Thursday, July 25

Saudi Arabia

The Tiger Squad was Founded to do the Dirty Work for Bin Salman
News, Saudi Arabia

The Tiger Squad was Founded to do the Dirty Work for Bin Salman

A formerly influential secret service general calls the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a "psychopath without empathy". In a TV interview, Saad Aljabri accuses the heir to the throne of planning murders with a group of mercenaries called the "Tiger Squad".   Former intelligence general Saad Aljabri has made serious allegations against the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS for short. Aljabri gave an interview to the well-known US investigative program "60 Minutes" on CBS. The Saudi Crown Prince is "a psychopath without empathy who does not feel any emotions," he said. Aljabri, called "Dr Saad", was once one of the most important secret service employees in the Saudi kingdom. Under the former King Abdullah, the Aljabri family was part of the Saudi Arabian elite. N...
Saudi Arabia Does Not Follow UAE: First Peace With Palestinians, Then Israel
Israel, News, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Saudi Arabia Does Not Follow UAE: First Peace With Palestinians, Then Israel

Saudi Arabia will not follow the example of the neighbouring United Arab Emirates in establishing diplomatic relations with Israel for the time being.   After nearly a week of silence, the Saudis say Israel must first make peace with the Palestinians, then normal relations are possible. Last week, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that they would establish full diplomatic relations. The UAE is the first Gulf state to do so and, after Egypt and Jordan, only the third Arab country to establish official relations with Israel. Other Arab countries, such as Oman, Bahrain and Sudan, have also spoken positively about this and are likely to follow suit. For almost a week it remained remarkably quiet in Saudi Arabia, which apparently was somewhat surprised by the move by...
Elon Musk Is Considering Taking Tesla Off The Stock Exchange
Business, News, Saudi Arabia

Elon Musk Is Considering Taking Tesla Off The Stock Exchange

Elon Musk is Considering taking Tesla off the Stock Exchange. Elon Musk, the director of Tesla, is considering taking his car company off the fair.   Musk would pay 325 pounds per share, he writes on Twitter. With the current number of shares issued, that would amount to more than 54 billion pounds. In a supplementary statement, the Tesla director mentions that the stock exchange listing results in the focus being too short-term, instead of the long-term development of the company. He stresses that no final decision has yet been taken. Investment of Saudi Arabia The tweet follows the news that Saudi Arabia's state investment fund has taken a 3 to 5 percent stake in Tesla, according to reports. It makes the investment fund one of the eight largest shareholders of the company. M...