If foreign investments do not materialize, major domestic projects in the country risk being delayed or scaled back, sources say
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.
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
The West has long overlooked Saudi Arabia's dismal human rights record, but the Khashoggi murder could change that
They reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and latest developments in the region, Saudi Press Agency said late on Monday
Move marks first sweep of arrests targeting people perceived as critics of Prince Mohammed since killing of journalist Khashoggi
The murdered Washington Post journalist’s family has been given luxury homes and monthly stipends, the Post reports ■ Saudi official quoted in report denies payments are hush money
Mohammed bin Salman is a far greater strategic liability for Israel than its disastrous romance with another reckless, ruthless and treacherous strongman: Idi Amin
Many U.S. lawmakers are concerned that sharing nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia could eventually lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East
Only two Bin Laden brothers, Saad and Abdullah, are represented on the new nine-person board
October’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is still tripping up Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ties to the West
Some Western firms pulled back after Khashoggi killing, but several big multinationals are staying committed
Florida's Marco Rubio and Wisconsin's Ron Johnson slam kingdom's action during confirmation hearing of Trump's pick for ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Company: App doesn’t violate any of its rules for users
The visit by a group of American pastors to Azerbaijan this week is the latest instance of outreach from the Muslim world, following prior visits to Egypt, the UAE, Jordan and Saudi Arabia — and it is not all about gaining access to the Trump administration
The joke, which was featured on Noam Shuster’s weekly satirical spot in i24 News Arabic, alluded to Israel’s once-secret relations with Saudi Arabia inching toward the public arena