Saudi Arabia in sweeping purge as prince cements power

November 06, 2017

Saudi Arabia arrests 10 princes and dozens of former ministers following a political crackdown in September as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (pictured), set to be the first millennial to occupy the Saudi throne, cements his grip on power (AFP)

Saudi Arabia pursued a sweeping purge of the kingdom's upper ranks on Sunday, saying it would freeze the accounts of dozens of princes, ministers and a tycoon arrested as the crown prince cements his hold on power.