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Shifting sands: What is changing in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the latest in a wave of frenetic changes in the kingdom over the past 2-1/2 years. Prince Mohammed says he is determined to remodel his conservative country into a modern state no longer dependent on oil. As …

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Trump in Saudi on first foreign trip

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland | RIYADH for Reuters — Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first presidential foreign trip in Saudi Arabia on Saturday and won a warm reception as he looked to shift attention from a political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director …

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The Big Four in Saudi Arabia’s Government

THE LEVANT NEWS – By MIKAYLA BOUCHARD — The New York Times published this background information on the most powerful figures in the Saudi kingdom of Arabia, and where they stand in the sometimes complicated order of royal succession: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Son of Saudi Arabia’s founder, …

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Rulers Snub Arab Summit, Clouding U.S. Bid for Iran Deal

Monarch’s decision signals that the Arab states aren’t on board with nuclear accord  By JAY SOLOMON and CAROL E. LEE in Washington and AHMED AL OMRAN in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for The Wall Street Journal — WASHINGTON—Saudi Arabia’s monarch pulled out of a summit to be hosted by President Barack Obama on Thursday, in …

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