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Good News for the Widow of Jamal Khashoggi

Hanan Elatr has been granted political asylum in the US

(Newser) - After Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in October 2018, his widow has since feared for her own safety. Now, good news from the United States for Hanan Elatr: She's been granted political asylum here, reports the BBC . According to documents seen by the UK broadcaster, Elatr was...

Pompeo Slams 'Faux Outrage' Over Khashoggi Murder

Ex-secretary of state says in new book that late 'WaPo' journo is no 'Saudi Arabian Bob Woodward'

(Newser) - In 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi , saying it violated "the norms of international law." That doesn't mean he was a fan of the Washington Post columnist, however, as clearly evidenced in his new book due out Tuesday, per the Guardian...

9/11 Families: 2023 Masters Will Be a 'Slap in the Face'

Tournament to welcome golfers from Saudi-backed LIV league

(Newser) - Families of victims and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are planning to protest at the Masters this spring in response to Augusta National Golf Club's decision to allow golfers from the Saudi-backed LIV league to participate. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley announced Tuesday that qualified golfers from both...

Judge's Move Likely Marks End of Efforts to Hold MBS Accountable

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Saudi crown prince in journalist's murder

(Newser) - The move Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee feared has come to pass: A US district court judge on Tuesday dismissed her lawsuit against Saudi Arabia's crown prince in the murder of the Washington Post journalist. Judge John Bates said he felt "uneasiness" in the decision, but had essentially no...

Biden: I Told Prince He's to Blame for Khashoggi's Death

Saudi ruler claimed he's not personally responsible, president says

(Newser) - Under pressure after agreeing to meet with the leader of Saudi Arabia, President Biden said Friday that he told Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman behind closed doors that he blames him for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "He basically said that he was not personally responsible" for the...

In Saudi Arabia, a Very Public Fist Bump
Biden Offers Prince a Fist Bump

Biden Offers Prince a Fist Bump

President meets with controversial Prince MBS, though they avoid a handshake

(Newser) - President Biden settled for a fist bump when meeting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia on Friday, avoiding the possibility of being photographed in a friendly handshake with the leader of a state he had promised to ostracize. Biden had his fist formed as he walked toward the...

Biden's First Middle East Trip Raises Some Eyebrows

President will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed in Saudi Arabia, which he once called a 'pariah'

(Newser) - President Biden will make his first trip to the Middle East next month with visits to Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia, the White House announced Tuesday. The decision to pay a call on Saudi leaders during the July 13-16 trip comes after Biden as a Democratic presidential candidate...

With This Tee-Off, World of Golf Is in Turmoil
With This Tee-Off, World
of Golf Is in Turmoil
the rundown

With This Tee-Off, World of Golf Is in Turmoil

Saudi-financed LIV league threatens to cause a major split among professional golfers

(Newser) - Some big names in golf teed off Thursday in a tournament just outside London, but the resulting headlines aren't focusing on who might win or lose. Instead, they're all about how the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational has sent the world of professional golf into a tizzy. Why? The...

Musk Clashes With Prince Over Twitter Takeover

He fires back after Saudi shareholder Prince Alwaleed bin Talal rejects takeover bid

(Newser) - In the latest twist in Elon Musk's quest to buy Twitter, the Tesla CEO is clashing with a billionaire Saudi prince. Musk fired back Thursday after Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a major Twitter shareholder, said he rejects Musk's takeover bid, al-Jazeera reports. "I don't believe that...

Turkey Moves Khashoggi Murder Trial to ... Saudi Arabia

Country is now accused of trying to cover up its findings as it seeks to restore relations

(Newser) - A court in Turkey has transferred the trial over Jamal Khashoggi's murder to Saudi Arabia, which is unlikely to even hear it, wiping away hopes from some human rights advocates that justice can finally be achieved for the journalist who was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in...

Saudi's MBS: Khashoggi Accusation Hurt My 'Feelings'
Saudi's MBS:
'I Do Not Care'
if Biden
Dislikes Me

Saudi's MBS: 'I Do Not Care' if Biden Dislikes Me

Crown prince talks to 'Atlantic,' again denies role in Khashoggi murder

(Newser) - The Atlantic is out with an interview of Saudi Arabia's Mohammad bin Salman , his first with a non-Saudi outlet in about two years. The 36-year-old crown prince has been keeping a relatively low profile since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , and that factored heavily in the talk. Some...

Analysis: UAE Put Pegasus on Phone of Khashoggi’s Fiancee

Hanan Elatr was detained and interrogated months before the journalist was killed

(Newser) - Months before the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a United Arab Emirates government agency installed spyware on the cellphone of his fiancee. It happened in April 2018 while Hanan Elatr was being detained, in handcuffs and a blindfold, in Dubai, the Washington Post reports, and was uncovered in a recent...

Khashoggi Slaying Suspect Arrested
Khashoggi Arrest Falls Apart

Khashoggi Arrest Falls Apart

Man arrested in Paris isn't the right Khaled Alotaibi

(Newser) - Update: Officials didn't get their guy after all. ABC News reports the man arrested Tuesday at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport in connection with the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul was the wrong man. In what was apparently a case of...

Bieber Rejects Calls to Cancel Saudi Arabia Gig

Singer played to packed crowd in Jeddah

(Newser) - Justin Bieber sang his hits to a crowd in Saudi Arabia Sunday night, delighting the kingdom's Beliebers but dismaying human rights groups. The Canadian, whose Jeddah concert was part of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix events, had been urged to stay away because of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

Khashoggi 'Kill Team' Members Were Trained in US

'New York Times' notes there is no evidence US was aware of Saudi crackdown at the time

(Newser) - According to a New York Times exclusive report, four Saudi Arabian operatives who were on the "kill team" in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's 2018 assassination had received paramilitary training in the US the year before. The Times spoke to sources familiar with the arrangement and viewed documents. The State...

US Releases Damning Report on Saudi Prince

US intelligence blames Mohammed bin Salman for murder of Jamal Khashoggi

(Newser) - The US released an intelligence report on Friday that directly implicates Saudi Arabia's crown prince in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . The central conclusion of the report was widely expected given that intelligence officials were said to have reached it soon after the brutal killing of Khashoggi,...

US to Share Report Blaming MBS for Khashoggi Killing

UN expert says it must be released 'for the sake of American democracy'

(Newser) - Though Donald Trump played nice with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, it does not appear that President Biden will keep that up . The Biden administration plans to release on Thursday a declassified version of a 2018 intelligence report that concluded the crown prince approved and likely ordered the killing...

Saudi Crown Prince Sued in US Court Over 2018 Murder

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee says he saw the journalist as an 'existential threat'

(Newser) - Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee has sued Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in US federal court over the death of the Saudi journalist. Hatice Cengiz, along with the human rights organization founded by Khashoggi, allege in the suit that Khashoggi's torture, death, and dismemberment came at the "directive of...

'Parody of Justice' Slammed After Khashoggi Verdicts

Saudis hand down 8 prison sentences

(Newser) - A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son, who still resides in the kingdom, announced pardons that spared five of the convicted individuals from execution. While the trial draws to its conclusion in Saudi...

This Khashoggi Murder Trial Won't Be Secret

20 Saudi nationals go on trial in absentia in Turkey

(Newser) - Twenty Saudi nationals are on trial in absentia in Turkey for the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, including two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Ahmed al-Asiri, the former deputy head of Saudi Arabia's general intelligence, and Saud al-Qahtani, an...

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