President Biden on Friday downplayed an upcoming meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman planned for his July trip to Saudi Arabia, as he balances current U.S. interests against his past criticism of the kingdom's leadership. On his way to Delaware Friday morning, the president was asked how he'll...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has shaken up his conservative kingdom with head-spinning reforms while quashing any threats to his status as de facto ruler -– a role he assumed five years ago. When King Salman assumed the throne in early 2015, he named Prince Mohammed as defence minister.
President Joe Biden will visit Saudi Arabia next month for bilateral talks and meet with the country's de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as part of an itinerary that includes Israel and the West Bank, a senior administration official said. The trip comes as the president seeks to...
Click here to read the full article. Jared Kushner landed $2 billion from Saudi Arabia six months after his father-in-law, Donald Trump, left the White House. The sum was sent to Kushner’s private equity firm after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman overruled advisers for his nation’s sovereign wealth fund, who thought Kushner and his firm were too sketchy to warrant such a large investment, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The $620 billion fund’s advisory panel was reportedly concerned that Kushner’s newly created firm, Affinity Partners, didn’t have much experience; that the firms operations were “unsatisfactory in all aspects”;...
On Saturday, the Saudi government killed 81 people in a single mass execution despite recent assurances from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Saudi Arabia was making important legal reforms. The deaths provide a glimpse at what Saudi justice looks like now that MBS has been emboldened by Western governments that have failed to hold him accountable for the killing of Saudi dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as numerous other crimes and abuses.
No 10 has refused to deny that Boris Johnson uses WhatsApp to communicate with Mohammed bin Salman – despite messages exchanged with the Saudi crown prince being blamed for the hacking of Jeff Bezos’ phone.The prime minister is in Saudi Arabia, hoping to exploit his “personal relationship” with the controversial leader to persuade him to open the oil taps, to ease the energy crisis sparked by the Ukraine war.The pair are reported to still be in “regular WhatsApp contact”, in stark contrast to the prince refusing to take a phone call from Joe Biden, because of fierce US criticism...
Mar. 6—RIYADH — Mohammed bin Salman Foundation — known as Misk — releases the details on the masterplan for Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City, the first of its kind in the world. The city, according to a statement, occupies an area of approximately 3.4 square...
Putin And Mohammed Bin Salman Among Key Foreign Attendees At Beijing 2022 Opening Ceremony Amid Western Boycott
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader Mohammed Bin Salman and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres are among the world leaders who are expected to attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, which will take place amid a diplomatic boycott of the event by the U.S. and its allies.
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Few people outside the world’s largest oil exporter Saudi Arabia had heard of Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud before his father, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, became king in 2015. However, the 36-year-old crown prince is now seen as the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. Article continues below advertisement.
WHEN PRESIDENT BIDEN chose in February not to hold Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite a CIA conclusion that he approved the operation, we were among those who warned that the result would be more victims. Sadly, that has proved true. Before Mr. Biden’s decision, the Saudi regime released several political prisoners, including two U.S. citizens and a prominent women’s rights activist. Since March, it has sentenced at least three more activists to lengthy prison terms and opened investigations of others. “Repression of dissidents, human rights activists, and independent critics,” concluded a recent report by Human Rights Watch, “remains at full force.”
“We are seeking to have good relations with Iran,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Saudi television this week. “We are working with our partners in the region to overcome our differences with Iran.” Only four years ago, the notorious royal sang a different tune, claiming dialogue with Iran was impossible. “How do you have a dialogue with a regime built on an extremist ideology?” he said, pledging that Saudi Arabia would take the battle to Iranian territory.