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Saudi Crown Prince announces Saudi Green Initiative, Middle East Green Initiative
"Saudi arabia aims to plant ten billion trees in the coming decades as part of an ambitious campaign unveiled by crown prince mohammed bin salman on saturday to reduce carbon emissions and combat pollution and land degradation the de facto. Ruler of the world's top oil exporter said that saudi arabia aims to reduce its carbon emissions by generating fifty percent of the country's energy from renewables by twenty thirty react would also work with other arab states on the middle east green initiative to plant an additional forty billion trees which the print said. We'll be the world's largest reforestation program. The statements did not provide details. On how the ambitious planting project would be carried out in the country with limited renewable water resources. The world's largest producer of desalinated water has in the past said it would use cloud seeding and recycled water to plant local trees that require less irrigation including in urban areas. The saudi green initiative is part of the prince's vision twenty thirty plan to reduce its reliance on oil revenues and to improve the quality of life in the country the kingdom the region and the world needs to go much further and faster in combating climate change. Prince mohammad said he said the share of clean energy production in the middle east does not currently exceed seven percent and that saudi would work with regional partners to help contributes to a reduction in carbon emissions resulting from hydrocarbon production in the region by more than sixty percent.
Biden Will Need to Rebuild International Leaders' Trust After Trump's Wrecking Ball Approach to Foreign Policy
"I think one can't overstate what has happened. In the last couple of weeks with respect to joe biden engaging on the world stage but in particular ways it's not. It's not pink cloud to pink cloud with everybody in fact. He had a tough conversation with israel's prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu and the lack of conversation with the saudi crown prince mohammad bin salman sort of sending a message to both of them to that america will have a clearer role even in the middle east. Do you think about it. You're you're trumps favorite leaders. In hamad bin. Salman was perhaps at the top of that list. The first trip down trump took as president overseas. He broke precedent. Instead of going to one of our neighbors he went to saudi arabia. And of course the leader that donald trump would never criticize was vladimir putin asking what you see is joe biden very deliberately picking venues this munich security conference where he gave that speech today. Virtually that's the venue in the heart of europe. Signalling you are friends. You are allies. Not these other guys. the agenda is different. He's talking about democracy sending up for russia. Climate change diplomacy to get back into the iran nuclear agreement so both the tone the settings and the substance is entirely different than what we've seen the last four years so ben what. This is the moment to determine whether some of those alliances have been damaged obviously g. seven is a is a key alliance. Nato is one that was undermined by by donald trump. Is everybody happy to take america back again. Are they okay to say. Let's just forget about the last four years where it's back to business. Well yes no on the one hand it just shows you how extreme the trump policy is or was that joe biden's had to go out of his way to reaffirm we are a member of nato. We honor our commitments to nato. Were back in the paris agreement. From which the us lead in negotiating. We're prepared to have diplomacy to go back into the iran agreement that we took the lead in negotiating a so. This is a sea change. I think the rest of the world particularly allies have thought on the one hand. We very much want america back back at the table back. Defending a set of values back working to solve problems like climate change or dealing with pandemics where trump had been totally absent on the other hand. They just lived the glass for years. And they're looking over don't biden shoulder and thinking who are those crazy people behind you who stormed the capital january six. Can we trust that. The americans won't do that again in four years. Can we trust though. Keep their word. If we want to negotiate a complex agreement like the paris agreement was or the iran nuclear deal. Can we trust. The americans won't just tear it up so his cask is is much harder than just making a speech in setting the right tone. He's going to have to build back. Bill ity month-by-month year-by-year initiative by initiative. Because of the wrecking ball coach. Down trump took to our alliances in our room the world.
Saudis sporting soft-power attempt
"November twenty eighth the green lights over the greed in jeddah will go out and the first saudi arabian grand prix will into life and though twenty formula one qasr raise a mightily impressive in the start of a race. They will need to rev extra to have any hope of drowning out throughout about the propriety of this event occurring at all a row to which this very explainer is about to make a modest contribution. Let's look at the undeniable upsides. I which one take too long in and of itself. The saudi arabian grand prix will doubtless be a splendid spectacle. It is to be held on a street circuit in jeddah the precise layout remains to be confirmed but it seems certain one part of the track will conduct formula one's spelt machines down the konishi the boulevard which hugs the red sea coast. And the saudis will certainly dredge deeply from the bottomless pit of money to rent the proceedings as sumptuous extravagant as possible. It might even be of crucial importance in the context of next season. The saudi arabian grand prix will be the second lost race of the year. So if two thousand and twenty one turns out not to be yet. Another procession led by lewis hamilton. The wheel of his mercedes come at the calendar man lewis. Hamilton starts an incredible qualifying. They could still be much to play playful when the teams arrive in jeddah. So that's the good news. Then there are the reasons why this edition to the formula. One calendar is the stuff of foreign desk explainers. It is hopefully not necessary to reemphasize the variety and severity of the ways in which the saudi regime is one of the world's most repressive. We do not have all day still less all month. It is suffice to say a regime which ethically inclined businesses would tend to regard from the foreign bargepole formula one does not appear overly troubled on this front in recent years alone. Races have been held in russia as a fan bahrain and china. None of whom would be within sight of the podium at any sort of grand prix of human rights. it is probably not outrageous to suggest that formula one's principal objections to holding a race meeting in north korea. Iran equatorial guinea or turkmenistan would be logistical rather than an ethical. So we know what formula one wants from this. What's more interesting is what saudi arabia is off to. Saudi arabia has some history of recognizing the immense soft power possibilities of formula one in the late nineteen seventies and early nineteen eighty s saudi state airline saudia sponsored the uk based williams team australian driver. Alan jones carried their logo to the one thousand nine hundred world championship. Tell checkered flag often goes allen jones. what a wonderful way to pay is nineteen eighteen world championship. Riyadh's re engagement with the sport is being pitched as part of the modernizing reformist agenda of ambitious saudi crown prince mohammad bin salman though it does not feel untoward lee churlish to note that nba if to whole saudi arabia into the mid nineteenth century have made some distinctly old school d to via for example conducting a ruinous rampage in neighboring yemen and dispatching hitmen to murder a vexatious journalist the un's extrajudicial executions investigator. Agnes calamar has just released a report at pains a- damning picture of saudi arabia's role in the murder of journalists jamal has all of which is tricky to square with formula one's commitment to respect for human rights which f. one has typed out on their website and everything it promises to it says he engage in meaningful consultation with relevant stakeholders in relation to any issues raised as a result of out due diligence. A sentence which could have been designed to lull readers to sleep inside four syllables. Human rights groups are already speaking of their hope that lewis hamilton who barring mishap will be defending his seventh world championship. Next season might get out in front of this. How has grown more politically outspoken. This year in particular among the slogans on the black lives matter t shirt he wore at this year's emilia romagna grand prix was women's rights are human rights. A repeat performance would give saudi broadcasters amusing connections. Saudi arabia is clearly keen on what has become known as sports washing the tactic beloved unpleasant regimes of staging sporting circuses. In the hope that they may distract from your moral infirmities and impressed with your economic progress in recent years. Saudi arabia has hosted international gulf tennis equestrian and other tournaments formula one one of the planet's most popular television spectacles. He's a massive step up.
Saudi court issues verdicts in Khashoggi murder
"A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post, columnist sounded critic Jamal Kashogi after his son who still resides in the kingdom announced pardons that sped five of the convicted individuals from execution. While the trial draws to its conclusion in Saudi Arabia. The case continues to cast a shadow over the international standing of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman associates have been sanctioned by the US and the UK for their alleged involvement in the brutal killing, which took place inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Riyadh criminal courts. Final verdicts were announced by Saudi Arabia state television which aired few details about the eight Saudi nationals and did not name them. The court ordered a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison for the five. Another individual received a ten year sentence and two others were ordered to serve seven years in prison. A team of fifteen Saudi agents had flown to Turkey to meet Kashogi inside the consulate for his appointment on October. Second two, thousand, eighteen to pick up. That would allow him to marry his Turkish fiance who waited outside. The team included a forensic doctor intelligence and security offices and individuals who worked directly for the Crown Prince's office according to Agnes. Cala MoD who investigated the killing for the United Nations Turkish officials alleged Kashogi was killed and then dismembered with a bone saw inside the consulate and his remains put in a tandoor oven. His body has been found. Turkey apparently had the consulate bugged and shared audio of the killing with the CIA among others. Western intelligence agencies, as well as the US Congress of said the Crown Prince Baz responsibility for the killing. He also maintains the support of Donald. Trump. Likely for his preference for the eight billion dollar arms deal. He had just closed Saudi Arabia's trial of the suspects has been widely criticised by rights, groups and observers who note that no senior officials nor anyone suspected of ordering the killing has been found guilty. The independence of the Rianne Criminal Court has also been questioned.
