MBS tries to deflect legal woes after becoming Saudi Arabia’s prime minister

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Issue 1156 - 06 Oct 2022

The issue leads with Saudi Arabia where Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS), in a break from tradition, has been named prime minister. GSN's sources suggest King Salman's aling health is a factor but also important is the Bin Salman’s desire to cement MBS’ power within the ruling family and to protect him from legal peril overseas. GSN's coverage includes profiles of King Salman's children.

Politics coverage includes a focus on Kuwait, where opposition and Islamist voices made gains in the National Assembly election and Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal reappointed Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah as prime minister.

GSN also examines recent developments in Yemen and Iran.

Defence and security coverage examines the use of Iranian drones in Ukraine and recent Iranian
artillery, rocket and drone strikes on targets in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Finance and business coverage includes a look at the death of the disgraced former Kuwait Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) director Fahad Al-Rajaan and the more than $874m that allegedly went missing from the pension fund under his watch.

Risk management reports are on Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

The GSN View focuses on Opec+ and its early October decision to cut oil production.

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