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The new Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, waves after he performed the constitutional oath at the Kuwaiti National Assembly in Kuwait, Wednesday.(AP)

Kuwait has new ruling emir: 83-year-old Sheikh Nawaf

Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 03:10 PM IST
At age 83, Sheikh Nawaf is not expected to deviate from the diplomatic path charted by his predecessor, the late Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz is undergoing medical checks(Reuters)
King Salman bin Abdulaziz is undergoing medical checks(Reuters)

84-year-old Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz hospitalised

Riyadh | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The defacto ruler and next in line to the throne is the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, widely known by his initials MBS, who has launched reforms to transform the kingdom’s economy and end its “addiction” to oil.
Jeff Bezos was sued for defamation by his girlfriend’s brother(REUTERS)
Jeff Bezos was sued for defamation by his girlfriend’s brother(REUTERS)

Jeff Bezos sued for defamation by girlfriend Lauren Sanchez’s brother

Bloomberg | By Christian Berthelsen and Hailey Waller
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 11:41 AM IST
The lawsuit was filed late Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Michael Sanchez, the brother of Lauren Sanchez and subject of media reports that he was a source for the Enquirer’s splashy report last year revealing the affair between his sister and Bezos.
Saudi Arabia on Sunday placed a preliminary valuation on state oil company Aramco of between $1.6 trillion and $1.7 trillion.(REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia on Sunday placed a preliminary valuation on state oil company Aramco of between $1.6 trillion and $1.7 trillion.(REUTERS)

Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in blockbuster IPO

Riyadh | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 05:12 PM IST
The much-delayed offering, a cornerstone of de facto ruler Prince Mohammed’s ambitious plan to diversify the oil-reliant economy, could exceed the world’s biggest listing -- the $25 billion float of Chinese retail giant Alibaba in 2014.
Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco revealed it will sell up to 0.5% of its shares to individual investors(REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco revealed it will sell up to 0.5% of its shares to individual investors(REUTERS)

Saudi Aramco takes another step toward first public offering

Dubai | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 10:26 AM IST
The oil and gas company had profits of $111 billion last year, more than Apple, Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil combined.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh late on Monday night(ANI/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh late on Monday night(ANI/Twitter)

PM Modi arrives in Saudi Arabia, to hold bilateral talks with King Salman

Riyadh | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 03:45 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address under the title ‘What’s next for India?’ at the Future Investment Initiative (FII), which is dubbed as ‘Davos in the Desert’.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud(REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud(REUTERS)

Saudi king replaces energy minister, naming one of his sons

Dubai | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:57 AM IST
Prince Abdulaziz replaces Khalid al-Falih, who had been removed just days ago as board chairman of the state-owned oil giant Aramco, a company that he once ran as CEO.
PM Modi and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed the measures to improve trade and cultural ties between India and the UAE.(ANI PHOTO.)
PM Modi and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed the measures to improve trade and cultural ties between India and the UAE.(ANI PHOTO.)

‘Welcome my brother to 2nd home,’ UAE crown prince confers PM Modi with highest civilian award

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 04:38 PM IST
In Abu Dhabi, the two leaders discussed measures to improve trade and cultural ties between India and the UAE. PM Modi and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also discussed the “full spectrum of the strong India-UAE partnership”, which has been built over generations.
That sensational show of power upended decades of unwritten rules within the secretive House of Saud and effectively sidelined Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s potential opponents in one sweep.(Reuters File Photo)
That sensational show of power upended decades of unwritten rules within the secretive House of Saud and effectively sidelined Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s potential opponents in one sweep.(Reuters File Photo)

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s rise to power turns him into a billionaire boss

Bloomberg | By Devon Pendleton
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 08:53 PM IST
Since the accession in 2015 of his father, King Salman, Prince Mohammed bin Salman has spearheaded the most radical liberalization the nation has seen under a plan called “Vision 2030” to diversify the economy, slash unemployment and reduce the reliance on oil.
He appreciated the efforts by Saudi Arabia to ensure that oil supplies have remained stable and prices have been predictable in the past few months.(Narendra Modi/Twitter handle)
He appreciated the efforts by Saudi Arabia to ensure that oil supplies have remained stable and prices have been predictable in the past few months.(Narendra Modi/Twitter handle)

Oil, economic ties discussed at bilateral meets

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 10:41 PM IST
During a meeting on the margins of the G20 Summit in the Japanese city of Osaka, Modi told the crown prince that both these issues were important for India.
The report, which calls for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials to be investigated over their liability, relies on recordings and forensic work conducted by Turkish investigators and information from the trials in Saudi Arabia.(Reuters)
The report, which calls for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials to be investigated over their liability, relies on recordings and forensic work conducted by Turkish investigators and information from the trials in Saudi Arabia.(Reuters)