LEC Announces Sponsorship from Saudi Arabia's NEOM and Quickly Retracts
"League of Legends European Championship or C. announced a sponsorship from meal a new futuristic city plan by Saudi. Arabia. Why is a city sponsoring in East sports event? You might ask a great question, but it definitely didn't go as planned because after a day of internal and external outcry riot announced, the sponsorship would be cancelled. So what is NEOM? It's a project from the Saudi, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salaam, whose goals to build a futuristic mega-city. They'll become a hub for tech in tourism on the coast of the red seat, the project is estimated to cost five, hundred billion dollars. The. Saudi crown prince is a controversial figure for a number of reasons in the West. The murder of Washington Post was Jomo. Kashogi is one of the most notable. The city is also controversial for the displacement of tribe about twenty thousand people currently live in the area of the plan city. The Saudi government has been accused of killing people who speak up about the plans for the new city. Finally. Saudi, Arabia's history of human rights issues. Especially, the people who identify as lgbtq stands in stark contrast to the pride themed logo and the company's statements on inclusivity. Many LGBTQ members of Right Games spoke out about how the sponsorship defies any stay admission to align with the. Lgbtq community that includes many of members of the ilise own commentating staff after a day of outcry which many people inside and outside of Right Games chastised the company for this decision. Right decided to remove the sponsorship. Still plenty of damage has been done a few days ago. Blast premier. A notable cs go competition also signed a sponsorship with NEOM as a recording that sponsorship is still in place.
Saudi King Is Said to Have Successful Gallbladder Surgery
"Moving onto Saudi Arabia. King Salman is spending some time in the hospital there this week Saudi state media report he had surgery to remove his gallbladder, and it was successful nothing life threatening, but whenever an eighty four year old national leader is hospitalized for whatever reason it raises questions for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Those questions about what a possible succession might look like the World Sharon Jafari reports the modern day kingdom of Saudi. Arabia was founded in one, thousand, nine, hundred, thirty, two, and since. Since, then it's been ruled by the same royal family succession has mostly gone from father to son or brother to brother eighty four year old King Solomon took over from his brother into fifteen. Joseph Russell was the US ambassador to Saudi Arabia back then. Oh, yes, I got to know him very while this describes Kim Samoan as educated Matt. It says the king loves to read to his grandchildren so whenever he went back to New York while says he would buy books as gifts for some on. In the old culture of Saudi culture books never had pictures. That's because the ultra conservatives in the kingdom considered images to be un-islamic, so made sure I brought books a lot pictures. One time was false, as he brought by another bound copy of one thousand and One Nights, a collection of middle. Eastern folktales, and the king loved it. At the opportunity to work with online, I grew very fond of him, but while Kingston Mon- might be the most powerful official in Saudi Arabia. It's his son. Crown Prince Mohammad Bin, Salman who runs the kingdom on a day to day basis. NBS known is next in line to the throne. Nowadays, the process of succession is overseen by a special group of authorities yes-men. Faruk is with Carnegie in. For International, peace in Washington, the previous king had established what they call the allegiance council, which is basically a counseled from the surviving sons of the funder for NPS to become kings. She says this council would initiate a process for members of the royal family to pledge allegiance to the new king, but right now there's a problem. The Allegiance Council doesn't have had the last one died, and I think the position has been vacant for over two years now and one member at least of the allegiance council is under arrest Prince Amit faulk says NBA has been controversial figure since they want his made it his mission to consolidate power and supply line any potential competitor. Nabil Nura an expert on Gulf affairs says MP's has arrested an intimidate viable members of the royal family also rounded up hundreds of businessmen and activists. He was to show that he is the guy for the position, and he wants to make sure that there are no challenges in his way to the throne occupied. Was it all after. that. The king went to the hospital state TV showed him holding a cabinet meeting from there. That's to show that the king is alive and well, and still in charge, but nobody says it's an open secret that MBA's is actively pushing to become king while his father is still around. Why well a number of things one of them is related to the US actually Hamad bin. Salman wants to make sure that he ascends the throne while president. Trump is personally that states trump has been supportive of the crown. Prince says it's not clear if joe. Biden would do the same besides the American election does also the G. Twenty summit in November. It could be a critical moment for MBA's to show that he is in charge. And some people from the Royal Family might not be happy with Hamad bin Salman, being king, so hammered. This might ascend the throne while his father is still alive to make sure that everything goes smoothly. So where does all this leave the US? Saudi relations Yes menfolk says NBA is a controversial figure in Washington DC. She says it's not internal policies that have raised eyebrows NBA has has been the war in Yemen and according to the CIA or did. Did the kidding of Washington Post columnist Jamal and unfortunately like many things inside Washington there is polarization and the debate is very much politicized, but let me tell you that the concern, the uncertainty about the rule of Mohammad Bin, Salman is certainly bipartisan. People differ on what to do about it, folks. Some things have not changed Saudi Arabia remains a key player in the global oil market and president. Trump has boasted about selling weapons to the king. Now with the possibility of political transition in both countries on the horizon, there are big questions about the future of the relationship between the two longtime allies.
Saudi King Salman admitted to hospital in Riyadh
"Arabia's king. Salman has been admitted to a hospital in the capital Riyadh NPR's Bruce. Sherlock has more. Saudi Arabia's royal court says the eighty four year old, King Salman has an inflamed gallbladder. The statement carried on the country's official press agency says he's undergoing medical tests at the king. Faisal Specialist Hospital in the capital Riyadh. King Salman acceded to the throne and became the Custodian of Islam's two holiest sites in two thousand, fifteen, his eldest son, the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is next in line and has been the country's de facto ruler in recent years wreath, Sherlock and PR
Saudi Royals arrested by Crown Prince
"I'm Anthony Davis the dramatic arrests of two leading Saudi royals followed discussions between the two men about using a procedural body led by one of them to block the accession to the throne of the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman if the current monarch dies or becomes incapacitated three sources have confirmed the arrests of Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz the sole remaining full brother of King Salman and the former Crown Prince Mohammad bin naive on Friday were ordered off the details of alleged conversations were passed to the royal court. The detention of the two men was directed by Mohammad Bin. Salman whom they are accused of trying to sideline through the allegiance council. A body established in two thousand seven to ensure a smooth transition of power should the king or crown prince. Die The council was instrumental in securing Mohammed. Bin Salman is crown prince in two thousand seventeen when he won thirty one out of thirty four votes ousting Muhammad bin naive from the line of succession and establishing himself as the country's de facto leader a role he has ruthlessly consolidated ever since Prince. Ahmed is believed to have been one of the three dissenters and has remained a critic of the young crown prince him and Mohammad bin Naive Thought to be facing treason charges an unknown number love other royals remain detained. Mohammed bin Salman has
Jeff Bezos Got A Shady WhatsApp Link From The Saudi Crown Prince And Was Hacked
"Reuters writes that the Saudi Foreign Ministry has again dismissed claims of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's involvement in hacking Amazon founder. Jeff bezos is phone as absurd. That is they didn't do it. And especially the the crown prince didn't do it but investigations are in progress and it certainly seems that something was done to Mr Basis device. Is it possible. The Crown Prince May Himself Elf have been hacked either his phone or WHATSAPP account as some have suggested. Well sure maybe. And it does seem odd that a crown prince would directly actually get his digital hands dirty on the other hand who better to hack the richest man in the world's device than a fellow billionaire who's met him at the places where billionaires go to meet in any case buzzfeed notes Saudi aligned. Twitter accounts have been doing a lot of anti bezos wolfing with accusations of insincerity concerning his expressions expressions of mourning for the late Jamal Kashogi a discreditable personal life. As evidenced by the intimate pictures someone provided to the national enquirer and so on buzzfeed thinks the accounts doing the tweeting are a part of a coordinated and inauthentic campaign presumably directed from beyond so does the United Nations in Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings. Agnes Alamar told buzzfeed quote the hacking and the campaign are two actions taking place place alongside each other both of which aim in my view at intimidating creating fear and ultimately controlling or silencing the people who are the object of both hacking and the campaign and quote. Mr Bezos has been the target of such campaigns before. NBC News reported that they began shortly after. Jamal Kashogi who had been a columnist columnist for the Bezos owned Washington Post was assassinated inside the Saudi embassy in taboo a murder which occurred on October second of twenty eighteen twitter at that that time took down a large number of the accounts involved. The platform has yet to take large-scale action in this latest round. Forbes wrote yesterday that graphic reported some eighty eighty five hundred tweets by fans of 'EM BS that is fans of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. A common theme was a threat to boycott Amazon.
