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Imanmajed 11-12-2016 04:42 AM

Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away on Saturday morning.

Blog Real 01-15-2017 12:12 PM

Prince Mohammed bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, one of the sons of King Faisal (1964-1975), died on Saturday.

Felipe VI llega a Arabia Saudí coincidiendo con la muerte de un sobrino del rey Salman

Al_bina 08-16-2017 05:00 PM

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Three princes – Prince Sultan bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, resident in Geneva and then Massachusetts, Prince Turki bin Bandar of Paris and Saud bin Saif al-Nasr of Milan – have all vanished in the last two years.
A new BBC Arabic documentary screening on Tuesday called Kidnapped! Saudi Arabia’s Missing Princes suggests that all three were abducted on European soil and returned to Riyadh in a systematic attempt by the Saudi authorities to silence high-profile defectors.

Three Saudi Arabian princes critical of the Kingdom have disappeared | The Independent

Saudi Arabia's missing princes - BBC News

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...uctions-emerge

Al_bina 08-17-2017 12:12 PM

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Saudi Prince Bandar bin Fahd bin Saad bin Abdulrahman Al Saud has passed away, the Saudi Royal Court announced late on Wednesday.

In a statement, the Royal Court said the funeral prayers will be performed on Thursday, August 17, 2017, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudi prince Bandar bin Fahd dies - Gulf Business

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/...d-passes-away-

Al_bina 11-04-2017 09:57 PM

A purge in Saudi Arabia
 
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman removed one of the royal family’s most prominent princes from his ministerial role and arrested other royals in a purge that clears any remaining obstacles to his son’s potential ascension to the throne.
Acting on orders from a newly established anti-corruption committee, headed by his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi police arrested 11 princes, four ministers and dozens of former ministers, Al Arabiya television said. Other changes announced separately on Saturday included the replacement of the economy minister and a new head for the powerful National Guard.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...t-in-reshuffle
Saudi king sacks top ministers, gives more power to crown prince | Reuters
https://english.alarabiya.net/en/New...nal-Guard.html

Al_bina 11-05-2017 06:09 PM

Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin killed in helicopter crash near Yemen | World | News | Express.co.uk
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The fatal crash came one day after Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemen rebels in the wartorn country.
This evening, local media repeated the prince and everyone else on the aircraft died in the helicopter crash.
They had been taking a tour of an area near the Asir coast when the aircraft went down.
https://english.alarabiya.net/en/New...ter-crash.html

Countessmeout 11-05-2017 11:14 PM

I just saw this on my news feed. His father is the youngest living son of King Abdulaziz (son of his 18th wife). He was married to a cousin of sorts. His wife was a granddaughter of King Fawd (the much older half brother of his dad).

carlota 11-06-2017 04:27 AM

this sounds like a 'real life' game of thrones!
how reliable is really the succession line in arab countries such as saudi? it seems that with any new king, we get a new crown prince of their choosing. reality is that it seems to be arbritrary (he who is the crown prince at the time of the death of the monarch gets to be king)...

Al_bina 11-06-2017 04:58 PM

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Former FBI special agent Ali H. Soufan has confirmed that Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd has been killed during an attempt by the authorities to arrest him as part of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s great purge of the Saudi elites. He died when his security contingent got into a firefight with regime gunmen attempting to make an arrest.
Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, a business partner of former Lebanese PM Hariri, dies during arrest

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Originally Posted by carlota (Post 2034625)
this sounds like a 'real life' game of thrones!
how reliable is really the succession line in arab countries such as saudi? it seems that with any new king, we get a new crown prince of their choosing. reality is that it seems to be arbritrary (he who is the crown prince at the time of the death of the monarch gets to be king)...

It is a rather usual way to secure the throne. It has been my understanding that King Salman decided to do away with the agnatic primogeniture and move the succession line in his immediate family. That is why King Salman's son is named Crown Prince, and King Salman's other sons/allies occupy various important positions in the Saudi government/military. Corruption is a convenient excuse to reduce multitude of Princes in the family.

