Mohammad bin Salman denies ordering Khashoggi murder, but says he takes responsibility for it

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman rules Saudi Arabia day-to-day on behalf of his father, the king. The heir to the throne is a man of contradictions. He presents himself as a young, progressive leader, a supporter of women in the workplace and, famously, behind the wheel. But he is also conducting a bloody war in Yemen, stands accused of targeting civilians and children and employing famine as a weapon. He’s rounded up political dissidents and the CIA believes he is behind the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the crown prince.


Saudi Arabia: Record oil price spike after attack

Oil prices spiked nearly 20% following a drone attack on a processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia. The Saturday attacks cut over 5% of global supply and sent Brent crude surging as markets opened Monday — the most since trading began in 1988 — before paring down slightly. Saudi’s national oil company Aramco was set to restore two million barrels by today, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources. President Trump also authorized the release of oil from the U.S.’ strategic reserve — if needed.


Donald Trump: No comment on whether he will ask Saudis about Jamal Khashoggi killing

President Donald Trump says Mohammad bin Salman is doing a “spectacular job,” refused to DISCUSS slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi