International royalsSaudi Arabia

Saudi Crown Prince pressured Lebanese Prime Minister to resign

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has allegedly pressured the Lebanese Prime Minister to resign. Saad Hariri, the Lebanese Prime Minister was allegedly forced to resign after coming under pressure from the Saudi Arabian government and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Hariri was allegedly held captive by the Saudi government in order to ensure he would resign. The Lebanese Prime…
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Saudi Arabian prince killed in helicopter crash

On Sunday, the helicopter carrying a Saudi Arabian prince crashed killing him and seven others. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin was a son of former Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz who served as Crown Prince for four months in 2015 until he was forced out by his brother, King…
Palaces & BuildingsSaudi Arabia

Saudi Royal Palace comes under attack - two guards are confirmed dead

A gunman has opened fire outside the Al-Salam Palace on Saturday, killing two members of the Saudi Royal Guard. According to Saudi Arabian media, a security spokesman for the Interior Ministry confirmed that an attacker opened fire upon the royal palace after exiting a vehicle. Two royal guards have been shot dead and three others were injured. SPA reports that the gunman was shot dead. The…
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Saudi King orders that a columnist is dismissed after comparison with Allah

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered that a newspaper columnist is suspended from the al-Jazirah newspaper after the columnist compared him to God. The newspaper column written by Ramadan al-Anzi described King Salman as “Haleem” or forbearing and “Shadeed al-Eqab”, which means strict in punishment. The terms are both associated with God in Islam. Giving divine…
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Eight UAE princesses to face trial in Belgium over "inhumane" treatment of servants

In 2008, eight princesses from the Al Nahyan family from the United Arab Emirates stayed at the Conrad Hotel in Brussels. On 29 July of that year, all of them were charged with exploiting servants while living there. Princess Sheikha al-Nahyan and her seven daughters have been accused of trafficking servants into Belgium and treating them in an “inhumane” manner. The princesses…
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