Coronavirus shakes Saudi state’s foundations
24 April 2020 | 3:55 pm
More than elsewhere, the coronavirus outbreak has put Saudi Arabia's vision for the future in jeopardy. The collapse in oil revenues and the rising influence of the religious establishment could derail its plans.
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