The rejection from the global superstar is a public relations disaster for the Kingdom which is trying to find its feet as it diversifies its economy.
Backed by the kingdom's oil wealth, the crown prince is pushing once-close allies to follow Riyadh’s lead.
Conflicting accounts of the killing of General Abdulaziz al-Faghem and an irregular confirmation of his death by official sources have led to a rise in speculation that foul play was involved, or at worst a coup within the House of Saud.
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the death of Mohamed Morsi are symbols of an age where ruling through force invites no accountability and in turn, is rewarded.
If history is anything to go by then Saudi Arabia's executions of thirty-seven Saudis, most believed to be Shia, could incite anger in the region and a response from Iran.
The continued imprisonment of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia is a clear sign that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's vision for reform is about optics, not change.
The compensation paid to Jamal Khashoggi's family won't quell global outrage against the Saudi Kingdom.
Pakistan's dynamic with Saudi Arabia has historically been of subservience, but the latest visit by Saudi Arabia's crown prince shows that the nature of the relationship could be changing.
Days after being implicated in a conversation with the Saudi Crown Prince who threatened to "put a bullet" in Jamal Khashoggi, Turki Aldakhil was appointed as Saudi's envoy to the UAE. Who is he and who's really pulling his strings?
Ex-NSA operatives reveal how they spied for the UAE amidst increasing global scrutiny over illegal espionage, shady defence deals and mercenaries in the Yemen war. To what end will the UAE pursue its regional ambitions?
Saudi Arabia's criticism of the US Senate resolution is unconvincing and is a sign that US-Saudi relations could be further tested under a Democrat-led Congress next year.
Saudi Arabia wants to produce uranium enrichment equipment from the United States, without any restrictions or oversight, while stating that 'all options are on the table'. Is Saudi Arabia going nuclear only a matter of time?
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