3rd April 2018
Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Tuesday that the government campaign against corruption, which targeted the business and political elite last year, would work its way through lower-level offences. “The campaign is ongoing as long as there is even a simple case (of corruption) … and it will not end… Read More
12th March 2018
Saudi King Salman has ordered the establishment of specialized departments in the public prosecutor’s office to investigate and prosecute corruption cases, the government’s information office said in a statement on Sunday. The move is intended to increase effectiveness and accelerate the process of combating corruption, the statement quoted Attorney General… Read More
28th February 2018
Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince said the kingdom’s anti-corruption crackdown was needed to meet budget targets, comparing the purge to chemotherapy in an interview with the Washington Post published on Wednesday. Authorities rounded up dozens of princes, top officials and businessmen in November on Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s orders, with… Read More
26th February 2018
AP – The Trump administration is opening talks with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement that’s inextricably linked to an Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran. At stake: Billions of dollars in contracts for U.S. companies and bigger questions about America’s ability to keep friend and… Read More
14th February 2018
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, freed two weeks ago from detention in a luxury hotel during a corruption sweep, said on Tuesday he was answering a government call to support local soccer clubs by donating half a million dollars. Prince Alwaleed, one of the country’s top international investors,… Read More
12th February 2018
A luxury Saudi hotel that served as a detention centre for dozens of princes and top officials held in a corruption drive since November has reopened. Reception staff at the five-star Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh told the BBC the hotel was admitting guests. More than 200 princes, ministers and businessmen… Read More
30th January 2018
AP – A wide-reaching anti-corruption campaign shrouded in secrecy and intrigue has netted more than $106 billion in financial settlements with 56 people remaining in custody, Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday. Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb said the settlements reached include seizure of real estate assets, commercial entities, securities… Read More
29th January 2018
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the kingdom’s top international businessmen, was released from detention on Saturday, more than two months after he was taken into custody in a sweeping crackdown on corruption. His release came hours after he told Reuters in an interview at Riyadh’s… Read More
26th January 2018
Authorities in Saudi Arabia are still holding 95 people in an anti-corruption campaign launched by the crown prince in November, according to the kingdom’s attorney general. In an infographic cited by Saudi-owned Al Arabiya on this week, the attorney general said 90 detainees had been released after having… Read More
26th December 2017
Saudi authorities have ordered Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, who is allegedly held in Riyadh’s luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel, to pay at least USD 6 billion in exchange for his freedom, revealed the Wall Street Journal on December 22. In late November, Saudi Arabia detained about 200 dignitaries and top officials… Read More