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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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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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Najib has denied abusing public funds for personal gain and blamed such allegations on those conspiring to topple him from power. He also described the RM2.6 billion in his account as a donation from a Saudi royalty, which was confirmed by attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali, who cleared Najib of ...
The setup of the show had a special couch seating arranged for the Saudi Royal family. Pyro and fireworks were used, despite WWE doing away with them from their usual broadcasts. The atmosphere of the show, although electric in the beginning, turned out to be quite inconsistent. The live crowd of over ...

... families of 9/11 victims over the Saudi royal family's role in the September 11 attacks. The website of Lewis' law firm, Lewis, Baach, Kaufmann and Middlemiss, boasts it has “extensive experience representing and advising foreign sovereigns, including the governments of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt.
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Jewellers David Bader & Josef Caldaro told Express.co.uk: “The Saudis have a deep-rooted culture of lavish gift-giving; it is accepted as the norm in social interactions, political affairs, and business dealings. “As such, the Saudi Royal Family typically showers important figureheads and their families with ...
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... knew that we knew what they did, at least at the highest levels of the U.S. government," Graham told CNN's Michael Smerconish. In February 2016, Zacarias Moussaoui, dubbed the 20th hijacker, told U.S. lawyers that members of the Saudi royal family donated millions of dollars to Al-Qaeda in the 1990s.
When it comes to privileged luxury travel, no one can top the Saudi royal family. We got a glimpse of that with the ongoing three-week visit of 32-year-old Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman (known as MBS) to the U.S.. He didn't fly in on some long-haul business jet, though; the prince travels in the royal ...
But as John Bradley, a Spectator expert on the House of Saud, recently wrote, no one should expect 'Western-style pluralism and democracy'. The best-case future might be 'Singapore on steroids', a hi-tech authoritarianism in which tech keeps the Sauds in power. No wonder Bin Salman kept last week's ...
What the prince failed to acknowledge was that this hard-line Islamic doctrine has been the pivot responsible for the rise to power of the House of Saud. Now the young prince is seeking to change direction by leading the conservative kingdom, the only absolute monarchy left in the world, to the path of ...

