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The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was the catalyst behind Endeavor’s decision to sever ties with Saudi Arabia. Talent agency Endeavor has returned a US$400 million investment from Saudi Arabia that was intended to power the company’s growth and diversify the kingdom’s cultural economy. Sources tell The New York Times that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was the catalyst behind Endeavor’s decision to sever ties with Saudi Arabia. Endeavor – also the parent company of WME,…

Mohammed bin Salman told a top aide that he would use “a bullet” on Khashoggi. Despite managing to so far dodge the proverbial bullet over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is facing fresh claims that he was behind the assassination of the Saudi journalist. According to the New York Times, an intelligence report reveals that Prince Mohammed told a top aide in 2017 that he would use “a bullet” on Khashoggi.…

US President Donald Trump said Sunday he was eager to maintain the alliance with Saudi Arabia after being informed of the content of the recording of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The recording, which was provided by Turkey, is “a suffering tape, (…) a terrible tape,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News. However, Trump said he declined to listen to it. Trump said that a full US report on the Khashoggi…

A senior figure from the kingdom phoned a Saudi aide and told him “tell your boss” the mission had been accomplished. A member of the Saudi assassination squad behind the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi phoned a senior figure from the kingdom following his death and told him “tell your boss” the mission had been accomplished. Sources claim the “boss” is none other than Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi officials deny any knowledge of…

Despite Qatar being under a Saudi-led siege, the Crown Prince offered rare praise of his Arab neighbor in light of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The pressure is mounting on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, so much so that the ruler has altered his stance toward Qatar, a country he blockaded in 2017. In a rare conciliatory remark, the ruler praised Qatar’s economy during an investment…

Following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia has been shunned by most of the world. Following the international outcry surrounding the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia has fallen out of favour with most of the world’s super powers. A safer bet According to Reuters, Qatar is fast-becoming the most prominent nation in the Middle East and most certainly a safer bet following the dramatic events surrounding Khashoggi. With a colossal natural-resource…

Germany is encouraging other EU member states to follow its example as long as uncertainty remains over the killing of the Saudi journalist. Germany has stopped arms exports to Saudi Arabia following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of the Saudi regime. According to Middle East Monitor, Germany is encouraging other EU member states to follow its example as long as uncertainty remains over the killing of the journalist. Riyadh has given…

Turkish officials are adamant that Khashoggi was killed, even an audio recording of his murder exists, but Saudi leaders still deny harming the journalist. Despite the furore surrounding missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia has followed through with its pledge of providing the United States of America with US$100 million to help stabilise areas in Syria liberated from the Islamic State. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Riyadh on the same day as the…

Four Qataris were “forcibly disappeared” in Saudi Arabia in separate cases extending back to May 2017 A human rights group has demanded that Saudi Arabia reveal the whereabouts of four missing Qatari citizens. According to Al Jazeera, the four Qataris were “forcibly disappeared” in the neighbouring kingdom in separate cases extending back to May 2017. Among the four citizens in question, Talal Nawaf al-Rashid and Mohsen Saleh al-Korbi were taken. The men entered Saudi Arabia…

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas call for a “credible investigation” to take place. The United Kingdom, Germany and France have banded together to demand answers over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. According to Al Jazeera, the trio have requested that Saudi and Turkish authorities “provide a complete and detailed response” to the disappearance of the prominent Saudi journalist. The calls were backed by…