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Did the Saudi Hackers who Trapped Khashoggi Target Jeff Bezos for Nude Photos?

    Did the Saudi Hackers who Trapped Khashoggi Target Jeff Bezos for Nude Photos?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ security team has alleged in The Daily Beast that Saudi Arabian intelligence hacked his phone and passed to the National Enquirer intimate photos that the married Bezos had sent to his lover, Lauren Sanchez. Although the Enquirer’s parent company, AMI, has alleged that it received the material from Sanchez’s brother, this allegation may be…

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Houthis to Demand Body of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Part of Saudi Prisoner Exchange

    Houthis to Demand Body of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Part of Saudi Prisoner Exchange

SANAA, YEMEN —  A high-ranking Houthi official told MintPress that the group will demand Saudi Arabia return the body of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi to his family as part of a mass prisoner exchange with the Saudi-led coalition. The official added that the demand will be made if Khashoggi’s sons request that it be part of…

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Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing

    Saudi Crown Prince Loses Support of Key Republican Senators with CIA Briefing

Among the things Saudi Arabia wants from the United States is support for its war on Yemen and permission to buy from US arms corporations state-of-the-art military weaponry. Both things are now in peril, as key Republican senators reacted to a secret briefing by Gina Haspel, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Haspel gave her presentation…

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Trump Doesn’t “Condone” Saudi State-Sponsored Murder, He Hugs It

    Trump Doesn’t “Condone” Saudi State-Sponsored Murder, He Hugs It

WASHINGTON — (Opinion) You’ve got to hand it to Donald Trump: when the U.S. president kisses up to murderers, he lays his reasons right out there for us. The rulers of Saudi Arabia, most notably Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, shall go without so much as a wrist slap from the world’s most powerful and…

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US Spy Agencies Sued for Failing To Warn Khashoggi of Threat

  US Spy Agencies Sued for Failing To Warn Khashoggi of Threat

US spy agencies are being sued for failing to warn slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that he was facing threat and danger. The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, which “defends the freedoms of speech and the press in the digital age”, filed the lawsuit yesterday at the US District Court for the District…

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The Iranian Albatross that Donald Trump Has Hung Around Its Own Neck

  The Iranian Albatross that Donald Trump Has Hung Around Its Own Neck

Mr. Trump, nor anyone else in his administration, has announced any conclusions about how Mr. Khashoggi died, or who bears responsibility for ordering the killing, a Washington Post editorial fulminates. “Instead, they have pretended to be waiting for the results of a Saudi investigation… the obvious problem with that stance is it assumes that Mohammed bin Salman…

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“It’s Not Enough” – US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

  “It’s Not Enough” – US Senate Proposes New Bill To Ban Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

After the Senate killed a proposal by Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) on Thursday to block $300 million in U.S. arms sales to Bahrain — a key Saudi coalition ally in the Yemen war — Senators proposed another bill that would suspend all U.S. weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and block the refueling of Saudi warplanes bombing Yemen. Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee,…

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Hoping to Quell Scandal, Saudi Arabia Announces Death Penalty for Khashoggi Killers

  Hoping to Quell Scandal, Saudi Arabia Announces Death Penalty for Khashoggi Killers

Saudi Arabia is seeking the death penalty for five of the 11 people charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking at a news conference in Riyadh the country’s most senior public prosecutor, Saud Al-Mojeb, indicted the main suspects but insisted that the Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, also known as…

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Snowden: Israeli Spyware Used By Governments to Pursue Journalists Targeted for Assassination

  Snowden: Israeli Spyware Used By Governments to Pursue Journalists Targeted for Assassination

TEL AVIV — NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told an Israeli audience on Tuesday that surveillance software designed by an Israeli company had been used to target groups of journalists in Mexico as well as Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered last month in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Snowden, speaking to a Tel Aviv…

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Media Silent as Another Journalist is Tortured to Death by Saudi Arabia

  Media Silent as Another Journalist is Tortured to Death by Saudi Arabia

Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser has died after being tortured while in prison, the New Khaleej recently reported. The news outlet cited human rights sources, claiming that Al-Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities claimed he administered the Twitter account Kashkool, which disclosed rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities…

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