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.
After facing multiple setbacks, MBS appears to be appealing to any group willing to be entertained to bolster his image.
The Trump administration's campaign against Iran is flying too close to the sun and the UAE sees war as an outcome they don't want, and can't afford.
Human rights organisations report widespread abuses in prisons across the region, including torture, extended solitary confinement and a lack of medical care, not to mention the use of the death penalty for minors in Saudi Arabia.
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?
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