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‘I saved his a–‘: Trump boasted that he protected Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder, Woodward’s new book says

President Donald Trump bragged that he protected Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after the assassination and dismembering of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018. “I saved his arse,” Trump had said amid the US outcry over Khashoggi’s killing, according to Bob Woodward’s new book. “I was […]
‘I saved his a–‘: Trump boasted that he protected Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder, Woodward’s new book says
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A top Saudi intelligence official who fled to Canada in 2017 is suing Mohammed bin Salman, saying the crown prince sent an elite squad to kill him 2 weeks after Khashoggi’s death

A Saudi spy chief who fled to Canada in 2017 is suing Mohammed bin Salman, claiming the crown prince sent a hit squad to assassinate him. In a complaint submitted Thursday to a US court, Saad al-Jabri said the prince’s so-called “Tiger Squad” flew to Toronto on October 15, 2018, […]
A top Saudi intelligence official who fled to Canada in 2017 is suing Mohammed bin Salman, saying the crown prince sent an elite squad to kill him 2 weeks after Khashoggi’s death
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Jared Kushner says his friend Mohammed bin Salman, suspected of ordering Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, has made ‘missteps’ but is a ‘good ally’

Jared Kushner told Newsweek that Saudi Arabia had made “missteps” under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman but was still a “very good ally.” Kushner has developed a friendship with Prince Mohammed, the de facto Saudi ruler, who has spent the past several years consolidating power and arresting dissidents. The Trump […]
Jared Kushner says his friend Mohammed bin Salman, suspected of ordering Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, has made ‘missteps’ but is a ‘good ally’
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Jeff Bezos breaks silence after reports that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked his phone by commemorating the journalist whose killing was linked to the Saudi government

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone in May 2018, The Guardian reported on Tuesday – an allegation that UN investigators backed on Wednesday. In his first public comment since the initial reports, Bezos tweeted a photo on Wednesday showing himself attending a vigil in […]
Jeff Bezos breaks silence after reports that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked his phone by commemorating the journalist whose killing was linked to the Saudi government
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CNN anchor Jake Tapper trolled the Saudi government, saying Jamal Khashoggi could have investigated the reported Jeff Bezos phone hack ‘but you killed him’

CNN news anchor Jake Tapper tweeted that the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi could have investigated the new reports that Saudi Arabia hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone, “but you killed him.” The Guardian reported Tuesday that Bezos’ phone had been hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in May […]
CNN anchor Jake Tapper trolled the Saudi government, saying Jamal Khashoggi could have investigated the reported Jeff Bezos phone hack ‘but you killed him’
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The Saudi crown prince accused of hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone met with more than a dozen tech execs and celebs during the same US trip. From Tim Cook to Oprah, here’s everyone Mohammed bin Salman met with.

There’s a chance Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and venture capitalist Peter Thiel are having their phones examined right about now after fresh reports about the hacking of Jeff Bezos’ phone. A forensic analysis commissioned by Bezos suggests that it was likely his phone […]
The Saudi crown prince accused of hacking Jeff Bezos’ phone met with more than a dozen tech execs and celebs during the same US trip. From Tim Cook to Oprah, here’s everyone Mohammed bin Salman met with.
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Trump has ’emboldened’ and ‘enabled’ authoritarians like Putin as they seek to become presidents for life

President Donald Trump’s attacks on democratic institutions at home and praise for authoritarians abroad has “enabled” and “emboldened” such leaders, experts warn. Russia’s government resigned this week as President Vladimir Putin is seemingly taking steps toward becoming president for life, in a move that mirrors similar actions from other autocratic […]
Trump has ’emboldened’ and ‘enabled’ authoritarians like Putin as they seek to become presidents for life
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One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the ‘only free platform’ for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder

Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi activist in exile in Canada, said that Twitter is an important tool for many Saudi dissidents but comes with risks. Abdulaziz was friends with murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The two of them were working to create an “army” of internet users to combat Saudi propaganda before […]
One of Jamal Khashoggi’s close friends said Twitter is the ‘only free platform’ for many Saudis, but it also may have led to Khashoggi’s brutal murder
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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was ‘a mistake’ by the Saudi government

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi called Saudi Arabia’s murder of journalist and US resident Jamal Khashoggi “a mistake.” Speaking to “Axios on HBO,” Khosrowshahi defended his company’s ties to the Saudi state, which represents Uber’s fifth-largest investor. “I think that government said that they made a mistake,” Khosrowshahi said of Khashoggi’s […]
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was ‘a mistake’ by the Saudi government
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Uber founder Travis Kalanick has reportedly raised $400 million for his next act from Saudi Arabia. He’ll be competing directly with his old company.

