Google to boycott Saudi conference over missing journalist
Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday became the latest company to say it would boycott a business conference in Saudi Arabia, after the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
Google said in a statement that Google Cloud Chief Executive Diane Greene would not attend the Future Investment Initiative Summit to be held in Riyadh starting Oct. 23.
Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and leading critic of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to get marriage documents.
Since news of his disappearance, many American companies, including Uber, Viacom and Ford, have pulled out of the three-day conference, known as “Davos in the Desert.” (Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru).
Trump targets India and Turkey in trade crackdown214505.03.2019, 11:55
Troika laundromat revelations make the case for tougher supervision of europe’s banking sector162804.03.2019, 21:15
Iran ready to export more gas to Armenia: Rouhani261327.02.2019, 16:20
Nikol Pashinyan: "Yerevan is ready to play a role in transit of Iranian gas"250727.02.2019, 15:45
Armenian PM: EAEU-Iran free trade agreement to open up new prospects254727.02.2019, 15:20
Nikol Pashinyan: "There are 300 billion drams in Armenia that don’t belong to anyone"191015.02.2019, 11:30