From trolls to TV, Riyadh is rewriting history to undermine the entire Palestinian struggle, softening up the Arab world for its pending normalization with Israel
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.
The crown prince is interested in a normalization with Israel and his father likes the Arab Peace Initiative, but the war in Yemen and threats to Prince Mohammed at home are keeping them busy
The National Assembly Party, made up mostly of exiled activists, calls for elected parliament and balance of powers but stop short of calling for protests in the kingdom
In a phone call, Trump welcomes kingdom's decision to open Saudi airspace to Israel-UAE flights
Israel is able to manage risks and promote new alliances. But the entire region is entering a waiting game, with all eyes on the U.S. election
The king was admitted to hospital, suffering from inflammation of the gallbladder
Twitter storm comes as King Salman, 84, was admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder
Saudi Arabia rejected Turkish demands for extradition of the suspects, charged with 'instigating a premeditated murder,' in the 2018 death of exile Saudi journalist
In an interview in September with CBS’ '60 Minutes,' Prince Mohammed said he takes 'full responsibility as a leader in Saudi Arabia'
The crown prince’s plans are threatened by a weak oil market, an oil war with Russia, and a shaky international reputation. But he’s not bothered by domestic criticism
Businesspeople and economists say tripling tax and suspending allowances for civil servants could worsen the Arab world's largest economy and delay job creation
Human Rights Watch added that Prince Faisal's whereabouts or status are not known
A self-rule declaration has put paid to a recent cease-fire in Yemen, the country is slipping away from Riyadh’s grip and the coronavirus threatens to engulf it
Mohammad bin Salman was playing a game of high-stakes poker with Russia, but he didn’t have the hand to risk it
The coronavirus crisis and oil price warfare have given Saudi Arabia and UAE critical leverage on a struggling Oman. It could be the end of Muscat’s maverick independent foreign policy, with repercussions across the Mideast
The coronavirus pandemic and the Kremlin’s battle with Saudi Arabia over oil prices are exposing both the vagueness and fragility of Putin’s ambitions in the Mideast, from Damascus to Tehran to Riyadh
Prosecutor's office accuses two men of instigating the killing of the journalist and 18 for carrying out the orders
in the aftermath of arrests, saudi crown prince may face a larger internal rebellion
The visit signals what could be an increasing warmness between some mainstream U.S. Jewish groups and Saudi Arabia as Israel also looks to forger informal ties
Everyone expects a meeting between Bin Salman and Netanyahu – but public opinion in Saudi Arabia has not been won over yet
Saudi officials dismiss the allegations as absurd ■ NSO denies claims: 'We can say unequivocally that our technology was not used'
The Saudi Crown Prince has made the Aramco initial public offering (IPO) the centrepiece of his plan to diversify the Kingdom's economy away from its dependence on oil
Price surge gives the state-owned oil giant a market value of about $1.88 trillion, comfortably making it the world's most valuable listed company
Former Saudi consul general barred from entering the U.S. as Trump argues that Washington must not risk its alliance with Riyadh
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been easing segregation and restrictions on women over past year, accompanied by a crackdown on dissent
The now disgraced ex-CEO reportedly claimed that three people would save the world: Mohammed bin Salman, Jared Kushner and Neumann himself
Mohammad Bin Salman understands very well the social and religious implications of his vision of liberalization. His new Public Taste law is doing little to curb critics' fears
Probably not, but Saudi investors are being given a compelling case to pony up for the oil giant’s stock at whatever price the crown prince wants
In Aramco's first-ever half-year results, it reported income of $46.8 billion. Yet analysts say a $2 trillion valuation — Apple and Microsoft separately for instance are $1 trillion — may be a stretch
On first visit to the Middle Eastern country since taking office, Esper attempts to push back against growing Russian influence in the region, according to a senior official