Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci’s interaction with the Ottomans is memorialised in his designs for a bridge and his overtures to the Ottoman Sultans of the time.
Three renowned scholars will reportedly face execution after Ramadan. Even beyond the Khashoggi murder, such a ruling means the crown prince will stop at nothing to retain absolute power.
The CIA has alerted Norway that an activist living there is under threat from Saudi Arabia, bringing back memories of the grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the grim reality that no one has been held accountable.
A meeting between the monarchs of Morocco and Saudi Arabia in Riyadh should have cooled tempers between the two governments for the moment but it will be the Libya crisis which could re-ignite them.
While Pakistan's ties with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf are more concrete than their Iranian ties, Pakistan still marches to its own tune.
The execution of 37 prisoners in Saudi Arabia is a scathing indictment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's 'liberalising reforms'.
Beijing said Washington's decision to impose sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil will "intensify turmoil" in the Middle East. The US said on Monday it will penalise any imports of Iranian oil from May 2.
The UK has provided Saudi Arabia with weaponry and training, and has also lobbied on its behalf following the Khashoggi murder.
US President Donald Trump's administration has faced pressure from Congress over its sputtering response over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October.
The compensation paid to Jamal Khashoggi's family won't quell global outrage against the Saudi Kingdom.
Payments to four of children of the slain journalist "are part of an effort by Saudi Arabia to reach a long-term arrangement with Khashoggi family members, aimed in part at ensuring that they continue to show restraint in their public statements."
The Washington Post says "Trump isn’t just violating the law. He is also undermining the credibility and moral authority of the United States."
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