Uber’s ousted founder, Travis Kalanick, quietly raised $US400 million from Saudi Arabia for his food-delivery startup in January, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. It’s the first known investment by the kingdom since the murder of the American journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year. Delivery-only restaurants are a hot topic […]
Uber founder Travis Kalanick has reportedly raised $400 million for his next act from Saudi Arabia. He’ll be competing directly with his old company.
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Trump officials and business leaders skipped Saudi Arabia’s investment conference last year after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. This year, they’re back.

Dozens of businesses and leading executives boycotted Saudi Arabia’s annual investment conference last year, following the brutal murder of journalist and Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. Trump administration officials, Virgin Group, BlackRock, Blackstone, and many others shunned the event and many vowed not to contribute to Saudi Arabia’s economic development as […]
Trump officials and business leaders skipped Saudi Arabia’s investment conference last year after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. This year, they’re back.
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Jamal Khashoggi’s killers called him a ‘sacrificial animal’ and joked about having ‘a coffee and cigar on hand’ to butcher his body, according to a grim new account of his death

Warning: This post contains graphic details. A new BBC “Panorama” documentary reveals secret tapes recorded from inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on the day of outspoken Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. The audio recordings reveal grim details of what happened to Khashoggi after he entered the consulate and the […]
Jamal Khashoggi’s killers called him a ‘sacrificial animal’ and joked about having ‘a coffee and cigar on hand’ to butcher his body, according to a grim new account of his death
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SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son says he wants to keep working with the Saudi government, despite the Khashoggi killing, in order to continue to bring the benefits AI ‘to the people’

On an earnings call Wednesday, SoftBank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son was asked about the killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in relation to the Saudi sovereign-wealth fund’s interest in backing Vision Fund 2, Axios reported on Wednesday. The Saudi sovereign-wealth fund was a large contributor to SoftBank’s […]
SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son says he wants to keep working with the Saudi government, despite the Khashoggi killing, in order to continue to bring the benefits AI ‘to the people’
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Jamal Khashoggi was likely injected with sedatives before being suffocated with a plastic bag, according to a new UN report on the Saudi journalist’s killing

Jamal Khashoggi was most likely drugged and then suffocated with a plastic bag, a new UN investigation into his killing has found. The findings come from a report published on Wednesday by the UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard, who led the investigation into Khashoggi’s killing and was given access to […]
Jamal Khashoggi was likely injected with sedatives before being suffocated with a plastic bag, according to a new UN report on the Saudi journalist’s killing
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Jamal Khashoggi’s kids have reportedly received money and multimillion-dollar houses from the Saudis as compensation for their father’s murder

The children of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi are being compensated for their father’s death with large sums of money and expensive houses, The Washington Post reported Monday. Khashoggi, an outspoken critic of the Saudi government, was dismembered in October by a team of Saudi operatives inside the country’s consulate in […]
Jamal Khashoggi’s kids have reportedly received money and multimillion-dollar houses from the Saudis as compensation for their father’s murder
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Trump has done everything he can to avoid implicating the Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi’s killing. Today, the Senate could force him to act.

President Donald Trump has shied away from directly holding Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. A bipartisan group of senators in October imposed a 120-day deadline for Trump to identify and punish those behind Khashoggi’s disappearance. Those 120 […]
Trump has done everything he can to avoid implicating the Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi’s killing. Today, the Senate could force him to act.
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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince reportedly said he would use ‘a bullet’ on Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi

US intelligence services reportedly intercepted communications in which Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia said he would use “a bullet” against Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The remarks in September 2017 provided further evidence of Mohammed bin Salman’s alleged role in Khashoggi’s gruesome murder more than one year […]
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince reportedly said he would use ‘a bullet’ on Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi
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Defying Trump, Senate Republicans move to officially blame Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s death

On Thursday, US Senators unanimously passed a non-binding resolution blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing. Republican Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday introduced the joint resolution condemning Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s death. The joint resolution must […]
Defying Trump, Senate Republicans move to officially blame Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s death
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Trump accused of ‘cover-up’ after reportedly barring CIA director Gina Haspel from briefing Senate on Khashoggi killing

President Donald Trump has been accused of engaging in a “cover-up” after reportedly preventing CIA Director Gina Haspel from attending a Wednesday Senate briefing on Jamal Khashoggi’s killing. Former intelligence officials described the apparent move as “very unusual” as both Republican and Democratic senators complained about Haspel’s absence. Jeff Prescott, […]
Trump accused of ‘cover-up’ after reportedly barring CIA director Gina Haspel from briefing Senate on Khashoggi killing
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Bernie Sanders slams US support for ‘despotic’ Saudi Arabia in Yemen and bashes Trump over Khashoggi: ‘No more! Enough death. Enough killing.’

