Tag: Mohammed bin Salman

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  • Nuclear competition

    Nuclear competition

    Having been engaged since 2015 in a war without end in Yemen, Saudi Arabia’s seemingly reformist Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has now ratcheted up the pressure on Iran, indeed going back in time to compare the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to Adolf Hitler. The comparison between the two figures has not been suitably …

    March 17, 2018
  • Saudi Crown Prince to begin UK visit

    Saudi Crown Prince to begin UK visit

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to begin a three-day visit to the UK on Wednesday, with the ruling Conservative Party and royal family rolling out the red carpet for him. There were protests planned during the Crown Prince’s visit due to his country’s role in the war in Yemen, the BBC …

    March 7, 2018
  • Saudi Cinema

    Saudi Cinema

    Amidst the intrigues and detentions within the palace of the desert kingdom, liberal winds are blowing across the sands. And it isn’t quite a coincidence that two watershed announcements have been made in parallel. For the first time in 35 years, Saudi Arabia will open its cinemas. Second, the kingdom’s first female film, Wadjda, is …

    December 14, 2017
  • Kushner, Saudi prince are Middle-east wild cards

    Kushner, Saudi prince are Middle-east wild cards

    I was in my room in the Baghdad Hotel on al-Sadoun street last Sunday evening, writing about the chances for stability in Iraq taking hold, when the walls and floor began to shake. They jerked sideways and up and down several times as if my room was the cabin of boat in a rough sea. …

    November 19, 2017
  • Latest victim of power politics?

    Latest victim of power politics?

    Just as news started to come out that the Syrian Arab Army was on the verge of liberating the city of Abu Kamal, destroying the last Islamic State stronghold in Syria and rekindling hope that the region may yet see some semblance of stability, another piece of news from the Middle East had started to …

    November 16, 2017
  • Phone call between Qatari, Saudi leaders sparks new disputes

    Phone call between Qatari, Saudi leaders sparks new disputes

    A phone call between Saudi and Qatari leaders in an attempt to solve their diplomatic crisis has sparked new disputes as Riyadh accused Doha of distorting facts and cut off communication. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani on Friday who requested a …

    September 9, 2017
  • Parlour and the Prince

    Parlour and the Prince

    Last Wednesday’s palace coup of sorts in Saudi Arabia carries a distinct message to the world ~ the 81-year-old King Salman is intent on settling the line of succession within his immediate family. Hence the elevation of his son, Mohammed bin Salman. Hence also the ouster of his nephew, the crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef. …

    June 24, 2017