Saudi Arabia’s Mission to Correct “Distorted Narrative”

November 23, 2020

The virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this past weekend was intended to be a moment of triumph for Riyadh and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It was the first time an Arab state has hosted the gathering, which represented a golden opportunity to flaunt on the global stage the...

Is the US Ready to Back Real Change in Saudi Arabia?

August 24, 2020

Less than two weeks after his hit team murdered and dismembered Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as the world was still trying to make sense of that heinous crime, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) was busy sending another, almost identical hit team to assassinate Saad...

Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Damages Press Freedom

October 02, 2019

In late 2018, Fair Observer published many articles on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. In an editorial decision, we decided to publish a 360⁰ series and an e-magazine on the subject one year after his death. We are doing so because freedom of the press matters and his murder raises deeply...

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Jamal Khashoggi Continues to Haunt the World’s Conscience

October 02, 2019

On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi expatriate journalist, walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. What then transpired resembled a 1920s American gangland-style killing, complete with the victim’s final pleadings, the executioners’ harsh words and the chilling sound of a bone...

The Courtroom Drama of the Jamal Khashoggi Murder

December 18, 2018

The Saudis and the White House agree that the divine right of a crown prince must not be interfered with. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Lacking a judicial framework to stage the trial of the assassins of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the media have become the virtual courtroom and the...

Are Saudi Arabia and MBS Becoming a Liability for the White House?

December 18, 2018

It would be hard to find the leader of any close American ally in recent history with a cloud over his head as the one over Mohammed bin Salman today. The December 14 Senate votes to end US military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen and to condemn Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...

Mohammed bin Salman: Persona Non Grata at G-20 Summit

December 04, 2018

After the G-20 summit, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman can return home secure in the knowledge that his and his country’s standing in the world remain largely unaffected. All eyes were on Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, at last week’s G-20 Summit in...

Jamal Khashoggi Shines Light on Arts Sector’s Problem with Money

November 07, 2018

With funding cuts that have hit cultural sectors, some museums, galleries and universities are accepting money from politically unsavory donors. In the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death, Western governments are re-evaluating their links with Saudi Arabia. German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Saudi Arabia Admits It Made a “Mistake”

October 29, 2018

Saudi Arabia regrets its “mistakes” and hopes the world will magnanimously stop calling them crimes, The Daily Devil's Dictionary reports. As we have already pointed out, the Saudis’ shifting line on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has produced a plethora of wonderful examples of euphemism and...

Continuing Jamal Khashoggi’s Fight for Free Expression in the Arab World

October 26, 2018

When most of the citizens are misinformed and controlled through the government narrative, it is easy for the dictator to control, and keep controlling, the population. I was amongst those who were in denial about the possible murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s...

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