(FILES) This file photo taken on May 21, 2017 shows the hallway of the Ritz Carlton hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia said on November 9, 201 people are being held for questioning over an estimated $100 billion in embezzlement and corruption, after the biggest purge of the kingdom's elite in its modern history which also comes amid heightened regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh is rumoured to be the site where many of those arrested are being held. / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE
A photo of the Ritz Carlton where Saudi Arabia detained hundreds as part of a sweeping corruption crackdown in 2017.  AFP

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