Saudi Arabia Headlines

  • Jamal Khashoggi's Murder is Playing Out as Expected

    Gil Barndollar Security, Middle East There is no evidence yet that the Khashoggi killing has been leveraged by the United States to other ends. Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced the leveling of Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act sanctions on seventeen Saudi nationals allegedly involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month. Mnuchin said the right things about “justice” and “accountability,” but all indications are that the Trump...

    The National Interest
  • Washington Post: CIA determines Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's death

    The CIA has determined that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, despite the Saudi government's denials that the de facto ruler was involved, according to a Washington Post report. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Post reported Friday that the CIA reached its conclusion by examining several sources of intelligence. According to the Post, US officials have high confidence in the CIA's assessment. A spokesman for the CIA...

  • CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: report

    The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor

  • US Intel Says Saudi Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing

    It's a claim the Saudi government has denied

  • C.I.A. Concludes That Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killed

    Intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week and offered the agency’s analysis of the assassination and Prince Mohammed’s culpability.
  • Saudi crown prince's 'fit' delays UN resolution on war in Yemen

    Multiple sources tell CNN that a much-anticipated United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and for Saudi Arabia to allow humanitarian aid to reach millions of starving people was "stalled" this week after the resolution's sponsor, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, met face-to-face with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Two sources said the crown prince "threw a fit" about the resolution. Two other sources with knowledge of the...