Saudi Crackdown Raises Specter of Wider Dissent

Posted by Dr. James M. Dorsey with the same title on November 6, 2017 at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 635, November 6, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Few noticed a rare protest that took place in Saudi Arabia in late January 2011 as a wave of popular uprisings swept the Middle East and North Africa, toppling the leaders of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Yet that protest, as well as criticism of the government’s handling…

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Saudi Princes, Former Government Ministers Arrested

Posted by By Isobel Frodsham and Gareth Davies on November 5, 2017 (updated November 6, 2017) Daily MailOnline U.K. Could London’s Savoy become Saudi Arabian government property? Billionaire hotel owner among dozens arrested in anti-corruption crackdown as Riyadh threatens to seize assets tied up in the alleged fraud According to local reports, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal is one of the men arrested He owns London’s Savoy and has shares in Twitter, Apple and Time Warner Crown Prince Salman formed the anti-corruption commission…

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