Saud al-Qahtani, who had also overseen a pro-Israel PR campaign in the kingdom, is said to still wield considerable influence ■ Other pro-Saudi accounts also removed
Mohammed bin Salman
Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was born August 31, 1985. He is the youngest defense minister in the world and is the first in line to the throne. He was appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia in June, 2017, following his father's decision to remove Muhammad bin Nayef from all positions. He is also serving as first deputy prime minister, president of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs.
In 2016, Prince Mohammed introduced "Vision 2030," which is aimed at making the kingdom the heart of the Arab and Islamic world, an investment powerhouse and a hub connecting three continents. It seeks to diversify and privatize the economy, making it less reliant on oil.
One of bin Salman's most notable reforms was the removal of the ban on female drivers.
Crown prince's sister found complicit in threatening and kidnapping worker, who said her bodyguard bound and beat him before forcing him to kiss her feet
U.S.-Israeli leading visit urges lawmakers to 'see the reforms the crown prince is making' as the Kingdom attempts to improve its image post-Khashoggi's murder
Transcript published in Turkey's Sabah newspaper gives more precise details of the journalist's last moments at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul
Saudi Arabia will now license companies to manufacture firearms, ammunition, military explosives, military equipment, individual military equipment, and military electronics
Ousted Sudanese president says he received $25 million from MBS, as well as funds from other sources, but that he didn't use the money for his own benefit
Saudis May Have Hailed 'Historic' Reform, but Women's Rights Can Still Be Thwarted by Male Relatives
Despite new developments, male relatives can still file cases of disobedience and absence from home against women – a crime in the kingdom
Online movement urging believers to opt out of annual pilgrimage slammed by Saudi officials as 'unwise' and 'malicious'
Mohammed bin Salman decided to allow women to travel abroad without the permission of a male guardian to polish his image with the West. But how will the new law really affect the kingdom’s harsh and patriarchal customs?
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's goal to ensure his country wouldn't be 'at the mercy of commodity price volatility or external markets' looks set to be missed
Other changes issued in the decrees allow women to register a marriage, divorce or child's birth, and be issued family documents, but women still need permission to leave prison, exit a domestic abuse shelter or marry
Social media giant claims it suspended more than 350 accounts and pages with about 1.4 million followers that promoted state propaganda and attack Riyadh's regional rivals
When Saudi Arabia's most fanatical pro-Israel influencer was kicked out of Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque this week, it was a propaganda gift for the kingdom's anti-Palestinian trolls, tasked with pushing normalization with Israel at all costs
If foreign investments do not materialize, major domestic projects in the country risk being delayed or scaled back, sources say
High labor costs and a lack of local supplies discouraged the Japanese; Riyadh must now look elsewhere for a partner
Could deposed leader's courtroom death be Cairo's Khashoggi affair?
New UN report calls for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials to be investigated over their liability for Khashoggi's death
Instead of adding Saudi Arabia to the list, Sudan will be reinstated after being removed last year, three of the sources said
UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions calls for countries to widen sanctions to include the Crown Prince unless he can prove he has no responsibility
'The kingdom does not want a war in the region but it will not hesitate to deal with any threats to its people, its sovereignty, or its vital interests,' Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told a Saudi newspaper
Mohammed bin Salman calls on international community to take 'decisive stand' but says he does not want war
U.S. lawmakers, citing evidence of Saudi crown prince's role in the journalist's murder, have ramped up efforts to block Trump’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia
The Arms Export Control Act gives Congress the right to vote on whether to stop major weapons sales by passing a resolution of disapproval
Under the crown prince, the kingdom takes direct responsibility for its meddling in the region
Big investors in Saudi Arabia appear to be focused on potential deals in the largest Arab economy and the world's top oil exporter as it opens up under a transformation drive led by Prince Mohammed
Yemen's war has killed tens of thousands of people - some of them from coalition air strikes - and driven 10 million to the brink of famine
Disgruntled members of the Saudi royal family are challenging Crown Prince Mohammed's power – endangering themselves in the process
The Mideast's biggest paradox: Extremist ideology and an alliance with the U.S. ■ A modern army with not enough manpower ■ A Mideast peace initiative and a quagmire in Yemen ■ Where is Saudi Arabia headed?
These burgeoning ties, marked by resistance to Iran, depend on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ability to stay in power
As more countries reduce their dependence on Saudi crude oil, the kingdom is trying to transform its economy – and finds itself at the mercy of buyers