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Saudi succession in spotlight after new heir named

The issue is whether the line of succession will continue along a diminishing line of brothers born to the kingdom's founder or move down a generation at a time of unprecedented upheaval in the Middle East.

June 20, 2012 1:30
 
Saudi Crown prince Salman

Prince Salman named Saudi heir at time of turmoil

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed his defence minister, Prince Salman, as heir apparent, opting for stability and a continuation of cautious reforms at a time of challenges for the world's biggest oil exporter.

June 19, 2012 10:30