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Saudi Arabia to build first nuclear research reactor

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday laid the foundation stone for the kingdom’s first nuclear research reactor, state media said, as the kingdom seeks to diversify its energy mix. The reactor was among seven projects launched by the prince during a visit to Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz …

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Saudi Arabia’s human rights record under fire at UN

GENEVA (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia insisted at the UN on Monday that its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be “fair”, amid a barrage of criticism from countries over the brutal murder. The half-day public debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva comes just over a …

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Khashoggi body parts transported in suitcases: Turkish daily

Istanbul (Web Desk) Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s corpse was dismembered and put into five suitcases by a death squad a little while after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul in early October, a Turkish media report says. The Turkish pro-government newspaper Sabah, citing unnamed officials, reported on Sunday that …

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Yemeni forces foil Saudi-led push to seize port before talks

SANA (Web Desk) Yemen’s armed forces have decisively countered an all-out Saudi offensive, which was in the works for days to seize the country’s strategic Red Sea port. Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree said the army thwarted “all attempts by the enemy to penetrate and infiltrate the …

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Khashoggi probe will exonerate leader: Saudi Prince Alwaleed

WASHINGTON DC (Web Desk) Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an international businessman from the kingdom, said on Sunday that an official investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will exonerate the country’s leader. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist critical of the Saudi government and its de facto ruler Crown …

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Khashoggi killing: sons ask Saudis to return his body

RIYADH (Web Desk) The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve, they told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday. Khashoggi was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from …

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Saudi Arabia frees dissident prince amid Khashoggi outrage

Riyadh (Web Desk) Saudi Arabia has released a prominent critic of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from jail amid an international outrage over the last month assassination of a dissident journalist, which many believe was ordered by the heir to the throne. Prince Khalid bin Talal, the brother of …

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Saudi billionaire prince Al-Waleed’s brother freed from detention

RIYADH (Web Desk) Saudi authorities have released the brother of billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal after nearly a year in detention, family members said Saturday, as the kingdom faces international pressure over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. The release of Prince Khalid bin Talal was confirmed by at least three relatives on …

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