5 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabian heir tightens his grip on power

The heir to the Saudi Arabian throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has tightened his grip on power by detaining dozens of ministers and 11 princes. The 32-year-old, who has said he wants to modernise the wealthy oil state, made the arrests through his new anti-corruption organisation. Among those being held is the billionaire owner of London’s Savoy hotel who has invested in Twitter and Apple.