Saudi Residents Push Back Against Crown Prince’s Megacity Plan

Resister is killed as some members of local tribe protest relocation at Neom project site

Saudi Arabia’s government is facing rare resistance to one of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s signature projects, as members of a tribe in the kingdom’s northwest say they won’t leave their homes to make way for a new megacity, according to residents there and rights activists.

Plans for the futuristic urban development, Neom, were unveiled by Prince Mohammed in 2017 as part of an ambitious effort to reshape Saudi Arabia’s oil-dependent economy. It is expected to cover an area nearly the size of Belgium along the Red Sea...