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Senate Majority Leader Schumer joins families demanding FBI share Saudi links to September 11 terrorist attacks

Boston Herald 11 May 2021
As the Herald has reported, 10,000 families are suing to uncover Saudi ties to the 9/11 terrorist attacks — with depositions already in the works to grill Saudi Arabian officials, including several members of the royal family ... Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the Sept.
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Turkey's top diplomat to visit Riyadh in bid to resuscitate relations

Ghana Web 10 May 2021
Turkey's foreign minister is visiting Saudi Arabia for the first time since the ... Saudi national Khashoggi, who was once close to the royal family, but became a vocal critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018.
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Malaysia's State-Owned Investment Fund, Ex-Unit Sue to Recoup Billions

Voa News 10 May 2021
In a statement Monday, the finance ministry said 1MDB has filed six lawsuits against 25 people and nine entities, including two foreign financial institutions ... Najib claims he was misled by Malaysian financier Jho Low and other rogue 1MDB officials into believing the money deposited into his personal accounts was donated by the Saudi royal family ... .
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'Conspiracy is hard': Inside the Trump administration's secret plan to kill Qassem Soleimani

Yahoo Daily News 08 May 2021
“The concern was on a bigger scale,” said the former official, namely that the Quds Force would try to “kill members of the Saudi or Emirati royal families,” launch “attacks on oil infrastructure, or “foment coups” in the region after Soleimani’s death ... Soleimani’s family on Jan.
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PM Imran Khan on Saudi-Pakistan ties: ‘Our relationship is marked by close cooperation in all fields’

Arab News 07 May 2021
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long-standing and historic fraternal relations, rooted deep in common faith, shared history and mutual support ... I take this opportunity to pay my best regards to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal family and the great people of Saudi Arabia. Long live Pak-Saudi friendship!.
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The Logistics Of A Boeing 747 Private Jet

Simple Flying 06 May 2021
Photo ... Countries that currently have used the 747 in their VIP or head of state fleets include the US, Bahrain, Brunei, Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the UAE ... Saudi Arabian Prince Al Waleed’s 747. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud is a member of the Saudi royal family but privately owns and operates aircraft.
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Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour gathering momentum

The Irish Times 04 May 2021
Majed al-Sorour, the chief executive of Golf Saudi, is fronting the operation ... The football debacle drew castigation from government ministers and the royal family; in golf, barely a public word has been uttered in anger despite condemnation elsewhere of Saudi’s “sportswashing” attempts amid alleged human rights violations.
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Setting the Record Straight on Operation Cyclone

Antiwar 04 May 2021
The foreign mujahideen meanwhile received much of their funding from private sources, albeit with many linked to the Saudi and other Persian Gulf royal families ... Jalaluddin Haqqani, another heavy beneficiary of joint U.S.-Saudi-Pakistani assistance, similarly offered his services to the likes of bin Laden.
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Fierce Foes, Iran and Saudi Arabia secretly explore defusing tensions

Indian Express 02 May 2021
Biden harshly criticized Saudi Arabia’s human rights record during the presidential election campaign and vowed to reassess the American relationship with the kingdom ... The two countries’ leaders claim legitimacy from rival branches of Islam — the Saudi royal family from the Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam, and Iran’s mullahs from Shiite Islam.
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Why the Jordanian government's legitimacy is on trial in the Prince Hamzah case

The New Arab 29 Apr 2021
Bassem Awadallah, the former head of the Jordanian royal court and the man alleged to be the ringleader of the Prince Hamzah affair by Jordanian authorities, and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a member of the Hashemite royal family and King Abdullah II's former envoy to Saudi Arabia.
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THE ANGRY ARAB: Dilemmas of the Muslim Brotherhood

Consortium News 29 Apr 2021
Saudi Arabia — before the rise of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MbS) in 2015 – was largely on the defensive ... Prince Nayif himself and his brothers in the royal family had invited Muslim Brotherhood figures to shape the eduction and media of Saudi Arabia. Western attention to Saudi support of Islamism, after Sept.
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As Mohammed Bin Salman rises, giant Bin Laden construction company declines

The New Arab 28 Apr 2021
So entwined was the company with Saudi rulers that Bakr maintained a workspace within the royal court and served as an "ATM" for royal family members who beseeched him for handouts, one of the sources said ... They were not shot but put in the Ritz for a few months and allowed to make settlements," a source close to the Saudi royal court told AFP.
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As Saudi prince rises, Bin Laden business empire declines

MENA FN 28 Apr 2021
So entwined was the company with Saudi rulers that Bakr maintained a workspace within the royal court and served as an "ATM" for royal family members who beseeched him for handouts, one of the sources said ... but put in the Ritz for a few months and allowed to make settlements," a source close to the Saudi royal court told AFP.
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As Saudi prince rises, the Bin Laden business empire declines

Straits Times 28 Apr 2021
RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's uber-wealthy bin Laden family survived the ... So entwined was the company with Saudi rulers that Bakr maintained a workspace within the royal court and served as an "ATM" for royal family members who beseeched him for handouts, one of the sources said.
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The Imperialist Origins of Saudi Arabia

Dissident Voice 23 Apr 2021
Oil wealth enabled the Saudi royal family to counter the rival interpretations and denominations of the Islamic world, and spread its influence over the Ummah (the community of the faithful) ... The Iranian Revolution of 1979 brought shudders into the palaces of the Saudi royal family, and into the US higher establishment.
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