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Saudi Arabia's newly designated prime minister, Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia's newly designated prime minister, Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia's newly designated prime minister, Mohammed bin Salman

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been appointed prime minister of Saudi Arabia, in an apparent bid to shield him from a US lawsuit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

The Saudi kingdom said it made an exception to Saudi law so he could receive the appointment from his father, King Salman. In practical terms, it does not change the power structure as Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MbS, is already the nation’s de facto ruler.

Telegraph Media Group Limited [2022]


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