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The Saud clan, which had ruled part of the Arabian peninsula, was expelled from the emirate of Nejd in the 19th century by the rival Rashid dynasty. In 1902, a member of the Saud family, Abdul Aziz (called Ibn Saud), and his small band of supporters captured Nejd's capital, Riyadh. He went on to conquer central Arabia, and in 1932 his domains officially became the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Ibn Saud died in 1952 and was succeeded by his son Saud. King Saud was deposed by his family in 1964 and replaced by another of Ibn Saud's sons, Faisal. King Faisal did much to moderize Saudi Arabia and was respected around the world, but in 1975 he was assassinated by a disgruntled relative. The next two kings, Khalid and Fahd, were also sons of Ibn Saud. ... The royal family has thousands of members and controls the country's government.

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Mark Twain or Stephen Colbert at their most ingenious couldn't conceive of a wackier scenario than President Donald Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi authorities stopped short of naming the Islamic State group as the source of the terror plot, but IS has a long history of antipathy toward the Saudi royal family. Security operations continuing. Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry spokesman, Major ...
Riyadh has started a destructive game spelling fatal consequences for itself, a diplomat...
This year's commemoration coincides with an escalating power struggle for influence in the region between Iran and Saudi Arabia, together with its gulf neighbours.
Just when geopolitical practitioners were betting on regime change in Qatar - orchestrated by a desperate House of Saud - regime change ended up happening in Riyadh, orchestrated by Warrior Prince, Destroyer of Yemen and Blockader of Qatar, ...
The true level of Trump's passion for the plight of civil dissidents - that is to say, zero - is evident from his fondness for Russia to his suck-up visit with Saudi royalty. The president has no moral qualms about dealing with oppressive ...
Tehran - Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State group mingled with the traditional cries of "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran on Friday.
The Saudi royal family has a new future king. Having been endorsed by 31 out of the 34 members of the Allegiance Council, a royal decree made Muhammed bin Salman crown prince.
An app-based platform described as 'the Uber of private jets', it is backed by investors such as Jay Z and the Saudi royal family and offers instant pricing and availability for flights worldwide, allowing its users to charter private jets immediately ...
Given the thoroughly obnoxious nature of the House of Saud, Al Jazeera is probably doing something right if it's acting as a thorn in the Saudi government's side.
Moreover, media reports after the tour of premier revealed that Saudi royal family did not encourage mediation efforts of Nawaz Sharif who is otherwise very much close to the royal family.
The demonstrators also chanted against the Saudi royal family and the extremist group Islamic State (IS). Quds Day, referring to a historic Arabic name for Jerusalem, was established by the founder of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, ...
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sits during an allegiance pledging ceremony in Mecca, Saudi Arabia June 21, 2017.
JetSmarter is backed by members of the Saudi royal family and rapper Jay-Z, and welcomed high-profile brand ambassadors like Red Sox legend David Ortiz and supermodel River Viiperi.
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This is a very unusual move and in the history of House of Saud this is just the second time it has happened. King Saud bin Abdulaziz was earlier replaced by his family but it was after he had a stint.
... his "Vision 2030" program, but it remains to be seen whether he has better ideas than his elders and predecessors for how to reconcile modernity with the non-modern demands of the religious establishment on which the House of Saud's legitimacy rests.
David Goldman argues that Trump sent "a clear message to America's Muslim clients in Saudi Arabia: No more double games with non-state Actors will be tolerated.
There was a time when the mention of the Persian gulf brought to mind images of pampered societies ruled by aging monarchs content to preside quietly over their oil money and fantastical skyscrapers while the U.S.
THE proposed sale of 5% of Saudi Aramco is not just likely to be the biggest initial public offering (IPO) of all time. "It's like Gibraltar selling the rock," as one expert on Saudi Arabia's oil policy puts it.
Historian Christopher Lee examines the role of Queen Elizabeth in British public life, Major-General Tim Cross explains how Russia-US political tensions result in sabre-rattling in the air and Shashank Joshi analyses changes in the Saudi royal family ...
As Muslims around the world celebrate "Eid al-Fitr" -the end of Ramadan, Bedouin tradition is to be lauded for a one-of-a-kind beauty contest in the Middle East.
Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more dangerous than in his sudden love affair with the Saudi royal family. It could in the end destabilize the Middle East in ways not seen in our lifetimes (which ...
Yep, fugitive Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) founder is still in Saudi Arabia, still hiding from Indonesian justice after the Jakarta Metro police officially named him a suspect in a high-profile (and highly ironic) pornography case.
pagebreak -->The 31 out of 34 vote in favour of this move in the Succession Council suggests overwhelming support for this within the Saudi royal family. But the retrospective reinstatement of civil servant and military allowances and bonuses suggests ...
