Saudi Arabia arrests: Anti-corruption drive ‘just the start’

Saudi Arabia arrests: Anti-corruption drive ‘just the start’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The purge bolsters the position of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman The arrest of dozens of Saudi royal figures, ministers and businessmen is just the start of an anti-corruption drive, the attorney general says. Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb issued a statement describing the detentions as “merely the start of a […]

Saudi Arabia arrests: Corruption drive ‘just the start’

Saudi Arabia arrests: Corruption drive ‘just the start’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The purge bolsters the position of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman The arrest of dozens of Saudi royal figures, ministers and businessmen is just the start of an anti-corruption drive, the attorney general says. Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb issued a statement describing the detentions as “merely the start of […]

Paradise Papers documents raise questions over African mining deal

Paradise Papers documents raise questions over African mining deal

Image copyright Premieres lignes Image caption Katanga mine in the DR Congo One of the world’s largest firms loaned a businessman previously accused of corruption $45m and asked him to negotiate mining rights in a poor central African nation, the Paradise Papers reveal. Anglo-Swiss company Glencore made the loan available to Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, […]

Saudi billionaire Alwaleed’s arrest rattles investors

Saudi billionaire Alwaleed’s arrest rattles investors

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Investors are worried about firms associated with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Investors are reacting badly to the arrest of Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s wealthiest men. Shares of Kingdom Holding, Prince Alwaleed’s investment vehicle, sank for a second day after the chairman was targeted […]

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption File photo: A Saudi special forces helicopter flying in Riyadh, 2015 A senior Saudi prince was killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, state television reports. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province, was travelling with several officials when […]

Lebanon PM forced by Saudis to resign, says Hezbollah

Lebanon PM forced by Saudis to resign, says Hezbollah

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia The leader of Lebanon-based Shia group Hezbollah has said that Saudi Arabia forced the Lebanese prime minister to resign. Saad al-Hariri stepped down in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, denouncing Hezbollah and its Iranian backers, […]

Saudi princes among dozens detained in ‘corruption’ purge

Saudi princes among dozens detained in ‘corruption’ purge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is among those held The heir to the throne in Saudi Arabia has consolidated his hold on power with a major purge of the kingdom’s political and business leadership. A new anti-corruption body, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, detained 11 princes, four sitting […]

Lebanon army says no assassination plot uncovered after PM Hariri resigns

Lebanon army says no assassination plot uncovered after PM Hariri resigns

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The Lebanese army has said it has not discovered any assassination plots in the country, a day after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri stepped down saying he feared for his life. It said in a statement that it had not uncovered “the presence of any plan for assassinations”. However, a Saudi minister […]

Saudi princes among dozens detained in anti-corruption purge

Saudi princes among dozens detained in anti-corruption purge

Image copyright AFP Image caption The anti-corruption committee was formed by royal decree and is headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say. The detentions came hours after the new committee, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed […]

Saudi Arabia: Missile intercepted near Riyadh

Saudi Arabia: Missile intercepted near Riyadh

Image copyright AFP Image caption The King Khalid International Airport is located north of Riyadh Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport on Saturday evening. The missile was destroyed over the capital and fragments landed in the airport area, officials quoted […]