The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm a retired four-star general, John Abizaid, as the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling an important diplomatic post that has been vacant for more than two years.
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."
The Guardian reported that King Salman was angered by recent moves his son and heir-apparent made against him. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been in the spotlight over the war in Yemen and murder last year of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia’s purge against its elite is not what changes investor perceptions. The monarchy must open up about the distribution of its oil wealth to attract investment.
Saudi Arabia’s efforts to restore its image in light of the Khashoggi killing has been dealt a blow after the UN decided to appoint an expert to investigate the murder of the Washington Post journalist.
Turkey’s foreign minister as well as the spokesperson for the governing AK Party have criticised Western political support of the YPG in Syria and the silence over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, blaming ‘money’.
Saudi Arabia has long projected an image of itself as a defender of Muslims, that claim is increasingly being challenged as it now sends Rohingya refugees back to Bangladesh – a country they had fled.
Expelled Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia doesn’t think cancelling a major arms deal would be effective, as Khashoggi killing further complicates the relationship.
Arab league is getting ready to celebrate Riyadh as the media capital as the kingdom faces mounting scrutiny after killing of Saudi dissident journalist
The US senate voted for ending support to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and condemning crown prince MBS's role in dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing.
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