Monthly Archives: April 2015

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz dismisses Crown Prince

New Saudi King Salman has named new Crown Prince

  Saudis awoke Wednesday morning to what was arguably one of the largest royal shake-ups in their kingdom’s history. At 4 a.m. local time on April 29, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 79, issued a series of royal decrees that mapped out Saudi Arabia’s future, hastening the transition to the next generation of princes and cementing his direct descendants’ power for decades to come. The decrees reverberated far beyond the Saudi royal court: Businessmen rescheduled flights, and investors canceled meetings, scrambling to react to the news. “Of course, I can’t travel now,” one local media commentator said of his scratched plans. As part of the royal decrees, King Salman … Continue reading

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