Tag: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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Date Set for Saudi Arabia to Lift Ban on Women Drivers

Saudi women, start your engines. The General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday that female drivers will be allowed the freedom of the road in the deeply conservative kingdom from June 24.

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Saudi Prince visits Spain Amid Criticism over Defense Sales

MADRID (AP) — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia was on an official visit Thursday to longtime commercial ally Spain, where activists are criticizing past and possible future sales of military equipment to the kingdom.

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on December 13, 2017, shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh

Saudi King Stresses Support for Palestinians After Crown Prince Praises Israel

In the wake of a remarkable statement of support for Israel’s right to exist by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, reigning King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reaffirmed “the Kingdom’s steadfast position toward the Palestinian issue and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's de facto leader, says Israel has a "right" to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom's position

Saudi Crown Prince Claims He’s ‘Not Familiar’ with Wahhabism, Islam ‘a Religion of Peace’

In an interview with the Atlantic conducted from the compound of the Saudi ambassador in Washington, who happens to be his brother, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered strong criticism of Iran and some thoughts about the religious, cultural, and economic upheaval in progress in Saudi Arabia. In one remarkable exchange, MBS recognized the right of Israel to exist – a bold step for any Arab leader, let alone the next guardian of Mecca and Medina.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is warning that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit

Saudi Crown Prince Meets with U.S. Entertainment and Tech Executives

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New York City on Monday for the beginning of a U.S. tour that will take him through Seattle and Silicon Valley to Hollywood, as he meets with media and tech leaders to talk up Saudi investments and follow up on at least one recent massive purchase: his acquisition of a $400 million stake in Hollywood talent agency WME/Endeavor.

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman -- shown here at the White House in 2017 -- will meet there again on Tuesday

Saudis Condemn ‘Flawed’ Iran Nuclear Deal as Trump Meets Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister criticized the Iran nuclear deal as “flawed” and told reporters the country is “looking at ways in which we can push back” against the Shiite state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) traveled to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Saudi Crown Prince Visits Christian Cathedral in Egypt, Meets with Coptic Pope

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is steadily making his way westward in a “charm offensive” intended to convince political leaders and investors across the world that his country is modernizing, liberalizing, and becoming a stable home for foreign capital after a bit of turbulence early in his reign.

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Prince Alwaleed Released After Reaching ‘Settlement’ with Saudi Authorities

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, perhaps the highest-profile member of the Saudi royal family to be detained during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s anti-corruption crackdown, has finally been released from detention after reaching an unspecified financial settlement with the Saudi government.

Competitors consider their next moves at the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships, the first international chess competition held in Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh on December 26, 2017

Report: Saudi Arabia Seeks Reform Towards ‘Moderate Islam’

At the heart of Saudi Arabia’s recent cultural and political upheaval is an understanding that the country must become more compatible with the Western world, and more hospitable to foreign investment, in order to manage the transition away from an oil-based economy with limitless deep pockets. Possibly the trickiest aspect of this transformation will be an Islamic reformation in the notoriously strict kingdom.

Saudi Arabia's government has taken control of the construction giant owned by Osama Bin Laden's family

Saudi Government Takes Control of Binladin Group Construction Giant

The Saudi government has assumed managerial control of the enormous Saudi Binladin Group, the largest construction company in the nation, and may nationalize some of the group’s assets. The move is part of an anti-corruption crackdown that some view as an effort to grab money and resources for a once-profligate government in deep financial trouble, and a consolidation of power by the recently-named heir to the throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Saturday ordered extra pay for Saudi government workers and soldiers after the implementation of value-added taxation. Pool photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI

Saudi Prince Fired After Criticizing Royal Arrests

Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed was named president of the Saudi Marine Sports Federation in October. His tenure came to an abrupt end after three months on Wednesday, when he was sacked over his criticism of royal arrests seen by skeptics as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s effort to consolidate power.