It's all part of the country's bid to modernize under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030.
Up to 10 popular clerics, some with large social media followings, are detained as Prince Mohammed cracks down on dissent Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has launched a broad crackdown on dissent, targeting clerics, public critics and political rivals, as he moves to consolidate his newfound power amid a standoff with Qatar. Show More Summary
The kingdom has arrested 16 people — including clerics, scholars and a prince — and it is not clear if they have been charged.
Clearly the war in Syria and the international push for regime change against Assad has created strange alliances in the Middle East over the past few years. Among the strangest bedfellows are the Israelis and Saudis. It's no secretShow More Summary
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In a move which could transform Middle East geopolitics, a new report says the Saudi Crown Price Mohammad bin Salman secretly visited Israel “earlier this week.” Israel National News reports: “A prince from the Royal Court visited the...Show More Summary
Riyadh (AFP) - Qatar's ruler phoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to express interest in talks to resolve a three-month-old diplomatic crisis, Saudi state media said early Saturday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Friday from Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, state media from both countries reported, in what could be a breakthrough in the dispute between Doha and neighboring Arab states.
State media in both countries say that Qatar's emir has expressed willingness to discuss Saudi-led group's demands.
Riyadh (AFP) – Jubilant soccer fans celebrated after Saudi Arabia qualified for next year’s World Cup, with many rallying behind Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reform program that promotes sports in the ultra-conservative kingdom. Show More Summary
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince met senior U.S. officials including presidential adviser Jared Kushner in Jeddah on Tuesday and discussed efforts to bring about peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, Saudi state news agency SPA said.
By Ahmed Rasheed and Sylvia Westall BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East. Show More Summary
BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) - It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.
Leaked emails show Mohammed bin Salman expressing desire to end conflict during talks with former US officials.
Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners are appealing to Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating … Click to Continue »
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to develop resorts on about 50 islands off the kingdom's Red Sea coast backed by its Public Investment Fund (PIF), according to a statement carried by state news agency SPA on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Baghdad in 2015 following a 25-year break.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's influential Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr made a rare visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, where he met the Saudi crown prince and other officials, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia must clarify whether they have imposed movement restrictions on former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, saying the kingdom should end all arbitrary travel bans and detentions of Saudi citizens. Show More Summary
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman left for holiday abroad on Monday and appointed his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to run the affairs of the world's top oil exporter in his absence, a royal decree said.