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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 House of Saud is a regime, a dynastic enterprise masquerading as a nation-state. Iran, by contrast, is the modern incarnation of an ancient civilization. The antagonism between the two is deep-seated, genuine, and destined to persist. How the United States found itself aligned with the former against ...
Sheikh Mohammed, in turn, conveyed his greetings to the Saudi royalty, wishing the Kingdom and its people further prosperity. The two sides also discussed ways to enhance existing co-operation in the security and police fields between the two countries, the latest regional and international developments ...

... a city sacred for followers of the three Abrahamic faiths, as the capital of Israel, compromising America's stance as an honest broker in the Middle East; sometimes pledging to humiliate the House of Saud and milk their coffers? Didn't he promise to withdraw the US from the Paris treaty on global warming?
A key initial step in the plan is the country's corruption crackdown that has led to the arrest of Prince Al-waleed bin Talal, billionaire and member of the Saudi royal family, among others. According to Grine, along with sending a message to the Saudi People, this crackdown is also reassuring foreign ...
You have to admire the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia -- the young Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The man is taking a stand against the decades of corruption that has taken place at the top of Saudi society. The Crown Prince seeks the return of wealth that has been stolen from the Saudi ...
The former computer hacker enraged Washington by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables that laid bare often highly critical U.S. appraisals of world leaders from Russian president Vladimir Putin to the Saudi royal family. For some, Assange is a cyber hero for exposing ...

The success of a current affairs documentary can be measured by how well it interrogates and explains the world in which we live. And, boy, does our world need explaining right now, not least the Arab world on its march into an abyss of conflict. House of Saud: A Family at war is already going some way to ...
The paper, owned by the Saudi royal family, claimed, "According to a senior Western official, the US administration is in the process of adopting a new strategy for Syria." However, when Kurdistan 24 asked for comment on the report, Goldstein essentially denied its accuracy. "We support the territorial ...
Also important is a historical knowledge of the Saudi royal family, aka the House of Saud. It is more than just "bin X" and "bin Y" - "bin" meaning "son of" in Arabic, and often confusingly rendered as "ibn." Although the family traces its history back to 1745 when tribal leader Muhammad bin Saud gave refuge ...
There is a limited window in which America can unlock its wealth and power through the production and export of as much oil as possible. It would be a dereliction for the federal government, out of misguided concern about environmental problems that it cannot solve, to let the Saudi royal family, the Iranian ...
Malaysia's attorney general cleared Najib of wrongdoing, saying the millions transferred to his personal bank account were a donation from the Saudi royal family and that most of it was returned. Meanwhile, the state investment fund he established and once ran, 1MDB, is under investigation in the U.S. and ...
IS Lady Jane Grey really a forgotten figure? That's probably a moot point, but it makes for a better title than, "England's Less Famous Queen Than Some Others". Anyway, this three-part documentary is set to tell us all about her, so there's no chance of anybody forgetting her in future. Historian Helen Castor ...
The success of a current affairs documentary can be measured by how well it interrogates and explains the world in which we live. And, boy, does our world need explaining right now, not least the Arab world on its march into an abyss of conflict. House of Saud: A Family at war is already going some way to ...
For a documentary exploring the challenges facing Saudi Arabia's new ruler, 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, House of Saud: A Family at war (BBC Two) had an unexpected starting point: a village in the mountains of Bosnia, where a tattered black flag of jihad fluttered in the snowbound ...
If you have been watching McMafia and marvelling at how the tendrils of modern organised crime reach around the globe, you'll be fascinated by this three-part documentary on the Saudi royal family. After decades of authoritarian rule under King Salman, Saudi Arabia is beginning to tackle religious ...
Moreover, Batrefe noted, whereas the House of Saud previously recruited women from abroad to fill "female positions" in fields such as gynecology, "now there are a lot of Saudis filling these roles themselves." He nevertheless stressed that the bid to empower women will likely run up against opposition ...
If you have been watching McMafia and marvelling at how the tendrils of modern organised crime reach around the globe, you'll be fascinated by this three-part documentary on the Saudi royal family. After decades of authoritarian rule under King Salman, Saudi Arabia is beginning to tackle religious ...

