Saudi Arabia: You should NEVER do these things – you could go to prison or even face death

Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country in which Islamic law is strictly enforced. This means a plethora of activities or possessions which would cause no problem in the UK could see tourists thrown into prison. To make matters worse, capital punishment is a legal penalty in Saudi Arabia, so lawbreakers could also face death. Express.co.uk […]

‘Guilty until proven innocent’: Trump compares global pushback against Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst US President Donald Trump compared mounting criticism over Saudi Arabia’s handling of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. Of the pushback against Saudi Arabia, Trump told the Associated Press: “Here we go again with, you know, you’re […]

Saudi Arabia using the ‘oil weapon option’ could cause prices to soar to $150

AP Photo/Anis Belghoul There is increasing evidence Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has been a critic of the crown prince.   After the US threatened sanctions against Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich country seemed to hint at its ability to hit back through the energy market.  Analysts see a […]

Even if Saudi Arabia is behind Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, experts say sanctions against Riyadh could backfire

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Saudi Arabia is reportedly preparing to admit that Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and prominent Saudi critic who disappeared on October 2, was killed as a result of a botched interrogation effort. The move would mark a shifting response from the Royal Court, which previously asserted — without proof — that Khashoggi had left the Saudi […]

Jamal Khashoggi’s family says they are ‘sadly and anxiously’ awaiting official word on the fate of the Saudi journalist who disappeared 2 weeks ago

CCTV/Hurriyet via AP The family of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said they are “sadly and anxiously” waiting on official news about what happened to him. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, over two weeks ago Turkey alleges Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by Saudi operatives at the consulate The […]

Saudi delegation arrives in Turkey for talks over missing journalist – reports

Saudi delegation has arrived in Turkey for talks over a missing journalist, Turkish state media reported on Friday. The delegation from Riyadh arrived in Turkey as part of an investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Reuters quoted two Turkish sources as saying on Friday. The previous day, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim […]

Saudi envoy leaves US, Washington expects ‘report’ on Khashoggi on his return

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US has unexpectedly left for Riyadh, with the State Department saying they did not request it but “expect” the envoy to return with information about the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “That was not our direction,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Thursday, adding, “we expect some information when […]

Rand Paul suggests cutting off military aid to Saudi Arabia until missing journalist is found

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said he will introduce a bill that would cut off military aid to Saudi Arabia until the missing Saudi-born dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is found safe and well. Khashoggi, who writes opinion columns for the Washington Post, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday and Turkish […]

‘They’ve got some explaining to do’: The case of a missing Washington Post columnist raises more questions after reports suggests he was murdered by Saudi agents

Chris McGrath/Getty Images The case surrounding Jamal Khashoggi, the missing Washington Post columnist who disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, raised more concerns after mounting evidence suggested he was murdered. Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist, published write-ups that were critical of the Saudi government. He had been living in the US state of Virginia. […]