De facto UAE ruler visits Saudi crown prince amid tensions between both nations

The United Arab Emirates’ de facto ruler held talks in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at a time of tensions between the two Gulf allies that led this month to an open standoff over oil policy. “My brother Mohammed bin Salman and I discussed ways to further… Read More De facto UAE ruler visits Saudi crown prince amid tensions between both nations

Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. intelligence report on culpability of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia said it rejected completely “the negative, false and unacceptable” assessment of a U.S. intelligence report released on Friday that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill the Washington Post columnist in 2018, the U.S.… Read More Saudi Arabia rejects U.S. intelligence report on culpability of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

U.S. intelligence says Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved operation that resulted in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler approved an operation to capture or kill murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment released on Friday as the United States sanctioned some of those involved but not the crown prince himself. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident who wrote opinion columns for the Washington Post critical… Read More U.S. intelligence says Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved operation that resulted in death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils zero-carbon city project in NEOM business zone

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince on Sunday unveiled plans to build a zero carbon city at NEOM, the first major construction project for the $500 billion flagship business zone aimed at diversifying the economy of the world’s largest oil exporter. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a rare televised appearance, said the city, known as “The Line”,… Read More Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils zero-carbon city project in NEOM business zone

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies agree to restore diplomatic ties with Qatar

Embracing Qatar’s ruler, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince pushed a deal to end a row with Doha at a Gulf summit on Tuesday to try to strengthen an Arab alliance against Iran, although a final declaration contained only a general pledge of solidarity. The kingdom’s foreign minister said Riyadh and its Arab allies agreed to restore… Read More Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies agree to restore diplomatic ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

Saudi Arabia finally congratulated Joe Biden on Sunday over his election victory, more than 24 hours after he defeated Donald Trump, who had close personal ties with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The former U.S. vice president pledged in his campaign to reassess ties with the kingdom, demanding more accountability over the killing of Saudi… Read More Saudi Arabia congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

Saudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promoted to Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was elevated to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in a sudden announcement that confirms King Salman’s 31-year-old son as next ruler of the world’s leading oil exporter. A royal decree said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a counter-terrorism chief admired in Washington for putting… Read More Saudi Arabia Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promoted to Crown Prince