Quetta: Governor of the Tabuk province of Saudi Arabia and member of the Saudi royal family Prince Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud arrived in Dalbandin area of Balochistan's Chaghi district for hunting the endangered houbara bustard. He arrived on Sunday in his special flight at the Dalbandin Airport, ...
... with the distinguished presence of tens of thousands of loyal Basij volunteer forces in calming the riots and the sincere endeavors of the brethren of the law enforcement Force and the intelligence Ministry have broken the chain woven by America, Britain, the Zionist regime [Israel], the Saudi royal family, ...
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rise has caused tensions among members of the Saudi royal family. Photograph: Anadolu ... group of princes by the initials SAS. The Saud al-Kabir branch of the House of Saud descends from a cousin of the late King Abdulaziz, who founded the modern kingdom.
De toekomst die Laurent Alexandre voorspelt, is kil en angstaanjagend. Tegen 2050 is de rise of the ... Zet ik nog foto's van mijn kind op facebook? Een Chiro uit Oost-Vlaanderen ontdekte dat er kampfoto's circuleerden op een Russische pedowebsite. ... Gevluchte Belgen hebben last van heimwee.
Two things lent credence to what was thrown in air. One, an upbeat, buoyant and brisk Shahbaz Sharif, mounting on a specially dispatched royal aircraft. Two, a precedent of deal in case of Sharif family under auspices of Saudi royal family, about two decades ago. Given circumstances, both held no water.
That the Iranian clerics make policy on irrational religious grounds is one of the things people mind about them, but how is Ayatollah Trump different? 5. Trump has allied himself, and aligned himself, with the Saudi royal family, which in turn is attempting to undermine Iran. Trump is backing Saudi Arabia's ...
But in the increasingly drawn-out case of Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, the public face of the Saudi royal family to many foreign executives and investors, there's more at stake than taking over his global business empire and talks on a settlement have hit an impasse." The Saudi government had converted the ...
Opposition parties say that since the Sharif family is facing multiple cases in courts and political challenges it needs its friends in the Saudi royal family to reach a deal with the establishment in Pakistan. Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah objected to the Sharifs' Saudi visit.
The royal decree granting Saudi women the right to drive astonished the Western world and geared up approval for the House of Saud. What is driving the reforms and are they achievable? Could the changes dismantle Wahhabi traditions of strict sexual segregation and halt the export of extremist ideology ...
Ghanem al-Dosari's website was hacked, and pictures of the Saudi royal family were added to his website. "You made a mistake when talking about your masters and the masters of the world, which are Al Saud," the message reads. "The second attack will wipe you from the network. This is a promise.
As reported, the arrests are being viewed as a sharp move meant to show the Saudi People the country's rulers are serious about eliminating corruption and nepotism in the Saudi royal family and among the elite. Many also see it as part of a larger plan by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to liberalize ...
Crown Prince Mohammed's wealth, vast as it is, represents only a portion of the riches accumulated by King Salman's branch of the House of Saud. ... Eight Investment, according to documents from the Bermudan law firm Appleby, is "owned by members of the Saudi royal family," and its "wealth is derived ...
The House of Saud and their rising star Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are not oblivious to global opinions. An extremely strict Wahabbi sharia law system, a bloody military intervention in Yemen, and the Machiavellian rise of the Crown Prince to power are only a few things souring the Saudi ...
Perhaps the most astonishing of the latest statements from the House of Saud was in reference to the boredom and inertia of Saudi youth, noting that the country's hinterlands do not understand their asphyxiating effect. Prince Mohammed has always been big on social transformation, insisting that without ...
The source said that during their recent visit to Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had sought assistance from Saudi royal family in terms of provision of oil on deferred payment mode. The source said that the Saudi government has sent a ...
In Saudi Crackdown, There's More Than Alwaleed's Empire At Stake. In the increasingly drawn-out case of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the public face of the Saudi royal family to many foreign executives and investors, there's more at stake than taking over his global business empire and talks on a settlement ...
