Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia frees two princes accused of corruption

Two sons of late King Abdullah join princes freed from detention in Ritz-Carlton hotel after agreeing terms of release.

Two princes accused of corruption freed from detention

Opinion

Will the GCC crisis be resolved in 2018?

Two scenarios for the GCC crisis in 2018.

Ali Bakeer

by Ali Bakeer

Ali Bakeer

Opinion

Iran, the Hejaz railway and the 'ultimate deal'

Israel's proposal to the Arab world: an anti-Iran axis, trade along a revived Hejaz railway and a Gaza mini-state.

Bill Law

by Bill Law

Bill Law

Middle East

Israeli minister 'invites Saudi crown prince to visit'

Intelligence minister Yisrael Katz extends invitation to Mohamed bin Salman, warns against Iran's presence in Lebanon.

Israeli minister Katz 'invites Saudi crown prince'

Mohammed bin Salman

Who is Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman?

Known colloquially as MBS, the prince is seen as pragmatic on domestic issues and keen on aggressively countering Iran.

Saudi Arabia

Does Saudi move to open cinemas herald new freedoms?

Analysts raise concerns over censorship as kingdom moves to end 35-year ban on theatres.

Does Saudi move to open cinemas herald new freedoms?

Saudi Arabia

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

Record-breaking art purchase of famous Christ portrait for $450bn was made by Prince Salman's 'friend and associate'.

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

Middle East

Saad Hariri withdraws resignation after cabinet meeting

Lebanese prime minister revokes resignation after cabinet voted to remain out of regional conflicts.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi women scholars call out prince's reform agenda

Academics say Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appealing to Western governments while cracking down on female activists.

Saudi women scholars call out prince's reform agenda

Middle East

Top Lebanese Druze leader calls for Saudi-Iranian talks

Top Lebanese Druze politician says kingdom's modernisation plans could not work while Riyadh was engaged in Yemen war.

Walid Jumblatt calls for Saudi-Iranian discussions

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh 'must go back to proper religious roots'

Veteran journalist Jamal Khashoggi says the Saudi crown prince should stop treating the Muslim Brotherhood as an enemy.

Saudi Arabia 'must go back to proper religious roots'

The Listening Post

Saudi Arabia's purge: A quest for media control?

Examining the media coverage of Saudi Arabia's purge and Saad Hariri's resignation as Lebanese prime minister.

Inside Story

What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

There are reports Saudi Arabia is demanding money from the senior officials it recently arrested.

The Listening Post

Saad Hariri, Saudi power play and the media

Riyadh's Middle East power struggle and the role of the news media. Plus, the challenge of covering Manus Island.

UpFront

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen, Lebanon: What's next?

We debate whether Saudi Arabia's latest shakeups could trigger a wave of authoritarianism in the Middle East.