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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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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