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