Saudi Arabia

Palace coup

Print edition : July 21, 2017

King Salman (right) and his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been decreed next in line to take over the oil-rich kingdom. Photo: AP

Members of the Saudi royal family pledging allegiance to the new Crown Prince at the Royal Palace in Mecca. Photo: Hhandout/AFP

U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner with Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh on May 20. The Crown Prince has the backing of the powerful Jewish lobby in Washington. Photo: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

April 20, 2015: Saudi soldiers fire artillery across the border into Yemen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The war in Yemen and the move against Qatar have the imprint of the new Crown Prince. Photo: Hasan Jamali /AP

King Salman of Saudi Arabia sacks the Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Nayef, and makes his favourite son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the throne with the backing of the U.S.
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