Jamal Khashoggi: fallen critic of 'extremist' Saudi Arabia

World / Politics | FOCUS Feb 28, 2021

Jamal Khashoggi: fallen critic of 'extremist' Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi, whose gruesome 2018 murder was "approved" by Saudi Arabia's crown prince, according to a U.S. intelligence report, was a prominent journalist and critic of the ultraconservative kingdom's government. The 59-year-old Washington Post contributor went into self-imposed exile in the United States in 2017 ...

Biden downgrades Saudi crown prince to ‘recalibrate’ ties

World / Politics Feb 18, 2021

Biden downgrades Saudi crown prince to ‘recalibrate’ ties

U.S. President Joe Biden intends to "recalibrate” Washington's relationship with Saudi Arabia and will emphasize outreach to King Salman, in a move that signals a downgrade in ties with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the country’s de facto ruler. It is the latest sign Biden’s ...

Locked-out Indians vent over vaccine exports to Saudi Arabia

Asia Pacific Feb 5, 2021

Locked-out Indians vent over vaccine exports to Saudi Arabia

India's decision to export millions of coronavirus vaccine doses to Saudi Arabia has rankled its vast expat community, locked out by the kingdom's monthslong flight ban that sparked tense diplomatic wrangling. The plight of Indian workers, who make up the kingdom's biggest expatriate community, underscores ...

Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

World / Politics Jan 3, 2021

Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

The Gulf crisis, which has pitted regional players against Qatar, could be moving closer to resolution as the key countries prepare to meet in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. Riyadh led a coalition of countries in the Gulf and beyond in 2017 to cut ties with ...