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Supporters of detained Saudi princess call for UK to help secure release

The Observer 01 Mar 2021
The pair reportedly remain under house arrest for their opposition to the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, popularly known as MBS, who has consolidated power within the Saudi royal family amid the arrests of large numbers of political activists and religious clerics.
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White House Defends Decision Not to Punish Saudi Crown Prince, Says U.S. Does Not Sanction Foreign Leaders

NBCBayArea 28 Feb 2021
resident and a widely known critic of the Saudi royal family, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate and later dismembered ... resident and a widely known critic of the Saudi royal family, went to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct ... relations with Saudi Arabia and unlike the ...
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The Moral High Ground Cannot Replace Foreign Policy

The Algemeiner 28 Feb 2021
Now, in what seems to be adding insult to injury, a US intelligence report has determined that Saudi Crown Prince ... One hopes that the Saudi royal family would rise to the challenge and not repeat the mistake of the Shah, who relied on the United States to help him in time of need.
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Ex-CIA director urges Biden to hold MBS ‘accountable’ in Khashoggi’s death

New York Post 28 Feb 2021
The report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence concluded that the crown prince “approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill” Khashoggi​, a journalist who was deeply critical of the Saudi royal family.​.
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U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia put to the test following Khashoggi report

MSNBC 28 Feb 2021
Saudi Arabia has condemned a newly ... Khashoggi had been a vocal critic of the Saudi royal family.
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US to release report linking Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to Jamal Khashoggi murder

Yahoo Daily News 28 Feb 2021
But few observers of Saudi Arabia believe the murder could have taken place without the knowledge of Prince Mohammed, a calculating strongman who has jailed a number of critics and locked up competing factions in the royal family ... Qahtani, the royal court's media adviser, and deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri.
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Saudi Arabia maintains neutrality over Kashmir issue

Beijing News 28 Feb 2021
"After 1979, the Saudis sponsored Wahhabism across the globe." ... "Moreover, Pakistan political establishment has a positive view of MBS' political rival inside the Saudi royal family."Bahrami said the close relations of Saudis with the United States and Pakistan's close ties with US rival China also add to the dynamics of foreign policies in Kashmir.
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Much to Pakistan's dismay and India's delight, Saudi Arabia maintains neutrality over Kashmir issue

The Times of India 28 Feb 2021
Since Prime Minister came to power in 2014, his government has had good relations with Saudi Arabia ... There are multiple geopolitical reasons vis-a-vis Pakistan that have influenced the Saudi stance over Kashmir ... "Moreover, Pakistan political establishment has a positive view of MBS' political rival inside the Saudi royal family.".
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Much to Pak’s dismay and India’s delight, Saudi Arabia maintains neutrality over Kashmir issue

The Siasat Daily 28 Feb 2021
Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, his government has had good relations with Saudi Arabia ... “Moreover, Pakistan political establishment has a positive view of MBS’ political rival inside the Saudi royal family.” ... This is a serious threat to the Saudi-US camp.
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Oxfam calls on Britain to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi murder report

Press TV 28 Feb 2021
US says Saudi crown prince ordered, directed gruesome killing of Jamal Khashoggi ... He also called on Saudi Arabia's royal family to respond “to the loss in international confidence and trust of the crown prince" and the "wider cultural atmosphere that allowed such decision making to go unchallenged.” ... Biden to make Saudi announcement on Monday.
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Jamal Khashoggi: US says Saudi prince approved Khashoggi killing

Yahoo Daily News 28 Feb 2021
The crown prince is effectively considered Saudi Arabia's ruler ... The US announced sanctions on dozens of Saudis but not the prince himself ... The 59-year-old journalist had once been an adviser to the Saudi government and close to the royal family but he fell out of favour and went into self-imposed exile in the US in 2017.
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Climatologist Michael E Mann: 'Good people fall victim to doomism. I do too sometimes'

The Observer 28 Feb 2021
It is fossil fuel interests, climate change deniers, conservative media tycoons, working together with petrostate actors like Saudi Arabia and Russia ... The Saudi royal family has been the second-highest shareholder in News Corporation [Murdoch’s company]. And apparently Murdoch and the Saudi family are close friends, so that is a potential motive.
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That’s how we do it in America

Citrus County Chronicle 28 Feb 2021
There was a meeting the other night in Crystal River that was all about our form of government. Gerry Mulligan. OUT THE WINDOW. We call it Democracy. No one cursed and screamed. No windows were broken ... 19 ... In Saudi Arabia, if you write something the royal family doesn’t like, you have your head cut off and your body chopped into little pieces ... .
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