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The Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to the US will focus on changing his image rather than policy

Experts say Saudi Arabia and the US have invested heavily into shifting the country's perception in the West.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Inside the rapid rise and unprecedented power grab of Saudi Arabia’s millennial crown prince — who Trump is about to meet with

The 32-year-old royal has influenced Saudi Arabia's military, foreign policy, economy, and even day-to-day religious and cultural life.

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is reportedly hiding his mother from the king and is making up bizarre excuses to explain her disappearance

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly has his mother under house arrest because he was worried she would oppose his power grab.
Members of Iran's Basij militia

Mike Pompeo could create a ‘bad cop, worse cop’ scenario as secretary of state, raising uncertainty in the Middle East

Pompeo, like Trump, has a tougher approach to Iran. Some experts believe the two could end the Iran nuclear deal, while others say it's just rhetoric.

Saudi Arabia developed a nuclear energy policy after quietly meeting with the US energy secretary Rick Perry

Saudi Arabia's renewed push towards nuclear power may be linked to the growing threat of Iran in the Midddle East.
Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Saudi’s Crown Prince has been quietly seizing power over major companies owned by people he has arrested

The Crown Prince's corruption crackdown was part of his tactical consolidation of power.

Saudi Arabia reportedly used physical abuse to extract billions from its corruption crackdown

At least 17 arrested officials were reportedly hospitalized for physical abuse, and one later died while in custody.
Jared Kushner.

Qatar reportedly says it has unearthed damaging information on Jared Kushner — but didn’t give it to Mueller because it’s scared of ...

NBC News cites unnamed sources as saying Qatar thinks President Donald Trump's policy toward it was improperly influenced.
This satellite image from Space Imaging shows a nuclear reactor facility on January 13, 2002 near Bushehr, Iran.

Saudi Arabia is in nuclear talks with the US — and it could be a sign the country is trying to get even with rival Iran

Countries usually must agree to the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, but the US-Saudi deal may possibly be set without those restrictions.