Imad Lahoud resurfaces in Riyadh
According to our sources, the Franco-Lebanese computer specialist Imad Lahoud is trying to get in on the tender to modernise [...]
The deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia is the youngest defence minister in the world in a country where old age is the norm at the top. Surrounded by a younger guard, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud has launched a number of reforms since his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz came to power, articulated around the Vision 2030 programme. His influence on the regime’s apparatus is growing, which has caused a certain amount of jealousy on the part of his rivals, most notably the crown prince and interior minister Mohammed Bin Nayef.
There have been a flurry of deals between Beijing and Riyadh of late as the two diversify their alliance. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is receiving help on China from discreet businessman Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Shehri. [...]