UpFront

Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.

Mohammed bin Salman

Egypt's former security chief advising Saudi crackdown

New York Times reports notorious Habib el-Adly is consulting Crown Prince Salman during mass 'corruption' arrests.

Egypt's former security chief advising Saudi crackdown

Mohammed bin Salman

Trading accounts frozen in ongoing Saudi round-up

Bloomberg News reports dozens of trading accounts of Saudis accused of corruption have been blocked.

Trading accounts frozen in ongoing Saudi round-up

Mohammed bin Salman

US official: Crown Prince Salman 'behaving recklessly'

State Department official says Saudi prince's actions have 'the potential to damage US interests', NY Times reports.

US official: Crown Prince Salman 'behaving recklessly'

Opinion

The Machiavellian Prince: Welcome to Salman Arabia

Or how Mohamed bin Salman pulled off a spectacular power grab in just three acts.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Opinion

Will Mohammed bin Salman be Arabia's Vladimir Putin?

Mohammed bin Salman's efforts to consolidate power mirror Vladimir Putin's, but there is an important difference.

Yury Barmin

by Yury Barmin

Yury Barmin

Counting the Cost

The cost of Saudi Arabia's purge

As Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's anti-corruption purge widens, we ask how much money is at stake.

Politics

Saudi FM seeks action against Iran and Hezbollah

In interview, Adel al-Jubeir urges new sanctions against Iran and backs kingdom's 'decisive action' against corruption.

Saudi FM: Iran 'number one state sponsor of terrorism'

Middle East

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

Saudi Arabia 'freezes bank accounts' of ex-crown prince

Accounts of former Saudi crown prince reportedly frozen as Mohammed bin Salman's anti-corruption purge widens.

Saudi 'freezes bank accounts' of Mohammed bin Nayef

Opinion

Is Saudi Arabia bluffing on Iran?

Four reasons why we should not take Saudi rhetoric against Iran at face value.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

Inside Story

Is the Saudi crown prince a reformist or power-hungry?

Four ministers, 11 princes detained on orders of Mohammed bin Salman in what some see as a suspicious graft crackdown.

Middle East

Saudi purge widens with 'no-fly list, accounts freeze'

Top entrepreneur reportedly added to list of high-profile detainees in unprecedented anti-corruption drive and shake-up.

Inside Story

Can the crown prince change Saudi culture?

Mohammed bin Salman announces plans for sweeping social and economic reforms in Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi crown prince promises 'return to moderate Islam'

Mohammad bin Salman says the country will be 'open to all religions' and eradicate 'extremist thoughts'.

Saudi crown prince promises 'return to moderate Islam'