Tag: King Salman
He says Saudi Arabia will extend aid through humanitarian bodies to create peace and stability in all Muslim nations.
Will Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani accept the invitation of Saudi Arabia's King Salman to attend the summits in Mecca on May 30?
Saudi Arabia and the UAE both voiced backing for Sudan's Transitional Military Council, with Riyadh promising an aid package to Sudanese people.
Ibrahim al-Assaf, a former finance minister, will replace Adel al-Jubeir as foreign minister.
Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says the blockade should be lifted and the dispute resolved with dialogue based on mutual respect and non-intervention in the internal affairs of states.
The killing of the Washington Post columnist, a critic of the crown prince, has strained Saudi Arabia’s ties with the West and battered Prince Mohammed’s image abroad.
With such powerful people in his corner, the conventional wisdom may be that Prince Mohammed will survive the fallout from the brutal dispatching of a critic.
Dozens of princes and cousins from powerful branches of the Al Saud family want to see a change in the line of succession but recognise that the king is unlikely to turn against his favourite son, known in the West as MbS.
In his speech, the king praised his son's economic reform program aimed at creating jobs for a swelling youth population and preparing the kingdom for a post-crude era.
The two leaders reviewed "current developments in the region and challenges and crises facing it."
The Saudi rulers are seeking to rally domestic support following what is seen as the worst diplomatic crisis facing the kingdom since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
The Saudi rulers met with Khashoggi's son Salah and brother Sahel at the royal palace, state-run news agency SPA reported.
After talks with the Saudi leadership in Riyadh marked by expressions of mutual goodwill, Pompeo in Ankara met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whose government also remains wary of giving public details about Khashoggi's fate.
Turkish police on Monday searched the consulate for the first time since Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US resident who became increasingly critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, went missing.
Khashoggi, a US resident, disappeared after entering the consulate to get marriage documents.
Anti-Saudi sentiment in the US Congress could conceivably raise pressure to pass the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act, which would end sovereign immunity shielding OPEC members from US legal action.
Turkish officials say they believe he was killed inside the consulate and macabre claims have been published in Turkish media.
Saudi Arabia is the world's top oil exporter and the de facto leader of Opec, which has been criticised by Trump for high oil prices.
The remarks come as powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tightens his grip on power by cracking down on dissent with the imprisonment of prominent clerics, women and human rights activists.
Andrin Raj says soft approaches alone may not be sufficient.
Its role will be taken over by an institute run by the Ministry of Defence, says Mohamad Sabu.
NEOM appears to be an unusual holiday destination for the 82-year-old monarch, better known for spending his annual summer vacations in exotic locations such as Morocco.
The protections ordered by King Salman are part of a nationwide effort to combat corruption.
Amateur footage circulating earlier on social media showed loud gunfire that lasted for at least 30 seconds.