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Saudi prince challenges kingdom's old ways

Mohammed bin Salman's rise gives power to new generation; his ambitious plans, aimed at ending dependence on oil by 2030, will challenge bureaucracy, conservatives

Some Saudis fear that Prince Mohammed's plans to streamline the kingdom's bureaucracy could cause social fractures


SAUDI Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman got a standing ovation when he visited a gathering of Saudi youth last month. Last week, after hearing about his economic plans in a meeting with religious leaders, one of the kingdom's most conservative sheikhs tweeted a smiling selfie...

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