The Jamal Khashoggi affair has exposed the dark side of Saudi crown prince who almost certainly ordered the capture if not the murder of the Saudi journalist in its Istanbul consulate on October 2. Many fêted the prince as a modernising reformer, yet he has jailed rights campaigners and mercilessly attacked the Houthis of Yemen, where famine looms on an unprecedented scale. The prince was expected to acknowledge Khashoggi’s death as a result of “an interrogation that went wrong”. Saudi stocks have plunged. Many executives have pulled out of his forthcoming investment conference.
Mohammed bin Salman,