US report on Khashoggi murder critical for justice: UN expert

The pending release of an unclassified United States intelligence report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be a critical step in the ongoing search for justice, a leading United Nations expert has said. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said the report by the Office of […]

Biden to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about Khashoggi report

Report warns the imminent release of ‘explosive’ US intelligence document could entangle one of the king’s sons. President Joe Biden is expected to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on Wednesday, ahead of the scheduled release of a US intelligence report detailing the disappearance and murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Citing a […]

The Saudi women’s rights activists who remain behind bars

Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from prison on Wednesday, but several others remain in detention. Over the past three years, Saudi Arabia has detained hundreds it sees as dissenters – including activists like Loujain al-Hathloul – but it has begun provisionally releasing some as it comes under pressure from the United States. The detentions […]

Lawsuit alleges MBS tried to lure ex-spymaster’s family to harm

Ex-spymaster claims MBS orchestrated plot to lure his family to Saudi consulate in Istanbul where Khashoggi was killed. Lawyers have filed an amended complaint in the US-based lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) containing allegations about attempts to “lure” an ex-spymaster’s family to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and summons for two […]

Biden intel chief nominee vows to release Khashoggi murder report

Avril Haines says if confirmed, she will comply with the law and release unclassified report on who killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next Director of National Intelligence has said she intends to release an unclassified report to the United States Congress on the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal […]

MBS denies sending hit squad to kill former Saudi spy in Canada

Motion to dismiss case against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman claims sovereign immunity from US courts. Lawyers for Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS) on Monday evening filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against him, saying there is no evidence to support claims he ordered a hit squad to assassinate a former […]