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Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

Jan 03, 2019 - 10:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'The public prosecutor... is seeking capital punishment for 5 of the defendants for their direct involvement in the murder,' the prosecution says in a statement

KILLED? This file photo taken on December 15, 2014, shows Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical towards the Saudi government and has gone missing after visiting the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Photo by Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP

Saudi Arabia seeks to boost intelligence oversight after Khashoggi murder

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:45 AM

A committee headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approves the creation of 3 departments to ensure intelligence operations are in line with international human rights law and 'approved procedures'

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on December 13, 2017, shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman (L) arriving for the opening of the shura council ordinary session in Riyadh. (Photo by BANDAR AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SAUDI ROYAL PALACE / BANDAR AL-JALOUD" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The US President tweets: 'Oil prices getting lower. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was just $82. Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let's go lower!'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 20, 2018 US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. - US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line. In an interview with the Washington Post published late October 20, 2018, Trump stepped back from his stance that Saudi Arabia's latest explanation for the death of the journalist inside their consulate in Istanbul was credible, but said he remained confident in the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

U.S. to give Saudis a pass even if Crown Prince behind murder

Nov 21, 2018 - 7:51 AM

'We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,' says President Donald Trump

PARTNERS. In this file photo taken on March 20, 2018 US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days – Trump

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The U.S State Department also appears to contradict reports that the CIA had determined Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Khashoggi

PROTEST. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading "Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2" during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

RAW Deal: A mad November for WWE

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The WWE pushes through with the controversial Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia

KING OF THE RING. Brock Lesnar is the new WWE Universal Champion. Photo from

Turkey's Erdogan shares Khashoggi tapes

Nov 11, 2018 - 12:01 AM

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recordings linked to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi were sent to Saudi, but were not accompanied by any written documents

MURDERED. In this file photo taken on November 2, 2018 Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the late Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, delivers a prerecorded message (upper R) during a remembrance ceremony for her fiancée in Washington, DC. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Murder of Khashoggi 'premeditated,' says Saudi prosecutor

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:32 PM

A statement from Saudi Arabia public prosecutor says: 'Information from the Turkish authorities indicates that the act of the suspects in the Khashoggi case was premeditated'

PROTEST. A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading "Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2" during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Saudi and U.S.: A friendship based on security and oil

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Though bound together by security considerations and oil, the ties and friendship between the US and Saudi Arabia have not always been smooth.

US-SAUDI RELATIONS. US President Donald Trump (L) is welcomed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (2nd-L) upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on May 20, 2017, followed by First Lady Melania Trump (R). Photo by Mandel Nga/AFP

Saudi's young heir apparent, between reforms and crackdown

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:39 PM

The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has tarnished the global image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Mohammed bin Salman (tengah). Foto oleh AFP

Saudi king, crown prince meet Khashoggi family

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meet with family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi

MEETING. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on October 23, 2018 shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meeting with family members of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh. AFP Photo

Turkey says Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate 'savagely planned'

Oct 22, 2018 - 11:17 PM

The spokesman of Turkey's ruling party says the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'was planned in an extremely savage manner'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, on October 16, 2018.  ADEM ALTAN / AFP

Saudi's young crown prince: Reformer or authoritarian?

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Riyadh's admission that Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul risks jeopardizing the reformist image that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has so carefully cultivated

PRINCE. This handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on July 10, 2017, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) speaking with Interior Minister Prince Abdelaziz bin Saud bin Nayef during a cabinet meeting chaired by the king at Al-Safa palace in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in western Saudi Arabia. File photo by Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

Saudi Arabia: Storms and reforms under new crown prince

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:00 AM

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salem has brought reforms on ultra-conservative policies, but has also begun a crackdown on political dissent

MONARCHS. A foreign labourer walks past a banner with portraits of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the Kingdom King Abdulazziz al-Saudm on October 18, 2018 in Riyadh. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Journalists' group seeks punishment for those who 'ordered' Khashoggi death

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:00 AM

Turk-Arab Media Association demands that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body be given back for a proper funeral

COMPLEX MAN. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Pompeo holds crisis talks in Riyadh on missing journalist