The Saudi royal family is recognizing that it is beginning to fracture, implode and disintegrate because of all its bad decisions within the kingdom and in the regional arena, says a commentator.
Before 2015, many outside - and perhaps even within Saudi Arabia - would have had trouble identifying bin Salman from amongst the thousands of princes of the House of Saud. Today he is widely considered the eminence grise of Saudi Arabia, the real ...
Equities fell yesterday as the sight of oil falling into a bear market rattled some investors. And the commodity isn't looking too perky this morning either, with the market perhaps distracted by a royal shake-up at the House of Saud . Crude this ...
It bears mentioning that Aziz' briefing follows demand by legislators to clarify the position of Pakistan on the growing perception that the military alliance was being formulated to counter Iran as House of Saud and Donald Trump jointly fired a ... - Crude held weaker in Asia on Wednesday with a shakeup in the Saudi royal family shrugged off and after industry estimates on U.S.
In last Thursday's filing, the DOJ alleged that a portion of the US$620 million which Najib had claimed to have returned to his "Saudi royalty donor who gave him RM2.6 billion" was used by businessperson Jho Low to acquire the pink diamond necklace and ...
The Saudi Arabian army includes the Royal Guard, which was incorporated into the Army in 1964, but which retains the unique mission of protecting the House of Saud, and which is in the process of building up its own dedicated air element. This will be ...
2. House of Fujeirah, Saudi royal family. Having spent 20 years in the Middle East, Andrada was one of a selected few designers who were officially employed by Saudi royalty as a personal designer. 3. Paris Hilton. During the 2014 Grammy Awards, Paris ...
Yet, at the funeral following Friday prayers, mourners chanted, "Down with the USA", and they called for death for members of the Saudi royal family. the White House released a statement from Trump condemning the terrorist attacks in Tehran and ...
In a major shakeup within the Saudi royal family that upends the kingdom's line of succession, Saudi Arabia's King Salman removed Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef from his position Wednesday and replaced him with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed ...
... basement construction in late July, providing eighty parking spaces. "The completion date was to have been November 2018 but it is likely that this will be put back, perhaps by a couple of months.
Nowhere, however, has such a shift been more extreme or its potential consequences more dangerous than in his sudden love affair with the Saudi royal family. It could in the end destabilize the Middle East in ways not seen in our lifetimes (which ...
The dispute between Qatar and the House of Saud - the two main funders of al Qaida and its spawn, the Islamic State - is rooted in rivalries beyond the mental grasp of the idiot in the White House, but Trump nevertheless takes full credit.
Part of the crisis that has gripped the Persian gulf owes its existence to the deep-rooted religio-ideological rift that has long pierced through the otherwise ...
Whereas the delicate difference the Saudis seem to be making between their policy and those of other countries, who the former would have wanted to impose identical restrictions on Qatar, is a reflection of Saudia's limits, it also shows that the House ...
President Donald Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia concerned a variety of issues centered on strengthening the strategic U.S.
By not leaving diplomatic space for Iran and its Arab neighbours to manage their differences, Trump has set the United States alongside the House of Saud on a collision course with Iran's Shi'ite regime. This is what the Obama administration tried to ...
Now we also know where the US$620 million had ended up after Najib administration falsely claimed it had been returned to donor Saudi royal family. More importantly, we know why bloggers under Najib's payroll are going bananas now. The 1MDB scandal ...
The US$27.3 million 22-carat pink heart-shaped diamond gifted to the wife of the unnamed "Malaysian Official 1 (MO1)" was one of many details in a US expose on 1MDB that has caught the public's attention.
While Qatar's amazing progress must also irk the more traditional ME power centres, its principled position on regional affairs and refusal to accept Saudi suzerainty has always been irksome to the Saudi royalty. But, what really got under everybody's ...
The diamond necklace was bought in 2013, just months after US$680 million was transferred to the private bank account of Najib in Kuala Lumpur, the filings show.
London - In what appears to be softening of tone from House of Saud, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Friday that a list of grievances involving Qatar is being drawn up and will be made public soon.
... minister to answer the allegations made instead," Gobind said, referring to the RM2.6 billion deposited in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal bank accounts in March 2013, which was later declared a donation from a member of the Saudi royal family.
Malaysia's attorney-general has cleared Mr Najib of wrongdoing, saying that the money in his bank account was a political donation from the Saudi royal family. Despite the controversy, Mr Najib has consolidated his political power, removing officials ...
President Donald Trump, who seems to be especially eager to cement a positive relationship with the Saudi royal family, reportedly lobbied on behalf of the $500 million defense package.




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