The US president-elect has pledged to make the kingdom a “pariah” over its human rights failings.
Saudi Arabia has lifted its blockade of Qatar after a three and a half year stalemate. So what triggered a change of heart?
The burden now falls on the Trump administration to explain why its withholding records that appear to implicate Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of one of the Kingdom’s most prominent critics.
There are opposing views inside the kingdom towards normalisation with Israel, revealing fault lines among different political clans.
Strained relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia sees trade being impacted.
The Al Huwaitat tribe has appealed to the UN to stop Saudi Arabia’s forced displacement of people living in the area where it plans to build the megaproject.
Under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudis have spent billions of dollars for the kingdom’s so-called reforms, but “this country does not know what human rights means,” says one of the EU Parliament members.
The Saudi crown prince has crushed dissent within the kingdom and moved to silence potential rivals, such as his cousin Muhammad bin Nayef and his uncle Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz.
What the Saudis feared most in Jamal Khashoggi is now becoming a movement.
Saudi dissidents exiled in countries including Britain and the US announce the launch of the National Assembly Party, the first organised political resistance under King Salman's rule.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is eager to recognise Israel, but is likely waiting for his father King Salman’s death.
In one of 18 interviews with investigative reporter Woodward, Trump defended Mohammed bin Salman over the gruesome murder inside a Saudi consulate of Khashoggi.
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