Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince: The man who will be king
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince: The man who will be king
KSA: Mohammed bin Nayef relegated, Mohammed bin Salman becomes Crown Prince
28 June, 2017, 22:24
A royal order published by state news agency SPA on Wednesday, and which accompanied the announcement of Prince Mohammed bin Salman's promotion to the post of crown prince, took the further step of restoring the allowances retroactively back to September.
The move wasn't totally unanticipated as a possibility, but has far-reaching consequences. In what would be yet another huge departure from past practices, I would put my money on King Salman relinquishing the throne to his son in the next year or two, assuming all goes reasonably well in the interim. He had, however, been reported intermittently to be in very poor health. Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani also congratulated the new crown prince, expressing hopes for "brotherly relations between the two brotherly countries".
Iran also reviles bin Salman for his leading role in the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is supporting its internationally-recognized government and Iran is backing the Shi'ite Houthi rebels.
The king called on governors and other princes to pledge allegiance to his new heir and ordered a ceremony - routine on such occasions - after night prayers on Wednesday at a royal palace in Mecca.
Ozcan Tikit noted that these changes are expected to contribute to the weakening of religious, as well as a number of economic organizations in Saudi Arabia.
The reshuffle sparked speculation on Twitter about a possible future abdication by the octogenarian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in favour of his son, whose youth and dynamism have appealed to younger Saudis who make up the majority in society and are often eager for change.
Back then, the royal decree said that King Abdullah informed the Allegiance Council and made a decision to appoint Prince Nayef as the crown prince, deputy premier and minister of interior.
Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran - already running high - could worsen with King Salman's designation of his aggressive and ambitious son, Muhammad bin Salman, as the next ruler, analysts say. Saudi Arabia has typically been ruled by kings in their 70s or 80s. And it came as Saudi Arabia was already grappling with low oil prices, and intensifying hostilities both with Iran and in its own circle of Sunni Arab states.
"The president and the crown prince committed to close cooperation to advance our shared goals of security, stability, and prosperity across the Middle East and beyond", the White House said in a statement about their telephone talks. "There is no question as to who is going to be in charge", he said.
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In Central California, a 2.5-square-mile (6.5 sq. kilometer) wildfire that burned at least one building was 60 percent contained. Residents of a northern Arizona town that has been evacuated say they struggled to leave behind their homes.
Nine blocks have been re-clad in the last five years and the materials used are created to inhibit the spread of fire. Many local officials and companies are now scrambling to remove similar cladding to prevent a similar tragedy.
It looks like former United forward Hatem Ben Arfa, now at Paris Saint-Germain, will be on the move again this summer. They also criticised the timing of the announcement for television fixtures, which will be released on July 10.
The two leaders met for the first time during Trump's overseas trip in May, just weeks after Macron's election victory. A White House statement said the visit would reaffirm the powerful links between the two nations.
It can easily be transmitted after contact with the infected animals, as well as from their sources of water and food. However, the department is warning consumers to stay away from poultry that they might find dead, dying or sickly.
Most recently, the industry leaders condemned the president's decision to withdraw the US from an global climate agreement. A number of interesting things were shared at the first meeting of the American Technology Council on Tuesday.
The bill itself is meant to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act-former President Obama's signature healthcare law. Six constituents have staged a sit-in in Senator Capito's office regarding the pending Senate healthcare bill.
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