Oct 16, 2018 - 8:42 PM

US top diplomat Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman to seek answers about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia's King Salman (R) meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh on October 16, 2018. Pompeo arrived in the Saudi capital for talks with King Salman on what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. LEAH MILLIS / POOL / AFP

Trump floats 'rogue killers' in Khashoggi case, Pompeo heads to Saudi

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:59 PM

(UPDATED) Turkish police searches the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for the first time since Jamal Khashoggi went missing

SEARCH. A Turkish forensic stands next to the Saudi flag, on the roof of the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 15, 2018 during the investigation over missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

LOOK: Rachelle Ann Go meets Claire Foy

Aug 16, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Rachelle gushes over 'The Crown' star, calling her 'The QUEEN'

FAN GIRL. Rachelle Ann Go meets Claire Foy at 'Hamilton' West End. Screenshot from

‘The Crown’ season 3 first look: Olivia Colman as the queen

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

The actress takes over Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II

NEW QUEEN. Olivia Colman takes over the role of Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Crown' season 3. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:23 AM

(UPDATED) But much of the initial optimism over reforms appears to have been dented by a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the driving ban

Saudi Samar Al-Moqren drives her car through the streets of the Saudi capital Riyadh for the first time just after midnight, June 24, 2018, when the law allowing women to drive took effect.  Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from June 24, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists. The move, which follows a sweeping crackdown on women activists who long opposed the ban, is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's wide-ranging reform drive to modernise the conservative petrostate.   / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

Al-Qaeda warns Saudi Arabia crown prince over 'sin'

Jun 01, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spearheads a string of policy changes in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, including reinstating cinemas and allowing women to drive

WARNING. A handout picture released by the Saudi Royal Palace on April 15, 2018 shows Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud attending the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran. Photo by  Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP

Saudi Arabia says driving ban on women to be lifted June 24

May 08, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen as the force behind the lifting of the ban

WOMEN DRIVERS. A Saudi woman practices driving in Riyadh ahead of the lifting of a ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia in the summer. Photo by Yousef Doubisi/AFP

Netflix royal drama 'The Crown' apologizes over pay furor

Mar 21, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Left Bank Pictures issues a statement after producers admit actress Claire Foy was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith in the show

The Crown (L to R) Prince Philip, Elizabeth Philip and Elizabeth share an intimate moment

Netflix admits Claire Foy's 'The Crown' salary is less than Matt Smith's

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:11 AM

The show's producers confirm that Matt Smith, Claire's co-star in the show negotiated a better deal because of his perceived higher profile

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Saudi crown prince says reforms aimed at 'cancer' of corruption

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: 'You have a body that has cancer everywhere, the cancer of corruption. You need to have chemo, the shock of chemo, or the cancer will eat the body'

INFLUENTIAL. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch on November 14, 2017. Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP

Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed freed after 'settlement'

Jan 27, 2018 - 9:02 PM

(UPDATED) The prince had been among those rounded up in an anti-corruption drive targeting the kingdom's elite

FREED. In this file photo, Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saoud waves at the Elysee Presidential Palace after a meeting with then-French President Francois Hollande in Paris on September 8, 2016. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

5 of our favorite Netflix shows (that aren’t 'Stranger Things' or 'Black Mirror')

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Weekend agenda: Netflix and chill!

THE CROWN. The historical drama is now on its second season. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Saudi Arabia releases two princes after graft probe

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Prince Turki bin Abdullah was the only brother left in detention, the source said, without adding if his brothers had reached a cash settlement to be released.

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Dec 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Binge-worthy: 'The Crown' season 2 is a lesson in regal restraint

Nov 28, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Powerful performances carry Netflix's hit period drama through its second season

THE QUEEN. Claire Foy returns in her final season as Queen Elizabeth II. Photo by Robert Viglasky/Netflix

Miss Universe 2017: Mikimoto crown makes a comeback

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere crowns Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters with the crown made in Japan

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017 is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the three-hour special programming event on FOX at 7:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, November 26th from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

Saudi king hosts Lebanese patriarch in historic first

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:06 PM

Lebanese Maronite patriarch Beshara Rai arrive in Riyadh, in the first trip to the Saudi kingdom by a senior Lebanese figure

