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Saudi Arabia

What Happened to Jamal Khashoggi?–The disappearance of Saudi journalist fits with a pattern of crude intimidation and silencing of dissent, says former CIA analyst (Al-Monitor).

How will Jamal Khashoggi case affect Turkey-Saudi ties?–Erdogan would turn against against Saudi Arabia if it were proven that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate, officials say (Al Jazeera)

Pompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to investigate journalist’s disappearance –“United States is concerned by his disappearance,” says Secretary of State (POLITICO).

United States

US Backs Apple, Amazon Denials of Spy Chip Report — The share prices of Apple, Amazon, and Super Micro were adversely impacted by the report (Investopedia).

What Businessweek Got Wrong about Apple – – About the alleged China chip hack, Apple says ‘There is no truth to these claims’ (Apple Newsroom).


The life and times of Alexander Mishkin, second Skripals poisoning suspect, Hero of Russia — A deep dive into the life and times of Dr. Alexander Mishkin, a.k.a,’ “Alexander Petrov.” (bellingcast & Russia Insider).

Sources Tell Russian Newspaper: FSB Agents Leaked Secret Data to FBI for $10 Million  – Russian cyber-crime fighters are on trial and their target brings out new allegations  (Meduza).