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Saudi King Arrests Billionaire Prince Bin Talal, Dozens Of Others In Cabinet Crackdown

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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

Urgent: Ballistic missile hits king Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

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The missile force of the army and popular forces fired on Saturday night a long-range ballistic missile Borkan H2 on king Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. Keep Reading

Yemeni forces launch retaliatory missile attack on Saudi capital, Riyadh

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A statement by Yemen’s official news agency, Saba, said, “The missile force of the army and popular forces fired on Saturday night a long-range ballistic missile Burkan H2 on king Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.” Keep Reading

US Will Continue the Business of War in Yemen – Because Why Not

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The wishful House Concurrent Resolution 81 is now effectively dead, following an expected bit of sleight of hand by the House Rules Committee. The resolution demanded an end to US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, on the grounds that such involvement was never authorized under the War Powers Act. Under the War Powers Act, any Congressman is able to bring such a legal challenge, and is guaranteed a floor vote on the matter. Keep Reading

Ex-Saudi minster defends meeting with Israel officials

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Speaking alongside a former director of Mossad, Efraim Halevy, Al-Faisal thanked the Israel Policy Forum for hosting him and expressed hope that it would not be his last meeting of its kind. Keep Reading

Bahrain calls for freezing of Qatar’s PGCC membership

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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

US worked with Saudi regime, Qatar, Turkey to support terrorists in Syria: Ex-Qatar PM

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Hamad bin Jassim admitted in an interview on October 26 with Qatari national broadcaster that his country, a tiny state to the south of the Persian Gulf, was part of a group of four countries that delivered weapons and funds to the terrorists in Syria. Keep Reading

Israel to open embassy in Riyadh

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The former director general of Saudi Intelligence Agency Prince Turki al-Faisal was invited to the meeting as a special guest. He reportedly met with former director of Mossad Efraim Halevy and former undersecretary of Defense for Policy of US Defense Department and a member of US Democratic Party Michele Flournoy on the sideline of the conference to discuss the ways of improving Saudi-Israeli relations. Keep Reading

Saudi Arabia ’not normal’ since Iranian revolution in 1979: Crown Prince

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The de facto Saudi leader also vowed to return the country to “moderate Islam” and asked for global support to transform the hardline kingdom into an open society that empowers citizens and lures investors. Keep Reading

What’s behind Riyadh’s invitation of Iraq PM?

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The trip is reportedly aimed at forming a coordination council between the two Arab countries to assess the political and economic relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The final goal of the council is to improve the bilateral relations as Riyadh and Baghdad saw their ties frayed over the course of past few decades. Keep Reading

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