The Director of National Intelligence has declassified the report that says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved action against Jamal Khashoggi as the Biden administration is trying to rewrite the balance of its ties with the kingdom.
Riyadh takes a shot at Dubai with an ultimatum to foreign firms on moving their Middle East headquarters to the Kingdom.
Humanitarian groups have hailed the decision as "historic," as it will determine a complete blockade on weapons sales to the Gulf countries.
US military says it has already tested unloading and shipping cargo overland from the country's port at Yanbu, a crucial terminal for oil pipelines in the kingdom.
Riyadh has requested that the Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman be shielded from a US lawsuit accusing him of sending a death squad to kill Saad Aljabri, a former Saudi spymaster.
Microsoft, Alphabet-owned Google, Cisco, Dell Technologies-owned VMWare, and Washington-based Internet Association join forces with Facebook telling a US court that the firm's tools were "dangerous" and could be "used nefariously."
Criticism bereft of significant political and financial pressures on the Saudi regime may have little effect on its human rights violations
The burden now falls on the Trump administration to explain why its withholding records that appear to implicate Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of one of the Kingdom’s most prominent critics.
The minister also referred to the US saying he was confident that Democrat Joe Biden's incoming administration would pursue policies that help regional stability and that any discussions with it would lead to strong cooperation.
Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, files a lawsuit in US district court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the journalist's grisly murder.
Ahmed al Astal passed information on to his UAE handlers about Arab dissidents in Turkey "who may be vulnerable to recruitment efforts by Emirati intelligence.”
In light of their poor human rights record, the trio’s expected win at the council has prompted an outcry from rights groups.
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