Saudis deny confinement of former crown prince - The Japan News

ReutersDUBAI (Reuters) — A senior Saudi official on Thursday denied as “baseless” a New York Times report that Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been confined to his palace and barred from traveling abroad after being replaced by the king's son as next ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...