For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has hosted Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi for talks focused on attacks on the kingdom's oil infrastructure, which Washington has blamed on Iran.
Senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel have said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Saudi Arabia has sought to draw a line under one of its biggest crises triggered by critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but an ever greater threat of international scrutiny and pressure hangs over the kingdom.
Political power is a slippery thing. Even in an absolute monarchy, it can get away from you with one wrong move.
Saudi Arabia has showcased international deals worth about $50bn as the kingdom tried to put the best possible gloss on a flagship investment summit shunned by global business leaders.
The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul is unlikely to halt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power, but could cause irreparable harm to relations with Western governments.
Steven Mnuchin announced his change of plans after meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who was hastily dispatched to Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday.
Senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington Hussein Ibish weighs the options the United State has in redefining its long-standing partnership with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi journalist based in the US disappeared.
Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom's austerity measures and they could face trial.
Saudi Arabia's second-in-line to throne to meet President Trump at White House in visit that starts later this week
Saudi Arabia reshuffled its cabinet on Thursday in the first major change in government since the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in October.
President Donald Trump says the brutal murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives will not derail the US-Saudi relationship - even if Prince Mohammed bin Salman were found to bear responsibility.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman the US will hold accountable all those involved in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist, in a telephone call that also took in the conflict in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince has joked about allegations that Lebanon's premier-designate Saad Hariri was detained in the kingdom last year, saying he hoped his current visit does not spark "abduction" rumours.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the son of Jamal Khashoggi to express condolences for the death of the journalist killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul by officials that allegedly included a member of the royal's entourage.
Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "authoritarian rule" shortly before his death, in an interview published following confirmation he died at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate.
US President Donald Trump has criticised rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
United States President Donald Trump he’s disinclined to block arm sales to the Saudi government, as senators in his own party have suggested.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450m at auction, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Saudi-led air raids have pounded rebels in Yemen as the coalition intensified its attacks in the wake of a deadly missile strike.
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