JOURNALIST Jamal Khashoggi died at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. The 59-year-old Washington Post columnist was a fierce critic of the Saudi government. Here's what we know about his death. Who was Jamal Khashoggi? Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist, columnist, author and former editor-in-chief of Al Arab news. He was born in Madinah, on October 13, 1958. Jamal earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Indiana State University in 1982 and 25 years later, started work as a columnist for the Washington Post. He was engaged to marry Hatice Cengiz, 36. Khashoggi is the grandson of Muhammad Khashsoggi, who married the personal physician to King Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also a first cousin of Dodi Fayed, who dated Diana Princess of Wales when they were both killed in a Paris car crash. The 59-year-old had more than 1.6million Twitter followers and was known as an outspoken and high-profile critic … [Read more...] about How did Jamal Khashoggi die in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and what has Prince Mohammed bin Salman said about it?
SEVEN of the 15 men suspected of belonging to a hit squad which "tortured and killed" a Saudi journalist are reportedly part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s personal security detail. Most are said to be high-ranking protection officers who were on duty when the Saudi royal made his high-profile visits to the UK and France earlier this year. They are the highly-trusted team who travel everywhere with the Royal - which will make it difficult for bin Salman to distance himself from the torture scandal in Istanbul. At least three of the elite guards are reported to have accompanied him on his visit to London in March when he met the Queen in Buckingham Palace. They are said to be First Lieutenant Dhaar Ghalib Dhaar Al-Harbi, Sergeant Major Walid Abdullah Al-Shihri, and Abdul Aziz Muhammad Musa Al-Hawsawi. It's now been claimed the murder suspects ate dinner at the Saudi consul-general’s residence in Istanbul AFTER murdering and dismembering Jamal Khashoggi inside the … [Read more...] about Saudi ‘kill squad who murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi include bodyguards used on Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s trip to meet the Queen
HE is known as the power behind the throne of one the most influential nations on Earth. Here's the low down on His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Who is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman? His full name is Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and he was born on August 31, 1985, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The prince is the son of the current head of state King Salman and his third wife Fahda bint Falah bin Sultan bin Hathleen. Mohammed is the eldest of his full siblings and has a law degree from King Saud University in Riyadh. He entered politics in 2009 becoming a personal aide to his dad when he was still governor of Riyadh. Following the death of King Abdullah in 2015 his father took the throne and elevated him to the positions of Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince. Last year King Salman deposed the previous Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Nayef, and elevated his son to heir apparent. Who is the Crown Prince's wife? Prince Mohammed married his cousin Princess … [Read more...] about Who is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is the Saudi Arabian’s wife Princess Sara and what is his net worth?
Saudi Arabia has been engulfed by several controversies since Mohammed bin Salman was named crown prince and heir to the throne in June 2017. Despite moves by the young prince to modernise the economy and society -- including lifting a ban on women driving -- the kingdom has stepped up repression of religious, intellectual and feminist dissidents. And the crown prince's guiding hand is seen behind an increasingly assertive foreign policy. - War in Yemen - Saudi Arabia has since March 2015 spearheaded a regional military intervention in Yemen, in support of a government that is fighting rebels backed by Riyadh's arch-rival Iran. The Saudi-led coalition has carried out air strikes that rights groups say have often killed civilians. On August 9, 51 people, including 40 children, were killed in an air strike on a bus in the northern rebel stronghold of Saada. The coalition has acknowledged errors but accused the Huthi rebels of using civilians as human shields. An August 28 report by a … [Read more...] about Saudi controversies under Prince Mohammed
Middle East 7 March 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40354415 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Few people outside Saudi Arabia had heard of Prince Mohammed bin Salman before his father became king in 2015. But since then, the … [Read more...] about Who is Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed?