EXCLUSIVE: At least 20 princes detained in mass purge by Saudi crown prince | Middle East Eye

EXCLUSIVE: At least 20 princes detained in mass purge by Saudi crown prince | Middle East Eye

Unlike in November 2017, when he launched his first purge against the business elite when the crown prince was at the height of his popularity, and known both inside the kingdom and without as a reformer, MBS is hated more than ever in his family.

More than 18 months later, the crown prince’s reforms are quagmired, the price of crude oil has dropped after Russia refused last week to cut production, and discontent is mounting in the kingdom over the crown prince’s decision to seal the holy sites in Mecca and Medina from all pilgrims for Umrah – just months before the Hajj is due to start – over the coronavirus outbreak.

via EXCLUSIVE: At least 20 princes detained in mass purge by Saudi crown prince | Middle East Eye