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Turkish court tries Saudis in absentia for Jamal Khashoggi killing

ISTANBUL — A Turkish court put 20 Saudi officials on trial in absentia on Friday for the gruesome killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi which sparked international outrage and tarnished the image of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler. 444 more words


My favorite TV and film viewing during lockdown...

Hello and welcome back to Riyadh where it’s another day of sun!! It’s hot, hot, hot!!

So as we swelter in the heat of a desert summer Saudi Arabia is emerging from its strict Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. 812 more words

Turkey begins trial of 20 Saudis charged with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi

Istanbul(CNN)The trial of 20 Saudi nationals charged with the murder of Jamal Khashoggi opened in an Istanbul courtroom on Friday, and his fiancée hopes the case will offer new clues to the whereabouts of the dissident journalist’s remains. 572 more words

World News

Khashoggi murder: Turkish absentia trial of 20 Saudis opens

Twenty Saudi nationals have gone on trial in absentia in Turkey over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

He was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. 253 more words


The Middle Eastern Response to the COVID-19 Recession

The Middle East is unfortunately all too familiar with respiratory pandemics and the impacts they may have on economies given the 2003 MERS outbreak. Even so, the region, like the rest of the world, was caught flat footed when it came to the novel coronavirus COVID-19. 623 more words

Domestic Policy

Saudi Street Food Bistro

Zanjbeel Bistro (the Arabic “zanjbeel” translates to “ginger” in English) has an alluring exterior graphic of Marlon Brando from the Godfather. We haven’t eaten there yet but hopefully one day we will. 13 more words


The Story of Yemen

The UN says that Yemen is on the brink of the world’s worst famine in 100 years if the war is to continue. The civil unrest has been going on for a long time with Yemen partaking in the Arab Spring uprisings. 1,137 more words

Global Politics