning to the battle against the Islamic State following a pause to deal with clashes between their northern troops ...

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement

UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits

In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and reviewed by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has been abiding ...

 

Iran Sanctions

U.S. to step up sanctions on Iran, ‘squeeze them until the pips squeak’

The United States will step up enforcement of sanctions on Iran, national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday, as Tehran tries to find ways ...

 

Libya

Libya’s Haftar meets with rival Sarraj in Italy for first time since May

Eastern Libyan military leader Khalifa Haftar met on Tuesday morning with the prime minister of the internationally recognised government of western Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, despite ...

 

IMF Country Focus

How the Middle East and Central Asian Countries Can Reduce Debt and Preserve Growth

Experience shows that, while the amount needed to achieve debt sustainability will differ, the way in which expenditures are cut or revenue increased matters for ...

 

Israel

Israeli defence chief Avigdor Lieberman quits over Gaza truce

Israel’s hawkish defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has announced he is resigning from the rightwing coalition government led by Benjamin Netanyahu in protest at a Gaza ...

 

Technology

Spotify launches in the Middle East and North Africa

Spotify, the world’s most popular paid music streaming service, officially launched in the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday. ...

 

U.S.-Turkey

Turkey making efforts to get U.S. Congress to remove bills against Ankara

The U.S. Senate has demanded a block on sales of F-35 jets to Turkey unless U.S. President Donald Trump certifies that Turkey is not threatening ...

 

Iran Sanctions

Iraq to exchange food for Iranian gas, seeks U.S. approval: government officials

Iraq has agreed with Iran to exchange Iraqi food items for Iranian gas and energy supplies, two Iraqi government officials said on Wednesday. ...

 

Global Oil Markets

Record U.S., Russia and Saudi oil production means supply well outstrips global demand: IEA

The IEA said oil output from the world’s three biggest producers is holding global supply steady, at around 100.7 million barrels a day last month. ...

 

BeIN Corp.

Qatar-based Sports Broadcaster’s Piracy War Threatens Income for Leagues

The world’s biggest sports rights holder, BeIN Corp., says it will spend less to broadcast major competitions unless the industry does more to stop a ...

 

MENA Forecast

Multiple risks cloud outlook for Middle East and its neighbors: IMF

The Fund's latest regional economic outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region, published Tuesday, warns that "multiple and intertwined risks ...

 

World War One

World War One may have ended a century ago – but not for the Middle East

The secret Sykes-Picot Treaty, sealed in May 1916, has been blamed for drawing up the "artificial" borders of the Middle East, Iraq in particular. Actually ...

 

Afghanistan

Perspective: Why victory isn’t the goal in Afghanistan

But unlike Iraq, Afghanistan is a poor country, with no history of a central government, no tradition of the rule of law, a very high ...

 

Pakistan

Imran Khan and Pakistan’s hardliners

The party that poses the biggest threat to him is the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline group turned political party that derives its power from ...

 

Global Oil Markets

The Balance of Global Oil and Gas Markets Is Changing—Here’s How

Asia-Pacific’s oil deficits have overtaken the surplus from the Middle East (Figure 1), and the region’s consumption will keep growing, while the lack of resources ...

 

Iran

IMF Tallies Up Sanctions Wreckage in Iran

Renewed curbs on buying Iranian oil are already rippling through the economy, which has previously survived a decade of sanctions that eased with the 2015 ...

 

Israel-Gaza

Israel, Gaza trade rockets and airstrikes as botched undercover operation sets off new conflict

In the worst outbreak of violence since Israel and Hamas fought a 50-day war in the summer of 2014, Israeli military jets pounded targets in ...

 

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