"Without any kind of transparency or rule of law, it makes investors nervous that their investments might be taken and that their Saudi partners might be detained without any rationale to the charges".
Reports said the high-profile detainees, including bin Talal, were even subjected to torture in detention.
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 U.S., because of litigation concerns that could stem from existing lawsuits against other oil firms for their role in climate change.
Most of those detained were released after several months. He has made it legal for women to drive and dropped official bans on them attending sports matches, but many have said the changes really serve to obscure the crackdown on dissent which has gone on in the meantime. For comparison, on last year's list there were 10 Saudi Arabian billionaires.
PPP announces support for Sadiq Sanjrani for Senate chairman
If elected, Sanjrani will enable the PPP to have its fourth nominated (or supported) chairman of the Senate consecutively. He also served as special assistant to former chief minister of Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri.
Meanwhile, fresh revelations show that prisoners caught up in the campaign were mistreated.
The NY Times report on Monday puts the figure to at least 17 people who were hospitalised for physical abuse. They now wear ankle bracelets that track their movements, witnesses said.
To leave the Ritz, numerous detainees not only surrendered huge sums of money, but also signed over to the government control of precious real estate and shares of their companies - all outside any clear legal process.
A doctor and two other people briefed on the condition of the body said that it had burn marks that appeared to be from electric shocks.
New Hearthstone Expansion 'The Witchwood' Announced
The Hero Power upgrade from Baku the Mooneater is the same as the one from Justicar Trueheart, as a post on Reddit reveals. Genn Greymane reduces the cost of your Hero Power by 1 if you only have cards that cost even numbers of mana in your deck.
Their wives and children have reportedly been prevented from travelling.
The former detainees were quoted by the newspaper as saying that numerous released are being forced to wear tracking devices on their ankles.
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.
Kenya Sevens puts nation on world map with stellar performance
It was the Fijians this time around to slay the Kenyans whom they had earlier beaten 24-21 in the pool stage at Canada Sevens . South Africa claimed the bronze medal after a 29-7 thrashing of the US - who had opted to rest a whole host of stars.