Mohammed bin Naif pledges allegiance to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will take over from Prince Mohammed bin Naif.
Updated 22 June 2017
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Mohammed bin Naif pledges allegiance to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

JEDDAH: Prince Mohammed bin Naif, former crown prince, pledged allegiance to the newly-appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Al-Safa Palace Wednesday.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has called on the citizens of Saudi Arabia to pledge allegiance to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah after Wednesday night’s Taraweeh prayers.
A royal decree published by the Saudi Press Agency in the early hours of Wednesday morning said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been appointed to his new position after being chosen by 31 out of 34 members of the Allegiance Council.


Know your Arab jewelry designers

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Know your Arab jewelry designers

The Arab world is known for its love of jewelry. Here are some emerging and established home-grown brands.

Alia bin Omair

Born in the UAE, Alia bin Omair’s collection, Leaf, is based on the ever-present palm trees found in the region.

Nuun Jewels

Nuun Jewels was founded by Saudi Arabian Princess Nourah Al Faisal, who opened a boutique on the shopping avenue Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.

Mukhi Sisters

The Lebanese-Indian sisters Maya, Meena, and Zeenat Mukhi come from a long line of jewelers. Their line incorporates tradition with extravagant settings.

Bil Arabi

Lebanese designer Nadine Kanso launched her brand, Bil Arabi, in Dubai in 2006. It went on to quickly become one of the region’s hottest lines.

Jude Benhalim

Egyptian Jude Benhalim launched her jewelry brand when she was 17 in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since.

Azza Fahmy

The most well-known internationally, Egyptian Azza Fahmy began her trade in the 1960s when she became the first woman to serve an apprenticeship in Egypt’s jewelry district.