Rogue Prince

Some of the top executives who, in the aftermath of the killing had pulled out of the Crown Prince’s “Davos in the Desert” gathering, have attended another financial conference in Riyadh, though their equation with the kingdom is now less than cordial.

The oil ‘sabotage’

Any attack on shipping in or close to the Strait of Hormuz, the 30-mile-wide channel at the entrance to the Gulf, is potentially serious, being the most important “choke-point” for the international oil trade.