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Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish TV airs video linked to Saudi journalist disappearance

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish TV airs video linked to Saudi journalist disappearance

World
Turkish TV has aired video from CCTV linked to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi monarchy, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October but has not been seen since.The TV also showed what it says are Saudi men connected with his disappearance entering Turkey via Istanbul airport. Turkish security sources say he was killed. Saudi Arabia denies this.What else does the video show?Broadcast by Turkey's TRT World channel and apparently garnered from security camera video, the footage shows vehicles driving up to the consulate, including black vans thought to be central to inquiries.Groups of Saudi men are seen entering Turkey via Istanbul airport, checking in at hotels ...
Saudi Arabia quietly plans to increase oil output by 500,000 barrels per day

Saudi Arabia quietly plans to increase oil output by 500,000 barrels per day

Business
Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia is poised to steadily increase production to compensate for the Iranian oil that will be subject to U.S. sanctions starting Nov. 5. Saudi Arabia hasn't said anything publicly, and seemed to tow the OPEC line following Sunday's meeting with other major oil producers. But Commerzbank said Friday that Saudi Arabia could pump another 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day. "Saudi Arabia apparently plans to quietly increase the oil supply in the short term to compensate for the shortfall in Iranian oil," analysts from Commerzbank said Friday. President Donald Trump has been at odds with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries since he tweeted last week demanding increases in production to lower prices. It's turned into a game of chicken between the tw...
Saudi Arabia pushed to take Tesla private – Musk

Saudi Arabia pushed to take Tesla private – Musk

Business
Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of Tesla, has claimed that Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has been pushing to take the electric car maker private. In a blog post, Mr Musk said he had discussed the proposal with the sovereign wealth fund for almost two years and it had backed the plan last week."Going back almost two years, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund has approached me multiple times about taking Tesla private," Musk wrote."They first met with me at the beginning of 2017 to express this interest because of the important need to diversify away from oil. They then held several additional meetings with me over the next year to reiterate this interest and to try to move forward with a going private transaction. ...
Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism

World
Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze "all new business" with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom's arrest of women's rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh's newly assertive foreign policy. The sudden and unexpected dispute bore the hallmarks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's 32-year-old future leader, whose recent foreign policy exploits include the war in Yemen, the boycott of Qatar and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's surprise resignation broadcast during a visit to the kingdom. Hariri later rescinded the resignation, widely believed to be orchestrated by Riyadh, and returned to Beirut. Analysts say the dispute between Riyadh and Ottawa shows Saudi Arabia won't accept any outsid...
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

Sports
GROUP A talkSPORT looks ahead to the Group A clash on Monday Saudi Arabia and Egypt are both looking to end their World Cup 2018 with victories as they bow out in Group A. The two nations have been eliminated but will want a triumph to at least put a gloss on their time at tournament. Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah look frustrated against Russia. You can hear the encounter live on talkSPORT 2 at 3pm. What the managers are saying Juan Antonio Pizzi (Saudi Arabia): “We’ve seen that certain concepts work, we’ve seen alternatives, we’ve tried to bring in new players as well, and this experience that we have had specifically in the run-up to this World Cup has been very important. “We will focus on the Asian Cup and I ...