$130 Steaks Prompt Some Saudis To Debate Costs Of Prince's Plans
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 8:06 AM
As couples on their way to a lavish dinner strolled past palm-trees hung with chandeliers in a historic quarter of Riyadh, the recent belt-tightening downturn in Saudi Arabia's economy seemed a world away. Inside a replica of Carbone, a Michelin-starred Italian restaurant in New-York, diners ordered Wagyu beef steaks for 500-riyals($133), just over the minimum spend required to secure a reservation weeks in advance.
Khashoggi Murder Happened ''Under My Watch'': Saudi Crown Prince
Friday, September 27, 2019, 8:24 AM
Saudi Arabia's crown prince appeared to accept responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, telling US television a few months later that it "happened under my watch," but denying any prior knowledge. "It happened under my watch," Prince Mohammed bin Salman told a reporter in December 2018, according to quotes released ahead of a new PBS documentary to be aired next week.
Saudi Foreign Minister Says CIA Assessment On Khashoggi Murder Is False
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 7:41 AM
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Tuesday that claims, including by the CIA, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi were false, according to an Arabic-language newspaper interview. News outlets, including Reuters, reported the CIA's finding over the weekend in a case that has sparked an international outcry against the world's top oil exporter.