Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch accused Saudi Arabia of subjecting activists including some female human rights defenders to torture and sexual harassment
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.
'This is a humanitarian issue. It concerns a murder. It is not possible to say our trade will increase, let’s cover this up, let’s ignore it,’ says Turkish FM ■ Iranian FM Javad Zarif also mocks Trump statement, calling it 'shameful'
Sources say senior royals want change in line of succession as king's younger brother, Prince Ahmed, seen winning support
The king spoke about the war in Yemen, containing Iran, the Palestinians and offered his unwavering support for bin Salman
Trump says his administration has a taped recording related to the Khashoggi murder, but that he doesn't want to listen to it
Washington now believes it has more influence over Riyadh as its ally tries to repair the damage to the kingdom's standing
Trump pledged not to whitewash Khashoggi's murder, and now it seems the CIA’s report will make it hard for him to be satisfied with the Saudis’ response ■ King Salman will have to consider his own son’s future
A U.S. official said that the CIA had concluded that Saudi crown prince ordered the journalist's murder ■ Trump: 'As of this moment we were told that he did not play a role'
The New York Times reports a member of the Saudi team which was sent to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi told one of his superiors after the killing to 'tell your boss' - an apparent reference to Prince Mohammed
Erdogan told reporters on his plane returning from a weekend visit to France that he discussed the Saudi journalist’s killing with the U.S., French and German leaders at dinner in Paris