Bahamut’s methods are surprisingly similar to those used by the UAE throughout the Middle East, and the group has used some of the same software used by the UAE in the past.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is eager to recognise Israel, but is likely waiting for his father King Salman’s death.
While some Arab countries like Algeria and Qatar strongly oppose any normalisations with Israel, others, like Saudi Arabia, are holding back their official position and treading cautiously.
Several EU members want to punish the Saudi kingdom over Khashoggi and the Yemen war, but the US, UK and France are reluctant.
Except for Arab autocrats aligned with Western powers, much of the Middle East supports the Palestinian cause, according to several opinion polls.
In one of 18 interviews with investigative reporter Woodward, Trump defended Mohammed bin Salman over the gruesome murder inside a Saudi consulate of Khashoggi.
The UAE last week became the first Gulf state to normalise relations with Israel, in a historic US-brokered accord that raised the prospect of similar deals with other Arab states.
A recent spat between the two Muslim countries shines a spotlight on a deal Riyadh used to bailout cash-strapped Islamabad.
The company reports 50 percent drop in profits for the first half of the year. Five other leading oil firms, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell and Total, recently reported combined losses of $53 billion for the second quarter.
Saad al Jabri was a former senior Saudi intelligence official, who had fallen foul of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A plot to kill him was unwittingly foiled by Canadian border guards, according to court documents.
After imprisoned activist Abdullah al Hamid died in April, Saudi security forces carried out a number of raids on people who had sent condolences or expressed sympathy.
While the regime tries to justify stripping back on the livelihoods of Saudi citizens, it could worsen pre-existing societal tensions.
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