Royal ambitions: The UAE's stake in Saudi crown prince

Six months after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi sparked a backlash against Saudi Arabia, reports that the Kingdom's leader, King Salman, has moved to curtail the powers of his chosen heir are growing.

While there has been no official confirmation - Riyadh has refused comment when approached - the tea leaves do provide strong hints that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has had his wings clipped.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2019, with the headline 'Royal ambitions: The UAE's stake in Saudi crown prince'. Print Edition | Subscribe