Tag: Khashoggi, Jamal

For Trump, Instinct After Florida Killings Is Simple: Protect Saudis

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When a Saudi Air Force officer opened fire on his classmates at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday, he killed three, wounded eight and exposed anew the strange dynamic between President Trump and the Saudi leadership: The president’s first instinct was to tamp down any suggestion that the Saudi […]

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These Reporters Rely on Public Data, Rather Than Secret Sources

LONDON — Leaked documents and interviews with whistle-blowing sources will always be a part of investigative journalism. But thanks to the rise of digital technology, and the easy availability of data that has gone with it, reporters have more ways to get stories than ever before. “You can be on your couch in front of […]

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Saudi Arabia Is Stepping Up Crackdown on Dissent, Rights Groups Say

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia’s long-running drive to muzzle dissent has escalated again in recent weeks with the arrests of several journalists, writers and academics who had not vocally criticized the government in years, according to two rights groups that monitor the kingdom. At least eight people have been detained since Nov. 16, the rights […]

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Is It Time to Delete Uber?

ImageCredit…Illustration by Nicholas Konrad; photographs by Mike Cohen for The New York Times, Hasan Jamali/Associated Press, Sergio Moraes/Reuters This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. When wounded by the bitter sting of judgment, who among us, at one time or another, has not […]

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Uber C.E.O. Backtracks After Comparing Khashoggi’s Killing to an Accident

Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, drew a backlash on Sunday after calling the murder of Jamal Khashoggi a “mistake” by the Saudi government, remarks that he quickly walked back. “It’s a serious mistake,” Mr. Khosrowshahi said in the interview with Axios on HBO, which aired on Sunday, after he was asked about the brutal killing […]

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Stars Return to Saudi Investment Conference a Year After Khashoggi

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — World leaders and business executives converged upon the palatial Ritz-Carlton hotel on Tuesday, putting concerns about Saudi Arabia’s role in the 2018 murder of a dissident journalist behind them and returning unabashedly to deal-making. The brutal killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, prompted many companies and executives to shun […]

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Jamal Khashoggi Is Still Owed Justice

A year has passed since Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist and contributor to The Washington Post and Virginia resident, entered the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul to secure a document for his approaching marriage, only to be slain and cut to pieces, all recorded in sickening detail by Turkish secret services. Though the evidence is […]

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One Year On, Shadow of Khashoggi’s Killing Stalks Saudi Prince

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Not long ago, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, was hailed across the United States as a long-awaited agent of change who was opening up his conservative kingdom by ushering in an era of social and economic reforms. Tech giants gave him personal tours in Silicon Valley, Hollywood producers […]

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What Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Did to Us

The last time I saw my friend Jamal Khashoggi was in September 2017, when he was settling into his self-imposed exile in the United States. We argued about politics over dinner at a steak house in Washington. We cracked jokes about my struggle with a small piece of steak and his ease at devouring a […]

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Saudi Prince Accepts Responsibility for Khashoggi Killing, but Denies Involvement

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, said he bears “all the responsibility” for the killing of a dissident writer by Saudi agents in Istanbul last year, but denied he had prior knowledge of the plot, according to a trailer for a documentary to be released next week. The killing […]

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Twitter Suspends Account of Former Adviser to Saudi Crown Prince

Twitter said on Friday that it had removed or suspended thousands of accounts with ties to governments in the Middle East, including the account of Saud el-Qahtani, a former close adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Twitter said it suspended Mr. Qahtani’s account because of “violations of our platform manipulation policies.” […]

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Trump’s Deference to Saudis in Setting Terms for How U.S. Should Respond to Attacks Touches a Nerve

WASHINGTON — After oil installations were blown up in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, President Trump declared that the United States was “locked and loaded,” a phrase that seemed to suggest he was ready to strike back. But then he promised to wait for Saudi Arabia to tell him “under what terms we would proceed.” […]

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The Crown Prince’s Digital Iron Fist

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia makes no secret of his desire to transform his country. Since he began consolidating power in 2015, he has marketed himself to domestic and international audiences as a force of modernity, touting an agenda of cultural liberalization and economic reform. In 2016, he outlined his would-be revolution […]

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Yemen Has Been a Saudi Prince’s War. Now It’s His Quagmire.

From the beginning of Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, it was Prince Mohammed’s war. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, then 29 and in his third month as defense minister, was shown in official photographs surrounded by generals, poring over maps, inspecting a helicopter and even wearing a pilot’s headset while riding in the back of a […]

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U.A.E. Pulls Most Forces From Yemen in Blow to Saudi War Effort

For four years, the United Arab Emirates have been the military linchpin of the Saudi-led war in Yemen, providing weapons, money and thousands of ground troops to a campaign to drive out Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Emirati forces led almost every major advance the coalition made. Now they have decided they can go no further. The […]

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Trump and Xi Agree to Restart Trade Talks, Avoiding Escalation in Tariff War

OSAKA, Japan — President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China agreed on Saturday to resume trade talks after a seven-week breakdown, averting for now an escalation of their multibillion-dollar tariff war that has roiled global markets and threatened the future of the world’s two largest economies. The agreement, brokered during more than an hour […]

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A Breakfast Invitation Helps Rebuild a Crown Prince’s Standing

OSAKA, Japan — Barely a week ago, he was in theory a marked man, fingered by the United Nations as the probable mastermind behind one of the most grisly and sensational murders of recent years. But Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has been wandering around the world stage in Japan the last […]

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G20 Live Updates: Trump Invites North Korea’s Leader to Meet Him at DMZ

Here’s what you need to know: An overture to North Korea’s leader. President Trump suggested on Saturday that he would be willing to meet with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, for the third time while visiting South Korea this weekend. Mr. Trump, who is in Japan for the meeting of the Group of 20 nations, […]

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Saudi Arabia Is Running Out of Friends

LONDON — Last week was especially bad for the monarchy of Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, a United Nations expert released a report calling for an investigation into the role of Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, in the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The next day in Washington, the Senate voted to […]

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Trump Shrugs Off Killing of Khashoggi by Saudi Agents, Saying Saudi Arabia Is an Important Trading Partner

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday shrugged off the brutal dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, just days after a United Nations report described how a team of Saudi assassins called Mr. Khashoggi a “sacrificial animal” before his murder. The U.N. report urged an F.B.I. investigation into the slaying. But in an interview […]

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Senate Blocks Trump Administration’s Arms Sales to Gulf Nations in Bipartisan Rebuke

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted to block the sale of billions of dollars of munitions to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, in a sharp and bipartisan rebuke of the Trump administration’s attempt to circumvent Congress to allow the exports by declaring an emergency over Iran. In the first of a series of three back-to-back votes, Republicans […]

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Jamal Khashoggi Was My Fiancé. His Killers Are Roaming Free.

In May, I was invited to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend some hearings at Congress. I had imagined the city in the words of my fiancé, Jamal Khashoggi. My visit left me with the troubling feeling that his memory was fading in the city he evoked so lovingly . When I met Jamal in […]

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Khashoggi Killing Inquiry Should Look Into Saudi Prince’s Role, U.N. Expert Says

GENEVA — Saudi Arabia is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate last year, and there is “credible evidence” justifying an investigation into the role of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, a United Nations expert said in a report released on Wednesday. The expert, Agnes Callamard, also said that […]

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