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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 billionaire who slammed Trump sends ‘best wishes’

RIYADH: A billionaire Saudi prince has congratulated US president-elect Donald Trump after previously calling him a disgrace who should have pulled out of the race. "President elect @realDonaldTrump whatever the past differences, America has spoken, congratulations & best wishes for your presidency," Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on his official Twitter account, after US election results on Wednesday confirmed Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton. Alwaleed is an unusually outspoken member of the Saudi…