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The main gate at Naval Air Station Pensacola is seen on Navy Boulevard in Pensacola, Florida [Handout-Patrick Nichols-US Navy-Reuters]

US grounds over 300 Saudi military aviation students

The Pentagon has announced that it is halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida.

Saudi convicts 38 people on terrorism-related charges

A Saudi Arabian court convicted 38 people of terrorism-related crimes, state-run Al Ekhbariya television reported on Tuesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Uber chief calls Jamal Khashoggi killing a ‘mistake’, then backtracks

The chief executive officer of Uber has expressed regret after calling the gruesome killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "mistake" by Saudi Arabia's government and comparing it to a fatal self-driving crash involving one of the ride-hailing firm's cars.
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WhatsApp sues Israeli company over spyware scandal

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against surveillance company NSO Group, claiming the firm used malware to hack into phones. Whatsapp claims it helped governments spy on journalists and officials.
A strong turnout at the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed “Davos in the desert”, would further rehabilitate de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s image, a year on from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi hosts ‘Davos in desert’ as outrage fades over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Dozens of global policymakers and tycoons will attend a Saudi investment summit starting Tuesday, helping the kingdom turn the page on a critic’s murder that triggered a mass boycott last year.
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Oil, Iran top agenda as Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday, where he is set to seal oil agreements as well as use his influence to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.
Commemoration in Istanbul for Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Istanbul remembers slain Saudi journalist with calls for justice

A somber commemoration marking the first anniversary of the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was held Wednesday in Istanbul just a few meters from the Saudi consulate where he was dismembered.
Hatice Cengiz spoke to Turkish broadcaster in an interview broadcast on Friday. Ozan Köse-AFP-Getty Images

Jamal Khashoggi love of my life – fiancee

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, speaks at a memorial for the murdered Saudi journalist, saying: “He was my best friend, he was the love of my life. I still love him.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo by Handout - TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE - AFP)

Recep Erdogan: Turkey to push for truth on who murdered Jamal Khashoggi

Turkey is to continue to press for answers on who killed Jamal Khashoggi, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote on Monday, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Saudi journalist’s murder.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on October 24, 2018, shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaking during a joint session of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the capital Riyadh, which included the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Lebanese Prime Minister. – Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Saudi Prince: War with Iran will destroy global economy

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in a CBS interview aired Sunday that a war between his country and Iran would destroy the global economy.
The White House severely limited the number of people with access to details of President Trump's phone conversations with world leaders after embarrassing leaks about some calls, US media has reported.

White House ‘restricted Donald Trump call transcripts after leaks’

The White House severely limited the number of people with access to details of President Trump's phone conversations with world leaders after embarrassing leaks about some calls, US media has reported.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina [Ricardo Mazalan-AP]

Khashoggi murder ‘happened under my watch,’ Saudi crown prince tells PBS

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year by Saudi operatives “because it happened under my watch,” according to a PBS documentary to be broadcast next week.

Iran vows to destroy any aggressor, as US sends troops to Saudi

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even if it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and US officials blamed on Tehran.
Anthony Joshua (left) aims to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr last June in the rematch in Saudi Arabia in December. Andrew Couldridge-Action Images via Reuters

Andy Ruiz: I’ll make more history against Anthony Joshua in Saudi rematch

Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr promised on Wednesday that history would repeat itself when he takes on Anthony Joshua in December’s controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Janet Jackson performs in June 2019. Fabrice Coffrini-AFP-Getty Images

Janet Jackson performs in Saudi concert after Nicki Minaj pulled out

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent and Chris Brown were among artists who performed Thursday at a concert in Saudi Arabia that rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out of citing human rights concerns.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

UK: Countries restricting media freedom must pay price

Countries that restrict media freedom must be made to pay a diplomatic price, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said yesterday, as he warned about a deteriorating situation in China and elsewhere.
The Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over its human rights record and criticising Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

US senator’s bill seeks to push back on Saudis for rights record

The Republican chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jim Risch, has introduced legislation seeking to push back on Saudi Arabia over its human rights record and criticising Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Human Rights Foundation is applauding Nicki Minaj's decision to back out of a concert in Saudi Arabia.

Cancellation of Nicki Minaj’s Saudi concert stirs online anger

The cancellation of a concert by rapper Nicki Minaj in Saudi Arabia triggered a fresh social media storm on Wednesday, with many fans in the ultra-conservative kingdom voicing disappointment and demanding ticket refunds.

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Music star Duncan Mighty was arrested Saturday morning by operatives of the Imo State Police Command over alleged fraud.

N11 million fraud: Duncan Mighty released on bail

Barely 24 hours after his arrest, Police in Imo have released, musician, Duncan Mighty, on bail.
KAMARU USMAN scored a dramatic fifth round knockout against his bitter rival Colby Covington to retain the UFC welterweight title.

Usman Kamaru retains UFC welterweight title

UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman successfully defended his crown for the first time in spectacular fashion, breaking open a razor-close fight with Colby Covington with a fifth-round stoppage that may not have put an end to their rivalry, but that certainly cemented Usman’s place as the top 170-pounder in the world.
Former Minister of State for Education, Mr. Kenneth Gbagi, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election of 2023 in Delta state, saying it is not too early to start preparing for the contest.

Stakeholders condemn attempts by federal government to emasculate press freedom

Stakeholders at the 2019 Press Week of the Delta State Council of Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) have bemoaned the recent attempt of the Federal Government to emasculate press freedom in the country.
Kieran Tierney’s injury struggles at Arsenal are set to continue after the club confirmed he is set to undergo surgery to deal with his shoulder.

Arsenal defender out for three months with dislocated shoulder

Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney will be out for up to three months after he suffered a dislocated shoulder in Monday’s win over West Ham.
Last Tuesday, Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani attended an annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Riyadh, its highest representation at the meeting since 2017.

Qatar sees ‘small progress’ in resolving Gulf dispute

Some progress has been made in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and its neighbours, the Gulf state's foreign minister said, just days after its prime minister visited Saudi Arabia.