With new crown prince, Saudi Arabia doubles down on political repression and regional aggression - Tehran Times

Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz has shaken his nation's closed political system by making his youngest son his heir. Although heralded as a “modernizer,” 31-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, is the architect of ...

Former US diplomat hails ambitious vision of Saudi Crown Prince - Saudi Gazette

DUBAI — The world media has been giving extended coverage to Prince Muhammad Bin Salman since he was officially named Saudi Crown Prince on June 21. More than a week later, he continues to dominate the larger portion of Saudi-related news ...

The Startling Rise of the Brash Young Man Who Would Be King of Saudi Arabia - TIME

Mohammed bin Salman, favored son of the Saudi King, has come a very long way in a very short time. His father, who only became King in 2015 at age 81, quickly named him Defense Minister and then deputy crown prince. He was given charge of Vision ...

Officials Praise Crown Prince's Donation to Contain Cholera Epidemic in Yemen - Asharq Al-awsat English

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman waves as he meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 11, 2017. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS. Obama Choked on Russia Long ...

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nayef's detention comes as 'no surprise,' says HRW Middle East chief - The New Arab

Commenting on reports Saudi's deposed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef is under house-arrest, Human Rights Watch's executive director for Middle East and North Africa said it was 'no surprise'.

New opportunities seen in Saudi Arabia - Khaleej Times

The appointment of Saudi Arabia's top economic reformer to crown prince has cheered business leaders who believe it will open up new opportunities. However, they also worry about officials' ability to implement reforms and about geopolitical tensions ...

Latest Developments in Saudi Arabia Chart a Course for Israeli Ties With Arab World - Algemeiner

President Donald Trump (left) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman sign a Joint Strategic Vision Statement for the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Royal Court Palace in Riyadh, May 20. Photo: Shealah Craighead / White House.

Saudi Arabia Denies Confinement of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef - Morocco World News

Rabat – In the midst of the heated controversy of Mohammed bin Nayef being relieved from his role as Saudi Crown Prince, Saudi officials have denied a recent report from the New York Times claiming that bin Nayef has been confined to his palace and ...

Brash prince wields new broom in Saudi Arabia - MoneyWeek

When King Salman ascended the Saudi throne in 2015, “he handed most of the keys to the kingdom” – including the economy, oil industry, defence and foreign policy – to his “untried but dynamic son” Mohammed bin Salman, says the Financial Times.

Royal Keep: Is Saudi Arabia's Deposed Crown Prince on Lockdown? - Kashmir Observer

Mohammed bin Nayef, the deposed heir to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is rumored to be on lockdown in his Jeddah palace. Saudi officials have slammed the allegations as “baseless.” Riyadh—The former crown prince of Saudi Arabia, the king's 57-year-old ...

All is not well within the house of Saud - National Herald

The Saudi royal's announcement on June 21 promoting Prince Mohammad bin Salman, son of incumbent King Salman, as the Crown Prince of the fundamentalist state of Saudi Arabia may give the impression of a smooth succession. But all is not well within ...

Is The Deposed Saudi Crown Prince Under House Arrest? - Carbonated.tv (blog)

Mohammed bin Nayef has been "barred from leaving the kingdom and confined to his palace" in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. A senior Saudi official on Thursday denied as "baseless" a New York Times report that Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been ...

Deposed Saudi crown prince allegedly kept under house arrest - International Business Times UK

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Does Rise of Anti-Iranian Leader Fit in with Ancient Prophecy of Redemption? - Breaking Israel News

The king's heart is in the hand of Hashem as the watercourses: He turneth it whithersoever He will. Proverbs 21:1 (The Israel Bible™). Photo: Breaking Israel News. Last week, the reigning Saudi monarch replaced one crown prince with another, dividing ...

Will Saudi Arabia's New Heir Let Women Drive? - The News Wheel

Women2drive Saudi Arabia logo Saudi Arabia is a non-traditional kingdom when it comes to choosing its heirs to the throne. The current King Salman originally had Prince Muqrin, his half-brother, as his heir, but replaced him in 2015 with the now-former ...

Generational challenge - The Nation

The replacement of Muhammad bin Nayef as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia by his cousin Muhammad bin Salman represents the Saudi dynasty's ongoing attempt to manage generational change, but it also highlights one of the pitfalls of Muslim monarchies, ...

Former Saudi Crown Prince Reportedly Under Virtual House Arrest - Breitbart News

When 57-year-old Mohammed bin Nayef was replaced as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia by 31-year-old rock-star royal Mohammed bin Salman last week, the shakeup in the royal line appeared to be amicable. Hugs and kisses were exchanged. Nayef said he ...

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia is a leader willing to take political risks - Washington Post

The June 26 editorial “Prince of adventurism” reached at best a premature conclusion about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The editorial board described the crown prince's domestic reform program as “stalled” even though he has successfully ...

Saudi Arabia denies report former Crown Prince confined to palace - ArabianBusiness.com

A senior Saudi Arabian official denied a report that the former heir to the throne, Prince Muhammed bin Nayef, has been confined to his palace since he was removed from his position last week. Since stepping down, the prince faces no restrictions on ...

Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince Is a Bumbling Hothead. Trump Needs to Treat Him Like One. - POLITICO Magazine

President Donald Trump, like a star-struck teenager, has been swooning over King Salman of Saudi Arabia and his 31-year-old son and new crown prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, known to U.S. diplomats as MBS. Since FDR, American presidents have ...