UN experts demand US inquiry into Jeff Bezos Saudi hacking claims
"The UN has asked the US to investigate the spyware spyware incident involving the phone belonging to Amazon founder. Jeff bezos The Guardian reports motherboard has obtained a copy of F. T. I. Consulting's forensic report port on the device and notes. This conclusion Bezos is phone was compromised via tools procured by South Al Qahtani motherboard describes of South Al Qahtani as a friend and close adviser to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. He was also president and chairman of the Saudi Federation for cybersecurity eighty programming and drones and was known to procure offensive hacking tools on behalf of the Saudi regime among them tools made by the Italian company hacking checking team. The forensic investigation used a celebrate U. F. E. D. FOR PC ultimate and physical analyzer. To inspect the phone's contents. They apparently were not provided the encryption key some experts consulted by motherboard. Note that the investigators may not have got the root access they needed to fully Lee inspect the phone. Since good state-sponsored malware wouldn't portray itself by appearing in backup files an so groups Pegasus tool has been the usual all suspect but the basis for that conclusion while convincing too many remains largely circumstantial the forensic report doesn't say it found Pegasus it simply notes. It's that Pegasus could have been used and that. It's also possible hacking teams. Galileo might have been used as the report puts it advanced mobile spyware such as NSO oh groups Pegasus or hacking teams. Galileo can hook into legitimate applications and processes on a compromised device as a way to bypass detection and obfuscate activity in order to ultimately intercept exfiltration data the success of techniques such as these is a very likely explanation for the various spikes in traffic originating from Bezos is device
How and Why Jeff Bezos’ iPhone X Was Hacked
"Us phone was hacked possibly by the saudi crown on prince jeff gays on a motive what's a new ferocity education commission by basis according according to the report amazon billionaire jeff bezos in saudi crown prince mohammad bin salman and exchange messages on what's that before but the message sent in may of two thousand eighteen set in motion a wild chain of events UN says an MP for video file sent from whatsapp account used by the crown prince prince infected bases phone and caused a massive and unprecedented exfiltration data the flow of information out of the washington post owners phone jumped by twenty nine thousand percent and he would soon get messages from the account signaling that he was being spied on the saudis were unhappy with the washington post coverage original kingdom and their columnist jamal kashogi critic of the regime five months after basil's his phone was hacked jamal kashogi was killed inside the saudi consulate in istanbul for which the saudis ultimately took responsibility on sixty minutes did you order murder jamal kashogi absolutely not imagine this was a heinous crime i take full responsibility as a leader in saudi arabia especially since it was committed by individuals working for the saudi government one month after the killing another message from the account of bin salman included included a photo of a woman resembling lauren sanchez whom bezos was secretly having an affair with soon after the national enquirer broke the story of bezos is a fair and bezos blamed the saudis today the saudi foreign minister denied his government's involvement in hacking days those phone service exactly the right were the idea that the conference would hack jeff as is absolutely silly and jeff joins us here what do we know about how someone would gain access to bezos is phone so this was spyware spyware and we're told that didn't even have to click on it for sweep up his information it can get your passwords text messages even have access to your phone and and so now the UN is calling for the US to investigate the FBI though is not commenting
Saudi Arabian prince reportedly hacked Jeff Bezos' phone
"The cell phone of Amazon founder and Washington Post owner. Jeff Bezos was hacked. Immortal appears to be an attempt by Saudi Arabia's crown prince to WHO influence if not silence newspapers reporting on the kingdom to UN human rights experts have said the UN experts called for an immediate investigation by the United States into a report commissioned by base us that showed the billionaire technology moguls. Phone was likely hacked after he received an MP for video files sent from Crown Prince. Mohammad bin Salman's WHATSAPP accounts after the two men exchanged phone numbers during dinner in Los Angeles in two two thousand eighteen. The video file was sent to bezos phone. Five months before Saudi critic in Washington Post columnist. Jamal Kashogi was killed by Saudi Saudi government agents inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey in October at the time the crown prince was being widely hailed for ushering in in major social reforms to the kingdom but Kashogi was writing columns in the Post that highlighted the dark side of Prince Muhammed simultaneous clamp. Down on descent.
2019: The year business went 'woke'
"Twenty. Nine hundred was the year when Saudi Arabia launched changed long-awaited share offering in state oil company. Aramco D- when Softbank lost its gloss when accounting giant tighten belts and when capitalism went woke. I'm I'm joined to discuss the corporate year with our companies editor. Tom Breath weight and Brooke. Masters are comment and Analysis Edison. Tom Can start with you. Can you tell L. is what happened with the Saudi Aramco IPO. Well it happened. Finally which is serve some progress because it took months and months of delay and eventually This massive oil company floated in Riyadh and now does have the two trillion dollar valuation that was so coveted by Prince. Mohammad bin Salman. Why did it take so long investor skepticism in short? I think one problem was that the Saudis would have liked to have listed this in New York which is the the biggest steepest capital market in the world but the main problem there was that they could have been sued for their alleged role in the nine eleven terrorist attack ax which Saudi Arabia has always denied it opens the window to litigation in the US which they desperately wanted to avoid so. That was one problem that the other problem was that most international investors did not think this oil company which is still fairly. Oh pay can still very much. Under the control of the Kingdom could justify the valuation valuation particularly at a time when oil prices have fallen. And when there is great concern about global companies in a world where carbon one is considered toxic change. They Saudis raise the money. Yeah well it got its public oil company to the local market in Riyadh. What it couldn't do was securer hefty amount of international investors so there was a lot of pressure on local Saudi investors? Some of whom were the same people. Who'll who were held against their will at a hotel the Ritz Carlton Reminders? What happened then? Back in two thousand seventeen. Several of Saudi Arabia's richest families were held old at the Ritz Carlton Hotel People like Prince. Alwaleed who is quite knows. International investor ended up with an enforced stay whilst their assets assets were probed by the state and ultimately some of those assets were confiscated by the state so these same people Saudi Arabia and knocked on their door and and said we'd really like you to buy into the Saudi Aramco. IPO and these people generally said yes. Yes we would very much like everyone else. We would like to buy the shares and so they did and it is floated and this little sliver of equity has been sold. And that is what justifies the two-trillion-dollar evaluation. Now it's not really like apple apple of a massive mega capps who's stock as freely traded. So if and when that ever happens we might get a more realistic assessment of what it's worth. Burke Saudis been a big investor in South Bank and the Vision Fund which. We've had corsage about this year. How Will Scaling Down with the IPO effect Saudi Arabia's ability ability to continue money into what I think we now call the troubled Japanese fund presumably? It might make it more difficult. I mean Saudis already having having to raise more money to diversify the economy and so presumably. They're not going to want to be quite to free with their cash. And of course Softbank is probably not the place that they I would like to put their money anymore. Anyway because Softbank itself by Maceo she son has taken some really big bets on companies that have not so far come good specifically specifically. I think we work would be the most obvious one. which is the shared office? Space Company tried to list and failed to at which point not only did it not sell equity but but it's lenders decided not to lend any money and Softbank had to go rescue it and its valuation has been cut significantly. I'm sure Tom knows exactly by how much he's about. Tell us I think I think from forty seven billion dollars. They tried various levels down but ultimately ends up with a sub ten billion dollar evaluation as you say failed to go public. Can they continue each trade. Yeah I mean as long as Softbank and others are willing to continue to pour cash into it because it is still heavily loss-making but the other thing they've done is scaled back their a growth strategy. So they are not spending as much money on new builds so they think they can get to somewhere near break even in the coming months. They've also filed a lot of people which helps so frank's image of takes quite a battering its credibility. How does that affect its ability to keep them investing well they have been trying to raise a second fund and it has not worked worked as well as one would hope? It's particularly problematic because as you may remember. Their first fund has an extremely unusual structure where it's not just people putting in cash. It's people putting in cash and then also they had to put in loans basically so they don't have as much cash as your classic Private Equity Fund. What have they actually have to pay interest on the money? They've got so I think if they don't have success relatively soon the way it's structured means that the lack of success will be magnified and make it that much harder for them. Son has apologized already. Instead he was to credible and he has also started putting a new governance requirements on the companies that the fund invests in food for them. I've always always been skeptical about some of the companies have invested in some of the valuations. They've invested at. They seem to have got quite late into the private tech game and got into in a massive way EH. One of the most ridiculous investments was wag this company that walks you dock for you which they've just finally pulled out of we. Work is the big characteristic Batson if that went well then or would be fine. But it hasn't so I mean Masan has this ability really proven alibaba to pick one winner that has generated a massive amounts of return. So if there's just one company within this portfolio then it could be judged a success but if you look at companies like Uber which I showed this year and his now full and a third in value if you look obviously we work and the marginal bets like y than as little really to say that this thing is going to be success for the big four. They've had quite the twelve months with so many scandals. What would you say? What did they end up this year? What's interesting is it hasn't been as bad? That is you think I mean. They have been criticized and find record fines record discipline for dreadful audits of companies that leader went bust but in an actual practical level. Their revenues are up and their dominance of the auditing business of the footsie. One hundred is up. They have taken taking a lot of terrible press. And they're probably. I'm guessing having a harder. Time recruiting best in the brightest. But I would not cry for them. The thing to remember is this time last year. The kingman kingman review was suggesting that they ought to be separating audit from other other businesses. Maybe broken up do all this stuff and then the CMA. The competition and Markets Authority authority in April said the same thing and they're going to move forward but nothing has actually happened so in fact life continues for them they still make a lot of money. KPMG I'M G. which is the one that has struggled more than the others has been involved in more of the scandals and also it has had prophets problems and so it has had to do meaningful cutbacks? Axum TRIMs They had famous where they stopped paying for people's phone calls and they took a lot of bad press. But I think it's worth remembering that. If you go back maybe a dozen years. You could've made exactly the same argument. Lots of concern about their dominance of the auditing market. Lots of concern. That audits weren't going well. This is remember post Enron and all that sort of thing and there were four them and there are four now so could they to relax a bit and feel that they've survived the structure phone calls over. This will come back. It's not clear. Their regulator has a new person. WHO's in charge of WHO is actually a serious guy and it is possible? He will try to do more at the moment. There's no legislation giving power to him to do more. It will really depend on how much Boris Johnson government cares about this stuff. I mean it was on the agenda of the previous government. Is it now. We don't
