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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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In First Venture from Home Since Khashoggi Killing, MBS Is Greeted by Angry Tunisian Protesters

    In First Venture from Home Since Khashoggi Killing, MBS Is Greeted by Angry Tunisian Protesters

TUNIS, TUNISIA — Hundreds of Tunisians took to the streets this week to protest a visit from the murderous Saudi Arabian crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Users on social media quickly spread photos of the demonstrations, as they were the first of their kind in the Arab world. This is an unusual turn of…

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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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Saudi Arabia Secretly Purchased $250M Spy Package from Israel to Track Foreign Journalists and Activists

    Saudi Arabia Secretly Purchased $250M Spy Package from Israel to Track Foreign Journalists and Activists

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi Arabia has inked a deal worth $250 million in advanced espionage technologies with Israel after a series of backroom meetings, according to a recent report from Emirati outlet Al-Khaleej. This revelation highlights the Kingdom’s increasingly aggressive spy apparatus under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) — used to heighten attacks…

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Why the Khashoggi Affair Maybe the Biggest US Foreign Policy Crises Since Iran’s Revolution

  Why the Khashoggi Affair Maybe the Biggest US Foreign Policy Crises Since Iran’s Revolution

If Donald Trump seems at a loss about how to respond to the Jamal Khashoggi murder, it may not be because he’s worried about his Saudi business investments or any of the other things that Democrats like to bring up to avoid talking about more serious topics. Rather, it’s likely because Trump may be facing one of the biggest U.S. foreign-policy crises…

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The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS

  The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Amid a chorus of condemnation directed against his leadership following the slaying of controversial journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – popularly known by the moniker MBS – condemned Khashoggi’s murder in no uncertain terms on Wednesday, calling the deed a “heinous crime that cannot be justified” and…

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Saudi Royals Considering Replacement For Mohammad bin Salman

  Saudi Royals Considering Replacement For Mohammad bin Salman

The major French daily Le Figaro on Thursday published a bombshell story which reports the Saudi royal family is actively considering a replacement to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) as next in line to succeed his father King Salman as the kingdom finds itself under the greatest international pressure and scrutiny it’s faced in its modern history over…

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‘Groveling’ Before Murderous Kingdom, Trump Complains Saudis Deemed ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Like Kavanaugh

  ‘Groveling’ Before Murderous Kingdom, Trump Complains Saudis Deemed ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Like Kavanaugh

As a new flurry of evidence from the Turkish government established direct ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and those who allegedly carried out the gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. President Donald Trump continued “groveling” at the feet of the murderous kingdom Tuesday night by claiming that the Saudis have been deemed “guilty…

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Trump Insulted Bin Salman, so He Retaliated Against Khashoggi

  Trump Insulted Bin Salman, so He Retaliated Against Khashoggi

Frankly, this was not the first, and it will not be the last time that the American President Donald Trump insults the Saudi King, but we are a nation who is afflicted with forgetfulness. While the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the US, the American President said, in a phone call to the…

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WaPo Learns the High Price of Doing Saudi Arabia’s PR after Alleged Murder of Its Own Columnist

  WaPo Learns the High Price of Doing Saudi Arabia’s PR after Alleged Murder of Its Own Columnist

ISTANBUL — The mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey last Tuesday has jolted the worlds of Western media and international diplomacy. Friends and allies of Khashoggi, as well as the Turkish government, have alleged that the Saudi journalist and U.S. resident, who was living in “self-imposed exile”…

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