Crown Prince

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Rebuked by Many, Saudi Crown Prince Feted at G20 Summit

    For many he’s an international pariah, but you wouldn’t know it by the lavish reception Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received at the G-20 summit this week. He beamed as he stood front and center, sandwiched between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, for a group photo. He exchanged an impish grin as he sat...

  • Donald Trump Jun 30, 2019

    Rebuked by Many, Saudi Crown Prince Feted at G20 Summit

    For many he’s an international pariah, but you wouldn’t know it by the lavish reception Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received at the G-20 summit this week. He beamed as he stood front and center, sandwiched between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, for a group photo. He exchanged an impish grin as he sat...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Tillerson Says Kushner Conducted Foreign Policy Without Him

    Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cited an awkward encounter with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law in a restaurant as an example of diplomacy being conducted behind his back when he was in the administration, according to a transcript of a congressional hearing released Thursday. Tillerson, who was fired by Trump in March 2018, mentioned the story during a day of...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    'Joints Will Be Separated': Jamal Khashoggi's Murder, Retold

    The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince’s office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Not to worry, the doctor said: “Joints will be separated. It is not a problem,” he...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    'Joints Will Be Separated': Jamal Khashoggi's Murder, Retold

    The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince’s office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Not to worry, the doctor said: “Joints will be separated. It is not a problem,” he...

  • Donald Trump Apr 30, 2019

    Emperor Announces Abdication as Japan Marks End of Era

    Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era. “Today, I am concluding my duties as the emperor,” Akihito said as he stood in front of the throne, as other members of the royal family and top...

  • Department of State Apr 9, 2019

    State Dept. Bars 16 People for Roles in Khashoggi Killing

    The U.S. State Department on Monday publicly designated 16 people for their roles in the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October. Such designation makes those individuals and immediate family members ineligible for entry into the United States. Khashoggi wrote critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post...

  • Japan Apr 1, 2019

    Japan Says Name for New Era of Naruhito Will Be ‘Reiwa'

    The name of the era of Japan’s soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito will be “Reiwa,” the government announced Monday. Emperor Akihito is stepping down on April 30, in the first abdication in 200 years, bringing his era of “Heisei” to an end. The new era takes effect May 1. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday the name draws from the 7th century...

  • Associated Press Jan 3, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Says 5 Face Death Penalty in Khashoggi Killing

    Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday it will seek the death penalty against five suspects in the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a killing that has seen members of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage implicated in the writer’s assassination. Prosecutors announced that 11 suspects in the slaying attended their first court hearing with lawyers, but the statement did...

  • Eric Hinton Jan 2, 2019

    Netflix Criticized for Yanking ‘Patriot Act' Episode in Saudi Arabia

    Netflix is facing criticism for pulling an episode from viewing in Saudi Arabia of American comedian Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” that criticized the kingdom’s crown prince.

  • NBC NEWS Dec 14, 2018

    MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski Apologizes for ‘Crass and Offensive' Remark

    “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski apologized on Friday for using what she called “crass and offensive” language to describe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, NBC News reported. “Please allow me to say this face-to-face,” she said live at the top of the 6 a.m. ET show. “The term is crass and offensive and I apologize to everybody, especially the LGBTQ...

  • Donald Trump Dec 12, 2018

    Nikki Haley Says She Leveraged Trump to Get Things Done at UN

    Nikki Haley, the departing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said in an interview for NBC’s “Today” show that she used President Donald Trump’s “unpredictable” nature to her advantage on the job. “He would ratchet up the rhetoric, and then I’d go back to the ambassadors and say: ‘You know, he’s pretty upset. I can’t promise you what he’s going...

  • Associated Press Nov 20, 2018

    CIA: Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Journalist's Murder

    Calling Saudi Arabia a “great ally,” President Donald Trump declined to stand behind the CIA’s claim that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Donald Trump Nov 20, 2018

    Some Saudi Royals Turn Against Crown Prince, Reuters Sources Say

    Some members of the Saudi royal family are pushing to prevent the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, from becoming king, three sources close to the royal court told Reuters. The dozens of royals who want to see a change in the line of succession recognize that King Salman, 82, is unlikely to turn against his favorite son. But amid international...

  • Congress Nov 17, 2018

    US Intel Says Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing

    U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said. The Saudi government has denied the claim. The conclusion will bolster efforts in Congress to further punish the close U.S. ally for the killing. The Trump administration this past week penalized 17 Saudi officials for their alleged...

  • president Nov 13, 2018

    Recording of Khashoggi Killing Is ‘Truly Atrocious,' Says Turkey's Erdogan

    The audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is so horrific that a Saudi intelligence official who heard it speculated that the killer may have been on heroin, Turkey’s president was quoted as saying Tuesday. Speaking to journalists on board his plane while returning from World War I commemorations in Paris, Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said that Turkey...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2018

    Turkey Seeks Extradition of Suspects in Khashoggi Killing

    Turkey on Friday intensified its demands for Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a call that is likely to be met with resistance from the kingdom and could escalate tensions between the U.S.-allied regional powers. Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancée, meanwhile, gave an anguished and tearful TV interview in which she said she keeps asking...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2018

    Saudi Arabia Again Changes Story on Khashoggi Killing

    Signaling a major pivot in its narrative, Saudi Arabia on Thursday said evidence shows that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, an apparent effort to ease international outrage over the death of a prominent critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Also on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said that Khashoggi’s son, Salah, and his family have left Saudi...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2018

    Saudi Financial Clout Over Media Helps in Khashoggi Affair

    Saudi Arabia’s financial clout among the Arab media has given it an influential tool as it grapples with the international outcry over the death of Saudi writer and dissident Jamal Khashoggi. From the time Khashoggi vanished into the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, newspapers and television stations across the region allied with Riyadh have echoed the Saudi denial...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2018

    Saudi Crown Prince Calls Khashoggi Killing a ‘Heinous' Crime

    In a fiery and unwavering appearance Wednesday at an investment forum, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi “heinous” and “painful to all Saudis,” before warning anyone against trying to “manipulate” the crisis and drive a wedge between the kingdom and Turkey. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was joined onstage by two Arab allies as he...

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