Saudi Arabia sentences 5 to death for killing of Jamal Khashoggi
"In Saudi Arabia. Today accord sentence five men to death for the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Ca Shoji the decision seen. There's a positive move by the White House but denounced by those who claim. The Saudi royal family was behind the killing. Kira Simmons has more tonight. The White House describing death sentences for the murderers of Washington Post journalist. Jamal Khashoggi as an important step. Saudi public prosecutor announcing capital punishment for five individuals for committing and directly participating in the murder. Another three men sentenced to a total of twenty four years in prison for covering it up but this man former senior adviser to the crown prince was cleared because of insufficient evidence the deputy head of intelligence also acquitted quitted that despite the believing Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman order the killing the crown prince denying Alicia in a September. CBS interview. You absolutely not. This was a heinous crime and many questions remain unanswered. Mystical short body is still missing. After he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. In October last year and was dismembered. The sentence is welcome tonight by one of Jamaica Shaw ji-sung's but criticized is by many around the world The Washington Post and a senior U. N. investigator cooling it a travesty of
Saudi sentences 5 to death for Jamal Khashoggi's killing
"And five people have been sentenced sentenced to death over. Jamal Khashoggi's murder. You'll remember last year. The disappearance of Washington Post columnist. Jamal Khashoggi Electra. Merged he'd been brutally murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Today I caught in. Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for his killing. Khashoggi was a critic of crown. Prince Mohammad bin Salman but several top figures investigated over the murder have been exonerated.
Saudi Aramco IPO to Have Lower Valuation
"Saudi Arabia will lower the valuation of oil giant Saudi Aramco to insure its I PO is a success Bloomberg has learned bankers will target evaluation of one point six two one point eight trillion dollars down from the two trillion earlier suggested by prince Mohammad bin Salman this is after the prince gave the green light to the I. P.
Irans top diplomat promises All-out war if hit for Saudi attack.
"Coming up on the news Iran's top diplomat diplomat promises all out war to result if hit for Saudi attack fifty one. US senators invest in firms they are supposed to regulate and US drone strike intended for Isis hideout kills thirty pine nuts workers. It's it's Thursday September nineteen. I'm Anthony Davis any attack on on Iran by the US or Saudi Arabia will spark an all out war. Tehran's top diplomat warned today raising the stakes as Washington and radio way way a response to a drone and missile strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets the comments by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif represented the starkest warning yet by Iran in a long summer of mysterious attacks and incidents following the collapse of Iran's two thousand fifteen nuclear deal more than a year after Donald Trump withdrew the US from the accord in his comments arief sought to expose current strains between the Americans and the Saudis he's under trump who long has criticized us wars in the Middle East trump's close relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin. Salman has been challenged just by opponents following the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Kashogi last year in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and the kingdoms long bloody war war in Yemen asked what would be the consequence of a US or Saudi Strike Zarif bluntly said an all out war. I making a very serious statement that we don't want war. We don't want to engage in a military confrontation. We believe that a military confrontation based on deception is awful awful. Mike Pompeo who was in the United Arab Emirates dismissed deserves remarks saying I was here doing active diplomacy while the foreign minister of Iran is threatening all out war to fight to the last American. Pompeo said he hoped Iran would choose a path toward peace but he remained doubtful. He described enormous consensus in the region that Iran carried out the attack. The is a close ally of Saudi Arabia and joined the kingdom minutes war with the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The four year old war has killed tens of thousands of people and destroyed much of the country with millions more driven driven from their homes and thrown into near-starvation as they set national policy on when important issues such as climate change tech monopolies medical debt and income inequality. US Senators have glaring conflicts of interest and investigation Gatien by the news websites sludge can reveal an analysis of personal financial disclosure data has found fifty one senators and their spouses have as much which is ninety six million dollars personally invested in corporate stocks in five key sectors the majority of the stocks come from public companies and some private overall the senators are invested in three hundred and thirty eight companies including tech firms such as apple and Microsoft oil and gas giants including Exxon Mobil. Oh bill an anti-terror midstream telecom companies including verizon and major defense contractors such as Boeing not only of the senators far wealthier thea than most of their constituents but they're in a prime position to increase their wealth via policy-making. It's not illegal for members of Congress to have personal financial an anti stakes in the industries in which they regulate but such investments raise questions about lawmakers motivations. Some senators want to do away away with these perceived conflicts of Interest Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced an anti-corruption legislation in August last year that included a ban on members of Congress and other officials from owning individual stocks bonds commodities futures and other types of securities while in office in the US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic state hideout in Afghanistan has killed at least thirty civilians who arresting after harvesting pine nuts forty people were also injured in the attack on Wednesday nights which which struck farmers and laborers who just finished their day's work in eastern Nangarhar province the workers lit a bonfire and were sitting together when a drone own targeted them Afghanistan's defence ministry and a senior. US official in Kabul confirmed the drone strike but did not share details of civilian casualties shorty's hide Akon who owns the pine nut fields said about one hundred and fifty workers were there for harvesting with some still missing as well as the confirmed dead. Ed and injured hundreds of civilians have been killed in fighting across Afghanistan after the collapse of us. Taliban peace talks this month. The Taliban has warn Donald Trump will regret his decision to abruptly coal off talks that could have led to a political settlement to end the eighteen year old war the United United Nations says nearly four thousand civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of this year that included a big increasing casualties inflicted lead by government and US lead foreign forces. You can subscribe to the news with your favorite podcast APP or enable the news as your Amazon Alexa Flash briefing skill follow us on twitter at the news underscore podcast. 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Saudi Oil Field Attacked
"The Middle East and global oil markets are reeling after Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure was severely damaged a huge attack this weekend and on Saturday missiles hit an oilfield at a processing plant in the east of the country residents hosted video on social media showing explosions interrupting the Don Call to prayer and huge fires raging iranian-backed rebels in neighbouring Yemen known as the WHO claimed responsibility but it's uncertain they carried out the attack in any case the bombing seems to be the latest salvo simmering proxy battle between Iran and its allies on one side and America alongside Saudi Arabia on the other who the rebels in Yemen who plays this attack have attacked Saudi Arabia many times in the past few years and those tax have been getting bigger but what we saw on Saturday was more serious and unusual than anything before to Sean Joshi is our defense editor. It was eight hundred kilometers into Saudi Arabia so that that very far in from over the Yemeni border if indeed the attack did come from Yemen and and more importantly it struck what was one of the most important components of Saudi Arabia's oil production capability both oilfield and a processing plant and on top of all of that it risks dramatically escalating tensions between Iran which supports the youth rebels and America Saudi Arabia's ally which is currently strangling around economy with sanctions so the scope escalation is now a much greater than it was so America backs Saudi Arabia and has has been working on its policy towards Iran maximum pressure and and what have you how has the trump administration responded to the attacks well. It was over twitter of course Donald Trump hinted at military action. He said America was locked and loaded and Mike Pompeo the secretary of state suggested the strikes didn't come from Yemen. They probably came from Iran particularly around Revolution regards or its proxy forces in Iraq which which are composed of lots of a mostly Shia militia groups some of the reporting that has come out in the past twenty four hours suggests that Iraq might have been the base for the attacks particularly with Iraqi militia groups eager to retaliate for Israeli strikes on their bases there a few weeks ago although the Iraqi prime minister has denied it America also said the strikes were very big they involve both cruise missiles and drones and lots of them which may suggest it could have been a little beyond the abilities of the WHO `this which again would probably point to Iranian culpability. That's correct. Iran's foreign minister has of course denied it he said Mike Pompeo American Secretary of State had failed at maximum Axum imprescia which is the official. US policy on Iran and had moved now to maximum deceit so of course we see we as usual complete denial from Iran and loss of finger pointing from America so with all of that finger pointing going on and all over the potential for escalation. What what do you think happens next well. If it wasn't ron it would be the the latest in a series of provocations that we've seen in the region going