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Mohammed bin Salman


Saudi Arabia is stepping up crackdown on dissent, rights groups say

November 27, 2019 8:17 am

Since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman became Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader in 2017, the government has arrested dozens of activists, bloggers and others perceived as political opponents, showing almost zero tolerance for dissent even in the face of international condemnations of the crackdown.

Saudi king blames Iran for 'chaos', says strikes failed to hurt kingdom's development

November 20, 2019 10:09 pm

While reiterating long-standing support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, the king did not refer to a US decision this week in effect to back Israel’s building of settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Raja Mandala: MBS’s reform-driven Saudi offers India room to strengthen bilateral ties

October 29, 2019 10:38 am

The ambition of MbS is to diversify the Saudi economy from its historical reliance on the oil business and develop manufacturing and service sectors through liberalisation at home, and deeper integration with the world.

Strategic ties, migration, oil: key agenda of PM Modi’s Saudi visit

October 25, 2019 7:26 am

The council will be headed by Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Shadow of Jamal Khashoggi's murder stalks Saudi Crown Prince MBS

October 03, 2019 8:26 am

While some foreign companies and foundations cut ties with Saudi Arabia or scaled back projects after Khashoggi’s killing, many still do business with the kingdom and are becoming less private about their involvement.

FATF in mind, Ajit Doval makes trip to Saudi, meets Mohammed bin Salman

October 03, 2019 7:14 am

During his two-day visit beginning Tuesday, Doval met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) to enlist Riyadh’s support. The FATF plenary session and working group meetings are scheduled to be held from October 13 to 18.

Saudi prince warns of 'unimaginable' oil prices

September 30, 2019 1:19 pm

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called for global action against Iran, warning of "unimaginably high" oil prices otherwise. He also described the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as "a mistake."

Saudi crown prince denies ordering Jamal Khashoggi's murder, says it was a 'mistake'

September 30, 2019 10:06 am

Asked if he ordered the murder of Khashoggi, who had criticized him in columns for The Washington Post, Prince Mohammed replied: "Absolutely not." The slaying was "a mistake," he said.

Khashoggi murder 'happened under my watch,' Saudi crown prince MBS says in documentary

September 26, 2019 12:18 pm

Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, has not spoken publicly about the killing inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The CIA and some Western governments have said he ordered it, but Saudi officials say he had no role.

Twitter suspends account of former adviser to Saudi Crown Prince

September 21, 2019 9:43 am

Twitter said it suspended Qahtani’s account because of “violations of our platform manipulation policies.” The company declined to provide more details, but said in a blog post that it took down 5,000 other accounts for what it described as inauthentic behavior or spamming.


Saudi Prince gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

February 22, 2019 11:14 am

The Crown Prince was in India for a two-day visit in which bilateral talks over issues of concern pertaining to areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture will be held

Breaking protocol, PM Modi receives Saudi Crown Prince at Delhi airport

February 20, 2019 6:50 am

During Salman’s visit, New Delhi and Riyadh will set up a “Strategic Partnership Council” at the ministerial level to deepen partnership in areas like political, security, trade, investment and culture