Mohammed bin Salman

The Saudi temper tantrum could land one devastating blow — to Canadian health care

Here's a proposed Canadian reply to the escalating Saudi temper tantrum. Call in the kingdom's ambassador and tell him: Sorry, Mr. Ambassador, but …

Health Care

The unintended consequences of U.S. disengagement in the Middle East

An Arab diplomat recently chided an American audience for speculating about what “the new Middle East” may look like. Open your eyes, he said: The new Middle East is already here.<p>And, personally, I fear its baseline expectation is that American power and values won’t matter the way they once …

Opinion

REPORT: SEC Slaps Tesla With Subpoenas Following Musk’s Tweets About Funding

11:58 AM 08/15/2018<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) subpoenaed Tesla regarding CEO Elon Musk’s tweets announcing plans to take the …

Tesla

Saudi fund may only play minor part in Musk's $72 billion Tesla plan: bankers

RIYADH (Reuters) - Elon Musk told investors this week that "obviously, the Saudi sovereign fund has more than enough capital needed" to finance taking Tesla private.<p>The fund is estimated to have over $250 billion in assets. But it is not that simple.<p>The Public Investment Fund (PIF) has many claims …

Technology

Saudi Arabia Goes High-Tech in Approach to Investing

Talks with Tesla show how crown prince’s sovereign-wealth fund has become a global player, but some worry about impulsive, risky bets<p>When Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman toured the U.S. two years ago, he couldn’t even get an audience with Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk, people …

Investing

Trump is wrong to suspend John Brennan's clearance

John Brennan has made some very ill-advised comments in recent months, but President Trump should not have suspended the former CIA director's …

National Security

Saudis Worry About State Fund’s Risky Bets—Energy Journal

A daily digest of The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of energy companies, commodity markets and the forces that shape them. Send us tips, suggestions and complaints: EnergyJournal@wsj.com SAUDI ARABIA GOES HIGH-TECH IN APPROACH TO INVESTING Saudi Arabia’s state-owned fund has ventured into riskier …

Oil

In the Tesla drama, Saudi Arabia reminds Silicon Valley of its weight

Not only are the Saudis are a viable pool of cash for cash-seekers, they are building considerable leverage in Silicon Valley dealmaking.<p>The Saudi Arabian government cannot make any Silicon Valley hotshot do anything. But they can make it awfully appetizing.<p>The news that the Saudi government had …

Silicon Valley

Pompeo, Trump mum on Saudi-led airstrike that hit Yemen school bus

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke Monday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but according to a State Department readout of the conversation, the top US diplomat made no mention of last week's Saudi-led airstrike that hit a school bus in Yemen and killed dozens of …

Middle East

Saudi Arabia starts to weaponize its wealth

Here's a subject that Elon Musk might think twice about before tweeting.<p>Resource-rich Saudi Arabia, which in recent months amassed a $2 billion stake …

Opinion

America's silence makes it complicit in Saudi bombing of Yemeni children

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dozens of schoolchildren on a field trip were killed in Yemen last week when a Saudi-led airstrike hit their bus. More than 50 people died; nearly 80 were wounded. Many victims were younger than 10.<p>Speaking by phone with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a few days after the attack, …

Opinion

Recode Daily: The Saudis are coming to Silicon Valley

Plus, online activists like Sleeping Giant are hitting hatemongers in the wallet; Andreessen Horowitz launches a special fund for black athletes and celebrities; how millennials murdered mayonnaise.<p><b>The Saudis are a big deal in Silicon Valley, and they are getting bigger.</b> The news that the Saudi …

Silicon Valley

Saudi King, Crown Prince Offer Condolences to Italian President over Genoa Bridge Collapse

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, sent …

Middle East

Canada-Saudi rift: The next steps forward for Ottawa

<i>Colin Robertson is vice-president and fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.</i><p>Who would have imagined that a tweet could have sparked such a crisis in Saudi-Canada relations? In this still-developing saga, there is a lesson, questions and a challenge.<p>The lesson is obvious: Diplomacy by …

Human Rights

Students, doctors and patients: The real victims of the Saudi-Canada diplomatic spat

Riyadh’s diplomatic community was caught unawares on a stifling desert summer evening last week when the Saudi authorities abruptly announced they …

Saudi Arabia

Pathways to residency remain open to Saudi students amid diplomatic rift, Ottawa says

A Saudi student who successfully applied for asylum in Canada in 2014 and now attends Bishop's University in Quebec urges other students from the …

Canadian News

Breakingviews - Tesla is risky vehicle for Saudi reform drive

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman risks picking the wrong driver. The kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund already holds nearly 5 percent of Tesla and expressed interest in taking the electric-vehicle innovator private, according to boss Elon Musk. That’d …

Tesla

Foreign policy by Twitter: Is the goal to be ‘liked’ or be effective?

Nobody foresaw the backlash when a tweet sent out from Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s Twitter account calling for the release of two …

Social Media

John Ivison: Liberals’ pulpit diplomacy is more about feel-good than do-good

OTTAWA — Certain things in public life should not be taken at face value — including election promises, government spending estimates and former …

Foreign Policy

What Saudi Arabia's interest in Tesla says about its long-term oil plans

The prospect of Saudi Arabia backing Tesla provides a glimpse into the kingdom's oil and economic strategy, and it's not as simple as a hedge against …

Oil

Saudi Mortgage Growth to Aid Rebound in Lending at Al Rajhi Bank

A jump in mortgages and a recovery in Saudi Arabia’s economy may help Al Rajhi Bank, the kingdom’s second-biggest lender, reverse a decline in …

Saudi Arabia

The Conservatives Pick a Side — And It’s Saudi Arabia

Stress, it’s said, reveals true character. If so, the stress of the Saudis’ quarrel with Canada has revealed the Conservative Party of Canada as a …

Saudi Arabia

Elon Musk’s mystery Tesla buyout funder is Saudi Arabia

The Saudis have been seeking to fund a Tesla buyout since early 2017, Musk says.<p>Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is the mystery funder that has …

Tesla

Saudi Puts Money on Tech as It Prepares for Life After Oil

The world’s biggest crude exporter is attempting to future-proof itself against oil’s decline by investing in futuristic technologies.<p>Saudi Arabia …

Automotive Industry

Saudi Arabia women still don’t get any respect [Opinion]

Judith E. Tucker and Miriam R. Lowi<p>Washington Post<p>On June 24, Saudi Arabia, making a long-awaited change, officially lifted its ban on women driving. …

San Antonio

Saudi spat with Canada could be 'proxy' for U.S. quarrels with Trudeau government, experts say

Saudi Arabia’s “extreme” response to Canada’s tweet deploring its human rights record would not have been made without the knowledge of the White …

Canadian Politics

Saudi women can drive, but are their voices being heard?

Earlier this summer, Saudi Arabia lifted the decades-long ban on women’s driving. The move is part of a series of reforms that the country has been …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi King, Crown Prince Condole Emir of Kuwait on Death of his Sister

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, sent …

Middle East

It’s time for the Trudeau government to move past its errors and post some wins in foreign policy

The painful confrontation with Saudi Arabia is yet another example of the continuity-of-error that defines much of this Liberal government’s approach to Canada in the world.<p>“It’s a sad tale of unfulfilled promises and possibilities left unexplored and amateurish stumbling about,” says Daryl …

Foreign Policy

Maldives: A crisis in paradise

By Bruce RiedelA crisis is brewing in an Indian Ocean paradise. Elections next month in the Maldives will probably cement the power of the nation’s …

Foreign Policy