Mohammad bin Salman

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In conservative Saudi, youngsters are taking the 'risk' of dating

13 Feb 2020

In conservative Saudi, youngsters are taking the 'risk' of dating

Saudi Arabia's conservative society bans a lot of things and a relationship before marriage is one of them.

Pakistan PM reaches US in Saudi Crown Prince's 'special jet'

22 Sep 2019

Pakistan PM reaches US in Saudi Crown Prince's 'special jet'

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan reached the United States on Saturday on a Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's "special aircraft," according to reports.

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

20 Sep 2019

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

On Friday, the microblogging site Twitter said that it has closed down thousands of accounts on its platform for spreading fake news and pro-government propaganda.

Bonhomie, laughs, and meetings: Here's what happened at G20 Summit

29 Jun 2019

Bonhomie, laughs, and meetings: Here's what happened at G20 Summit

At the G20 Summit which concluded in Japan's Osaka on Saturday, world leaders displayed warmth for one another.

G20 summit: Trump, Modi to meet in Japan, discuss issues

25 Jun 2019

G20 summit: Trump, Modi to meet in Japan, discuss issues

President of United States, Donald Trump is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of G20 Summit which will be held in Japan's Osaka on June 28 and 29.

Cash-strapped Pakistan gifts gold-plated assault rifle to Saudi Crown Prince

21 Feb 2019

Cash-strapped Pakistan gifts gold-plated assault rifle to Saudi Crown Prince

At a time when Pakistan is under immense global pressure on terrorism, the country's cash-strapped government has gifted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman a gold-plated assault rifle, a media report said.

MbS orders release of 850 Indian prisoners, increases Haj quota

21 Feb 2019

MbS orders release of 850 Indian prisoners, increases Haj quota

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, who arrived in India on Tuesday for bilateral talks, ordered the release of 850 prisoners on the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar made the announcement on Twitter calling it a "big deliverable".

PM Modi, Saudi Crown Prince issue joint statement on Pulwama

20 Feb 2019

PM Modi, Saudi Crown Prince issue joint statement on Pulwama

Following the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the two leaders, on Wednesday, issued statements on the Pulwama attack, agreeing that countries harboring terrorists need to be pressurized.

Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

10 Feb 2019

Apple, Google criticized for hosting Saudi app tracking women's movements

Tech giants Google and Apple have been accused of misogyny for hosting an app on their platforms that allows men in Saudi Arabia to track and control where women travel.

Netflix pulls down 'Patriot Act' episode criticizing MbS, draws ire

02 Jan 2019

Netflix pulls down 'Patriot Act' episode criticizing MbS, draws ire

American streaming giant Netflix has pulled down an episode of Patriot Act, hosted by stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj, for viewers in Saudi Arabia as it criticized crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).

#G20Summit: PM Modi to discuss Pakistan-terror, could meet Trump

30 Nov 2018

#G20Summit: PM Modi to discuss Pakistan-terror, could meet Trump

At the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) on Friday.

TIME Person of the Year 2018 voting opened: Details here

28 Nov 2018

TIME Person of the Year 2018 voting opened: Details here

The voting for the TIME Person of the Year 2018 is open, and of all contenders, South Korean boy band BTS is leading the readers' poll right now with 10% of total votes - 3% higher than the Thai Cave divers who rescued trapped children.

Khashoggi murder row: Trump supports 'steadfast partner' Saudi Arabia

21 Nov 2018

Khashoggi murder row: Trump supports 'steadfast partner' Saudi Arabia

President of United States Donald Trump maintained that Saudi Arabia was a great ally and that there was no 'definitive proof' that Mohammad bin Salman was involved in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

How this man ordered the killing of Khashoggi via Skype

23 Oct 2018

How this man ordered the killing of Khashoggi via Skype

The murder of Washington Post columnist and dissident Saudi Arabia journalist Jamal Khashoggi has spelled trouble for the Kingdom and crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).

Saudi Arabia's King Salman begins vacation in $500bn, unbuilt mega-city

31 Jul 2018

Saudi Arabia's King Salman begins vacation in $500bn, unbuilt mega-city

According to state media reports, Saudi Arabia's King Salman is taking a holiday in the as-yet-unbuilt $500bn futuristic mega-city, NEOM, that his son, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has pledged to build from scratch.

Prince Alwaleed freed: The end of Saudi's corruption crackdown?

28 Jan 2018

Prince Alwaleed freed: The end of Saudi's corruption crackdown?

Billionaire Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was released from detention yesterday, more than two months after he was taken in for alleged corruption.

Saudi purge: Most detainees accept pardons for cash settlements

06 Dec 2017

Saudi purge: Most detainees accept pardons for cash settlements

Most of the elite individuals detained in Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption drive have agreed to monetary settlements in exchange for a pardon, according to attorney general Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb.

When Riyadh's Hotel Ritz became a five-star prison

30 Nov 2017

When Riyadh's Hotel Ritz became a five-star prison

Riyadh's world-famous luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel is now a detention centre.

Saudi Arabia: Anti-corruption purge uncovers embezzlement of $100 billion

10 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia: Anti-corruption purge uncovers embezzlement of $100 billion

Saudi Arabia's attorney general Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb has revealed that a whopping $100 billion had been embezzled and misused.

#SaudiPurge: What Crown-Prince Salman's actions mean for Saudi-Arabia

09 Nov 2017

#SaudiPurge: What Crown-Prince Salman's actions mean for Saudi-Arabia

Earlier this week, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman launched a sweeping anti-corruption campaign which witnessed the detention of 11 princes, four sitting ministers, and dozens of former ministers.

Several Saudi princes detained among dozens in new anti-corruption purge

05 Nov 2017

Several Saudi princes detained among dozens in new anti-corruption purge

According to media reports, a newly constituted anti-corruption body in Saudi Arabia has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers, and dozens of former ministers.

Drug addiction: Reason why Saudi Arabia's heir apparent was replaced

20 Jul 2017

Drug addiction: Reason why Saudi Arabia's heir apparent was replaced

Mohammad bin Nayef, known as MbN in Saudi Arabia's power corridors, was recently asked to step aside by King Salman making his favourite son Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) the successor.