Saudi Arabia Detains Senior Royals for Alleged Coup Plot, including King's Brother: Reuters
Saudi Arabia has detained three senior Saudi princes including Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the king's nephew, for allegedly planning a coup, sources with knowledge of the matter said.
Saudi Arabia Curbs Family Influence in Binladin Group Shake-Up
The influence of Saudi Arabia's Bin Laden family on its eponymous construction business has been curtailed in a restructuring that follows an anti-corruption crackdown by Riyadh, a document seen by Reuters shows.
Saudi's Anti-Corruption Probe Ends with Dozens Detained
Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday the end of a high-profile anti-corruption probe that boosted the state coffers by more than $100 billion and has left dozens detained.
Saudi Businessman, Two Consultants Released from Detention
Saudi businessman Amr Dabbagh and two management consultants have been released more than a year ago after their detention in a corruption crackdown which has shaken investor confidence in the world's top oil exporter, seven sources said on Wednesday.
Saudi Collected More than 50 Billion Riyals in 2018 from Ritz Settlements
Saudi Arabian government collected more than 50 billion riyal ($13.33 billion) so far this year from settlements reached with detainees in a crackdown on corruption launched at the end of last year, said Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan on Tuesday.
Reuters: Macron Announces for 1st Time Saudi Arabia Held Lebanese PM Al-Hariri for Several Weeks
French President Emmanuel Macron has stated publicly that Saudi Arabia had held Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri for several weeks.
Saudi Arabia Says it has Seized over $100 Billion in Corruption Purge
Saudi Arabia’s government has arranged to seize more than $100 billion through financial settlements with businessmen and officials detained in its crackdown on corruption, the attorney general said on Tuesday.
Reuters: Saudi Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Released, Family Sources
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been released from detention, family sources said on Saturday, more than two months after he was taken into custody in the kingdom’s sweeping crackdown on corruption.
Detained Saudi Billionaire Alwaleed Says He Expects to be Released in Days, Reuters
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on Saturday that he expected to be cleared of any wrongdoing and be released from custody within days.
Saudi Corruption Sweep to Move to Trial with 95 Detained
Saudi authorities are still holding 95 people in a purported anti-corruption campaign that was launched nearly three months ago by the kingdom's influential crown prince, Saudi press quoting the attorney general reported on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia to Seek Extradition of Corruption Suspects
Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has said he will pursue extradition for corruption suspects living abroad as part of a two-month-old crackdown that has already netted princes and tycoons.
Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal in Settlement Talks with Government, Sources
A senior Saudi official said billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating possible settlement with authorities.
Previously Detained Ex-Finance Minister Assaf seen at Saudi Cabinet Meeting
Saudi state minister Ibrahim al-Assaf was seen attending a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, according to a photograph published on official media, almost two months after the veteran official was reported detained in a crackdown on corruption.
Two Saudi Princes Released from Detention in Anti-Corruption Probe
Two sons of Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah have been released from detention at Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel, days after nearly two dozen other detainees in the kingdom’s two-month-old anti-corruption campaign were also freed.
Saudi Crown Prince 'Buyer of $300 mn French Chateau'
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been revealed as the owner of a French chateau described as the world's most expensive home, according to a report in the New York Times.
Saudi says Most people detained in anti-corruption sweep have settled
Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said on Tuesday most of the people detained in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched last month have agreed to settlements to avoid prosecution while the rest could be held for months.
Reuters: Former Senior Saudi Official Consented to Hand over 4bn Riyals to Secure his Release
Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said.
Saudi Authorities Offer Freedom to Princes & Businessmen in Return for Appropriating 70% of Wealth, Financial Times
The UK-based Financial Times reported that Saudi authorities are negotiating settlements with the detained princes and businessmen to appropriate as much as 70 per cent of their wealth.
Saudi King Appoints 30 Judges, Promotes 26 amid Anti-Graft Purge
King Salman has appointed or promoted 56 judges, Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA reported on Thursday, a step coinciding with an anti-corruption crackdown in the kingdom.
Saudi Says 208 Questioned in Graft Probe, at Least $100bn Stolen
Saudi Arabia’s attorney-general said today that 208 people have been called in for questioning in a sweeping anti-corruption investigation, and seven of them had been released without charge.