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Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide
WASHINGTON, Sept 20 — Twitter said today it shut down thousands of accounts worldwide for spreading misinformation, including some artificially amplifying pro-Saudi messaging as part of a regional p...
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Drone attacks may lower Aramco’s IPO valuation, analysts say
DUBAI: The weekend drone attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities came just as the company prepares to meet investors for a potential initial public offering.
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Turkish paper reveals final words of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah on Tuesday revealed the audio recordings of the final words of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered last October in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul,...
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Goldman leaders aim for Aramco IPO after 1MDB fallout
DUBAI/ LONDON (Sept 10): Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
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Cyber spying firm NSO to follow human rights guidelines
The Israeli-based NSO Group, whose software is alleged to have been used in a number of government surveillance scandals, said on Tuesday it would abide by U.N...
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Goldman makes push into Saudi Arabia after 1MDB scandal fallout
DUBAI/LONDON/NEW YORK (Sept 10): Goldman Sachs Group Inc is tapping its upper echelons to navigate a notoriously complicated region, where it has stumbled of late: the Middle East.
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Lazard’s success on Aramco bond puts it in pole position for coveted IPO
LONDON: Lazard Ltd.’s success working on the blockbuster Saudi Aramco bond sale this year has put it in pole position to secure a coveted spot on the oil giant’s second attempt at the world’s largest initial public offering.
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Saudi woman activist rejects release deal tied to denying torture: family
Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying reports she was tortured in custody, h...
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Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on women, grants them greater control
Saudi Arabia has allowed adult women to travel without permission and granted them more control over family matters, further eroding a heavily criticised male guardianship system at a time of heighten...
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SoftBank unveils investment fund to drive 'AI revolution'
TOKYO, July 26 ― Japan's SoftBank Group said today it would partner with tech firms including Apple and Microsoft in a new US$108-billion (RM444.93 billion) investment fund to accelerate the “AI r...
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Party mood wobbles in Saudi markets as a US$20b wave crests
DUBAI: Investors are starting to tune out the noise of the billions of dollars that flowed into Saudi bonds and stocks in the first half of the year after the kingdom’s upgrade to emerging-market status.
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Branson’s Virgin Galactic space-tourism business to go public
SYDNEY/LONDON (Bloomberg): Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic aims to go public later this year and become the world’s first listed space-tourism venture.
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South Korea, Saudi sign US$8b economic cooperation pact
SEOUL, June 26 — South Korea and Saudi Arabia signed an US$8.3 billion (RM34.4 billion) economic cooperation pact today during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first visit to Seoul, as the oil-r...
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International criminal law evolved since some time ago
LETTER | We have two very important investigation reports this week, one on the unlawful death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo, above) and the other on the downing of MH17. The first was complete...
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Saudi crown prince linked to Khashoggi murder in UN report
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a UN rights investigator sa...
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Evidence suggests Saudi Crown Prince is liable for Khashoggi murder - UN expert
Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohamed Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN rights investigator said today.
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Saudi crown prince to finalise US$533m privatisation deals this year
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's crown prince said on Sunday that the government will finalise privatisation deals worth 2 billion riyals ($533 million) before the end of this year, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.
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Saudi crown prince says to finalise US$533m privatisation deals this year, reports Asharq al-Awsat
RIYADH, June 16 — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said today that the government will finalise privatisation deals worth 2 billion riyals (US$533 million) before the end of this year, according to an ...
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US pushes for Saudi progress on Khashoggi probe before anniversary of killing
The Trump administration is pressing Saudi Arabia to show “tangible progress” toward holding to account those behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and wants them to do so before ...
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Defying Congress, Trump declares ‘emergency’ to sell weapons to Saudis
US President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over US$8 billion worth of weapons to Sa...
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CEO: Airbus seeks resolution to German arms export row
PARIS, May 22 — Airbus is in discussions to try to find solutions to a row with the German government over a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia that threatens a border security contract, Chief Exec...
