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Saudis Lift 35-Year Cinema Ban

Clerics stamped movies out decades ago

(Newser) - Saudis are going to be allowed to go to the movies for the first time since ET, Annie, and Blade Runner were in the cinemas. Saudi Arabian authorities have announced that as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform program, movie theaters, which have been banned for at... More »

Saudi's Former Crown Prince Rumored to Be on Lockdown

Per a 'NYT' report on Mohammed bin Nayef, which a Saudi official calls 'baseless'

(Newser) - Last week's commotion in Saudi Arabia over the line of succession seems to have quieted down, but that may be because the deposed crown prince has been hidden away so he can't cause trouble for the new one. Per the New York Times , four sources noted to be... More »

Saudi Prince's Plan: End Kingdom's 'Oil Addiction'

Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to boost global investment, get away from reliance on oil

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia's 30-year-old deputy crown prince is looking toward the future with his new "Vision 2030" plan—a plan that includes pulling the kingdom out of its overreliance on oil and leaning more on non-oil investment to transform it into a global power, Reuters reports. "We will... More »

Meet the New Saudi King

Things unlikely to change under King Salman

(Newser) - With the death of King Abdullah , there's a new face at the top in Saudi Arabia, but not new blood: Like every other Saudi king since 1953, King Salman is a son of Ibn Saud, also known as King Abdulaziz, though he's the first king born after his... More »

Saudi Crown Prince Takes Charge for First Time

King Abdullah on 'special leave' in Morocco

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia's defense minister is getting his first shot at wielding absolute power. Crown Prince Salman, who became next in line to the throne in June , will be running the country while King Abdullah is on "special leave" in Morocco, reports AP . Saudi officials didn't say how... More »

Saudi Arabia Names Salman New Crown Prince

He will become deputy prime minister

(Newser) - As expected , Saudi Arabia today named Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz the new crown prince following the death of Crown Prince Nayef, who was buried yesterday. Salman, now next in line to the throne, will remain defense minister and will also become deputy prime minister. Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz will... More »

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