RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: On his inaugural trip to the Middle East since taking office, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met here today with Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement. During their talks, Hagel and his Saudi counterpart reiterated the longstanding, steadfast relationship [...]
Saudi Arabian King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz blasted the Syrian regime for frustrating all attempts to end the bloodshed through peaceful means. The king’s address was read out by Crown Prince Salman at the Arab League Summit in the Qatari capital on Tuesday. “The Assad regime has foiled all political attempts to resolve the crisis,” [...]
The Saudi Prince Crown Cup was a bit epic. When Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr couldn’t be separated after a scoreless 90 minutes, extra-time loomed, with the spectre of penalties as ever not far behind. Extra-time featured the rarity of two post-Golden/Silver Goal goals, with a strike for either side in the second half, which meant penalties. [...]
Al Hilal 1 – Al Nasr 1 (Al Hilal won 4-2 on penalties) (February 22, Saudi Crown Prince Cup Final, 2013) The game went into extra time after finishing 0-0 after 90 minutes. Mohammad Al-Shalhoub gave Al Hilal the lead from the spot in the 118th minute. Hassan Al Raheb equalised for Al Nasr with a great [...]
King appoints Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, son of the late interior minister and crown prince, to head key ministry.
Please welcome to the dancefloor the new priciest listing in the world, a $484M mansion that also happens to be London's largest private home. Curbed National has more on the estate of the late Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Sultan.....
Did y'all hear the executors of the estate for late Saudi royal fat cat Sultan bin Abdulaziz—otherwise known as the deceased Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and the 12th son of long ago deceased King Abdulaziz—have made his behemoth, 45-bedroom...Show More Summary
In this July 11, photo, Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, center left, walks with Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, center right, at the al-Salam palace in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Morsi chose Saudi Arabia as his first destination...Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia's defense minister is getting his first shot at wielding absolute power. Crown Prince Salman, who became next in line to the throne in June, will be running the country while King Abdullah is on "special leave" in Morocco, reports AP. Saudi officials didn't say how long the 88-year-old...
The Saudi daily Arab News in its August 4 edition denies the death of Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Arab News is the official mouthpiece of the royal family. It is owned by Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Defence Minister of the Kingdom. Show More Summary
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
By Crispin Hawes The death of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abd al-Aziz, though unsurprising, highlights the risk of policy stagnation, an issue of some significance for the Kingdom given its domestic challenges. As expectedShow More Summary
(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — Saudi Arabia kept power within the surviving, aging sons of the kingdom’s founding patriarch Monday by naming Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz as the new heir to the throne in a country both battling and embracing the upheavals across the Middle East. The choice was expected, but the speed of [...]
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 named Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz to be crown prince Monday, the state news agency reported, putting him next in line to the throne of the oil-rich kingdom. His appointment comes a day after burial services for Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, whose death was announced Saturday. Salman, who was already defense minister, retains [...]
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 [...]
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The death of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz on Saturday means -- for the second time in less than a year -- the key western ally must pick an heir to the 88-year-old King Abdullah, who has already outlived two designated successors. Show More Summary