World Bulletin / News Desk
Saudi authorities have released a number of princes and businessmen detained in an anti-corruption sweep, according to local media.
Saudi daily Okaz, citing unnamed sources, said the men held in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton hotel were set free after reaching settlements with the authorities.
The newspaper did not disclose the names of those freed, but said the file of those detained on suspicion of corruption “will see progress in the coming days”.
Meanwhile, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal expected to be released within days.
Saudi authorities have yet to issue an official statement on the release.
In November, Saudi authorities detained dozens of public figures, including princes and sitting and former ministers in a massive anti-corruption sweep.
The mass arrests came shortly after an anti-corruption committee under Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman was formed by a royal decree.
Saudi authorities said at least $100 billion had been misused through systematic corruption.
Speaking at a symposium in Istanbul, Khaled Meshaal opposes any resistance to Palestinian cause
The two-island nation's parliamentary elections were scheduled for June 2019, but will now be held on March 21, Gaston Browne said.
Friday's car bombings first near presidential palace, then near security headquarters, rocked capital Mogadishu
President Donald Trump repeated his call, meanwhile, for arming some of America's teachers and claimed the controversial proposal was increasingly drawing support.
Clashes oppose Israeli forces and local residents in Dehisha camp
Economic penalties aimed at curbing Pyongyang's sanctions-evasions practices that facilitate coal, fuel transports
Will of Turkish Cypriot people must be included in gas drilling process in the Mediterranean, says Turkish Cypriot premier
Embassy opening will coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary, State Department spokesperson says
Russia stalls a vote on a ceasefire allowing humanitarian access in Syria, US envoy to UN says
Canadian foreign minister says targeting civilians is violation of international humanitarian law
Heather Nauert reiterates Turkish military operation in Afrin would cause a "distraction"
International law continues to view West Bank and East Jerusalem as 'occupied territories'
Hamas blasts Palestinian president's calls to resume talks with Israeli occupiers
Some say transport union leader Hugo Moyano is promoting the strike in a bid to avoid probe
Video stating Florida school shooting survivor is an actor becomes top trending video on site before it is removed