In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, UN expert Agnes Callamard said a Saudi official threatened to have her "taken care of" if she was not reined in by the UN over her investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia enjoyed a widespread bout of solidarity after the Khashoggi report, but as US-Saudi tensions grow, GCC states may find themselves in a perpetual balancing act.
President Joe Biden says the US will make an announcement on Saudi Arabia, following an intelligence report that found the crown prince had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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.
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