Saudi crown prince: Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi royal palace/AFP

In Saudi Arabia, where political change is incremental and social reform usually measured in decades if not centuries, it was a year of extraordinary (...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at an investment conference in Riyadh. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

These are tumultuous days in Saudi Arabia, where the consolidation of power around Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is upending a system that has prev(...)