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The Saudi crown prince’s power grab could well destabilise Lebanon

Salman seeks to project a new, acceptable face for the desert kingdom

12th November, 2017
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Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Pic: Getty

Over the last fortnight, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has conducted a purge, or power grab, under the guise of an anti-corruption drive, concentrating all power in his hands. With a carefully orchestrated PR campaign featuring “liberal” reforms, such as allowing Saudi women to drive in the near future and a reduction in the powers and role of the religious police, Salman seeks to project a new, acceptable face for the desert kingdom....

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