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U.S. Spy Agencies Are Increasingly Convinced of Saudi Prince’s Ties to Journalist’s Disappearance

WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials are increasingly convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is culpable in the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an appraisal that poses challenges [...]
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Who Is Behind Trump’s Links to Arab Princes? A Billionaire Friend

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The connections nurtured by the financier Tom Barrack look to have paid off handsomely for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — and for his business. Source: NYT > World
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Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, Harvard: Saudi Prince’s U.S. Tour

7 months ago | 0 comment
Mr. Aron spoke this week in a reception area of the Four Seasons in Los Angeles, as attendees of a Saudi conference on the entertainment business ate from a spread of Middle Eastern dishes — lamb kebabs, hummus, tabbouleh. They were [...]
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Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System

12 months ago | 0 comment
In the same stroke, the crown prince has cowed businessmen and royals across the kingdom by taking down the undisputed giant of Saudi finance. And over the last several weeks he has ordered enough high-profile arrests of intellectuals [...]
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Citigroup, Twitter, Lyft: Prince’s Arrest Touches Many

12 months ago | 0 comment
The arrests appeared to be the crown prince’s latest step to make good on his ambitious modernization plans and to further consolidate the remarkable degree of power he has amassed at age 32 over military, foreign, economic and social [...]
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Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

12 months ago | 0 comment
The king had decreed the creation of a powerful new anti-corruption committee, headed by the crown prince, only hours before the committee ordered the arrests. Al Arabiya said that the anticorruption committee has the right to investigate, [...]
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Saudi Prince’s Elevation Will Have Far-Reaching Consequences in Energy

1 year ago | 0 comment
Supporters say the 31-year-old prince will bring youthful energy and a fresh eye to the kingdom’s most valuable export, using it to help modernize and diversify the economy. Detractors, however, charge that he is inexperienced and prone to [...]