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Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as crown prince

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:58 AM

UPDATED The naming of Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince completes a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef who has been fired

PROMOTED. In this file photo, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) addresses the first meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Economic and Development Affairs Authority in Riyadh on November 10, 2016. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/File

Saudi capital goes quiet for day of mourning

Jan 25, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Away from the palace and nearby roadblocks life continued with almost no indication that a new era had begun except for billboards expressing condolences for Abdullah s death

HELPING FILIPINOS. The Philippines says Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah helped overseas Filipino workers, especially those on death row. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA