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Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been summoned to court via the WhatsApp messaging platform over torture charges.

MbS and his aides have been assigned US lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the crown prince of sending a hit squad to Canada to allegedly assassinate ex-Saudi official Saad al-Jabri.

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Courtney Freer

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite family ties, writes Courtney Freer.

Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over <em>MbS</em>' rule

The New Arab Staff

Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

Mohamed bin Salman's cousins are said to regret the crown prince's rise to power.

Senators press Trump over detention of Saudi ex-spy's children

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Senators press Trump over detention of Saudi ex-spy's children

Two adult children and a brother of former top Saudi intelligence official Saad Aljabri were detained in Riyadh in March.

Florence Dixon

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

Saudi dissidents are speculating about the fate of MbS aide Badr al-Asaker, who fell from grace last year following reports he masterminded a spying operation from inside Twitter tracking critics.

The New Arab

Ex-official's children were 'first victims' of MbS, brother claims

A interview with Khalid Aljabri reveals striking new details about the plight of his brother and sister Sarah and Omar Aljabri - who disappeared ...

The New Arab

Confusion after tweet claims detained Saudi prince hospitalised

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was accused of treason and detained in March as part of a new purge by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The New Arab

Saudi princess makes Ramadan plea for release from prison

Princess Basmah bint Saud al Saud has urged her uncle and her cousin to 'find justice in their hearts' this Ramadan, in her latest plea for ...

Missing Saudi princess pleads royal family to release her

Danya Hajjaji

Missing Saudi princess pleads royal family to release her

In her first statement since her 2018 disappearance, Saudi Princess Basmah has asked her uncle King Salman and cousin Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

MbS' lust for power could sink Saudi Arabia

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman is erratically pursuing short-term gains in a desperate and dangerous bid to secure his own ambitions, writes ...

<em>MbS</em> has a problem his royal <em>purge</em> can't solve

Courtney Freer

MbS has a problem his royal purge can't solve

Comment: The crown prince's second royal purge consolidates power within the kingdom, but won't protect him from plunging oil prices ...

Riyadh releases King Salman photos after <em>purge</em> of royals

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh releases King Salman photos after purge of royals

The stunning purge by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman raised speculation about the health of the 84-year-old king.

Ragheb Alama says Lebanon needs a president like <em>MbS</em>

The New Arab

Ragheb Alama says Lebanon needs a president like MbS

In response to criticism for accepting to perform a concert in the ultra-conservative kingdom, Alama praised the kingdom's de facto ruler.

<em>MbS</em> orders new anti-corruption <em>purge</em> targeting public servants

The New Arab

MbS orders new anti-corruption purge targeting public servants

Saudi Arabia's crown prince has ordered a new anti-corruption purge targeting government employees, following the 2017 arrest campaign ...

Stasa Salacanin

New nationalism on the rise​ in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a powerful wave of new nationalism that is transforming domestic politics as well as the country's foreign policy.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi prince’s Ritz-Carlton 'shakedown' ends with $106B netted

Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented 'anti-corruption' sweep that saw top princes, businessmen, military officers and officials detained and tortured at ...

The New Arab

Saudi king receives 'MbS rival' Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Saudi academic Madawi al-Rasheed suggesed Prince Mutaib could be a possible replacement to Mohammed bin Salman ...

Mat Nashed

Getting away with murder?

Comment: The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi puts to bed the myth - beloved of the west - of reform in Saudi Arabia, writes ...

Lies and murder: Riyadh's war on dissent

The New Arab

Lies and murder: Riyadh's war on dissent

Nurturing the public profile of a reformer, MbS has sought to consolidate his power under the guise of economic and social ...

The New Arab

Saudi Prince Alwaleed buys $250m stake in Snapchat

Saudi Arabia's royal tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced on Tuesday he had bought a 2.3% stake of tech company Snap, who owns picture ...

HRW slams Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented crackdown' on activists

The New Arab

HRW slams Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented crackdown' on activists

A leading international rights group has slammed the Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented and vicious' crackdown on activists in the kingdom, as the ...

Lebanese prime minister goes on selfie-spree with world leaders

The New Arab

Lebanese prime minister goes on selfie-spree with world leaders

Lebanon's Saad Hariri posted two selfies with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this week, both of which had the same ambiguous caption.

Mohammed bin Salman is 'more Mother Theresa than Gandhi'

The New Arab

Mohammed bin Salman is 'more Mother Theresa than Gandhi'

In his first American television interview ahead of a major tour to the US, Saudi Arabia's de-facto king Mohammed bin Salman has boasted of his ...

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