• CNN

    Here's where Saudi Arabia has invested around the world

    London (CNN Business)Saudi Arabia has spent the past few years pumping its oil riches into Silicon Valley. Now those investments are coming under scrutiny as the kingdom faces growing isolation in the business world over the unexplained disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Tech companies have been among the major beneficiaries of Saudi Arabia's bid to diversify its economy, receiving billions of dollars via direct investments from the country's sovereign wealth fund, or indirectly through a massive fund established with Japan's SoftBank (SFTBF). Other sectors have also received Saudi cash, including infrastructure, steel and hotels. Public Investment Fund Saudi Arabia's sovereign

  • CNN

    Trump on reports Saudis will say Khashoggi died during interrogation gone wrong: "Nobody knows if it's an official report"

    Experts have dismissed claims that a recording of the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been transmitted using his Apple Watch. The Turkish newspaper Sabah reported Saturday morning that Khashoggi turned on the recording function of his Apple Watch before walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and that audio clips of his "interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud." CNN could not independently verify the Sabah report and was seeking comment from both Saudi and Turkish officials. Saudi Arabia firmly denies any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance and says he left the consulate that afternoon.

  • CNN

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant

    The baby will be seventh in line to the British throne after Prince Charles, Prince William and his three children and Prince Harry. The announcement comes five months after the couple wed in a starry ceremony at Windsor Castle. Harry and Meghan had just touched touched down in Australia for their first overseas tour as a married couple when the news broke. The tour coincides with the third Invictus Games, an international sports competition Harry founded in 2014 for wounded veterans and members of the military, which kicks off Saturday. Most of their two-week tour will be spent in Australia, where they'll meet with locals and focus on youth leadership projects -- Harry was recently named Commonwealth

  • CNN

    Saudis preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed

    The Saudis are preparing a report that will conclude Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources.

  • Gulf News

    Iran must bow out of Syria immediately

    Like it or not, the Syrian regime aided by Russia and Iran has taken back most of the country. President Bashar Al Assad has beaten all odds to consolidate his power. The 2011 revolution failed primarily because apart from defectors who formed the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian military remained loyal to the state. The result was a seven-year-long bloody civil war. There was once a viable political opposition backed by Western governments but its ranks have dwindled to nothing. Some 90,000 members of armed groups supported by Turkey are corralled in the province of Idlib together with millions of civilians awaiting their fate. Almost half the civilian population of Idlib has fled to government-controlled

  • english.alarabiya.net

    EXCLUSIVE: A Qatari ‘whitewasher’ lands in US coinciding with Khashoggi crisis

    Around the time that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi first went missing in Istanbul 13 days ago, the Qatari government urgently dispatched several individuals to the United States. Among them was Hassan Ali bin Ali, an important Qatari regime insider and businessman. Bin Ali is believed to have met with several American and non-American media personalities. A congressional source told Al Arabiya English, on condition of anonymity, that Bin Ali had hired the New York City lobbying firm Friedlander Group, founded by Ezra Friedlander, to mend the bilateral relations between Qatar and the United States.

  • CNN

    Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson end engagement

    Davidson and Grande began dating shortly after she broke up with late rapper Mac Miller. The pair was never shy about sharing affection for one another publicly, especially on social media. The early weeks of their courtship were filled with fawning Instagram posts. Once their engagement went public, they spoke openly about their fast affection for one another. In an August interview with GQ, Davidson called himself "the luckiest guy in the world." "The day I met her, I was like, 'Hey, I'll marry you tomorrow,' " Davidson recalled. "She was calling my bluff. I sent her a picture [of engagement rings]. I was like, 'Do you like any of these?' She was like, 'Those are my favorite ones,' and I was