In a shocking development, late on Saturday the Saudi press reported that prominent billionaire, member of the royal Saudi family, and one of the biggest shareholders of Citi, News Corp. and Twitter – not to mention frequent CNBC guest – Al-Waleed bin Talal, along with ten senior princes, and some 38 ministers, has been arrested for corruption and money laundering charges on orders from the new anti-corruption committee headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, while Royal princes’ private planes have been grounded. Keep Reading
Lebanese President Michel Aoun has stressed Iran’s significant role in the Middle East, saying the Islamic Republic is a regional power and part of the solution to the region’s woes.
Iraq has taken control of the main land crossing with Turkey, in the Kurdish area of Fish-Khabur, Reuters quoted a customs official as saying Tuesday. The crossing was previously managed by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Keep Reading
Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifah has warned that his country will not attend an upcoming Persian Gulf Cooperation Council if Qatar doesn’t alter its stance on regional issues. Keep Reading
President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., is expected to launch two residential projects in India for the Trump Organization in the coming weeks, continuing the family’s promotion of the Trump empire despite concerns over the president’s potential conflicts of interest with foreign governments. Keep Reading
President Donald Trump has made it clear to the State Department that he wants to accelerate the release of any remaining Hillary Clinton emails in its possession as soon as possible, according to three sources familiar with the President’s thinking.
They cannot slap us. We will slap them, the country’s supreme leader said in a message posted on Instagram.
A video message posted by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei hours after the country’s missile attack on multiple ISIS locations inside Syria in retaliation for the deadly twin attacks in Tehran earlier this month has received thousands of comments from his supporters. Keep Reading
In his weekly address, President Donald J. Trump talked about his first foreign trip and noted that many Muslim leaders “have expressed growing concern about terrorism, the spread of radicalization, and Iran’s role in funding both.”
A majority of the Federation of Trade union (LO) Congress decided that Norway should strive for an international economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. Keep Reading
A Norwegian billionaire announced Tuesday he wants to contribute to society by giving away the “lion’s share” of his fortune, including funds for an oceanographic research vessel for the scientific community.