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Dissident YouTube star defiant after Khashoggi murder

LONDON: Saudi dissident satirist Ghanem Almasarir, whose social media mockery of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gets millions of hits, told AFP he is undeterred by Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Speaking…

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince jokes ‘Hariri not kidnapped’

After feeling betrayed, Trump holds cards on MBS RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince joked about allegations that Lebanon’s premier-designate Saad Hariri was detained in the kingdom last year, saying he…

Qatar may benefit from Khashoggi fallout: analysts

DOHA: Global diplomatic fallout from the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate may help Qatar in its political stand-off with the kingdom, experts said. The backlash…

Domestic pressures behind Jordan move to reclaim land from Israel

Jordan wants to take back two border areas AMMAN: A decision by Jordan’s King Abdullah II to reclaim territory leased to Israel for a quarter of a century was spurred…

Israel warplanes strike Gaza after rocket fire

JERUSALEM: Israeli warplanes hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip yesterday in response to rocket fire from the territory into southern Israel, the army said. The fighter jets targeted a…

Prince Mohammed: Vision 2030 to help Kuwait make major gains

MBS speaks with Erdogan, vows to bring Khashoggi killers to justice RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman yesterday said Kuwait could achieve major accomplishments, thanks to the country’s “Vision…

Saudi Arabia signs deals worth $50bn at investment conference

King, MBS meet Khashoggi family – Strong Kuwaiti delegation at event – Riyadh pledges $3bn to Pak RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince hailed yesterday a conference that has drawn investment…

Erdogan calls for justice over Khashoggi murder

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said that the “savage murder” of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was meticulously planned, demanding that all those linked…

Saudi formidable PR machine shows cracks

Killing of exiled journalist triggers outrage WASHINGTON: When the United States was attacked on September 11, 2001 by 19 hijackers – 15 of them from Saudi Arabia – the kingdom…

Saudi, Bahrain add Iran Revolutionary Guards to terror list

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia said yesterday that it and Bahrain had added Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and senior officers from its Quds Force to their lists of people and organizations suspected…

German Islamic State ‘shoemaker’ pleads to come home from Syria

RMELAN: From northern Syria, Muslim convert Sufyan is imploring his native Germany to take him back, having been captured years after joining the Islamic State group’s so-called “caliphate”. His beard…

Barzani makes a comeback on both Kurd, Iraqi fronts

Barzani’s KDP wins parliamentary elections SULAIMANIYAH: A year after a disastrous independence vote he had championed in Iraqi Kurdistan, veteran leader Massud Barzani has made a strong comeback both on…