ARTICLES RELATING TO SAUDI-ARABIA

The Saudi hack on Jeff Bezos' phone went on for months and led to gigabytes of personal data being stolen, according to new report

2020-01-24 07:39

A forensic analysis conducted by FTI Consulting seen by the Financial Times revealed that a "massive and unauthorized" amount of data was stolen.

Here's everything we know about how Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was apparently able to hack Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone

2020-01-22 20:43

UN investigators reported Wednesday that there is "reasonable certainty" that Crown Prince Mohammed was involved in hacking Jeff Bezos' phone.

US president Donald Trump and Iran are sparking fears of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides

2020-01-03 10:07

A war with Iran would likely be disastrous and further destabilise a region that's been consumed by conflict for years.

The Pentagon orders operational training pause for all Saudi students in the US after NAS Pensacola shooting

2019-12-12 14:01

DoD has ordered 'immediate steps to strengthen personnel vetting" in the wake of a deadly shooting by a Saudi national that killed three US sailors.

A Saudi man at a US navy base reportedly recorded the deadly shooting from outside the building where it took place

2019-12-10 07:13

A source told The New York Times that the Saudi national claimed to investigators that he and two others just happened to be there when the shooting took place.

Saudi Arabia just broke its own 2-year blockade of Qatar by flying its soccer team across the border, suggesting the feud could be thawing

2019-11-26 17:20

This is the first time since the blockade of Qatar was imposed in June 2017 that a Saudi team has directly crossed its 41-mile land border with Qatar.

Saudi Arabia deleted a video decrying feminism as a perversion and extremist ideology after an outcry

2019-11-12 17:05

The General Department for Counter Extremism said on Friday feminism, atheism, and homosexuality are classed as "extremist behaviour" in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is admitting general tourists for the first time. Here's 20 things that could get you arrested or fined, like dabbing, carrying a bible, or wearing shorts

2019-10-09 17:43

Saudi law is based on Islamic Shariah law, and is therefore myriad, and often open to the interpretations of the judges. Here's what to watch out for.

Saudi Arabia's crown prince flat denied knowing about the Khashoggi murder, an excuse the UN said is 'inconceivable'

2019-10-01 08:16

"I get all the responsibility because it happened under my watch," bin Salman said, before saying he only found out about the death after it happened.

Repairs to the Saudi oil facilities after devastating attacks could reportedly take months

2019-09-23 09:28

The September 14 attack knocked out half of the country's oil production and caused widespread concern for the kingdom and global oil markets.

 

Saudi officials close to the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly knew of plans to hack Bezos phone

2020-01-23 15:59

Saudi officials told The Wall Street Journal that senior adviser to the crown prince Saud al-Qahtani was involved in plans to hack Bezos' phone.

Saudi Arabia runs squalid, abusive jails for women disowned by their male guardians — a forgotten chapter in its rush to champion women's rights

2020-01-21 15:54

Under Saudi Arabia's guardianship law, fathers can disown daughters and banish them to jails masquerading as care facilities. Some never get out.

Influencers and celebrities sparked backlash for flocking to a music festival in Saudi Arabia — despite its human rights abuses

2019-12-23 11:07

The government has deployed luxe influencer programs to gift trips in hopes of improving the country's reputation of human-rights abuses.

Saudi Aramco's IPO raised a record R378 billion — but an unusually low 1.5% of the company's shares will actually trade

2019-12-12 09:33

Most large-cap companies offer far more of their stock in IPOs. Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet all have more than 84% of their shares listed publicly.

US president Donald Trump may send dozens of ships and 14,000 more troops to confront Iran only 2 months after vowing to pull out of 'ridiculous wars'

2019-12-05 10:51

Word of the more potential US military deployments comes amid numerous reports of increasing hostile activity in the region by Iran

A Saudi Arabian princess and rights activist who 'fell off the radar' in late 2018 is reportedly detained under house arrest with 24/7 surveillance

2019-11-20 13:48

Sources close to Princess Basmah told Deutsche Welle that Saudi authorities stopped her travelling to Europe for urgent medical care in December 2018.

Saudi Arabia officially kicked off Saudi Aramco's IPO, which could be the largest in the world

2019-11-04 12:52

Saudi Aramco's public listing is a major part of the kingdom's economic plans going forward. The Tadawul All Share Index fell 2.4% on the news.

Saudi's crown prince warned oil prices could go 'unimaginably high' unless 'firm action' is taken on Iran

2019-10-02 11:46

"Only a fool would attack 5% of global supplies," he told CBS. "The only strategic goal is to prove that they are stupid and that is what they did."

Mohammed bin Salman says he takes 'full responsibility' for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi but denies that he ordered it

2019-09-30 17:24

Speaking to CBS News' "60 Minutes," the Saudi Crown Prince admitted that Khashoggi's murder was a "heinous crime" but denied his involvement.

The US and Saudi Arabia are searching for a 'smoking gun' among wrecked weapons that will conclusively link Iran to the attacks on Saudi oil sites

2019-09-23 06:53

The US and Saudi Arabia are looking for evidence proving Iranian culpability as the two countries weigh their responses to the debilitating attacks.

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