Saudi Arabia has confirmed that it participated in the US-led campaign and that the son of kingdom’s crown prince was one of the pilots. “An official source revealed that Saudi air forces took part in military operations in Syria against...Show More Summary
Over in the Middle East on Tuesday saw the latest round of the Crown Prince Cup in Saudi Arabia. Al Shoalah beat Al Faisaly 2-0 in the competition with goals from Youness Elewi Al Enezi and Abdulrahman Al Khaibary in the second half. One image from the game has since gone viral, as the Al Shoalah players got together after […]
France and Saudi Arabia are close to signing a $3 billion arms deal for Lebanon, the Elysee Palace said Monday following talks between President Francois Hollande and the Saudi crown prince. “It will not be signed Monday but it is being finalised,” an aide to the president said. Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia's crown prince will next week visit France and hold talks with French leaders that will touch on the threat posed by Islamic State militants, presidency sources in Paris said Thursday. Salman bin Abdul Aziz, who is alsoShow More Summary
When Saudi Arabia’s elderly king took the unusual step of naming a deputy heir, the move initially was welcomed as a sign of continuity in a country that soon will confront major questions over the future of its leadership. But in subsequent...Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Tuesday the international community has “betrayed” Syrian rebels by failing to arm them against the regime of President Bashar Assad. “The legitimate Syrian resistance has been betrayed by the international community and left easy prey to tyrant forces,” Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz told the Arab summit in Kuwait City. […]
Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi traveled to Saudi Arabia this week and on Wednesday assured the defense minister, Crown Prince Salman bin Abdel-Aziz, that Egypt was enjoying "growing stability." It is difficult to understand what...Show More Summary
President Michel Suleiman returned on Tuesday from Saudi Arabia, where he held talks with King Abdullah during a meeting attended by top Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Salman and the Saudi ministers of foreign affairs, interior and information. Lebanon’s former Prime Minister and Future Movement leader MP Saad Hariri was also present during the meetings. [...]
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