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Saudi Arabia To Invest $64 Billion In Entertainment Sector

As Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud moves to diversify the economy and reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on oil, it was revealed today that $64B will be invested in the entertainment sector over the next decade.Show More Summary

When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon — On New Year’s Eve, a Lebanese celebrity soothsayer predicted that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, would be advised to eat less fast food. For the host of a popular comedy show in Lebanon, it was a great hook for a joke. “With everything happening in the region, your […]

Saudi cleric says women need not wear abaya robe in public

First such comment by senior religious figure comes amid liberalisation drive spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Saudi women should not have to wear the loose-fitting abaya robe to shroud their bodies in public, a senior...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Feminist Activist Detained As Country Claims It Is Increasing Women's Rights

Human rights advocates say the crackdown against women activists has become more severe as Saudi Arabia's crown prince makes a public display of giving women more freedom.

Saudi crown prince's UK visit will throw spotlight on ties and tensions

UK is keen to endorse effort to reform kingdom but ‘values gap’ exists, especially on rights The powerful Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is set to meet senior royals on a visit to London this month that will give him a chance...Show More Summary

What's behind Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption crackdown, which it says led to the recovery of more than $100 billion?

Money, power and princely standing offered no protection: Nearly three months ago, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince unexpectedly staged a stunning roundup of hundreds of fellow members of the kingdom’s wealthy and powerful elite. Those targeted included a bevy of royal relatives and one of the world’s...

The Guardian view on the Saudi visit to Britain: don’t trade away values | Editorial

Theresa May should raise the issue of freedom of expression with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince when he comes to visit – even if the lecture grates Theresa May is expected to welcome Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s de facto ruler, to Downing Street in the coming weeks. Show More Summary

Lebanese TV host charged with defaming Saudi crown prince

Comedian Hicham Haddad, host of a Lebanese talk show, has become the latest media figure to be caught up in a crackdown on freedom of speech.

Saudi still holding 95 people as it aims to wind down corruption probe

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian authorities are still holding 95 people in an anti-corruption campaign launched by the crown prince in November, according to the kingdom's attorney general.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Crown Prince and the New Saudi Economy

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Mohammed bin Salman has to rule like a reformer if he wants to transform the kingdom into a Western-oriented market economy.

Saudi Arabia May Get $100 Billion From Jailed Princes and Officials Paying Their Way Out of Prison Time

Other reports have put the figure as high as $300 billion, a potential jackpot for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The dawn of a Saudi entertainment revolution

What a Hollywood deal reveals about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitions in the entertainment industry.

Saudi Arabia After Oil: An IPO, Tech Jobs, and Yanni

The young crown prince is trying to figure out how to save his country before the money runs out.

Rights groups to UK: Cancel Mohammed bin Salman's visit

Coalition of human rights groups calls on Prime Minister May to withdraw the invitation to Saudi Arabia's crown prince.

Prince Alwaleed Moved To Highest Security Saudi Prison After Refusing To Pay $6 Billion For Freedom

Goodbye Ritz Carlton. Saudi Arabia's billionaire prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has been carted off to Al Ha'ir prison - the Kingdom's highest security prison - after refusing to pay  a reported $6 billion to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman...Show More Summary

Wife of Saudi blogger Badawi told he could be pardoned

The wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is allowing herself to dream: might the modernising new crown prince in her ultra-conservative homeland be about to free her husband? Ensaf Haidar, mother to the couple's three children and...Show More Summary

Torture Prison Ritz-Carlton Riyadh Re-opens to Guests for a Very Special Valentine’s Day

In early November Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia moved to consolidate power, arresting senior princes, the wealthy, and former government leaders under the banner of a new anti-corruption campaign. The high profile prisoners were held inside the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh. Show More Summary

WOW: Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes who protested suspension of government payments. Crown Princ…

WOW: Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes who protested suspension of government payments. Crown Prince bin Salman is not screwing around.

11 Saudi Princes Arrested After Protesting Over Their Utility Bills

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has instituted austerity measures that cut the subsidies for royal family members' electric and water bills.

Blood-rusted Sword: Elite force of Saudi crown prince

Al-Ajrab Sword Brigade, formed in 2015, comprises elite forces from across Saudi military ranks.

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