Even the richest man in the world can't keep his information private. Anonymous sources told the paper that an analysis by Bezos's personal security team found that a massive amount of data was taken off of the phone after Bezos received a malicious file in a private WhatsApp message—and that the message was sent from the personal account of Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The Guardian had no information about what exactly was taken from Bezos's phone, but the timing of the alleged hack is alarming. Months after the hack, the National Enquirer published a story accusing Bezos of an ongoing romantic relationship with a woman named Lauren Sanchez, quoting extensively from text messages and referencing "a cache of lewd selfies" that Bezos had sent. The story allegedly accelerated Bezos's divorce with his then wife, MacKenzie, from whom he was reportedly already separated when he began his relationship with Sanchez.
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The New Arab. MbS has been leading a controversial modernisation drive [Getty: Illustrative photo not from actual event]. Date of publication: 17 June, Footage of scantily clad circus entertainers performing in Saudi Arabia on during the Eid al-Fitr holiday has sparked controversy in the ultra conservative kingdom. A video of women performers dressed in skin tight outfits at a Russian circus show on Friday in the capital Riyadh has gained traction on social media, with many criticising authorities for allowing the attire. The show was organised by the country's general entertainment authority, which has recently been attempting to encourage people to spend more of their leisure time inside the kingdom. The organisers who brought these Russians must be held accountable," said one user. Others users slammed the kingdom's powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for "liberalising" Saudi society. The reforms have ended decades-long bans on women driving and cinemas and allowed mixed-gender concerts, sidelining hardliners who were once the traditional backers of the royal family. It was recently reported that many of these reforms were recommended by consultants hired by the authorities as part of the crown prince's efforts to gain legitimacy with young Saudis.
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A Saudi prince is accused of engaging in a gay-sex act, threatening a woman's life and demanding that an assistant fart in his face while others watched. Once outside, the woman said she saw Al-Saud's girlfriend and another woman, thought to be the original complainant, standing with "bruises and blood on their face and body" and "shaking and crying". He reportedly screamed "no news!
King Salman also presses the international community to 'use all means' to stop Tehran from regional meddling. A Gulf-Arab statement and a separate communique issued after the wider summit both supported the right of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to defend their interests after the attacks on oil pumping stations in the kingdom and tankers off the UAE. But in a sign of regional tensions, Iraq, which has good ties with neighbouring Iran and the United States, said it objected to the Arab communique, which stated that any cooperation with Tehran should be based on "non-interference in other countries". Addressing Arab and Muslim leaders earlier, King Salman pressed the international community to "use all means to stop Iran from interfering in other countries' affairs".