Mohammed bin Salman Headlines

  • Russia and Saudi Arabia are getting increasingly chummy, and that may have big implications for oil

    Russia and Saudi Arabia reinforced their partnership as OPEC is set to grapple with some thorny issues, like declines of supply from Venezuela and the effect of renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran.

  • Mohammed bin Salman is the worst enemy of his ‘Vision 2030’ plan

    The way the Crown Prince is rewriting the Saudi social contract should give us pause.

    Washington Post
  • Saudi women in Russia to support team, reinforce new image

    MOSCOW - In jeans, headscarves and veils, dozens of Saudi women draped in their country's green flag and sporting matching face paint streamed into Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday to support their national team against Russia in the World Cup's opening match. More important, perhaps, they were projecting the image of a new Saudi Arabia in which they are slowly emerging from decades of harsh inequality as part of ambitious reforms undertaken by the country's young crown...

  • Russian hopes, fears tangled in Vladimir Putin’s showcase World Cup

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin claims soccer and politics have nothing to do with each other, yet the World Cup he kicked off Thursday is about much more than sports. It's about proving to the world that Russia is a global power broker and not an outcast, that it's an open, confident and generous nation - and not an isolated, repressive place hobbled by sanctions. And the beleaguered Russian team's stunning 5-0 victory in the tournament opener...

  • Vladimir Putin and Russia get their 1st win at the World Cup

    MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup. Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory in the tournament by routing Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in Group A, with the Russian president watching from the VIP box alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the Saudi crown prince. It was the host nation's first World Cup win since 2002, and it raises the hope that Russia can get past the group...

  • As Saudis Go to War, the Crown Prince Attends a Soccer Match

    Fighters backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pushed toward the Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah. The Saudi crown prince watched the World Cup.