Reports Confirm Mohammed bin Salman to Visit U.S. in March; Schedule Remains Unclear

Conflicting reports have emerged in the U.S. media in the past 24 hours surrounding an expected visit by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the United States this month.

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Mohammed Bin Salman

Crown Prince Performs Shock Therapy on Saudi Arabia

In a wide-ranging late-night interview at his palace here, Saudi Arabia's young crown prince Mohammed bin Salman described a new wave of reforms as part ...


Saudi Military

Why Saudi Arabia Is Suddenly Shaking Up Its Military



Public Investment Fund (PIF)

Saudi Arabia Fund Quadruples in Size as Cash Pours In: ETF Watch

Inflows this year have quadrupled the amount of assets in an exchange-traded fund that invests in Saudi Arabian equities, data compiled by Bloomberg show. While ...


Rob Smith

Why Saudi Arabia is spending $64 billion on entertainment

Change began in earnest last year after Saudi Arabia announced funding of more than $26 billion to expand the Grand Mosque in Mecca to accommodate ...


Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia′s cultural change: Civil society meets ′top-down′ reform

Movies, opera, travel: a strong wind of change appears to be blowing through the desert kingdom. According to Saudi Arabia expert Sebastian Sons, reforms could ...


Change in Saudi Arabia

Winds of change in Saudi Arabia

Reform of the country’s port sector and a giant new shipyard are key initiatives. ...


U.S.-Saudi Relations

Saudi Crown Prince to visit Washington on March 19

audi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive in Washington on March 19 on an official visit that will include a meeting with US President ...


Public Investment Fund (PIF)

Jay Penske said to get $200M investment from Saudi fund

Jay Penske has sold a minority stake of his media company, Penske Media Corp., to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, The Post has learned. ...



UK’s Johnson praises Saudi reforms, pre-empting critics of crown prince visit

British foreign minister Boris Johnson praised social reforms in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, seeking to neutralise any potential criticism over human rights and the war ...



Saudi Telecom Company and Cisco Sign Strategic MoU to Bring the Benefits of 5G to Saudi Arabia

The transition to 5G is fundamental for STC’s vision, as it forms the foundation for future solutions including smart city, IoT and other vertical services. ...



Lebanon PM in Saudi for first visit since diplomatic crisis

Lebanon's prime minister on Wednesday made his first trip to Saudi Arabia since he briefly resigned from office during a visit to Riyadh late last ...


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U.S. Middle East Policy

After ISIS, U.S. military confronts challenge from Russia, China in Middle East

The United States must contend with growing competition from Russia and China across the Middle East following the defeat of the Islamic State, a senior ...



Russia, US could be headed for collision in Syria

Recent escalations in Syria, including the US strike on pro-regime forces in Deir ez-Zor — which killed Russian combatants — is raising speculation about potential ...


War in Yemen

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen briefs the Security Council

The parties have continued the destructive pattern of zero-sum politics which has led the country to plunge into more poverty and destruction. Decision-makers in this ...


U.S. Middle East Policy

Trump discusses Iran in calls with Saudi, UAE leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Iran’s “destabilizing activities” and other security and economic issues in separate telephone calls with senior Saudi and Emirati leaders on ...


Iran in the Region

Rouhani says Iran ‘ready’ to talk to Arab neighbors

President Hassan Rouhani Wednesday said Iran is ready to discuss regional security issues with its Gulf Arab neighbors as long as foreign powers are kept ...



Perspective: The US Will Spend $500M on Syrian Kurds This Year. For What?

According to a State Department official I spoke to, this program will involve helping the SDF rebuild local government and vital infrastructure—a herculean task for ...


Security Clearance

Kushner loses access to top-secret intelligence

Kushner is not alone. All White House aides working on the highest-level interim clearances — at the Top Secret/SCI-level — were informed in a memo ...



Afghanistan offers to recognize Taliban as legitimate ‘political party’

The Afghan government is willing to recognize the Taliban as a legitimate political party as part of a potential ceasefire agreement with the Islamist militant ...


Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre reopens: ‘This is a victory’

Following international pressure and condemnation by Palestinian Christians, Israel decided on Tuesday to suspend the legislation regarding collecting taxes from churches and their properties. ...


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