"America is still supporting Daesh and others like them …, the cruel House of Saud in his crimes against Yemen, and the Zionist regime in their crimes against Palestine." "The enemy is lying and exaggerating with its propaganda. At the beginning of the revolution, they said the Islamic Republic would be ...
The source said that during their recent visit to Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had sought assistance from Saudi royal family in terms of provision of oil on deferred payment mode. The source said that the Saudi government has sent a ...
Mecca and Medina, Islam's two holiest cities, are both located in Saudi Arabia. As guardians of these sacred sites, the Saudi royal family has decreed that no non-Muslim house of worship may be erected in the kingdom. Of course, not everyone who lives in Saudi Arabia is Muslim. There are many ...
It was based in Riyadh and had the backing of the Saudi royal family. I played about a dozen games for Al-Hilal and we won the Crown Prince Cup, the Saudi equivalent of the FA Cup. I lived in a compound for foreigners in Riyadh. The British, the French and the Americans all had their own compound and ...
Ghanem al-Dosari's website was hacked, and pictures of the Saudi royal family were added to his website. "You made a mistake when talking about your masters and the masters of the world, which are Al Saud," the message reads. "The second attack will wipe you from the network. This is a promise.
As reported, the arrests are being viewed as a sharp move meant to show the Saudi People the country's rulers are serious about eliminating corruption and nepotism in the Saudi royal family and among the elite. Many also see it as part of a larger plan by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to liberalize ...
Crown Prince Mohammed's wealth, vast as it is, represents only a portion of the riches accumulated by King Salman's branch of the House of Saud. ... Eight Investment, according to documents from the Bermudan law firm Appleby, is "owned by members of the Saudi royal family," and its "wealth is derived ...
December 2000 - Is released from prison by a deal brokered by the Saudi royal family. December 2000-August 2007- In exile in Saudi Arabia. October 29, 2004 - Mian Muhammad Sharif, Nawaz's father, dies and Sharif seeks a brief return to Pakistan to attend his funeral, after serving only four of his ...
The Saudis ran a deficit of about $75 billion in the latest year. It is the fourth time in the last decade that its oil revenues were insufficient to support the vast social programs it needs to buy the silence (loyalty) of its citizens. It is also why the Saudi royal family, led now by Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman ...
The House of Saud and their rising star Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are not oblivious to global opinions. An extremely strict Wahabbi sharia law system, a bloody military intervention in Yemen, and the Machiavellian rise of the Crown Prince to power are only a few things souring the Saudi ...
... the government. He was not even switching allegiance from one Yemeni community to another. Rather, he was addressing himself to an external actor - the Saudis. He was seeking a solution to Yemen's situation, and no doubt a future for his own political career, outside of Yemen, in the House of Saud.
The incarceration of investors and several members of the Saudi royal family on charges of corruption on 4 November 2017 are evidence of the fact that ... in the recent wave of arrests: (1) to disempower the Abdullah branch of the ruling House of Saud, (2) to consolidate the course of economic reform (cf.
About the only thing that Bersatu supreme council member Rais Hussin gets right in his article is that the House of Saud is close with the Trump administration and that the Umno grand poohbah has again put himself in a compromising position with US foreign and domestic policy. Too bad the demographic ...
The House of Saud and their rising star Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are not oblivious to global opinions. An extremely strict Wahabbi sharia law system, a bloody military intervention in Yemen, and the Machiavellian rise of the Crown Prince to power are only a few things souring the Saudi ...
Trib contributing columnist and global affairs analyst David Oualaalou's assessment of the current situation in Saudi Arabia ["Once-stable House of Saud imploding amid Arabian intrigue," Nov. 19] reminded me of a book I have titled "The Rise, corruption and Coming Fall of the House of Saud." Written in ...
Hariri's political career and his business empire have been built on decades of support from the Saudi royal family. Both are now said to be ...
Friedman's latest column in the Times, titled "Saudi Arabia's Arab Spring," is based on a whirlwind VIP tour of the House of Saud, where, as he ...



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