Al_bina 11-15-2017 11:02 PM

The inside story of the Saudi night of long knives | Asia Times
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A top Middle East business/investment source who has been doing deals for decades with the opaque House of Saud offers much-needed perspective: “This is more serious than it appears. The arrest of the two sons of previous King Abdullah, Princes Miteb and Turki, was a fatal mistake. This now endangers the King himself. It was only the regard for the King that protected MBS. There are many left in the army against MBS and they are enraged at the arrest of their commanders.”
Saudi Crown Prince poised to take over as King: sources | Asia Times
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The Saudi “anti-corruption” crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), which initially netted 11 princes and a few dozen ministers and former ministers, has caught up with hundreds of businessmen, who are being detained in the luxurious Ritz Carlton and other hotels in Riyadh. The Wall Street Journal reports the Crown Prince is targeting an astonishing $800 BILLION in assets believed to be held in 1,700 frozen bank accounts.

The latest speculation, to which we give substantial credence, is that the Crown Prince will top up his coup by having himself crowned King “in a matter of days,” according to our sources. Al-Arabiya, the Saudi-owned pan-Arab television news channel, posted on Twitter on Wednesday that the abdication may be imminent but then deleted the post.
16 November 2017
Saudi Arabia king set to hand over the crown to his son | Daily Mail Online
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The King of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son as his successor next week, a source close to the country's royal family has exclusively told DailyMail.com.
The move is seen as the final step in 32-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Salman's power grab, which began earlier this month with the arrests of more than 40 princes and government ministers in a corruption probe.
The source said King Salman will continue only as a ceremonial figurehead, handing over official leadership of the country to his son - often referred to as MBS.

'Unless something dramatic happens, King Salman will announce the appointment of MBS as King of Saudi Arabia next week,' said the source.

Rossina 11-29-2017 05:21 AM

Senior Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement: official

DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.

Al khansae 12-04-2017 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Rossina (Post 2043713)
Senior Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement: official

DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.

what kind of war against corruption is that?:ermm:
pay and go free:whistling:

sana 12-05-2017 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Al khansae (Post 2047023)
what kind of war against corruption is that?:ermm:
pay and go free:whistling:

yes it is :sad:

Rossina 01-02-2018 01:27 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi royal on hunger strike over purge

Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, the father of Alwaleed bin Talal and first progressive reformer in the House of Saud, has gone on a hunger strike in protest at the purge being carried out by his nephew Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the detention of three of his own sons.

The 86-year-old prince, who is the half brother of King Salman, stopped eating on 10 November, shortly after his first son, Alwaleed, was arrested on 4 November, and has lost 10 kilos in one month.

Last week, a feeding tube was inserted into him, but his condition at the King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh remains weak, according to several people who have visited him

Rossina 01-06-2018 05:36 AM

Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest: media

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against austerity measures that included suspending payment of their utility bills, Saudi media reported on Saturday.

Saudi officials did not respond immediately to a request for a comment on the report.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, has introduced reforms that included cutting subsidies, introducing value added tax (VAT) and cutting perks to royal family members to try to cope with a drop in crude prices that has caused a budget deficit estimated at 195 billion riyals in 2018.

Al_bina 01-06-2018 06:08 PM

The current developments are unfortunate. Feuds within the royal family can spill over into the whole kingdom.

irish_royalist 01-09-2018 04:05 PM

This may be interesting :

BBC Two - House of Saud: A Family at War, Series 1, Episode 1

M. Payton 01-10-2018 01:34 AM

Interesting and Thank you for the news article!

iceflower 05-10-2018 05:11 PM

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Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz as Head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage met with Crown Prince Naruhito at Togu Palace in Tokyo today, May 10:


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iceflower 06-20-2018 04:43 PM

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Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz attended the 7th Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) International Seminar in Vienna, Austria today, June 20:


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