MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN
Decoding the 'soft coup' that makes Mohammed bin Salman the most powerful man in Saudi Arabia
Prince Mohammed replaced his elder cousin as crown prince, removing any doubt of how succession plans will unfold following the reign of King Salman, now 81.
Saudi Arabia clears billions of dollars for total overhaul of entertainment sector
Long known for its ultra-conservativeness, the kingdom has embarked on wide-ranging social and economic reforms driven by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Oil prices rise on Middle East tensions, healthy demand
Brent crude futures were at $67.71 per barrel, up 29 cents, or 0.4 per cent.
Uncertain times await Arab World and Indian interests in 2018
Political developments in the Gulf, deteriorating Saudi-Iran ties and competing global interests require deft handling of India's outreach to the Arab world.
How Saudi princes’ arrest averts coup in oil-rich kingdom
King Salman was tipped off regarding the plan by a key ally when he moved swiftly to arrest some of his family members hatching the plan.
Saudi Arabia says 201 people held in anti-graft swoop
Princes, ministers and a billionaire business tycoon were among dozens of high-profile figures arrested or sacked at the weekend, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman consolidates power.
Saudi women need not wear abaya robes: senior cleric
"More than 90 per cent of pious Muslim women in the Muslim world do not wear abayas," said Sheikh Abdullah al- Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars.
Saudi Arabia heralds biggest spending plans yet amid deficit
The Arab world's largest economy and one of the world's top oil producers was hit by a drop in oil prices more than three years ago, but austerity measures have helped ease the blow.
Saudi crown prince seeks solution to banks' $2.6-bn Islamic tax row: Sources
Analysts have warned the liabilities could hurt liquidity at banks, the majority of which are main financiers of the budget deficit through purchases of local bonds.
‘Saudi King will not relinquish throne’
“There is no possibility whatsoever that the king will abdicate,’’ the official said in response to written questions.
Saudi Arabia gearing up to host first-ever Fashion Week in Riyadh
This step will help reform the country's dependence on oil, expanding the private sector and empowering women.
Pakistan government refuses to disclose details of fresh troops deployment in Saudi Arabia
Pakistan Army announced on February 15 the decision to send troops to Saudi Arabia on a â€oetraining and advise mission.
Saudi promise of 'moderate Islam' shifts power
Prince Mohammed's agenda is upending the ruling Al Saud's longstanding alliance with the kingdom's clerical establishment in favor of synchronizing with a more cosmopolitan, global capitalism.
Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia
The decision may also create tension in Pakistan's internal politics as parliament had passed a resolution at the start of the Yemen crisis that said Pakistan would stay neutral in the conflict.
Saudi purge: The world may now never see a $100 billion IPO
If Aramco IPO goes ahead, it will raise less than the hoped-for $100 bn and more like $65 bn.
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