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday slammed the US support for Saudi Arabia in the Yemen conflict. “No more! Enough death. Enough killing. Enough destruction,” Sanders said. The conflict in Yemen, a fight between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and a Saudi-led coalition, has claimed thousands of lives. The Vermont senator also ripped […]
Bernie Sanders slams US support for ‘despotic’ Saudi Arabia in Yemen and bashes Trump over Khashoggi: ‘No more! Enough death. Enough killing.’
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Trump slammed by Turkey’s top diplomat for turning a ‘blind eye’ to Khashoggi after president says CIA only has ‘feelings’ on killing

Turkey’s top diplomat on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for turning a “blind eye” to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump on Thursday disputed the CIA’s reported conclusion Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi’s killing. Trump has largely accepted the Saudi narrative that the prince knew […]
Trump slammed by Turkey’s top diplomat for turning a ‘blind eye’ to Khashoggi after president says CIA only has ‘feelings’ on killing
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Michelle Wolf responds to Trump trashing her comedy with a taunt about Khashoggi: ‘I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a journalist’

The comedian Michelle Wolf responded to President Donald Trump’s criticism of her by delivering a gibe about his response to the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump pummelled her performance at last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner as he welcomed the news that a comedian would not perform […]
Michelle Wolf responds to Trump trashing her comedy with a taunt about Khashoggi: ‘I bet you’d be on my side if I had killed a journalist’
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‘Saudi Arabia First, not America First’: Even top GOP allies of Trump are railing against his defence of Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi’s brutal murder

Several GOP officials on Tuesday offered scathing responses to President Donald Trump’s statement outlining his administration’s position on Saudi Arabia over the brutal killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The president’s forceful defence of Saudi Arabia followed recent reports that the CIA had concluded with “high confidence” that Crown […]
‘Saudi Arabia First, not America First’: Even top GOP allies of Trump are railing against his defence of Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi’s brutal murder
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‘POTUS sided with a brutal dictator over CIA? Shocking’: Trump widely bashed for siding with Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

President Donald Trump was broadly criticised by members of both parties on Tuesday after issuing a forceful defence of Saudi Arabia over the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. A Washington Post report last week said the CIA concluded with “high confidence” that the crown prince directly ordered for […]
‘POTUS sided with a brutal dictator over CIA? Shocking’: Trump widely bashed for siding with Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
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‘Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t’: Trump defiantly stands with Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed before release of CIA report on Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

President Donald Trump on Tuesday released a lengthy defence of Saudi Arabia over the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump signalled he does not intend to call for significant changes to the US-Saudi relationship. The president also would not state whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de […]
‘Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t’: Trump defiantly stands with Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed before release of CIA report on Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
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Trump stands by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even after CIA’s apparent finding on Khashoggi killing, following a long pattern of believing allies despite evidence

President Donald Trump has so far stood by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite damning allegations he ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in early October. Trump’s ongoing support for Prince Mohammed, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, follows a long pattern. The president has a tendency to accept […]
Trump stands by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even after CIA’s apparent finding on Khashoggi killing, following a long pattern of believing allies despite evidence
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A huge question looms over Trump after the CIA reportedly concludes the Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

The CIA has reportedly concluded with high confidence that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month, directly contradicting Riyadh’s denials that the crown prince was involved. The development raises a critical question for Trump: will he accept his own […]
A huge question looms over Trump after the CIA reportedly concludes the Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
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US hits 17 Saudis with sanctions over Khashoggi, including crown prince’s top henchman who reportedly directed killing via Skype

The Trump administration on Thursday hit 17 Saudi officials with sanctions over their alleged involvement in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Among those slapped with sanctions were Saud al-Qahtani, top henchman of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Qahtani reportedly ran the operation surrounding Khashoggi’s killing via Skype. The […]
US hits 17 Saudis with sanctions over Khashoggi, including crown prince’s top henchman who reportedly directed killing via Skype
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Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia says the kingdom is lying about Khashoggi killing: ‘You don’t bring a bone saw to a negotiation’

The former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia said the kingdom’s latest claims about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi are “absolutely absurd” and not credible whatsoever. “You don’t bring a bone saw to a negotiation,” former Ambassador Robert Jordan told CNN. Saudi Arabia on Thursday claimed Khashoggi was killed […]
Former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia says the kingdom is lying about Khashoggi killing: ‘You don’t bring a bone saw to a negotiation’
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Trump administration’s reported effort to ‘barter’ a US resident to convince Turkey to ramp down Khashoggi probe stuns foreign-policy veterans

National-security and foreign-policy veterans were floored by a bombshell report that the US weighed extraditing one of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s biggest enemies to get Turkey to ease up on its investigation into the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkey is furious at the Saudi government for carrying […]
Trump administration’s reported effort to ‘barter’ a US resident to convince Turkey to ramp down Khashoggi probe stuns foreign-policy veterans