John R. Bradley

Don’t believe rumours of an ‘imminent’ Saudi coup

During the past month, news about domestic Saudi Arabian politics has been dominated by frenzied speculation over an imminent coup within the world’s most opaque and important ruling family: the House of Saud. This rumour was started by a little-known website dedicated to Middle Eastern affairs. It was then quickly picked up by the Guardian and numerous other British newspapers, and a few days ago was given new impetus when splashed by the Independent.

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