The move was seen as part of a drive by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to transform Saudi society and to move toward a more tolerant form of Islam.
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The prince bought the “Salvator Mundi,” a portrait of Christ, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.
Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, a little known Saudi prince, paid a record $450.3 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.” Here are a few other buyers with deep pockets.
Fueled by insatiable demand in the gulf states, the Italian marble trade is booming. A look at how the stone is wrenched from the earth.
In his book, the photographer Ahmed Mater documented Mecca in all its splendor — and squalor — hoping to help steer it away from the rampant commercialism of recent years.
A court revised the punishment given to a stateless Palestinian poet, Ashraf Fayadh, who was convicted of apostasy. He was also sentenced to eight years in prison.
The truncated debut of the channel, Al Arab, was the latest example of efforts by Arab monarchies to portray themselves as open while suppressing domestic critics.