‘Has the sacrificial lamb arrived?’: UN cites new recordings in Jamal Khashoggi murder

Riyadh | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, rejected the report as nothing new, adding in a tweet that it contains baseless allegations.
Khashoggi, a critic of the prince and a Washington Post columnist, was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2 where he was to receive papers ahead of his wedding.(Reuters File Photo)
Khashoggi, a critic of the prince and a Washington Post columnist, was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2 where he was to receive papers ahead of his wedding.(Reuters File Photo)

Evidence suggests Saudi Crown Prince is liable for Jamal Khashoggi murder: UN expert

Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 04:03 PM IST
There was no immediate reaction from Riyadh which was sent the 100-page report in advance - but the kingdom has regularly denied accusations that the prince was involved.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against “exploiting” the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for political gains.(Reuters File Photo)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against “exploiting” the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for political gains.(Reuters File Photo)

Saudi crown prince warns against ‘exploiting’ journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Riyadh | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 09:48 AM IST
The CIA has reportedly said the murder was likely ordered by Prince Mohammed, the de facto ruler and heir to the Arab world’s most powerful throne. Saudi authorities strongly deny the allegation.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believed to be the Emirates’ day-to-day ruler, is the only world leader included in Mueller’s cast-of-characters index near the end of the 448-page report.(Reuters FILE PHOTO)
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, believed to be the Emirates’ day-to-day ruler, is the only world leader included in Mueller’s cast-of-characters index near the end of the 448-page report.(Reuters FILE PHOTO)

Powerful Emirati crown prince entangled in Mueller report on alleged Russian meddling in 2016 US election

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 10:39 AM IST
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s inclusion, stemming from his mysterious role in a 2017 meeting between a Trump associate and a Russian middleman for Vladimir Putin in the Seychelles, stands out from otherwise glancing references to the wider Mideast.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a call this week on whether he inaugurates the first Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi by video, or in person on April 19-20.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a call this week on whether he inaugurates the first Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi by video, or in person on April 19-20.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Abu Dhabi’s 1st Hindu temple to be opened by PM Modi by video or in person

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 10:53 AM IST
Out of the six awards given to PM Narendra Modi in the past five years, four are from Islamic nations including the King Abdulaziz Sash Award from Saudi Arabia; the Amir Amanullah Khan Award from Afghanistan; the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine.
Members of the Saudi team that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi received training in the United States, the Washington Post has reported.(AP)
Members of the Saudi team that killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi received training in the United States, the Washington Post has reported.(AP)

Members of Saudi team that killed Khashoggi received training in US: Report

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 08:19 AM IST
A critic of the Saudi regime, Khashoggi was killed and dismembered October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a team of 15 agents sent from Riyadh. His body has never been recovered.
The senators, briefed by the heads of US intelligence agencies, said they were convinced that Prince Mohammed was responsible for the Khashoggi killing.(Reuters)
The senators, briefed by the heads of US intelligence agencies, said they were convinced that Prince Mohammed was responsible for the Khashoggi killing.(Reuters)

Saudi crown prince approved ‘intervention’ against dissidents: report

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2019 10:41 AM IST
More than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence dissenters, The New York Times reported on Sunday.
Senators at Abizaid’s confirmation hearing including Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats condemned the kingdom’s conduct in the civil war in Yemen, heavy-handed diplomacy and rights abuses.(REUTERS)
Senators at Abizaid’s confirmation hearing including Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats condemned the kingdom’s conduct in the civil war in Yemen, heavy-handed diplomacy and rights abuses.(REUTERS)

US senators say Saudi crown prince has gone ‘full gangster’

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 08:23 AM IST
The Senate and House of Representatives have passed resolutions that would end US support for the Saudi-led coalition, an important rebuke of Riyadh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a banquet hosted, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Feb 20, 2019(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a banquet hosted, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Feb 20, 2019(PTI)

India-Saudi Arabia relations cannot be Pakistan-centric

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 11:17 AM IST
The Narendra Modi government did well not to succumb to the anger of the moment and put an important relationship in jeopardy
Pakistan gifts gold-plated assault rifle to Saudi Crown Prince Salman.(AFP)
Pakistan gifts gold-plated assault rifle to Saudi Crown Prince Salman.(AFP)

Pakistan gifts gold-plated assault rifle to Saudi Crown Prince Salman

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 05:11 PM IST
The unusual gift for a visiting foreign dignitary was presented to Mohammad during his first official official visit to Islamabad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a banquet hosted, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on February 20.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a banquet hosted, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on February 20.(PTI Photo)

