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Who is the Saudi crown prince who has been arresting cousins and consolidating power?
Never has any leader in Saudi Arabia had so much power since Ibn Saud founded the country in 1932. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 32, has grabbed, consolidated and inherited much of the power over the kingdom, still officially ruled by his father, King Salman , 81. Widely known by his initials,
Innuendo and speculation swirl around resignation of Lebanon's prime minister
The shocking announcement by Lebanon's prime minister earlier this month that he would step down, followed by a bizarre television interview he gave this week from his home in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have generated rumors and innuendo across the Middle East. In an interview on Sunday with Future TV,
Saudi Prince's Convoy Attacked by Armed Robbers in Paris
Lightning-quick robbers seemed to know exactly what they wanted from the heist.
U.S. Shale Oil: Saudi Prince's Fear Delights North Dakotan
Should Saudi Arabia fear North Dakota? A member of the Saudi royal family says yes. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, founder of Kingdom Holding and a multi-billionaire investor in News Corp, Time Warner and Citigroup, among other companies, has told Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi that the desert kingdom
Morning Business Memo
AT&T will have to pay $4 billion for hanging up on a $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile. The decision to drop the purchase of the wireless provider comes after the Justice Department opposed the merger – saying it would raise prices, give customers fewer...
Saudi King Cancels Flogging of Female Driver
A Saudi woman sentenced to receive 10 lashes for driving in the Kingdom has reportedly been granted a reprieve by King Abdullah. “Thank God, the lashing of Shaima is cancelled. Thanks to our beloved King,” tweeted Princess Ameerah Al Taweel, wife of Prince Alwaleed bin...
The Global Note: Euro-Rescue…U.S. Ambassador Attacked…Amanda Knox…”Stay-Sober” Pill?
EURO-RESCUE? -GERMANY EXPANDS BAILOUT FUND Wondering what relevance a Bundestag vote could possibly have for you? Well, your 401K is likely a bit healthier (for now at least) thanks to a crucial vote in Germany today. German lawmakers have voted to expand the powers of...
The Global Note: Hikers Free…Obama & The World…Typhoon Slams Japan…Jack The Ripper
FINALLY FREE? -BREAKING…It appears that after more than two years – and then a wrenching week of on-again, off-again news about a potential release, Americans Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will be freed from Tehran’s Evin Prison today – the expectation (ours and their families’)...
The Global Note: Hikers’ Snag?…Saudi Prince Rape Charge…North Korea Tourism?
AMERICAN HIKERS IN IRAN: NOW WHAT? -A SNAG? A DELAY? ABC News has confirmed that Iran’s judiciary is still reviewing the bail offer for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. “Two American citizens charged with espionage have not been released. Request from lawyers of these two...
For Murdoch's empire, a scandal of its own
If this didn't involve Rupert Murdoch, his sensational-obsessed headline writers likely would be having a field day with the aging media mogul's growing misfortunes. Murdoch Meltdown! Sordid Shenanigans!! Hack Attack Fallout But what initially began with allegations that Murdoch's British News of