Jeff Bezos phone ‘hacked by Saudi crown prince’ through WhatsApp

Amazon’s owner and the recent world richest man, Jeff Bezos was reportedly “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The Guardian (UK) reported the encrypted message from the number used by Mohammed bin Salman contained a malicious file used in the phone…

WWE to hold first women wrestling in Saudi Arabia

The World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE, has said that it would hold its first women’s wrestling matches in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to a video report by CNN, the company’s decision to hold the matches in the kingdom stemmed from a wide-ranging criticism it had been receiving for not including women wrestlers in previous Saudi events.…

Professor Of Islamic Law Arrested For Criticising Saudi Arabia’s Entertainment Policies

A professor of Islamic Law at Qassim University in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Omar al-Muqbil, has been arrested and detained after he criticised the policies of the General Entertainment Authority as a threat to the kingdom’s culture.  A group, Prisoners of Conscience, made Muabil’s detention known in a post on Twitter.  “This is a continuation of the…

Full Names Of The 23 Nigerians On Death Row In Saudi Arabia

As things stand, at least 23 more Nigerians, according to TheNation, are destined to suffer Afolabi’s fate, having been convicted for flouting the Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances Control Law, issued under Royal Decree No. M/39 dated 8/7/1428AH, which is punishable by death. As things stand, at least 23 more Nigerians, according to TheNation, are destined to…

Saudi Arabia executes Nigerian Woman

Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry said four people were executed on Monday for drug trafficking, including one woman, bringing to 53 the number of people put to death this year.
Two Pakistani men, a Yemeni man, and a Nigerian woman were executed in the holy city of Mecca, the ministry said in statements carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

‘Gone full gangster’: US senators call out Saudi Crown Prince for misdeeds

Retired Army General John Abizaid, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Saudi Arabia, defended the U.S.-Saudi relationship on Wednesday as lawmakers accused the kingdom of a litany of misdeeds and criticized its crown prince as going "full gangster."

Eu blacklists Nigeria over money laundering & terrorism financing

The European Commission adopted today a list of 23 third countries with weak rules against money laundering and terrorism financing. I would like first to explain the context and our main objectives.
The EU must not be a destination for illicit money. The EU financial system must not serve as a vehicle for money laundering and must not serve as an instrument for financing crime including terrorism.