Muhammad bin Nayef Wiki
Muhammad[a] bin Nayef[b] Al Saud (Arabic: محمد بن نايف بن عبد العزيز آل سعود; born 30 August 1959) is a prominent member of the House of Saud. He is a nephew of King Salman and grandson of the founding monarch King Abdulaziz. He has served as First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia and chairman of the Council for Political and Security Affairs. On 29 April 2015, he was appointed Crown Prince by King Salman, making him first in line to the throne of Saudi Arabia. On 21 June 2017 he was replaced as Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister by the king’s son, then Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and relieved of all positions by royal decree of King Salman.
Muhammad bin Nayef Life & Education
Prince Muhammad was born in Jeddah on 30 August 1959. He is the second-oldest son and one of ten children of Prince Nayef. He has an older brother, Prince Saud, and a younger brother, Prince Fahd. Their mother is Al Jawhara bint Abdulaziz bin Musaed Al Jiluwi, who is a member of the Al Jiluwi branch of the House of Saud.
Muhammad’s father Nayef was one of the Sudairi Seven, a power bloc of sons of the kingdom’s founder, King Abdelaziz (known in the West as Ibn Saud), and Hussa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi. Thus, Prince Muhammad was born to an especially privileged position in the House of Saud dynasty: a paternal grandson of the founding monarch, and child of one of the original king’s favourite sons. Two of Prince Muhammad’s full uncles, Fahd and Salman, have reigned as King during Muhammad’s lifetime.
Muhammad bin Nayef studied in the United States. He took courses at Lewis & Clark College but did not receive a degree. He attended the FBI’s security courses from 1985 to 1988, and trained with Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorism units from 1992 to 1994.
Muhammad bin Nayef Arrested
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) yesterday arrested three members of the royal family of the kingdom. King Salman’s younger brother and Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, the king’s nephew, were arrested and charged with treason, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported. The two men, who were once in line for the throne, are now under threat of imprisonment or execution for life, people familiar with the matter said. Saudi authorities also arrested Nayef’s younger brother, Prince Nawaf Bin Nayef. This happens two years ago, Bin Salman ordered the arrest of princes and officials in what he said was a “repression against corruption”, but that many believe it was a campaign to take control of billions in assets. On Friday morning, the guards of the Saudi royal court wearing masks and black dresses arrived at the houses of the two men, arrested them and searched their homes, the Journal reported. Mohammed Bin Nayef is the former Interior Minister who has been under house arrest since MBS removed him from that position in 2017. The Sheikh of Dubai forced his 11-year-old daughter to marry MBS, reveals a UK court
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