• Trump dramatically inflated the value of US-Saudi arms deals in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's death

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    In the days following Saudi Arabia's admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died inside its consulate building in Istanbul, Turkey, US President Donald Trump has agreed there are holes in the Kingdom's latest explanation.
    Riyadh confirmed Khashoggi's death on Saturday, saying he died during a physical altercation with Saudi agents inside the consulate.
    But after more than two weeks of stonewalling, that explanation has been widely panned and the concession failed to stem a massive sell off in Saudi stocks last week.
    That has not stopped Trump from launching a perplexing defense of the...
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  • All the atrocities Saudi Arabia committed before outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's death reached a fever pitch

    All the atrocities Saudi Arabia committed before outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's death reached a fever pitch

    24 days ago - By Chron

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    The disappearance and death of journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi has thrust Saudi Arabia back into a global spotlight that centers directly on the Kingdom's troubled human-rights record.
    And because Khashoggi once enjoyed a level of proximity to the Saudi royal court, he was particularly outspoken about the Saudi leadership's worst impulses and its aversion to dissent.
    Khashoggi was last seen alive on surveillance video captured October 2 outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He had arrived to retrieve documentation for a planned wedding to...
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