Saudi Arabia

What prompted the recent arrest of Saudi royals?

Experts, sources say reports of crackdown point to Saudi's crown prince trying to ensure compliance in royal court.

MBS's crackdown: What prompted the recent arrest of Saudi royals?

Opinion

MBS and the Saudi crisis of legitimacy

The latest arrests within the Saudi royal family show the young crown prince still feels insecure about his position.

Hana Al-Khamri

by Hana Al-Khamri

Hana Al-Khamri

Saudi Arabia

Analysis: There is a perfect storm brewing in Saudi Arabia

Saudi royals and officials have been arrested in what appears to be an effort by MBS to consolidate power. But why now?

Analysis: There is a perfect storm brewing in Saudi Arabia

Middle East

The leading royals targeted in Saudi Arabia's sweeping crackdown

Those held include Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, brother of King Salman, and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, ex-crown prince.

Middle East

Saudi crackdown widens amid reports of further arrests of royals

No official comment by Saudi Arabia as reports say authorities broaden crackdown after detention of two senior royals.

Saudi Arabia

All you need to know about latest Saudi crackdown in 500 words

Royals and aides held in latest purge seen as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's attempt to further consolidate power.

All you need to know about latest Saudi crackdown in 500 words

Saudi Arabia

MBS: The dark side of Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Touted by some as Saudi Arabia's progressive reformer, Mohammed bin Salman has an ominous human rights record.

Mohammed bin Salman: The dark side of Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Middle East

Who is Prince Ahmed, the Saudi king's detained brother?

Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz, who belongs to influential Sudairi wing of royal family, has reportedly been detained.

Profile: King Salman's youngest brother, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz

Inside Story

Is Saudi Arabia's crown prince consolidating power?

Authorities arrest King Salman's brother and former crown prince among others in the latest purge.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi king's brother, nephew 'detained' in crackdown

Reported detentions mark latest crackdown by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler.

AJ Impact

Saudi crackdown: King Salman's brother and nephew detained

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz are reportedly accused of treason.

Saudi crackdown: King Salman's brother and nephew detained

AJ Impact

Saudi ex-energy minister bounces back as investment chief

Khalid al-Falih's new ministry replaces the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.

Saudi ex-energy minister bounces back as investment chief

Opinion

A Bernie Sanders presidency could be a nightmare for Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman has put all his eggs in Trump's basket, but what happens if the US leadership changes?

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron

United States

Pompeo says to raise Saudi human rights record in trip to kingdom

Top US diplomat says he plans to bring up case of jailed Saudi-American doctor Walid Fitaihi with kingdom's leaders.

Pompeo says to raise Saudi human rights record in trip to kingdom

AJ Impact

Kardashian friend advising Saudis on Newcastle United deal

Friend of Kim Kardashian West is working with Saudi sovereign wealth fund on the deal, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Kardashian friend advising Saudis on Newcastle United deal