Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia's King Salman announced a series of major changes to key leadership positions, a new “national security center” for Saudi Arabia that is affiliated with the Royal Court, and more.
Saudi Arabia's government is ordering its ministries and agencies to review billions of dollars' worth of unfinished infrastructure and economic development projects "with a view to shelving or restructuring them."
Lengthy flights from Saudi Arabia to the United States will now seem longer as the Trump Administration bans non-American carriers from allowing passengers to use laptops in-flight. New TSA rules on flights originating from Riyadh and Jeddah state that laptops must be kept in checked baggage.
The White House released a statement yesterday calling for the development of "a new United States-Saudi program" after the President hosted Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a lunch meeting.