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.

UpFront

Is the US complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen?

We ask US Congressman Ro Khanna about the US alliance with Saudi Arabia and where Congress should draw the line.

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.