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Two foreign journalists detained for months in Saudi Arabia - Reporters Without Borders
Saudi Arabia has been holding two Arab journalists for several months, global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Monday, amid ongoing international scrutiny of the kingdom's human ...
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WhatsApp security flaw: What does it mean to you
WhatsApp was seen as something that is impermeable after it introduced end-to-end encryption.
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WhatsApp hack aided by spyware linked to human rights abuses
Israeli spyware maker NSO Group Ltd was in the limelight on May 14 after its software was suspected of being used in hacking the phones of human rights activists through WhatsApp. It’s not the company’s first brush with controversy.
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Israel spyware firm NSO operates in shadowy cyber world
JERUSALEM, May 14 — An Israeli spyware company named in a Financial Times report on a WhatsApp security flaw prides itself on “rigorous, ethical standards” despite previous links to alleged espi...
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UK property brokers shun Brunei fund over anti-gay laws
London: Brunei is facing unexpected hurdles on a prestigious London property project as the kingdom comes under fire for introducing laws persecuting homosexuals.
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Nothing fake about rising threats
IT’S been seven months since Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and dissident, was brutally murdered inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul.
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Airbus profits plunge on A380 scrapping and German arms freeze to Saudi
PARIS, April 30 — European aerospace giant Airbus today reported a slump in first-quarter net profit, hit by Germany’s freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and its own decision to stop buildi...
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Arabian Centres to raise up to $836 mln in Saudi's biggest IPO since 2014
DUBAI: Saudi Arabian mall operator Arabian Centres Co could raise up to $836 million at the top end of the price range for its initial public offering (IPO), the sale prospectus showed on Sunday.
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UN rights boss condemns Saudi Arabia's beheading of 37 men
The UN human rights body has condemned the beheadings of 37 Saudi nationals across the kingdom this week, saying most were minority Shi'ite Muslims who may not have had fair trials and at least three ...
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Wall Street focuses on Saudi Arabia as deals entice CEOs
DUBAI: Some of the world’s leading financiers are returning to Saudi Arabia after the oil-rich kingdom yielded some of the year’s biggest merger and bond deals.
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The US$100bil man: Aramco CEO delivers record-breaking bond
LONDON: When Amin Nasser met investors at the palatial St. Regis hotel in midtown Manhattan last week, the chief executive officer of the world’s biggest oil company had one clear message: we’re in a league of our own.
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Aramco gets US$85bil demand for maiden bond
LONDON: After being shunned by Wall Street and international investors last year, Saudi Arabia made a roaring comeback on Tuesday as oil giant Aramco received a blockbuster US$85bil in orders for its maiden global bond.
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US energy secretary unsure if Saudi nuclear approvals came after Khashoggi killing
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers on Thursday he did not know whether any of the approvals he authorised for US companies to sell nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia were made after t...
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Saudi king launches US$23b Riyadh recreational projects
RIYADH, March 20 — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman yesterday announced recreational projects in the capital Riyadh worth US$23 billion (RM94 billion), officials said, in a new drive to transform the co...
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Saudi stocks set for US$20bil windfall even as some investors sit out
LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in major emerging markets stock indices from today is likely to suck in around US$20bil in passive inflows, but unease after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and sluggish reforms could lead some active foreign investors to steer clear.
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Saudi stocks set to receive $20 bln windfall even as some investors sit out
LONDON/DUBAI: Saudi Arabia's inclusion in major emerging markets stock indices from Monday is likely to suck in around $20 billion in passive inflows, but unease after Jamal Khashoggi's murder and sluggish reforms could lead some active foreign investors to steer clear.
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Germany risks harming industry with unilateral arms embargoes, says minister
BERLIN, March 8 — Germany risks harming its defence industry with unilateral arms embargoes, such as the one imposed on weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said yesterday,...
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US senators say Saudi crown prince has gone 'full gangster'
Retired general John Abizaid, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia, defended the US-Saudi relationship on Wednesday as lawmakers accused the kingdom of a litany of mi...
