Mohammed bin Salman
Aramco to acquire Sabic stake for $69B
Saudi Aramco will buy a majority stake in chemical giant Sabic from the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund for over $69B. This is the Middle East’s biggest ever deal. It will transfer a big slug of cash from one arm of the state to another to finance Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic agenda.
Saudi Crown prince heads to China to meet with Xi
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman will arrive in China today after his visit to India and Pakistan. He’s in the middle of a tour through Asia trying to burnish his image as ties with Western leaders remain strained after the Khashoggi affair.
Saudi crown prince pledges $20 billion in investment deals for Pakistan
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman kicks off his Asia tour with a big signing ceremony in Pakistan, where he pledged $20 billion worth of investment for the cash-strapped country. The crown prince will also visit India and China on a week-long charm offensive partly aimed at rebuilding his image abroad after the Jamal Khashoggi killing, according to analysts.
U.S. Senate moves to punish Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murder
The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution saying that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
U.S. to stand by Saudis, despite Khashoggi
President Trump says he won't let the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi jeopardize relations with Saudi Arabia. He says he will stand by Riyadh regardless if Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the killing citing the kingdom's importance to American interests.
Saudi King stands by Crown Prince
Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdulaziz swerved around the issue of Jamal Khashoggi's murder in his annual speech to the kingdom's top advisers. It's his first major public address since the journalist was killed. Instead, the king stressed priorities for the upcoming year and also reiterated full support for his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
U.S. to issue Khashoggi report on Tuesday
President Trump says we may never know the role that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The U.S. will issue its official report into the murder on Tuesday amid increasing indications it was ordered at the highest level.
Death of journalist Khashoggi not to harm relations with Turkey: Saudi Arabian crown prince
Saudi Arabia will make a thorough probe into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and relationship with Turkey will not be harmed, said Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday during the forum of the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh.
Trump says `Not satisfied' as Mnuchin meets Saudi Prince
President Donald Trump said he’s still not satisfied with Saudi Arabia’s explanation of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. Derek Wallbank reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia."
Saudi Arabia's archaeological treasure of Al-Ula to open to tourists
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in France this week. He is meeting President Emmanuel Macron to discuss, among other things, tourism in the kingdom. Currently the country is closed to foreign visitors, apart from pilgrims.