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Saudi king’s son named crown prince

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017,10:11 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Riyadh | Saudi King Salman today named his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been fired.
According to a royal decree issued by the official Saudi Press Agency, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his post as minister of defence.