• Sat, 07 Apr 2018 01:00
    Saudi reform could change the world
    Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, spoke only half the truth when he admitted to the Washington Post that his country had funded the spread of Wahhabism at the behest of Western powers to counter the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
  • Fri, 06 Apr 2018 09:00
    Saudi crown prince to visit France in whirlwind global tour
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince travels Sunday to France on the next leg of his global tour, extending his diplomatic charm offensive as he seeks to project a new liberal image of his conservative kingdom.
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  • Tue, 03 Apr 2018 06:32
    Saudi prince says Israel has 'right' to its land
    The crown prince and de facto leader of Saudi Arabia said Israel has a "right" to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom's position published Monday.
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  • Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:00
    Way forward after Japanese Emperor Akihito’s abdication
    The Japanese government has officially set the date for Emperor Akihito’s abdication as April 30, 2019, and the date for the crown prince’s accession to the throne as May 1, 2019, following Cabinet approval on December 8.
  • Mon, 25 Dec 2017 09:37
    Crown prince's ascension to throne in 2019 to be one-off holiday
    The government is considering designating as a one-off holiday the day of Crown Prince Naruhito's ascension to the throne on May 1, 2019, in what will be Japan's first succession from a living emperor since 1817, a government source said Sunday.
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  • Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:07
    Saudi crown prince bought $450 mn Da Vinci: report
    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for a record-breaking $450 million at auction last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
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  • Sun, 05 Nov 2017 14:34
    Saudi Arabia arrests princes, ministers in sweeping purge
    Riyadh - Saudi Arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, and dozens of current and former ministers, reports said, in a sweeping crackdown as the kingdom's young crown prince consolidates power.
  • Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:39
    Brunei Crown Prince launches mobile app for central bank
    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - The AMBD Islamic Finance Showcase aims to showcase the Brunei’s milestones in Islamic finance to create an awareness of Islamic finance activities in Brunei Darussalam.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:26
    Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as crown prince
    Riyadh - Saudi King Salman ousted his nephew as crown prince on Wednesday and installed his son Mohammed bin Salman -- the first of a new generation set for power in a conservative kingdom used to ageing leaders.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:49
    Saudi king's son named crown prince: royal decree
    RIYADH - Saudi King Salman on Wednesday named his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been fired.
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  • Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:38
    Panel settles on title for Prince Akishino
    TOKYO- A government advisory panel Thursday released its points of discussion on the Emperor’s abdication, in which its members agreed to give Prince Akishino the future title “koshi” to indicate that the younger brother of current Crown Prince Naruhito will become first in the Imperial line of succession after the Emperor abdicates and Naruhito ascends to the throne.
  • Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:06
    Japan Crown Prince to visit Malaysia for 5 days
    In conjunction with 60th anniversary of Malaysia-Japan, Japan Crown Prince Naruhito will be visiting Malaysia for a period of five days.
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  • Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:25
    Japan's crown prince hints at readiness to take throne
    TOKYO - Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito has suggested he is ready to take on the duties of emperor from his father as the country prepares for its expected first imperial abdication in two centuries.
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  • Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:09
    Unfortunate crown prince’s downfall
    In May 2001, a man was rounded up after trying to smuggle himself into Narita International Airport in Tokyo, alongside his son and two women, using fake Dominican Republic passports. 
  • Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:08
    Crown Prince proclaimed as King Rama X
    THE PROCLAMATION ceremony began at 7.16pm Thursday when His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn granted audience to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, National Legislative Assembly (NLA) president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, Supreme Court president Veerapol Tungsuwan and Regent pro tempore Prem Tinsulanonda.
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