By David Ignatius The tensions unsettling the Saudi royal family became clear in September, when Joseph Westphal, the U.S. ambassador to Riyadh, flew to Jiddah to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, nominally the heir to the throne. But when he arrived, he was told that the deputy crown prince, a brash 30-year-old named Mohammed […]
On April 29, 2015, King Salman of Saudi Arabia appointed Mohammed bin Nayef, a grandson of the state’s founder, second-in-line to the throne as crown prince and placed Mohammed bin Salman, a 29-year-old prince, third-in-line as deputy crown prince. The major change comes just months after Salman acceded to the throne on Jan. 23, following […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office on Wednesday, ahead of a summit with other Gulf Arab leaders, the White House said on Tuesday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman has designated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef to attend a Gulf Arab summit with U.S. President Barack Obama in his place, the Saudi foreign minister said, the state news agency, SPA, said on Sund...
Secretary Kerry visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 6-7 for a series of meetings on regional security issues with senior government leaders including His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, His Royal Highness, the Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister al-
By Adam Coogle | (Human Rights Watch) | – King Salman’s promotion of his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef to the position of crown prince and heir apparent marks a change of direction…
Yesterday King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a series of royal decrees removing his half-brother, Prince Muqrin, as Crown Prince and replacing him with Mohammed bin Nayef, Minister of the Interior and head of the powerful Council of Political and Security Affairs. Show More Summary
Yesterday King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a series of royal decrees removing his half-brother Prince Muqrin as Crown Prince and replacing him with Mohammed bin Nayef, the Minister of the Interior and head of the powerful Council of Political and Security Affairs. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, Saudi King Salman dramatically reshuffled the order of succession for the Saudi crown, booting his half-brother Muqrin from the role of crown prince and naming his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef al Saud as successor to the crown. Show More Summary
Major reshuffle sees King Salman naming Prince Nayef as heir and replacing the world's longest-serving foreign minister.
DUBAI, April 29 (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday sacked his younger half brother as crown prince and appointed his nephew, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as the new heir apparent, state television said. He...Show More Summary
Secretary Kerry Shakes Hands With hard-nosed Saudi Interior Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Nayef in February 2014. Bin Nayef is now deputy crown prince, third in line to the throne of the kingdom. Marcy Wheeler (emptywheel) discusses the Saudi succession. Show More Summary
King appoints Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, son of the late interior minister and crown prince, to head key ministry.
As royal heirs succumb to old age, Saudi Arabia's monarchy faces a difficult future THE death on June 16th of Crown Prince Nayef, heir to the Saudi throne, has highlighted the fragility of the world's most conservative monarchy. His predecessor, Sultan, died in October at the age of 87. Show More Summary
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud would be the new heir to the throne, after the sudden death of previous Crown Prince Nayef on Saturday. Prince Salman’s elevation to the next in line to the throne was not entirely unexpected—as a well respected Minister of [...]
As expected, Saudi Arabia today named Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz the new crown prince following the death of Crown Prince Nayef, who was buried yesterday. Salman, now next in line to the throne, will remain defense minister and will also become deputy prime minister. Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz will replace...
Saudi Arabia buried Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud today. Here are reactions from the Saudi blogosphere following his death.
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's elderly king led funeral prayers on Sunday for his heir, Crown Prince Nayef, whose death forces him to find a new successor capable of tackling domestic unemployment, bitter rivalry with Iran and turmoil in close Arab neighbours. Show More Summary
Saudi female activists who had been expected to brave a driving ban have postponed a planned day of action for Sunday following the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, a member of the group said. “The campaign has been postponed until Friday,” said Hind al-Zahid of the Women2Drive group that had urged women to [...]
The death of Saudi crown prince Nayef came as no surprise, for he had been seriously ill for several years. He spent much of the past year outside the Kingdom, for medical treatment in the United States and then recuperation. Since the death in 2011 of the then third in line for the throne, long-time [...]