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Saudi Arabia waives $6 billion of debt owed by underdeveloped countries

By Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet of ministers endorsed in Tuesday's meeting the Kingdom’s DebtRead full story


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  • Definition of doing the right thing for the wrong reasons (the wrong reason in this case being deflecting criticism from the Khashoggi killing).

  • Saudi Arabia - "Hey, so I know we assassinate journalists and dispose of their bodies cartel-style. BUT, on a completely unrelated note: you know all that debt you owe us? Yeah, consider that dealt with. We just realized we're super rich enough and forgiving debt isn't really a big deal for us."

  • Max Lockie
    Max LockiePlatform Editor at Quartz

    Bono's dream finally comes true?

    Hard not to interpret this as a bid to get back in the world's good graces following the least successful business conference of all time.

    We'll see if Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi problem is one that billions of dollars can fix. Yemen on the other hand...

  • Crafty devils. The good news is that they can now afford to pay back all the other countries leaning them money. Then we can lend them more and increase OUR influence! Round and round and round it goes - where it stops nobody knows!

  • David Landau
    David LandauManaging Partner

    In the wake of Khashoggi's murder, the Saudi's attempt altruism.


    What do you have to do to get PRO by your name? I see you are a PRO, Ian.

  • Jerry K.
    Jerry K.


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