back to May when we had alleged attacks on international shipping with mines we had hostage taking of International Tanka spot by Romanian forces and we had the shoot down of an American drone which nearly took us to the brink of airstrikes in late June which were cancelled by trump on hours notice the had been some hopes in recent weeks that we will potentially seeing a little bit of de-escalation. Mike pompeo suggested that Donald Trump might meet his Iranian counterpart Hasaan John Ronnie at the sidelines of the General Assembly that would have been obviously a historic meeting between an American President and an Iranian leader that looks very unlikely now trump has tweeted angrily denying any such thing and this attack of course might represent Iranian hardliners specifically trying to frustrate that sort of diplomacy by Aronie and others so I think diplomacy is now is much less likely it's very hard to conduct any kind of meaningful talks in this in this environment and there's a risk of escalation either by Saudi Arabia whom this is really bad blow all by America and I wouldn't rule out military escalation if we find that more evidence comes is to light showing Iran's hand in this so not notwithstanding the risks of of greater escalation as things stand right now. What does all this mean for Saudi Arabia and for oil production under markets it eats a big blow to Saudi Arabia. The attack cools the suspension of production equivalent to about sixty percent of the kingdom's output which is about six percent of the world's oil production as soon as markets open today in Asia oil prices soared by about twenty percent and reports seemed to suggest the repairs are going to take take weeks which means there's going to be quite a long effect on prices and all of this comes at a time when the the the Saudi state oil giant Aramco was was looking to list to do its initial public offering. How do you think this will reflect on that not terribly well. It is a particularly delicate time for Saudi Arabia who state oil company. Aramco is by far all the world's largest oil company it was preparing to launch a portion of its shares in what was expected to be the largest initial public offering ever as part of VAT. The Chairman of Aramco had just been replaced. The Energy Minister of Saudi Arabia was shunted aside so investors already a little concerned about some of the uncertainty not and security of supply is a big concern to potential investors it lies at the heart of what Saudi Aramco's able to do it make Saudi Arabia not not just a very big oil producer but also a critical player in world oil markets very important geopolitical plan so attacks like this one call into question security is supply and a very bad news for the Saudi leadership and so what are Saudi Arabia's options here well in some ways. Donald Trump has put the ball all into Saudi Arabia's Court with his latest tweet he said the US was waiting to hear from the kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack and under what terms we we would proceed in other words. He's challenging Saudi Arabia to publicly blame her on in the way that America has and essentially to put its cards on the table. If it wants wants to see a robust American reaction now Saudi Arabia usually would fall in line behind America. They are very close allies. There's a very strong relationship. Between the Saudi Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Donald Trump in the face of an attack like this. They have a very complicated calculation. They absolutely want to push America to throw the gauntlet down to to Iran to put Iran leadership in place to deter Iran from attacks like this but I think they're also concerned about the prospect of escalation about the prospect of moral facilities ability being struck missiles falling Saudi cities a bigger war that would have a huge impact on their economy perhaps on their regime and so this is a crunch point for them. I think they have to decide side. How much do they want to proud donald trump onto action and how much they want to proceed cautiously aware of the enormous stakes for the kingdom itself.
"prince mohammad" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Procedure. From Bloomberg world headquarters as we've been reporting President Donald Trump says he believes restrictions on Weiwei China's most prominent technology company as part of the trade truce with Beijing. That was struck during the G twenty meeting in Osaka Japan. Bloomberg's Shaun Donovan is in Asaka. Here is not just the truth, but Donald Trump's decision to allow American companies to resume business with the Chinese technology company, which the Commerce Department put on a blacklist just last month. In says several US technology companies including Intel and Google had pushed the Trump administration for an easing of restrictions on while way. Bloomberg has learned the US government has subpoenaed records from a Boeing plant in South Carolina, as well as employees who work there, signaling that its investigation of Boeing now extends beyond the seven thirty-seven max, the source said the inquiry, which was first reported by the Seattle times has expanded to include a look into manufacturing of the seven eighty seven Dreamliner at a new Boeing plant in north Charleston Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a deal with Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin summoned to expand the OPEC plus agreement at current production levels for the rest of this year, and potentially into early twenty twenty speaking at the g twenty. Summit in Japan, the Russian president said the extension of the output cuts, which expire, at the end of June could be for six for nine months. His comments make the outcome of next week's OPEC plus gathering in Vienna. All but certain hedge fund manager, David Einhorn is having a happy twenty nineteen after suffering a terrible year in two thousand eighteen the main funded Einhorn's greenlight capital is up eighteen percent. So far this year according to an investor update seen by Bloomberg it dropped thirty four percent last year. Global news twenty four hours a day on air, and it ticked up on Twitter, powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries. I'm Susanna Palmer. This is Bloomberg..
"prince mohammad" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Front ECB's prey to speak on. If you a in the European often Bank of England's Connie will speak on an IMF panel in the afternoon as well. We have a beginning of earning season with US banks, including j PM and wells fog reporting coupon dates before the US equity open, and that's it for me to hand. Life. Breaking news type S Q U A on your Bloomberg terminal, Sandra. Thanks, michael. That's a Bloomberg business flash. Now, here's the on with more on what's going on around the world. Thank you sound. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and mix. It's time for congress to respond to the murder of Saudi Genesis jemele kashogi the reason the US alliance with Saudi Arabia. The Senate did pulsa known binding resolution putting responsibility focused Khashoggi's death on crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, but the measure had no practical impacts powerful bomb has gone. That's an open air market ten the south of western Pakistani city of Quetta police and hospital officials say at least sixteen people have been killed and thirty wounded. The booming struck near a Shiite residential area and finding the jug is shed a picture of himself for the first time since having heart surgery that was just last week the routing saints frontman who's now seventy five looks relaxed in front of trees and white flowers and a tweet captioned walk in the pug, the band postponed, the latest lake of they know full tour of the US and Canada because of his health global news twenty four hours a day on air and tick tock on Twitter pump by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and and the simple one hundred twenty countries and the Karens. This is Bloomberg Nara, leeann, thank you. Now. Let's turn to what we may. Well, be twenty nineteenth. Biggest IPO Uber has filed to list on the new York Stock Exchange seeking to raise some ten billion dollars. The firm said it's gross booking last year. Totalled just under fifty billion dollars. But that it racked up a three billion dollar operating loss for more on the proposed offering I'm joined by Bloomberg deals reporter. Crystal say, crystal great to have you with us. So what were the main things we learned from the prospectus? Perspectives on Thursdays. So investors. The finances. Are they have mounted up three billion of operating losses? Operating losses over ten billion. But it's also a very high growth company it actually reported a net income of a positive net income in a positive because account to the few of the asset sales in Asia, Russia and and valley increase in China's sales. So we are going to see how investors react to those high operating company. Yeah. Absolutely. And by the way for anyone that's interested. I imagine a lot of you out there. All you can go actually talk t alive blog, which has been tracking all the details on this. And for the first time Uber also broke out a detailed revenue information on its food delivery business and also based on region, crystal. What did we learn there? And is that something investors can get excited about. Right. Yeah. So delivery is something dead. Doesn't have also it has global footprint that doesn't live also really doesn't have something new for invested look at. But really the perspective. Interesting is in fact, that it's going to be a big payout. Big payday for a lot of people, including city. The drive is early investors, including a soft bangs, my she son who's double when it comes to listening day. Yeah. That's certainly interesting because we've actually today seen SoftBank hit a nineteen year. High on the prospects for the payoff from the Uber IPO it's expected as we've already said to be the biggest US IPO of the year. So how important is Uber's debut to other Silicon Valley unicorns in the pipeline. Is going to be US tech. We've seen that pinch. Airbnb have all indicated interest sometime to see a good debut. Fubo would mean that we'll probably which sentiment subsidies company where we look at live which is already down fifteen percent from the offering price. We would be happened on a scale of IPO that would be. There would be disastrous for the market. There yet to come. So it is very important for well. What else should we look to in the coming days and weeks, crystal to get more of a sense of wet goes from here. But also investors appetite. In terms of time line, we expect you to start taking invested all that sometime this month, and it may less by next month. One of the things look at the risk factor. Which traditionally includes everything possible, it has confirmed that Uber is under the, oh, Jane Cari, and some of the foreign government. So that is going to be interesting when it comes to how invested receive potential risk from home from US and overseas. Great to have you with us. Thank you so much. I'll Bloomberg's Bloomberg deals. Reporter crystal say joining us on Uber's I P O great to have you. And as I say, you have got a T V blog. You can follow with everything. Some now's nice Tippett's of information. For example. Uber eats accounting for one point five billion dollars in revenue in two thousand eighteen that's up a hundred and forty nine percent from the year before that growth may be exciting. Some investors. The ride hailing side meanwhile is slowing only growing thirty three percent from the year before. But of course, the key number. We got out of all this is Uba operating loss amounting to three point zero three billion dollars in two thousand eighteen and over three years u-b-e-r crude more than ten billion dollars in operating losses. We are almost twenty five minutes into the equity market open. Here. We're keeping an eye on the slight softness. We're seeing in equity Mockus at least a pause for the stock. Six hundred is down a quarter of a percentage point looking at some of the regional equity benchmarks as. Well, let's see one hundred flat tax.
