Saudi Arabia under King Salman

Saudi Arabia under King SalmanKing Salman has overseen some important changes in Saudi Arabia since he inherited the throne from his elderly half-brother King Abdullah nearly three years ago. On January 23, 2015 Salman takes the throne at the age of 79 after the death of Abdullah, aged about 90. In June of this year, he raises his son, aged 31, to the position of crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers from Mohammed bin Nayef.

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