Saudis project resolve, flash military might after Aramco attack
Monday, 23 September 2019 Thousands of Saudis flocked to public celebrations across the country on Monday to mark national day, which featured a rare military parade and an air of heightened patriotism following last week's attack on the kingdom's energy industry.
Former top Saudi intelligence official Dr. Saad Aljabri has charged the Saudi Crown Prince of ordering his assassination. CNN reports Aljabri alleged in a legal complaint in DC District Court that an assassination squad traveled from Saudi Arabia to Canada to try to kill him. Aljabri says the squad came after him just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by members of the same group.
On Thursday, Apple released a blockbuster earnings report. On Friday, Apple shares surged as much as 7%. Apple's market capitalization briefly overtook Saudi Aramco's on Friday, dethroning the oil giant as the most valuable company in the world. Apple's market value at $1.762 trillion. Apple's recent tear has sent shares up roughly 39% year-to-date. The company also on Thursday announced a 4-1 stock split, which it said would help it appeal to a broader range of investors.