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Saudi Arabian Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz passes away

KARACHI: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, 87, has passed away on Saturday. Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz was a brother of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and father of Prince Al Waleed bin Talal. The news of his passing was confirmed by his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal bin Abdulaziz on Twitter. He said that family members are accepting condolences from Sunday until Tuesday after sunset prayers until evening prayers. انتقل إلى رحمة الله الأمير طلال بن عبد العزيز، غفرالله له وأسكنه فسيح جناته، عصر اليوم…

US Republicans introduce resolution blaming Saudi prince in Khashoggi’s death

WASHINGTON: The chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday introduced legislation holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and insisting on accountability. Despite US President Donald Trump’s desire to maintain close relations with Saudi Arabia, the joint resolution is backed by at least 10 of his fellow Republicans in the Senate: committee Chairman Bob Corker and nine original co-sponsors including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.…

A high-five from Putin and that awkward photograph—Saudi prince’s G20 summit

BUENOS AIRES: Russian President Vladimir Putin walked up to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a summit of G20 world leaders, high-fived him and then shook his hand heartily. Moments earlier the prince had been pictured on the far edge of the traditional “family portrait” photograph, ignored by other leaders. The two moments captured the dilemma facing world leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires this weekend: How to deal with the crown prince, who is dogged by controversy over the murder of a…

Saudi prince was in constant touch with Khashoggi hit-squad boss: WSJ report

In the hours leading up to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing, Saudi Arabia's crown prince sent at least 11 messages to his closest advisor who was charged with overseeing the murder, the Wall Street Journal said Saturday quoting a CIA assessment. Mohammed bin Salman also told associates in August last year that if he failed to persuade Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia, “we could possibly lure him outside Saudi Arabia and make arrangements” — a communication the Central Intelligence Agency said “seems to…

Army chief meets Saudi Crown Prince, discusses ‘wide-ranging’ issues

RIYADH: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in Mina, as the latter had invited him Tuesday night for an audience, according to ISPR. The Inter-Services Public Relations, in its release, said the two leaders had dinner at Mina. The prince congratulated Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Bajwa for performing hajj. They discussed wide-ranging issues of mutual interest, including regional security. Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman invited Chief of Army Staff for a meeting…