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ATTACKS ON SAUDI OIL FACILITIES HEIGHTEN REGIONAL AND GLOBAL TENSIONS

26th Sep 2019 . by incontext_adm

Iran was responsible for the attacks on two Saudi oil facilities earlier this month, the leaders of the United Kingdom, France and Germany said, drawing a sharp response from Iranian officials. The leaders issued a joint statement on Monday [23 September] as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted that the UK may withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, as US President…

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SAUDI COUNCIL APPROVES ROYAL DECREE TO REFORM GUARDIANSHIP SYSTEM

21st Aug 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Mike Burnard On Thursday [1 August 2019], Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers announced their approval of a royal decree to reform the Kingdom’s wilayah, or guardianship system, a jumble of regulations that Human Rights Watch has said constitute “the most significant impediment to realising women’s rights in the country”. The new laws, at least some of which are expected…

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COMMISSION ASKS U.S. TO PUNISH SAUDI ARABIA OVER SHIA EXECUTIONS

1st May 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland (with contribution by Mike Burnard) The United States government commission on religious freedom has urged action against ally Saudi Arabia after its mass execution of 37 people, most of them Shia Muslims. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom, whose members are appointed by the president and legislators across party lines but…

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THREE HEADLINE-MAKERS IN 2018

5th Dec 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland, Alex Pollock and Cherolyn Amery   CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN – The Man Who Would Be King Since his meteoric rise to power in 2015, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has enjoyed favourable coverage in the international media, with a major focus on his economic and social reforms in…

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US-SAUDI RELATIONS STRAINED BY KHASHOGGI DEATH AND WAR IN YEMEN

22nd Nov 2018 . by incontext_adm

The slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote passionately about ending the brutal war in Yemen. In one column for the Washington Post he called on Saudi Arabia to “use its clout and leverage within Western circles” to resolve the conflict. Never could he have imagined that he himself would become the leverage in attempts to end the…

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SAUDI JOURNALIST’S DEATH HEIGHTENS GEOPOLITICAL TENSIONS

24th Oct 2018 . by incontext_adm

Saudi Arabia has blamed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a “rogue operation”, giving a new account of an act that sparked a global outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News “the murder” had been a “tremendous mistake” and denied the powerful crown prince had ordered it. The journalist was last seen entering…

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HOW THE MAN BEHIND KHASHOGGI MURDER RAN THE KILLING VIA SKYPE

23rd Oct 2018 . by incontext_adm

23 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – He ran social media for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country’s elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to two intelligence sources, he ran journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype. Saud…

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SAUDI ARABIA SAYS WILL RETALIATE AGAINST ANY SANCTIONS OVER KHASHOGGI CASE

15th Oct 2018 . by incontext_adm

15 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week’s disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure and two more US executives scrapped plans to attend a Saudi investor conference. Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist critical of Riyadh’s policies, disappeared…

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TURKS TELL US OFFICIALS THEY HAVE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORT CONCLUSION KHASHOGGI WAS KILLED

12th Oct 2018 . by incontext_adm

12 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: WASHINGTON POST) – The Turkish government has told US officials that it has audio and video recordings that prove Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month, according to US and Turkish officials. The recordings show that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi in the…

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TERROR ATTACK IN IRAN

27th Sep 2018 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Iran was holding funerals on Monday [24 September] for the victims of the weekend terror attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the deadliest attack in the country in nearly a decade. Thousands of mourners gathered at the city’s Sarallah Mosque on the Taleghani junction, carrying caskets in…

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