"prince mohammad" Discussed on KCRW
"Jamal could show G, and whether it will impose sanctions on them. US intelligence officials say Saudi prince Mohammad bin Salman, at least had knowledge of a plot to kill g a powerful. Winter storm is taking the Pacific northwest by surprise NPR's. Gabriela sell Devia reports cold temperatures and snow are prompting a state of emergency in Washington state as of Saturday morning more than seven inches of snow had fallen at seatac airport an event meteorologist martial arts says happens once every couple of years shimmered says the storm is expected to wind down by Saturday afternoon. But another system is expected to bring some lighter accumulations on Sunday. So it's not gonna be a continuous. No. But there are chances of snow in the Seattle area off and on pretty much right through the week. Drivers are being urged to stay off the roads and Washington state. Department of transportation has warned of extremely long travel times due to snow Gabriella L Devia NPR news Washington outside Washington state's capital yesterday. Protesters turned out to oppose a Bill that removes parent's rights to exempt their school aged children from being vaccinated against measles. Mumps rubella. Republican lawmaker Paul Harris told protesters vaccinations, save lives. Are you kidding me? Seventy two people died era going forty two years before that and we're sitting here discussing whether or not we should have children vaccinated opponents of mandatory vaccination say at violates individual rights. This is NPR. Yellow vest? Protesters are back in the streets of France for a thirteenth consecutive Saturday to protest president Emmanuel Macron what they say are as policies that favor. The rich violence erupted in Paris when demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly.
"prince mohammad" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The old versus the new in today's Super Bowl Thirty-three-year-old, Los Angeles. Rams coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff face off against doing the coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, Christopher crews. And I'm Susanna Palmer from Bloomberg world headquarters u k Prime Minister Theresa. Somme insists she is determined to deliver Brexit on time March twenty ninth this despite ministers in her own cabinet suggesting a delay could be needed may in an article in the Sunday. Telegraph promised to return to Brussels with renewed commitment and new ideas to deliver a Brexit deal. You leaders have not been open to the idea of a new Brexit -til the rich poor or in Saudi Arabia. As a result of the raid in late twenty seventeen on the country's powerful. People crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has declared the rate of lucrative success. The head of an anti-corruption commission headed by the crown prince said a total of about one hundred seven billion dollars, including cash real estate companies and securities had been recovered some of those rounded up in the radar still trickling out of detention the cuts just keep coming in the media industry. We hear more on that from Bloomberg's Charlie Pellett in a dark two weeks stretch for publishing more than seventeen hundred media jobs were eliminated at newspapers and on. Online media companies through buyouts and layoffs on Friday. Mcclatchy offered voluntary buyouts to four hundred fifty employees while vice media said it would cut two hundred fifty jobs last week BuzzFeed began laying off about two hundred.
"prince mohammad" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Ready to put things down on paper or ways from that. Frankly, much hard work still in front of us. But but nonetheless, we did plows new ground and so far as talking about specifics that heretofore the Chinese really didn't want to talk about. Saudi Arabia has declared the so-called corruption crackdown a success a commission headed by crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, so the total of about one hundred seven billion dollars has been recovered from eighty seven people, and I'll temper twenty seventeen some of the kingdom's richest and most powerful people were in prison in the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh and only released after giving all the assets. Meanwhile, an adviser to Turkish president aired once as Mohammed bin Salman remains the chief suspect in the killing of Washington Post columnist from al-qassam back came amid reports the Agnes Calamar the United Nations Representative probing the murder. Lab to listen to Turkey's audio recordings of Khashoggi's murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Now Riyadh has not cooperated with the probe. And she was not granted interviews with Saudis or access to the three story building. And chancellor Philip Hammond says the EU and the UK would agree to delay Brexit. If more time is needed to pass the required legislation. It's the clearest signal yet that Britain is contemplating an extension to the March twenty ninth deadline. Pam into told itv's news, if we do get the deal, and we need a little bit more time to put all the legislation and so on in place, then I'm sure everybody on both sides. We'll take a reasonable approach to that. The Brexit uncertainty is likely to make life tricky for Bank of England officials as they meet for rate decision this week global news twenty four hours a day on air talk on Twitter, powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries. I'm Christine Burke. This is Bloomberg menace. Thank.
"prince mohammad" Discussed on PRI's The World
"A time when the Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is loosening restrictions on entertainment, but not everyone is excited about celebrities jetting off to Saudi Arabia to showcase their talents. I was shocked all these Saudi activists were very shocked to see that. Mariah Carey have accepted the invitation Omayma alma jar fled Saudi Arabia and now lives in Italy. When she heard Mariah Carey was going to performance Saudi. She started a campaign to boycott the concert. She and other activists they carry is giving legitimacy to the crown prince at a time when the prince should be held accountable. For the murder of journalist Jamal kashogi. We know that there have been artists who came to Saudi Arabia during December in was at the same time this candle of Gemma hush reduce you murder, but what is different this time. Is that Mariah Carey is a woman, and and she's much more. Influential artists Kerry responded to these criticisms saying that she sees this as an opportunity to end gender segregation in Saudi Arabia to which al-najar. The activists response is very flawed ignorant and superficial. I mean, she's ignoring the wars to humanitarian crisis in the world in Yemen. She's a ignoring the fact that Saudi Arabia, code, journalists and other activists have disappeared. And we believe that they have been killed. So it is very obvious that she is trying to compete with a pathetic execuse for accepting the money. Was from vision of love. Maybe it's more a vision of money..
"prince mohammad" Discussed on 600 WREC
"So as people across Europe gathered to remember victims of the holocaust, a new survey shows, many don't believe it happened. Attention is being drawn to the ignorance and the shocking doubts that still surround the second World War genocide, a survey found that one in twenty u k adults doesn't believe the holocaust took place. Whilst wanting twelve believe it scale has been exaggerated. The survey by the trust questioned over two thousand people across the UK almost two-thirds couldn't identify. How many Jews were murdered whilst candles have been lit to? Remember, the millions of victims across the globe. These findings come against a backdrop of a rise of antisemitism across the UK, but Jews who survived the horror said the only way to fight this kind of denial is with the truth Inzamam, Rasheed Sky, News international. Investigators head to Turkey to look into the killing of a Washington Post. Journalists UN says it's sending a tunnel of three experts to techy this week aiming to establish who Baz responsive. Ability for Jamal Khashoggi says the journalist was killed at the Saudi concert in Istanbul. Inoke Tober the US team is expected to report back in Jude. US intelligence believe Saudi Crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, ordered the killing Saudi Arabia denies that. President Trump has pledged continued support for the prince in London, Simon Owen. Fox News countdown to the Super Bowl begins the Super Bowl. Participants arrived in the host city of Atlanta's Sunday night as preparation for Super Bowl fifty three kicks into high gear the festivities for the week kick off at seven ten eastern time with the Super Bowl opening night at state farm arena. The event will feature photo and interview sessions with players from both teams starting first with the Rams before the patriots, then take the podium..
