21 June 2017

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman appointed Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman appointed Crown Prince


Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir, in a major reshuffle. A royal decree removed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a 57-year-old nephew of the king, as next-in-line to the throne and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman, 31, who was previously the deputy crown prince.

The newly-announced crown prince was also named deputy prime minister and maintained his post as defense minister.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia.
  • Saudi riyal is the currency of Saudi Arabia.
Source- The Hindu



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