Saudi consulate faces search over writer

Saudi consulate faces search over writer

Image copyright TRT World Image caption This image appears to show Jamal Khashoggi entering the consulate last week Turkey says it will conduct a search of Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul over the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The country’s foreign ministry said Saudi Arabia was „open to co-operation” and a requested search of the…

Saudi writer ‚murdered’ in consulate

Saudi writer ‚murdered’ in consulate

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since lunchtime on Tuesday Fears are growing over the missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, after Turkish officials said they believed he had been murdered. Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi national, was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday. A Turkish official told…

Saudi Arabia dropped another hint that it’s moving forward with plans to turn rival Qatar into an island

Saudi Arabia dropped another hint that it’s moving forward with plans to turn rival Qatar into an island

Doha, the capital of Qatar. DFlam/Shutterstock A senior Saudi official seemed to confirm that Saudi Arabia is moving forward with ambitious plans to turn rival nation Qatar into an island. „I am impatiently waiting for details on the implementation of the Salwa island project, a great, historic project that will change the geography of the…

Thousands of Saudi Arabian students have to leave Canada because their governments are fighting, so they’re frantically selling their furniture and cars

Thousands of Saudi Arabian students have to leave Canada because their governments are fighting, so they’re frantically selling their furniture and cars

People at the airport before boarding a flight from Toronto, Canada, to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in August. REUTERS/Chris Donovan/File Photo The diplomatic feud between Canada and Saudi Arabia means that around 8,000 Saudi students studying in Canada have to leave the country by August 31 — leaving them scrambling to sell off their belongings. The…

A Canadian political refugee made videos criticizing Saudi Arabia — now Saudi authorities have arrested his friends and family

A Canadian political refugee made videos criticizing Saudi Arabia — now Saudi authorities have arrested his friends and family

Saudi activist Omar Abdulaziz, who has been making videos critical of Saudi Arabia for years, says two of his brothers and several of his friends have recently been arrested.Screenshot/Youtube The family and friends of a Canadian political refugee and activist have been arrested in Saudi Arabia as the rift between the two countries deepens. Omar…

Saudi woman activist ‚faces death penalty’

Saudi woman activist ‚faces death penalty’

Image copyright Twitter/@IsraaAlGhomgham Image caption Israa al-Ghomgham’s supporters have released a photograph showing her as a young girl Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has reportedly sought the death penalty for five activists, including the female rights defender Israa al-Ghomgham. Human Rights Watch said they recently went on trial at a terrorism tribunal on charges including „participating…

Report: Saudi Arabia is looking to invest big in Tesla as the company teases going private

Report: Saudi Arabia is looking to invest big in Tesla as the company teases going private

Tesla opened its first Middle East showroom in Dubai last year. AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili While Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased last week about taking the company private, several suitors may have already been courting the electric car giant months ago. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, is in talks with Tesla…

A Saudi prince now owns $250 million worth of Snap, making him one of its biggest investors

A Saudi prince now owns $250 million worth of Snap, making him one of its biggest investors

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, left, with Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. Prince Alwaleed announced on August 7 that he’d taken a 2.3% stake in Snap. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, now has some royal backing. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a businessman and a member of Saudi Arabia’s royal…

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to Canada in ongoing feud over human-rights arrests

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to Canada in ongoing feud over human-rights arrests

Saudi Arabia’s national airline Saudia suspended flights to and from Toronto in an escalating feud with Canada over the arrest of several prominent human-rights activists. Saudia announced on Twitter Monday evening that it would be suspending inbound and outbound flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport beginning August 13. Toronto was previously the only Canadian destination…

Saudi Arabia suspends Toronto flights

Saudi Arabia suspends Toronto flights

Image copyright EPA Image caption Samar Badawi – a prominent human rights campaigner whose brother is serving a 10-year sentence – was arrested last week Saudi Arabia’s state airliner has suspended its direct flights to Toronto after Canada called for the release of detained activists for civil society and women’s rights. The Middle Eastern country…