Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is facing problems on multiple fronts, many of his own doing, which has left the kingdom in a weakened state.
Crime scene sketches prepared by Turkish police detail the murder and dismembering of Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi's Istanbul consulate last year.
The Saudi-led coalition, which has been fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen, said it will respond firmly to the projectile attack targeting an airport in the kingdom's south-west.
The reconstruction of Syria will be another battle with rival powers trying to stamp their authority over the country through their chequebooks.
Both sides on either end of the Gulf crisis have issued demands that make any compromise difficult to imagine. The optimism of a breakthrough amid the glimmers of hope this month is misplaced.
The UN calls the situation in Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis in recent history. With 24 million people facing starvation and famine and at least 65,000 killed, the Saudi-led coalition continues to fuel the war.
Dubbed the ‘blockade derby’, the Qatari team was booed by the crowd as they sang their national anthem and each time they cruised toward the Saudi goal, but the team also found some interesting 'neutral' backers.
Yemeni officials say the meeting involved discussions about the mechanism of the UN team's work and the number of monitors that will be required in the near future.
French newspaper Le Monde says it's seen a letter written by Saudi King Salman to French President Emmanuel Macron to express his "deep concerns" that Qatar is looking to purchase the air defense system, the S-400.
Roseanne Barr's use of the Muslim Brotherhood as a slur to insult a former White House advisor wasn't a random choice.
HRW urges Saudi authorities to "take immediate steps to allow people to safely return home, allow business and clinics to reopen, and compensate residents for property damage and destruction caused by security forces."
Saudi Arabia has held meetings with two leaders from Iraq that have a violent sectarian past. In a bid to counter Iran's influence, the Saudis might be getting into bed with those accused of serious crimes against the Sunni population in Iraq.
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