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Saudi king names his son as heir to the throne

The change gives Prince Mohammed greater authority to pursue his plan to reduce the kingdom's reliance on oil.


SAUDI Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was named to replace his cousin as heir to the throne in a shake-up that consolidates the 31-year-old leader's power in the world's biggest oil exporter.

The king's decision to elevate his son, who already controlled

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