HISTORIC. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 14, 2017, shows Lebanon's Christian Maronite patriarch Beshara Rai (right) meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. Photo by Bandar Al-Jaloud/ Saudi Royal Palace / AFP

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

Nov 07, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Riyadh accuses Tehran of supplying ballistic missiles to the Huthi rebels in Yemen. Iran denies the allegation

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Nov 07, 2017 - 4:41 PM

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Saudi Arabia arrests princes, ministers in sweeping purge

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:08 AM

The crackdown is reported immediately after a new anti-corruption commission, headed by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is established by royal decree

Photo taken September 23, 2014 shows a giant Saudi flag during celebrations to mark the 84th Saudi Arabian National Day in  Jeddah. Stringer/AFP

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Oct 27, 2017 - 9:35 AM

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Crown prince pledges 'moderate' Saudi Arabia

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:47 AM

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman breaks with ultra-conservative clerics in favor of an image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth

INFLUENTIAL CROWN PRINCE. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, on October 24, 2017. Fayez Nureldine/AFP

LOOK: Miss World Philippines presents its new crown

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:41 PM

The crown s design is conceptualized by Miss World 2013 Megan Young

WATCH: Corgis in capes! Netflix's 'The Crown' goes to the dogs

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:42 AM

If you re in need of a pick me up this video will do the trick

HER MAJESTY. Corgi Queen Elizabeth II commands her husband corgi Prince Philip to bend the knee. Screengrab from

WATCH: ‘The Crown’ stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith show us how to drink tea like a Brit

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Like a good cup of tea this video will tide you over ’til the next season premieres

ROYALS. Matt Smith and Claire Foy talk tea. Screengrab from

5 things we learned about pageants from Jonas Gaffud’s ‘The Crown’

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The beauty queen maker gets candid in his new book

Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

SAKSIKAN: Teaser perdana 'The Crown' musim kedua

Aug 11, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Musim kedua serial The Crown rencananya akan tayang Desember mendatang

RATU INGGRIS. Claire Foy berperan sebagai Ratu Elizabeth II muda di serial 'The Crown'. Foto dari screen capture akun YouTube/Netflix

WATCH: The first teaser for Netflix's 'The Crown' season 2

Aug 11, 2017 - 7:37 AM

The second season of the highly acclaimed historical drama is set to premiere in December

THE QUEEN. Claire Foy plays a young Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Crown.' Her performance in the show's first season has earned her a Golden Globe. Screengrab from

Chinese court jails Australian Crown Resorts staff in gambling case

Jun 26, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The Crown staffers were suspected of arranging junkets overseas for wealthy Chinese gamblers

MELBOURNE CASINO This photo taken on July 28, 2016 shows a general view of the Crown casino in Melbourne. Saeed Khan/AFP

Japan parliament passes emperor abdication law

Jun 02, 2017 - 1:38 PM

The one off bill is widely expected to become law next week after passage through the upper house

ABDICATING? A file picture dated January 2, 2015 shows Japan's Emperor Akihito waving to well-wishers through a bullet-proof glass from a balcony during the New Year's public appearance at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo, Japan. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Japan cabinet approves bill allowing emperor's abdication

May 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

UPDATED Parliament will now debate and give final approval to the first abdication in 200 years

SUCCESSION. In this file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito (2nd L) and Empress Michiko (R) look out at well-wishers while Crown Prince Naruhito (L) and Crown Princess Masako (2nd R) walk behind as they make a public appearance on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on December 23, 2016. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Japan's Crown Prince opens 50th ADB meeting: Prioritize poverty reduction

May 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

There are still over 300 million people living in poverty in this region and poverty reduction through sustainable and inclusive growth remains an important agenda to us says the Crown Prince

ROYAL REMARKS. Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito delivers a speech at the opening session of the Board of Governors at the Asian Development Bank's annual meeting in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on May 6, 2017. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

'Hidden Figures' takes top prize at SAG Awards

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:43 AM

The SAG Awards is the second major announcement in Tinseltown s glittering awards season which climaxes with the Academy Awards on February 26

TOP PRIZE. Cast of 'Hidden Figures' accepts Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture onstage during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images /AFP

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe crowns through the years

Jan 29, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Miss Universe crown has evolved through the years since 1952

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday