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June 21, 2017

 
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King Salman of Saudi Arabia has ousted the crown prince and replaced him with his son, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, advancing his meteoric rise

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:21 AM EDT


King Salman of Saudi Arabia has removed the kingdom’s crown prince and named his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, next in line to the Saudi throne.
The move marks a stark upheaval in the leadership of the wealthy kingdom, a key ally of the United States and the Arab world’s largest economy.
Prince Mohammed emerged from relative obscurity when his father ascended the throne in 2015, and he has since accumulated vast powers, serving as defense minister, overseeing the state oil company and launching a vast effort to reform the Saudi economy.
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