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Saudi Arabia’s power-hungry crown prince sent a proxy to buy a $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly used another Saudi prince as a proxy for the purchase.
Leonardo da Vinci's “Salvator Mundi,” or “Savior of the World,” dating from around 1500.

Secret buyer of $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting revealed to be a Saudi prince

A Saudi prince has been revealed to be the buyer of the world's most expensive painting, priced at $450 million.
Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia meets with U.S. President Donald Trump, in the Oval Office at the White House, March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Inside the rapid rise of Saudi Arabia’s millennial crown prince who is now leading a TIME Magazine poll for its 2017 ‘Person of the Year&#...

The 32-year-old royal has influenced Saudi Arabia's military, foreign policy, economy, and even day-to-day religious and cultural life.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Inside the rapid rise and unprecedented power grab of Saudi Arabia’s millennial crown prince

The 32-year-old royal has influenced Saudi Arabia's military, foreign policy, economy, and even day-to-day religious and cultural life.

Trump and Rex Tillerson had starkly different responses to Saudi Arabia’s corruption crackdown

"My own view is that it does, it raises a few concerns until we see more clearly how these particular individuals are dealt with," Rex Tillerson said.

Rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran rattle markets

"The anti-corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia and mounting tensions between the Kingdom and Iranhave unnerved investors this week."
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) speaks with members of the royal family during an allegiance pledging ceremony in Mecca, Saudi Arabia June 21, 2017.

An unprecedented power grab by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince could remake the Middle Eastern kingdom

Prince Mohammed now effectively controls Saudia Arabia's Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, and the National Guard.

Trump tweets his support for the massive upheaval in Saudi Arabia, says those arrested have been ‘milking’ the country for years

"I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing," Trump tweeted.