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A team of investigators have “concluded with high confidence that the Saudis had access to Bezos’ phone.” Saudi Arabia has been implicated in an extortion scandal to defame Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over his affair with a TV news anchor, it has been claimed. Who hacked Bezos’s phone? After intimate text messages and images shared between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were leaked to The National Enquirer, the Amazon CEO ordered an investigation to discover who…

American sources reveal that the torture campaign was conducted by the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group and has been involved in at least a dozen operations. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman authorized a secret campaign to silence dissenters, it has been revealed. According to The New York Times, the Prince sanctioned the surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture of Saudi citizens more than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. American officials who…

Princess Reema bint Bandar will replace Khalid bin Salman, the younger brother of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabia has appointed Princess Reema bint Bandar as the country’s first female ambassador. The former business executive and philanthropist who has lived in the United States for more than two decades will be the next ambassador to Washington. According to The Washington Post, her appointment is the latest sign of the kingdom’s effort to rehabilitate…

In 2017, banks were warned that doing business with Qatar would lead to consequences, but now the tide has changed. With Qatar’s emergence as a major player on the world stage, bankers have criticized the GCC dispute stating it’s bad for business. Initially choosing to chase Saudi Arabia, leading banks are now trying to repair ties with Doha’s financial district. According to Bloomberg, executives from HSBC Holdings Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and other global…

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.…

Experts have claimed that Saudi Arabia’s bid to provide its own aid to Lebanon may be seen as an effort to push back on Qatar in the country. In what has been viewed as further evidence of regional competition and a move set to exacerbate the GCC diplomatic dispute, Saudi Arabia has followed Qatar’s lead and offered support to Lebanon. The kingdom’s finance minister told CNBC that Saudi Arabia is prepared to do all it can…

The Qatari team beat the Saudis comfortably, securing a 2-0 win in a match which extended far beyond the football stadium Qatar has beaten Saudi Arabia in the Asian Cup football tournament held in the UAE. The Qatari team beat the Saudis with an impressive performance, securing a 2-0 win in a match which extended far beyond the realms of the football stadium. The meeting was the first soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Qatar…

Pompeo made official visits to both Doha and Riyadh this week, and called for a resolution to the ongoing GCC dispute. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for an end to the 19-month blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the UAE. According to Al Jazeera, the US politician made official visits to both Doha and Riyadh this week, and called for a resolution to the GCC dispute.  We are all…

Sister of imprisoned activist is shocked that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo isn’t planning on mentioning her plight during visit to Saudi Arabia. Alia Al-Hathloul’s sister Loujain is being detained in a Saudi Arabian prison purely for standing up for women’s right in the country. Alia is shocked that when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia this week, many brave women activists, who are being held in the kingdom’s prisons for seeking rights…

Khashoggi murder is the latest in a long line of confidence shaking events to take place at the request of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi turned the world’s politicians against Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, but private capital turned against him long before that. According to a report by Bloomberg, money has been flooding out of Saudi Arabia ever since the prince ordered the detention of dozens of…