Saudi king calls for anti-corruption units five months into purge

Saudi king calls for anti-corruption units five months into purge

US President Donald Trump will hold talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman next week, the White House said.

Saudi Arabia is to establish specialised anti-corruption units to investigate embezzlement in the kingdom following the recent controversial crackdown that recouped more than US$1bn recouped from detained businessmen and politicians.

Saudi officials did not immediately respond to AFP's request for comment, but the New York Times quoted the government rejecting the abuse claims as "completely untrue". Most detainees have been released but witnesses say they are not really free, living in fear and uncertainty.

Relatives of some of the detainees said they were deprived of sleep, roughed up and interrogated with their heads covered while the government pressured them to sign over large assets.

Cities including London and NY have for months been vying to be awarded the deal, but Saudi Arabia's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih, last week said that the company was too important to risk a transaction in the USA, because of litigation concerns that could stem from existing lawsuits against other oil firms for their role in climate change.

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In order to explore avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating of mutual cooperation, Iraq will be hosting Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman in an official visit next month, Iraqi News reported. His skin showed other signs of physical abuse, the person said.

The Prime Minister said the visit of Imam-e-Ka'aba would further strengthen the existing close and brotherly ties between the people of the two countries.

On Sunday, the king called for the creation of the new bodies that are meant to "increase effectiveness" and accelerate the process of combating corruption, Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said in an information ministry statement.

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who recently was released after almost three months in detention as part of a so-called anti-corruption purge, reportedly does not have the permission to travel outside of the kingdom. The general was pronounced dead at a military hospital.

Even Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's wealthiest men, was locked up at the Ritz, according to the newspaper.

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