11 Jan 2019

Moscow’s Little-Noticed Islamic-Outreach Effort

Comprising nearly 15% of then population and a majority in several region, Russia is home to many Muslims. Conflicts in its Muslim areas like Chechnya have led it to lead many efforts to support moderate interpretations of the religion. Like the US, it has also made concerted efforts to fight

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03 Dec 2018

Qatar to leave OPEC and focus on gas as it takes swipe at Riyadh

“Qatar said on Monday it was quitting OPEC from January to focus on its gas ambitions, taking a swipe at the group’s de facto leader Saudi Arabia and marring efforts to show unity before this week’s meeting of exporters to tackle an oil price slide. Doha, one of OPEC’s smallest

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03 Dec 2018

Al Qaeda tries to capitalize on Saudi controversy

Well-versed in modern media strategies, Al Qaeda is using the Saudi Arabia controversy to its advantage. In the past weeks, the organization has published two essays on the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, advancing an interpretation of the two countries’ relationship that portrays Saudi Arabia as the slave to President Trump

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29 Nov 2018

Argentina prosecutor takes on case against Mohammed bin Salman

Following a Human Rights Watch document arguing for its permissibility under the Argentinian legal system, Argentine authorities are exploring prosecution options against Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman for war crimes or crimes against humanity for Saudi Arabia’s actions in Yemen and regarding the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The

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27 Nov 2018

Saudi Arabia sought to buy Israeli hacking technology: report

“An Israeli technology firm specialising in cyber intelligence offered Saudi Arabia a highly advanced system that hacks into mobile phones, months before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched a mass purge, according to Haaretz. The Israeli daily reported on Sunday that representatives from NSO Group Technologies held negotiations with Saudi officials in Austria capital

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26 Nov 2018

Jamal Khashoggi killing: Finland, Denmark, Germany halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

“Three countries have halted arms sales to Saudi Arabia while the U.S. has stuck by the kingdom after the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Finland and Denmark joined Germany this week in halting all future arms sales and sending of military equipment to the Saudi government. Germany and

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20 Nov 2018

Germany announces ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

“The German government has halted arms sales to Saudi Arabia and slapped a travel ban on a group of Saudi nationals in response to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, according to news reports on Monday. German daily Die Welt reported that all exports of arms would be stopped, including deals

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24 Oct 2018

Lockheed’s $15 Billion Saudi Deal at Risk After Khashoggi Death

“Lockheed Martin Corp.’s potential $15 billion sale to Saudi Arabia of its Thaad air-defense system may be the unfinished deal most vulnerable to growing congressional demands to stop providing arms to the desert kingdom after the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi. It also underscores that the $110 billion package of

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19 Oct 2018

All Alone Now, the Saudis Will Entice Trump with Big Contracts

“After weeks of siding with the Saudi royals—and sending his secretary of state to grip-and-grin with the king—U.S. President Donald Trump finally bowed to public outrage on Thursday and pulled Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s dwindling ‘Davos in the Desert’ conference next week. They were

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11 Oct 2018

Why Turkey outed an alleged Saudi ‘hit squad’

“Turkish media today published images of an alleged intelligence team sent by Saudi Arabia to snatch dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an apparent attempt by Ankara to turn up pressure on Riyadh to reveal the fate of the missing Washington Post columnist. The pro-government daily Sabah splashed the pictures of 15 men, which it called an ‘assassination squad,’

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