At PM Modi’s request, Saudi Crown Prince orders release of 850 Indian prisoners

New Delhi | By IANS
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 07:06 AM IST
External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has also announced an increase in the quota for Indian Haj pilgrims to 2 lakh from the present 1.75 lakh.
Prince Mohammed arrived late Tuesday for a 36-hour visit that was to be dominated by economic ties.(HT Photo)
Prince Mohammed arrived late Tuesday for a 36-hour visit that was to be dominated by economic ties.(HT Photo)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looks for ‘good things’ from India trip

New Delhi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 01:33 PM IST
Prince Mohammed predicted “good things” will come out of talks with Indian leaders as he started a landmark visit to the world’s largest democracy Wednesday.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan greets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his arrival at Pakistan Air Force’s Nur Khan Base in Rawalpindi.(REUTERS)
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan greets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his arrival at Pakistan Air Force’s Nur Khan Base in Rawalpindi.(REUTERS)

‘Can’t say no to Pakistan’: Saudi Crown Prince orders release of 2,100 prisoners

Islamabad | By Agencies
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 11:14 PM IST
Visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has ordered the immediate release of over 2,000 Pakistani prisoners in the Kingdom’s jails, Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday.
Visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said his country would collaborate with Pakistan economically, politically and in terms of security.(Reuters Photo)
Visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman said his country would collaborate with Pakistan economically, politically and in terms of security.(Reuters Photo)

‘Pakistan will be very important in future’, says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman

Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for bilateral cooperation worth $20 billion. The deals include exploration of investment opportunities in refining and petrochemical sectors; cooperation in the field of sports; financing agreement for the import of Saudi goods; power generation projects; and development of renewable energy projects.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (R) greets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his arrival at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Nur Khan Base in Rawalpindi, Pakistan February 17, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (R) greets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his arrival at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Nur Khan Base in Rawalpindi, Pakistan February 17, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman begins Pakistan visit with pact to invest $20 billion

Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 09:29 AM IST
Saudi Arabia has signed agreements with Pakistan worth $20 billion, Saudi-owned Arabiya TV quoted Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying on Sunday.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) drives a car next to Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) upon his arrival at the military Nur Khan Air Force base in Islamabad.(AFP photo)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) drives a car next to Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) upon his arrival at the military Nur Khan Air Force base in Islamabad.(AFP photo)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman arrives in Pakistan, Imran Khan drives him to PM’s house personally

Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 11:20 PM IST
Setting aside protocol, Prime Minister Khan personally drove Prince Mohammad to the PM’s House, where a welcome ceremony was held in his honour.
General view of Manchester United’s home ground Old Trafford.(REUTERS)
General view of Manchester United’s home ground Old Trafford.(REUTERS)

Saudi crown prince stepping up bid for Manchester United: report

London | By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2019 05:33 PM IST
Manchester United are controlled by the American Glazer family, owners of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Turkey’s state-run news agency is quoting a police report suggesting that the Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have escaped being a second victim of the killing.(REUTERS)
Turkey’s state-run news agency is quoting a police report suggesting that the Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have escaped being a second victim of the killing.(REUTERS)

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee could also have been a victim: Report

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 08:29 PM IST
The report also suggests that the journalist’s dismembered body may have been disposed of in a cooking furnace on the grounds of the Saudi consul’s residence, Anadolu reported. Khashoggi’s remains have not been found.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Buenos Aires, November 29, 2018. Modi government has invested considerable time and energy in fostering stronger relations with countries in West Asia, especially Saudi Arabia and the UAE.(REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Buenos Aires, November 29, 2018. Modi government has invested considerable time and energy in fostering stronger relations with countries in West Asia, especially Saudi Arabia and the UAE.(REUTERS)

Indo-Saudi ties, a fine balancing act

UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 11:01 AM IST
Saudi crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman’s India visit comes at an important juncture in the geopolitics of southwest Asia as well as in the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
After initially denying any knowledge of Khashoggi’s disappearance, the kingdom has acknowledged that a team killed him inside the diplomatic mission but described it as a rogue operation that did not involve the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.(AP)
After initially denying any knowledge of Khashoggi’s disappearance, the kingdom has acknowledged that a team killed him inside the diplomatic mission but described it as a rogue operation that did not involve the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.(AP)

Saudi crown prince told aide he would ‘go after Khashoggi with a bullet’: Report

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:49 AM IST
US intelligence understood that Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s 33-year-old de facto ruler, was ready to kill the journalist, although he may not have literally meant to shoot him, according to the newspaper.
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