"prince mohammad" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Jerry estate, Mike Pompeo, finishing his trip to the Middle East where he and a Saudi Arabian leaders spoke about the death of a journalist the secretary of state wrapped up his eight country tour of the Middle East in Oman after major meetings and Saudi Arabia or he met with both King Solomon and crown prince Mohammad bin Salman talking to reporters after the discussions Pompeo said that both Saudi leaders aknowledged the need for accountability in. The death of Jamal Shoji Pompeo added that they talked about the investigation currently taking place in Saudi Arabia regarding the killing of this journalist in Turkey last year. Critics have noted that the investigation is being overseen by those who are reportedly involved in the murder in Jerusalem. Trae angst, Fox News, California state, Senator says bankruptcy proceedings by utility company. PG and E would raise bills for customers and could stop wildfire victims from getting all the money. They're owed the company faces tens of billions of dollars in potential damages from the deadly wildfires in two thousand seventeen and twenty eighteen a teachable moment goes poorly for a Kentucky woman year olds. Jerem saying she was simply trying to teach her son a lesson. What lesson that was is unclear? Police in Lexington Kentucky seizure. I'm told them. She drank a bunch of beer before officers pulled her over Sunday for driving one hundred fifty miles an hour. Her son told police he tried to get out of a family BMW, but the door was locked records indicate germs blood alcohol. Content was more than twice the legal limit for driving. In addition to speeding and driving while impaired. She's facing a child endangerment charge. Rich Denison, Fox News. Investigators seeking the cause of the fire which destroyed the historic American. Shakespeare theater in Connecticut. A theater modeled after London's globe theatre has been closed since one thousand nine hundred nine Katherine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and others have performed on its stage. It burned to the ground over the weekend. I'm Lisa lacerra. This is Fox News. From the Florida.
"prince mohammad" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Kentucky and breaking news, weather and traffic station. Newsradio eight forty W H A S Louisville an iheartradio station. From ABC news. I'm Chuck Sivertsen. Expected to meet with the man on the CIA is reported determined ordered the killing of Washington Post writer, Jamal kashogi secretary of state, Mike Pompeo in Saudi Arabia to meet with crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, we like the rest of the world value human rights, all across the globe and the murder of Jamal. Khashoggi was outrageous, and will hold those responsible accountable. And then we'll talk about all the important things. We do with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and all the support they provide to keep Americans in Kansas, Colorado, and California and in Washington DC safe earlier and cutter Pompeo said he and the Saudi Crown prince would talk about plans for the US to expand its military base in Saudi Arabia, urging President Trump to reopen the government and try to negotiate a deal with Democrats over border wall funding before declaring a national emergency Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, Republican I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time like three weeks before he pulls the plug Safeway. We can get a deal if we can at the end of three weeks all bets are off. See if he can do it by himself through the emergency powers. That's my recommendation grandma on Fox News Sunday, it's day twenty three of the government shutdown. The TSA is reporting a big jump in Kohl's by airport, screeners, and other employees who are not getting paid to work. President Trump criticizing the New York Times report one that says the FBI launched a counterintelligence investigation to see Mr. Trump was working on behalf of the Russians when he fired FBI director James Comey. Most. The most insulting thing I've ever been asked. I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written. Mr. Trump on Fox News last night. The Washington Post reports the president has gone out of his way to hide conversations with Russian President Putin confiscating as interpreters notes on their meeting in Hamburg, Germany, President Trump says his conversations with Putin were open and anyone could have listened to the meeting. You're listening to ABC news. Iheartradio has given walks.
"prince mohammad" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"You think this is just all due to the international attention, nor does it fit in with the wider disapproval of of Saudi Chris Saudi Crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman is record and sort of the negative attention that they have had recently. I think it's bit of both. I mean, I saw a one wonderful quit suggested that. Saudi would have been more accepting if Thailand had not confiscated the girls possible, but had confiscated have mobile phone because that was what enabled really gave her access to the outside world. That's created the Twitter storm that really is what has allowed her to stay where she is and possibly get to Australia, which is where she was planning to go, and which she currently had a visa for in the passport that was confiscated. So this all that going on? But I think as you say the the wider aspect of this is that Saudi Arabia is not enjoying a good global image of the moment. And does the kashogi coach case there is the war in Yemen. There's all sorts of other things that have really tawny. Sched the image of the crown prince when he first came to where when he first came to power when it was he was thought of being maybe bit more enlightened going to bring Saudi into the molten age, and really it's been almost backwards since then, and I think in the international context that's been a huge help to the goal. Who is now. I mean, I it looks as though she certainly at the moment protected, and as though she'll be allowed to go to a stranger. Carlo amount point, do you think Australia or anywhere else where this young woman could have applied for asylum tried to have much choice now in taking her in before they know the whole story because of this sort of social media storm. I think this stage after we've had the initial bought up by the Thai authorities everybody is playing it safe. So today, I saw that the sherline government is saying that this case is no different than any other. It'll be processed by UNHCR. And that once they do their report, then the Australian government will process the case normally there is a slight question of diplomacy here. I think Australia is very keen not to necessarily put pressure on the government about this case. The Thai government is keen not to make any moves. That would interrupt the UNHCR's moves here to make sure that they don't invite any further criticism. And then the Saudi it will be very interesting to see what happens the Saudi tie relations after. Both of these cases are process because obviously this won't disrupt the relationship, but certainly in the region the region it self is Southeast Asia's kind of recalibrating its relations with Saudi Arabia and again this bad publicity. And the fact that Thailand seems to be the conduit for a number of these I was about say distance. But in this case is not a disadvantage just individuals who want to get out of the region. This could become a bigger issue. If tile and more more individuals go through Thailand to do this. I should ask you on. That point. Does does Thailand feel any pressure in the region to to to sort about Saudi Arabia or what they want or are they do they have their own? You mentioned earlier the military government that can do what they want. But are they feeling any pressure on this at all from Saudi Arabia? I don't think that there's I'm not sure there's much leverage that Saudi Arabia has on Thailand. In certainly the the bigger relationships with for Saudi Arabia in the region or in Malaysia and Indonesia for maybe for obvious reasons. But this is something that, you know, this is a headache that the government does not need right now. And and actually to be honest Thailand itself has already been put under huge amounts of scrutiny over the last four years since the government's come to power in terms of human trafficking records. So it wants to appear like it's doing things above board in this case, I mean to defer quickly the I think the one of the issues with her is that the Thai authorities contacted the Saudi.
"prince mohammad" Discussed on KCRW
"The last time we talked about net flex. We were talking about friends, and they streaming giant airing that old friendly series now net flicks is entangled in something more serious much less friendly Middle East politics at plex has removed an episode of a show critical of the Saudi regime. It was an episode of Patriot Act. That's amazing politics comedy show, starring Hassan, the nausea, Netflix only stopped the episode from airing in Saudi Arabia, Robin Wright is contributing writer for the New Yorker, she read about this magazine. Hi there. Hi. So for those of us who haven't watched the episode yet. Can you describe what the main points? He's making are about Saudi Arabia. Well, the focus of the segment was on crown prince Mohammad bin soman, and he points out that this is a man who would set it in the United States harboured Houston Hollywood in the spring as a reformer that not only forty Arabia needed. But the whole. And he then makes the point his mind that it took the killing all the Washington Post journalist for everyone to say. Oh, I guess he's really not a reformer. Meanwhile, every Muslim person, you know, was like, yeah. No. He's the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. We'll be a good time to reassess our relationship with Saudi Arabia. And I mean that hasn't Muslim Americans. So apparently the Saudis didn't like that. No, they didn't. And Netflix was informed. That.
