Saudi Arabia is going to have a news platform with a studio in DC.

It will have journalists who were formerly part of AJ, Fox, NBC, and Sirius XM. It is expected before the end of the year.

It's part of a new lobbying effort aimed at the White House and Congress.

This is according to the DOJ: SA's foreign lobbying disclosures.

The news org will be owned by Taqnia ETS, a SA-based subsidiary of SA's $400b PIF (Public Investment Fund). Taqnia is supervised by the Saudi Ministry of Info.