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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia curbs influence of bin Laden family in construction business

Only two Bin Laden brothers, Saad and Abdullah, are represented on the new nine-person board.

Mar 19, 2019, 08:40 AM IST

Saudi Arabia signs deals to invest $20 billion in cash-strapped Pakistan

Seven agreements, including MoUs in power, petrochemical and mining sectors, were inked as Prince Salman launched his diplomatic trip to Asia in Islamabad.

Feb 18, 2019, 06:29 AM IST

Trump may skip deadline for report on Saudi journalist's murder

Khashoggi, a United States resident who wrote for The Washington Post, was killed at a Saudi consulate in Turkey in early October, sparking global outrage.

Feb 09, 2019, 09:50 AM IST

Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing

The prosecutor`s office has concluded there is "strong suspicion" that Saud al-Qahtani and General Ahmed al-Asiri, both removed from their positions in October, were among the planners of Khashoggi's October 2 killing.

Dec 06, 2018, 06:30 AM IST

Saudi crown prince dismisses Trump remarks about reliance on US

"I love working with him. Friends will say good things and bad things."

Oct 06, 2018, 06:34 AM IST

Saudi Arabia releases eight people held in activist crackdown

Saudi Arabia has temporarily released eight people accused of communicating with organisations opposed to the kingdom but is holding nine others in detention, state news agency SPA reported on Saturday.

Jun 03, 2018, 15:21 PM IST

Saudi Arabia shuts women-only gyms after video showing tight-fitting attire emerges

The video was reportedly shot for promotional purposes and showed a woman in a top and tight lowers, and with her hair loose.

Apr 29, 2018, 07:48 AM IST

Cinema halls to re-open its doors in Saudi Arabia after 35 years

Saudi Arabia had some cinemas in the 1970s but its powerful clerics closed them, reflecting rising Islamist influence throughout the Arab region at the time.

Apr 05, 2018, 06:26 AM IST

Saudi king underlines support for Palenstinians after Crown Prince's Israel comments

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had said in an interview that Israeli people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland - something Saudi Arabia has long opposed.

Apr 04, 2018, 07:08 AM IST

In major shift from Saudi stance, Crown Prince says Israel has 'rights' to its land

 "I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land."

Apr 03, 2018, 08:34 AM IST

Saudi Crown Prince admits his generation suffered from 'ultraconservative interpretation of Islam'

Mohammed bin Salman admitted decades of  "ultraconservative interpretation of Islam" has led to many in Saudi Arabia suffering but said that there is a big change coming around.

Mar 19, 2018, 15:54 PM IST

He's Hitler! Saudi crown prince targets Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warns against Iran's nukes

Accusing Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of trying to repeatedly destabilising the region, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman said his country will develop nuclear weapons too if Iran gets the deadly bombs.

Mar 15, 2018, 19:22 PM IST

Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

The Dubai-based Arab Fashion Council said on its website that fashion week would be held in Riyadh from March 26 to March 31.

Feb 20, 2018, 08:19 AM IST

Saudi crown prince calls Iran's supreme leader 'new Hitler'

In an interview, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Iran could not be allowed to spread its influence.

Nov 24, 2017, 19:05 PM IST

'Battle of the sexes': Saudi men react to women driving

The decision was led by Prince Mohammed, who styles himself as a reformer who will set the country on the road to modernity and civil liberty.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

Saudi women rejoice at end of driving ban long backed by clerics

The Saudi ambassador to Washington said on Tuesday women would not need their guardians` permission to get a licence, nor to have a guardian in the car when driving.

Sep 27, 2017, 18:13 PM IST

Donald Trump congratulates new Saudi crown prince, raises Qatar row

Qatar is home to the biggest US air base in the Middle East -- a hub in the war against the Islamic State group.

Jun 22, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Iran pilgrims to join this year's hajj: Saudi Arabia

Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year`s annual hajj, Saudi Arabia said on Friday.

Mar 17, 2017, 18:45 PM IST