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"So why are we wasting our time limit stick with you for another story that caught our attention net. Flicks pulled an episode of Patriot Act with Hudson men hajj this week, we've interviewed hustle been hunted on this program about the show because they pull the episode in Saudi Arabia at the request of the Saudi government. The episode was about Saudi Arabia and men. Hush blasted the kingdom over the Yemen. Civil war and the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal has Shoji here is part of that episode of Patriot Act just wants to go prompt prince Mohammad bin soman, aka NBS was hailed as the reformer the Arab world needed. But the revelations about kashogi killing have shattered that image in a blows my mind that it's up the killing of a Washington Post journalist for. Everyone to go. Oh, I guess he's really not a reformer. Meanwhile, every Muslim person, you know, was like, yeah. No, he's the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. So now would be a good time to reassess our relationship with Saudi Arabia. And I mean that as a Muslim and as an American that's from the episode of Patriot Act with MS hustled, mid Hodge that was pulled from Netflix in Saudi Arabia now men Hodge tweeted this week, quote, clearly the best way to stop people from watching something is to ban it make it trend online. And then leave it up on YouTube on quote, now, dear I think he has a point it also this goes to the fact that I've talked about press freedom and media freedom around the world net. Flicks. Pulling something from Saudi Arabia is part and parcel with what a number of world governments have demanded from objectionable content. But but this kind of takes the US Saudi thing to down a different path. First of all, I'm disappointed in net flicks for doing this. But you know, I haven't talked to their legal department. And I assume that there was a Nuff of a grounds under Saudi Arabia's cybersecurity act or whatever it is in which they said, this is a threat to the kingdom, and you must take. Down. And I guess Netflix figured they couldn't win that case. But the truth of the matter is as Hassan Manashe said they left it up on YouTube. It's now got one point six million views counting, I urge everyone to go onto Netflix or YouTube and watch the episode if you haven't seen it it's great and one of the other things he says in there. He's refers to an old sore point. He he's refers to Saudi Arabia as the boy band of nine eleven. And if you remember the vast majority of those nineteen hijackers on nine eleven were Saudis, and I'm sure many people remember the redacted pages that came out in the nine eleven report where we don't know everything that was investigated into Saudi Arabian, high officials and leaders potential knowledge of and support for terrorists before we wrap up. We should look up to space where two big stories hit the news this week space exploration history was made when China successfully landed a vehicle on the far side of the moon. There's a three hundred pound Rover. That is now roving and sending pictures back to earth reaction in China's been somewhat restrained though, according to the New York Times the mission did not feature as one of the top four stories on China's top TV news program Thursday evening. In addition to that successful landing Nasr's new horizons mission sent back photos this week from the most distant place humans have ever explored on New Year's day scientists and engineered celebrated as the new horizon spacecraft approached an object four billion miles from the sun it shaped kind of like a snowman it's called Altima Tuli meaning beyond the known world. It's consists of two connected spheres about nineteen miles long. Scientists believe this part of the universe. Could also be home to some of the solar systems, earliest, building blocks. And we thank our panel for being part of the star stuff that makes the roundup work into your allotment on executive editor at the Pulitzer center. Thanks indira. Thanks so much. David rennie. Beijing bureau chief of the economist. Thanks, David and Christian Karl of Washington Post and author of strange rebels. Thanks christian. Thank you. Our senior. Producers
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"United states. India? Sailing. Eighty seven thousand five hundred. See all our interviews with Kathy Kelly, including our November interview about the Saudi and US role in Yemen. Go to our website at tomography now dot org, and those are some of the headlines assist democracy. Now democracy now dot org. The warrant piece report I mean, he and I mean chase welcome to our listeners and viewers around the country and around the world. Let's six is under fire for pulling an episode of US comedian Hasan just show Patriot Act from Saudi Arabia after officials from the kingdom complained to the streaming company that it violated Saudi cybercrime laws. The episode was posted in late October a few weeks after Saudi journalist Jamal show. Jeez. Murder in the Saudi consulate and Instanbul hasn't been hard sharply criticized the Saudi Royal family and crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, just a few months ago, prompt prince, Mohammad bin Salman, aka NBS was hailed as the reformer the Arab world needed. But the revelations about kashogi is killing have shattered image, and it blows my mind that it's up the killing of a Washington Post journalist for everyone to go. I guess he's really not a reformer. Meanwhile, every Muslim I was like, yeah. He's the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. We'll.
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"This a little wonky? Okay. Okay. Let's just move on. This wonky because it's a technical issue more than anything else. And this has to do with releasing information about the cops previous videos and the cops being accused of. But it's a it's a walk this one. Then an eye for an is coming into play. Saudi arabia. Yeah. Announced it's going to seek the death penalty against five people in the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal kashogi. Yeah. This is gonna go down. And we knew this was going to happen. You have prince Mohammad bin Salman, the crown prince orders the execution of kashogi. And then, of course, the world goes crazy. And so what does he do first of all he denies it is and then those bad guys are going to get nailed, and they're going to be executions, you watch you don't reminds me of you watch so many of those old mob movies or any gangster film where they have the right hand man or the men around him. And then you see that he's gonna kill his right hand. Man. That means you're upon and he'll gladly so anybody who's around the prince, you know, your expendable. And so I would be nervous right now. I would too, and you know, that in Saudi Arabia, and we said this heads will roll now in that case. In Saudi Arabia that take that to a very serious level. Literal, literally, okay. We'll come back and finish up panel on the news late edition, but first Amy king Europe Nancy Pelosi expected to take the gavel as speaker of the house later today. She's promising to reach across the aisle and across the division in this great nation KTLA or left in the dark after spectrum and Tribune TV stations failed to come up with the deal the station. Went dark for spectrum customers yesterday afternoon. Governor Brown is reappointed to leaders.
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"Netflix has pulled an episode of a comedy show that criticized Saudi Arabia's role in the murder of journalist Jamal ca Xiaojie in comedian Hassam Monagas show the Patriot Act he calls out crown prince Mohammad bin Salman for allegedly ordering the death of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. A warning this clip from that episode uses offensive language blows my mind that it's the killing of a Washington Post journalist for everyone to go. Oh, I guess he's really not a reformer. Meanwhile, every Muslim person, you know, was like, yeah. No, he's the crown prince of Saudi Arabia now, it was the the concluded that bin Salman ordered a group of Saudis to fly to Turkey in October and kill algae. And then cover up his death. Saudi officials deny the crown prince ordered the killing and threatened legal action against net flicks under a Saudi anti-cyber crime law. So let's bring in WBRC Kalemba. Shire's who's been following this story? I call him. It's so fascinating. You know what? How what control the Saudi Arabia have over Netflix? So they pulled the episode in Saudi Arabia. It is available in other places around the world. So talk about this legal threat that convinced net flicks to cave there. And what what does this mean? Well, Saudi Arabia's sent a letter to Netflix citing a law that prohibits quote, material impinging on public order religious values and public morals now, that's very broad, Robin. It basically means the government can can censor anything that they don't like. And what's striking to me is that the whole episode reinforces the point that assignment, I was making in that clip that you just played you know, it puts the lie to the idea that Mohammed bin Salman was going to be a reformer. And meanwhile, you have Menasheh who raised his profile here in the US by criticizing our government at the White House correspondents dinner just a couple of years ago. And when he takes similar jab at the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, he gets yanked from that country. Let's talk about the reaction Jamaica, Xiao, she's. Former editor at the Washington Post. Karen Attiyah tweeted, it's quite outrageous that net flicks. Pull the episode. Social media is calling out Netflix for bowing to censorship. So what is net flicks? I'm what does Manati about that? Well Near Net enough is suggested as well that it really had no choice. It said that it received a valid legal requests from Saudi Arabia. I say the counter to that is, you know, the guardian newspaper has pointed out that the punishment for violating this law. In question is a fine of about eight hundred thousand dollars or up to five years in prison. So I mean that paid hundred thousand dollars chump change for Netflix. And as far as the imprisonment. There is no way Saudi Arabia was going to be able to extradite and imprison Hassan montage in this scenario. So I think it's reasonable to wonder whether perhaps they could have stood up to Saudi Arabia and called their well, they've been a hidden Saudi Arabia. So maybe a business decision air shows like Marvel's iron fist house cards, very popular there just. Very if you got a minute other tech companies that have Saudi investments Uber. Lifts slack. Have any of them broken ties yet not completely, you know, some of the companies did pull out of that big Saudi investment conference back in October? But the longer term business calculation of really everyone has been that the business ties to Saudi Arabia are just too valuable to cut and the irony is that was actually part of Mirages comedy routine too. So here's Netflix producing a show where assignment I slams companies for not standing up to Saudi Arabia, and the Netflix doesn't really stand up to Saudi Arabia's Columba's senior innovation reporter at WBZ our mothership Collin. Thanks so much to be with you. On twelve of the government shutdown. America's national parks are feeling the impact many of them have stayed open. But they don't have the staff there to enforce rules collect entrance fees and even.