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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
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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
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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...

Khashoggi's Fiancee Rejects Sons' Decision on Killers

'No one has the right to pardon his killers,' says Hatice Cengiz

(Newser) - Jamal Khashoggi's former fiancee is no fan of his sons' decision to forgive the five Saudi agents convicted of the journalist's 2018 murder in Istanbul. "His ambush and heinous murder does not have a statue of limitations and no one has the right to pardon his killers,...

Khashoggi Sons Spare 5 Killers From Execution

They say they have forgiven Saudi convicts

(Newser) - The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents convicted of his murder who’d been sentenced to execution. "We, the sons of the martyr Jamal Khashoggi, announce that we forgive those who...

20 Saudis Accused of 'Torment Through Fiendish Instinct'

Turkish prosecutors file indictment over Khashoggi killing

(Newser) - Turkish prosecutors have formally charged two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, officials said Wednesday. A statement from the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office said it has completed its investigation into Khashoggi'...

Post Answers Sentences in Khashoggi's Killing

Saudis at the top of government evaded justice, publisher says

(Newser) - Prosecution of the case involving the killing of Jamal Khashoggi may have been resolved to Saudi Arabia's satisfaction, but not to the Washington Post's. The Post journalist was killed last year in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. And while five people have been sentenced to death in the...

5 Sentenced to Die for Khashoggi Murder

But the 2 most senior suspects were acquitted

(Newser) - After a secretive trial that lasted almost a year, Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to die for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the country's Istanbul consulate last year. Prosecutors say, however, that three suspects, including the two most senior officials accused of involvement in the crime,...

Military Bill Forces Statement About Saudi Prince

Intelligence chief must make determination on whether MBS ordered Khashoggi killing

(Newser) - The acting director of national intelligence will have 30 days to present a formal determination on the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi under the military bill passed by the House this week. Though the White House was insistent that punitive measures against the Saudi regime be stripped from...

Uber CEO Scrambles to Undo His Khashoggi Comment

Dara Khosrowshahi called the journalist's murder a 'mistake'

(Newser) - Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made a mistake involving the word "mistake." In an Axios on HBO interview, he used the word to characterize Jamal Khashoggi's murder—and also his own company's fatal self-driving-car accident . CNBC reports it started with him saying, "I think that [the...

Familiar Business Name Has a New Startup

Travis Kalanick, formerly of Uber, is betting on food delivery with CloudKitchens

(Newser) - The ousted founder of Uber is back in the business spotlight with a new startup, one that is attracting big money. The Wall Street Journal reports that Travis Kalanick has gotten $400 million from a sovereign-wealth fund in Saudi Arabia for his company, CloudKitchens. The idea behind the firm revolves...

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