Saudi's King Salman to hand crown to son next week
19 November, 2017, 02:23 | Author: Brenda Erickson
The 81-year-old king will remain as a ceremonial figurehead, while the official leadership would be handed over to Prince Mohammad, according to the royal sources of Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, Saudi media has yet to confirm or deny these reports.
The crown prince, commonly referred to by his initials "MBS", is just 32 years old and already holds numerous posts in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is now experiencing a period of dramatic change spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammad, who is seen as the driving force behind the kingdom's ambitious economic and social plans.
Other reforms being introduced include steps to limit the remit of the religious police, who have been stripped of their power of arrest and told they are being absorbed into the interior ministry, and the lifting of the ban on women driving.
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China has traditionally played little role in Middle East conflicts or diplomacy, despite its reliance on the region for oil. "He will only keep the title 'Custodian of the Holy Shrines'".
Remarking on the importance of maintaining close communication between the two countries' heads of state, Xi said China and Saudi Arabia are comprehensive strategic partners whose strategic mutual trust is deepening.
"MBS can not confront Hezbollah in Lebanon without Israel".
The report by the Daily Mail hinted that King Salman may be suffering from dementia, which would explain a swift exchange in power while attempting to save face by keeping quiet on the matter.
But the Times of Israel reported that the Israelis are not enthusiastic about the prospect of fighting another war with Hezbollah, which has a penchant for showing Israeli territory with poorly-aimed missiles while hiding its weapons in civilian areas so it can blame collateral deaths on the Israelis.
Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip had been totally sealed since August, and was largely closed for years beforehand. Saturday's opening is temporary, however, with the crossing due to close again on Monday.
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Nearly none were delivered after the United Kingdom cut diplomatic ties in response to the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The Thomson Reuters Foundation is a charity organization that is independent of Thomson Reuters.
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