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Saudi crown prince meets Chinese president, bags oil deal
BEIJING, Feb 22 — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met China’s President Xi Jinping today and bagged a US$10-billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia followi...
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Germany under fire for Saudi arms export ban
BERLIN, Feb 22 — Export power Germany has long had a troubled relationship with selling arms abroad, a legacy of its dark history that is now spelling deep discord with its European allies.
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To go or not to go, the Saudi prince’s Malaysian dilemma
Now that Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has postponed his visit to Malaysia and Indonesia during his Asian tour, Malaysia has more time to think about how it should welcome the Saudi prince, and indeed, if...
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BAE Systems warns of risk from German stance on Saudi arms
LONDON, Feb 21 — Leading British defence contractor BAE Systems said German moves to block exports to Saudi Arabia could damage its major deals with the country and weigh on its financial performanc...
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Saudi crown prince pledges US$20bil in investment deals for Pakistan
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman kicked off his Asia tour with a big signing ceremony in Pakistan, where he pledged US$20 billion worth of investment for the cash-strapped country.
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Press freedom and the common man
COMMENT | It’s so easy to take press freedom for granted, isn't it?
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Saudi crown prince postpones visits to Indonesia, Malaysia
JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is postponing his trips to Indonesia and Malaysia, according to Indonesia's Foreign Ministry.
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Saudi Crown Prince skips Malaysia, Indonesia in Asia tour
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman will be postponing his visit to Malaysia and Indonesia in his tour of several Asian countries, the Foreign Ministry said today.
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Tun M on condemning Saudi Crown Prince: We’ll see what Japan and China say
When asked if the Prime Minister will condemn the Saudi Crown Prince in person on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said “we’ll see what Japan and China said first....
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MBS to visit Malaysia next week
PETALING JAYA: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is scheduled to make a visit to Malaysia next week where he is expected to meet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Saudi king launches US$8b in development projects in capital
RIYADH, Feb 14 — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman launched projects worth 29.9 billion riyals (RM32.4 billion) yesterday in the capital Riyadh, the latest in a series of high profile investment announce...
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Saudi Crown Prince ‘MbS’ implicated in Khashoggi killing to visit Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, popularly known as MbS, is scheduled to visit Malaysia from Feb 17-18 where he will meet Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Saudi prince to visit Malaysia
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to announce investments in energy and infrastructure during a visit to India and Pakistan in coming days as part of his efforts to wean the Saudi economy off oil exports. He is also expected to visit Malaysia, China, and Indonesia.
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Pakistan, India hope to reap investment from Saudi prince's visit
NEW DELHI,  Feb 12 — Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to announce investments in energy and infrastructure during a visit to India and Pakistan in coming days as part of ...
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Trump may skip deadline for report on Saudi journalist's murder
The Trump administration signalled on Friday it was unlikely to meet a deadline to report to Congress on whether it intends to impose sanctions on those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist ...
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Saudi crown prince had threatened to use 'bullet' on Khashoggi
A year before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told an aide he would use “a bullet” on the journalist if he did not return home and end his criticism o...
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Evidence shows Khashoggi murder planned, carried out by Saudi officials: UN
A United Nations-led inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Thursday that evidence pointed to a brutal crime “planned and perpetrated” by Saudi officials.
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Saudi woman's flight rallies opposition to male guardianship
An 18-year-old Saudi woman’s flight from what she said was an abusive family has rallied opposition to the kingdom’s male guardianship system, still a major constraint on women despite the conserv...
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Malaysia’s critical role in a failed Muslim world
Could Malaysia be a credible leader for the Muslim world?
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Netflix pulls an episode out of its internet stream in Saudi Arabia
Netfilx pulled an episode of the comedy show "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" from its Internet streaming service in Saudi Arabia after kingdom officials complained, multiple media outlets reported yes...
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Dubai stocks close 2018 down 25pc, worst in a decade
DUBAI, Jan 1 — Dubai's stock market ended 2018 yesterday with a 25-per-cent annual loss, the worst year since the global financial crisis a decade ago, as the real estate and tourism sectors struggl...
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