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‘I was never tortured’ – Saudi billionaire Al-Waleed ‘forgives’ hotel ordeal

RIYADH: Billionaire Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal says all is forgiven after his three-month detention in an anti-corruption crackdown, dismissing speculation he had forfeited control of his assets in exchange for his freedom. The prince, dubbed the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia, was released from the now-notorious Ritz-Carlton hotel in early January after an undisclosed financial agreement with the government. "I am not a person who is going to say I forgive but I don't forget. I say I forgive and I forget at the…

Saudi arrests could be more about power politics: HRW

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia's arrest of prominent royals and businessmen under the banner of battling corruption could in fact be more a case of internal power politics, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Late Saturday, authorities in the Gulf powerhouse launched what they said was an anti-graft drive which netted dozens of high-profile businessmen and politicians. Those detained included billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal and the head of the national guard, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah. Powerful Crown Prince…

Al-Waleed: the Saudi billionaire prince who slammed Trump

DUBAI:  Saudi Arabia's Al-Waleed bin Talal -- the billionaire tycoon arrested in an anti-graft crackdown by his cousin Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman -- is no stranger to controversy and making headlines. Ranked among the richest men in the world, the 62-year-old investor is the grandson of two of the Arab world's most high-profile historic figures: King Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, and Riad al-Solh, Lebanon's first prime minister. Prince Al-Waleed first burst into the…