Bob Woodward's new book 'Fear' claims Kushner championed MBS in early 2017 as most important figure in Saudi Arabia, clashing with U.S. intelligence
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 more it gets delayed and the more there’s not clarity on why it’s getting delayed and what the issues are, the more it undermines confidence'
Mystery has swirled around the museum’s acquisition of the painting
Western leaders wooing Saudi money aren’t going to nag the crown prince about Riyadh’s executions of human rights activists
The king’s interlocutors told him that the IPO, far from helping the kingdom, would undermine it. Their main concern was that an IPO would bring full public disclosure of Aramco’s financial details, the sources said
While Saudi Arabia denies it, Reuters claims the kingdom has called off plans for the domestic and international listing of state oil giant Aramco, billed as the biggest stock flotation in history
The execution comes at a time when a row over Saudi Arabia's human rights record escalates between Canada and Saudi Arabia
Riyadh on Sunday recalled its ambassador from Canada and gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave
An emerging Gulf leadership has shaken off its elders' attachment to the Palestinian cause. They're convinced an independent Palestine means handing Iran and Sunni political Islamists yet another Arab capital
The kingdom and the UAE are both modern military powerhouses, spending billions on arms every year, yet are being thwarted by a group of guerrilla fighters