Court documents show Washington is in a bind as it seeks to protect national security secrets without jettisoning long-time ally Aljabri who is embroiled in a Saudi royal feud.
Officially, the decision is part of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and aims to avoid "gatherings and long queues in front of closed stores during prayer hours".
Much to the displeasure and discomfort of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (more widely known as MbS), the ghost of Jamal Khashoggi refuses to die.
Omar quoted Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz in her statement: 'If the Crown Prince is not punished, it will forever signal that the main culprit can get away with murder.'
The United States on Friday declassified a report that publicly accused the crown prince of approving Khashoggi murder in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate in 2018.
Prince Mohammed is among the few world leaders who have received the vaccine. Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was vaccinated on live television.
In the first-ever visit by a head of the Indian Army, Gen Naravane travelled to Saudi capital city Riyadh last week where he held talks with top military brass.
India's bilateral trade with Saudi Arabia was at USD 27.48 billion in 2017-18, making Saudi Arabia its fourth-largest trading partner.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia President Vladimir Putin congratulates coach Stanislav Cherchesov after emphatic win over Saudi Arabia
Putin smiled several times as he watched the game in a VIP box with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Prince Mohammed has spearheaded a string of policy changes in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, including reinstating cinemas and allowing women to drive.
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, was once awash in petrodollars. But a slump in oil prices has made fiscal discipline and diversification away from oil vital.
The crackdown has sparked a torrent of global criticism, casting a shadow on the kingdom's much-publicised liberalisation push launched by powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia's attorney general on Sunday confirmed 11 princes had been arrested after protesting the kingdom's austerity measures and would face trial after "disrupting public peace and order".
Here' a look at the major pivots of the past year and the reforms to come in 2018:
Saudi Arabia says it would freeze the accounts of dozens of princes, ministers and a tycoon arrested as the crown prince cements his hold on power.