HE is known as the power behind the throne of one the most influential nations on Earth. Here's the low down on His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Who is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman? His full name is Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and he was born on August 31, 1985, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The prince is the son of the current head of state King Salman and his third wife Fahda bint Falah bin Sultan bin Hathleen. Mohammed is the eldest of his full siblings and has a law degree from King Saud University in Riyadh. He entered politics in 2009 becoming a personal aide to his dad when he was still governor of Riyadh. Following the death of King Abdullah in 2015 his father took the throne and elevated him to the positions of Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince. Last year King Salman deposed the previous Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Nayef, and elevated his son to heir apparent. Who is the Crown Prince's wife? Prince Mohammed married his cousin Princess … [Read more...] about Who is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is the Saudi Arabian’s wife Princess Sara and what is his net worth?
Saudi Arabia has been engulfed by several controversies since Mohammed bin Salman was named crown prince and heir to the throne in June 2017. Despite moves by the young prince to modernise the economy and society -- including lifting a ban on women driving -- the kingdom has stepped up repression of religious, intellectual and feminist dissidents. And the crown prince's guiding hand is seen behind an increasingly assertive foreign policy. - War in Yemen - Saudi Arabia has since March 2015 spearheaded a regional military intervention in Yemen, in support of a government that is fighting rebels backed by Riyadh's arch-rival Iran. The Saudi-led coalition has carried out air strikes that rights groups say have often killed civilians. On August 9, 51 people, including 40 children, were killed in an air strike on a bus in the northern rebel stronghold of Saada. The coalition has acknowledged errors but accused the Huthi rebels of using civilians as human shields. An August 28 report by a … [Read more...] about Saudi controversies under Prince Mohammed
Middle East 7 March 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40354415 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Few people outside Saudi Arabia had heard of Prince Mohammed bin Salman before his father became king in 2015. But since then, the … [Read more...] about Who is Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed?
He talked about the movie business with Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Dwayne Johnson over dinner at Rupert Murdoch’s house. He discussed space travel with Richard Branson in the California desert, and philanthropy with Bill Gates and technology with Jeff Bezos in Seattle. He visited Harvard and MIT, brokered arms deals with President Donald Trump and sat down with Wall Street financiers. He even met with Oprah Winfrey. For nearly three weeks, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne, has crisscrossed the United States, on an ambitious, choreographed journey through modern American life, while under heavy guard because of his many enemies in the Middle East. The prince, who arrived in the United States with a reputation as an aggressive consolidator of power back home and a zealous interventionist abroad, is seeking to change the perception of Saudi Arabia from an opaque and conservative kingdom, where mosques promote extremist … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman toured Hollywood, Harvard and Silicon Valley on US visit
During his visit to Seattle in the United States, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman browsed the latest technological advancements in aviation, air defense, missile technology and satellite communications at Lockheed Martin, the aerospace and defense company's headquarters, Al Arabiya reports. Mohammed bin Salman also looked into the THAAD high-tech air defense system. Saudi Arabia is looking to purchase THAAD and localize its production. Lockheed Martin expressed plans to establish a research and development center in the kingdom in cooperation with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). At the headquarters, there was a display of the command, control and communication system which will be relocated and localized in Saudi Arabia. The crown prince also looked into satellites currently under construction for the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and Arabsat. The Saudi-owned satellites are considered to be the first of their kind, … [Read more...] about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signs first Saudi satellite at Lockheed Martin