Saudi King Salman Ousts Nephew as Crown Prince, Installs Son

21 Jun 2017   Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman named his son as the country’s new crown prince, the country’s state news agency said Wednesday, a move that carries far-reaching implications for the monarchy and the biggest economy in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, known by his initials MbS, is seen as the architect of Saudi Arabia’s attempt to overhaul the kingdom’s oil-dependent economy and carve out a…

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