AMMAN — The great excitement over the remarks of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is understandable. Finally, after more than a century since the Balfour Declaration, a leading member of the Saudi royal family has framed the rights of the Jews to a state in almost the same words as the ...
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The House of Saud's only policy towards Salafi jihadism – all forms of which are a direct offspring of the Wahhabi matrix – has always been that it's better to have clusters of jihadis roaming abroad than having to fight them inside Saudi borders. MBS also said that jihadist funding now comes largely from ...
In light of President Donald Trump's meeting with the Saudi crown prince Tuesday, it bears remembering that the Saudi royal family has documented ties to the 9/11 hijackers. Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, heir to the Saudi throne, is very close to his half-brother, a man who, evidence suggests, may have ...
The Saudi royal family, happy with the construction work of their new American business partners, presented them with the blueprint for the Trans-Arabian pipeline. At the time, it was the largest oil pipeline in the world. Bechtel completed it in 1950 — an impressive 750-mile pipeline in only three years.
The report said that in October 2017, Kushner revealed in person to Salman the names of disloyal Saudi royal family members. In November 2017, the Saudi Crown Prince detained dozens of royal family members in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton, in what was branded a crackdown on corruption. Seventeen of the ...
The meetings are said to come in a bid to further extend the young leader's image to the American public. If they do take place, they'll come just weeks after MBS made his first appearance on U.S. television, sitting for an interview with CBS' Norah O'Donnell. Representatives for both the Saudi royal family ...
“We work together as friends, more than partners,” Mohammed said of his relationship with Kushner, calling it within the normal context of government-to-government contacts, according to the newspaper. He said the arrests, of dozens of people, mostly members of the Saudi royal family, had been in the ...
Named for an 18th Century preacher and extremist, the extreme fundamentalists have an enduring relationship with the House of Saud. Think of them like Saudi's answer to the evangelicals that comprise a significant part of the Trump political base. The idea is not far-fetched. Saudi Wahhabism has given ...
The Saudi royal family is looking to extend its footprint in the world beyond its dependency on oil, they have their eyes on Hollywood and are counting on powerful lobbyists to assist them. The Saudi's would love to be a part of “Jewish Hollywood” apparently. Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund that aims to ...
But it's clear that the Saudi royal family knows its oil wealth won't last forever. Truth is, they know exactly how close they are to that crisis. Of course, until they decide ... top of the aggressive investments it's making to develop renewable sources like solar. Can the House of Saud see the writing on the wall?
The Saudi government arrested dozens of members of the Saudi royal family and imprisoned them in the Ritz-Carlton Riyadh, which was first reported in English by The Intercept. The Saudi figures named in the President's Daily Brief were among those rounded up; at least one was reportedly tortured.
This put the organisation at odds with the ruling House of Saud. In the years since, the Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist organisation by the Saudi government, apart from a number of other countries. The ruling Al Saud family has always regarded Islamist groups as a major internal threat to ...
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Luckily for the prince, the current occupant of the White House is man seemingly hell-bent on outdoing all 13 of his predecessors in his devotion to the House of Saud. “We've become very good friends over a fairly short period of time,” President Trump boasted during a photo-op before his meeting with the ...
BRUSSELS - The Belgian government has decided to terminate the long-term lease of the country's largest and oldest mosque to the Saudi royal family, as part of what officials say is an effort to combat radicalization. The move caps a long-running discussion about what to do about the Grand Mosque of ...
Over the decades, oil wealth has lifted the ruling family above its partners and the governing princes above the other members of the extended House of Saud. Religious elites are now state bureaucrats, not equal partners in governing. The business community is also a junior partner, more of a lobby than ...
He was also allied to the Brotherhood, which was historically an enemy of the House of Saud. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz was quoted by Egyptian media as describing Erdogan's Turkey as being part of a “triangle of evil,” along with Iran and the region's hard-line Islamists.
His sister Princess Hassa keeps a relatively low profile and her arrest warrant is not the first time Saudi royalty have had a brush with the law in France. In 2013 French authorities ordered assets to be seized from Saudi princess Maha al-Sudairi, wife of the then interior minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, ...
An arrest warrant for Princess Hassa bint Salman of the House of Saud has been issued in France over allegedly ordering her bodyguard to assault a man in her employment at her Paris apartment. Sources close to the case confirmed to AFP on Thursday that a warrant had been issued for the princess, ...
This is a story with huge implications. The historic compact between the House of Saud and the House of Ibn Abdul Wahhab, an itinerant mid-eighteenth century preacher in central Arabia, has been the foundation stone of Saudi rule. Abdul Wahhab and his heirs, in exchange for clerical control of education ...
Brigida Santos: An Eritrean citizen named Simret Tekle has filed a complaint against a married couple from the House of Saud, the Saudi royal family. Now Miss Tekle alleges that they trafficked her to the United States and held her there and made her serve as a slave. Now she had signed a contract, which ...
The biggest problem for the Saudi royal family in the wake of the crackdown -- especially as it seeks deeper U.S. investment ties -- may be the complete secrecy surrounding how it was carried out. Almost no information has been released as to how the sums reclaimed from the prisoners were determined, ...
Najib claimed that the US$681 million was a donation from a member of the Saudi royal family and that he had returned the remaining US$620 million. However, the DOJ claimed the money originated from 1MDB and the "returned" sum was used, among others, to purchase the pink diamond jewellery for ...
Wright delves into the lives of the people and events shaping bin Laden and his ally Ayman al-Zawahiri. Osama's contractor father who became a wealthy favorite of the Saudi royalty, amassing billions along with dozens of wives and about 50 children. The bookish al-Zawahiri raised in Egypt whose ideas ...
After all, didn't MBS, as he's called, recently detain and even torture some members of the Saudi royal family in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh ... As I note in my forthcoming book, “Beneath the Veil: Fall of the House of Saud,” analysts outside Saudi Arabia put Aramco's value at least $500 billion ...
A Saudi Arabian royal family living in Falls Church Virginia is being accused of forcing a woman into slavery. The lawsuit says the woman worked more than 15 hours a day, was not allowed to leave the Royal Family's home without supervision, and repeatedly called a whore, donkey, colored, and garbage.
Thus, members of Congress who support the House of Saud no longer have to fear a serious backlash from the “Israel Lobby.” ... Saudi arms deals (in, for instance, the 1981 debates) has not focused exclusively on Israel's concerns, but also fears about the stability of the Saudi royal family, the proliferation ...
“Truth about the savage House of Saud,” roared the Daily Mirror during the late King Abdullah's visit in 2007, arguing that flags should hang at half-mast “in shame” to receive a monarch who “squandered [his wealth] on whores, palaces and private jets”. The Saudis responded with silence. Eliciting a “no ...
Brigida Santos: An Eritrean citizen named Simret Tekle has filed a complaint against a married couple from the House of Saud, the Saudi royal family. Now Miss Tekle alleges that they trafficked her to the United States and held her there and made her serve as a slave. Now she had signed a contract, which ...
The surprisingly thrifty appliance used by the Queen. THE Queen met with Saudi royalty, but it was a cheap everyday house appliance in the background that got the most attention. Ellie Cambridge. news.com.auMarch 8, 201812:36pm. Video; Image ...
Consolidating the ties between the British royals and the new generation of the House of Saud is a prime of objective for the trip. A separate dinner has also been arranged with Prince Charles and Prince William, the next in line to the throne. There will also been meetings with Theresa May at Downing St ...



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