Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during an upcoming summit of the G20 in Argentina, a Turkish media report says, nearly two months after dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Arab kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.
Top Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked a small group of businessmen last year about using private companies to assassinate Iranian officials, The New York Times reported, citing three sources familiar with the matter.
Saudi King Salman’s younger brother Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz is reportedly considering never returning to his homeland after criticizing the king and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS), while speaking to Yemeni and Bahraini protesters.
High-profile campaign groups plan to hold protests in London next week against a visit to Britain by the powerful Saudi crown prince to raise alarm over Riyadh’s war crimes in Yemen and its human rights record.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said the FIFA Council’s decision to raise the number of teams participating in World Cup Finals will create a positive impact on Asian football, with the extended representation of countries in the continent leading to greater engagement with fans, the media and commercial partners.