Saudi shakeup: New king purges Abdullah’s sons from key security posts

Saudi King Salman has reshuffled the Cabinet and government in what appeared to be directed against his late brother. On Jan. 29, Salman ordered the dismissal of several sons of the late King Abdullah, who died on Jan. 23.

Under the decree, Salman fired Abdullah’s sons, Turki and Mishaal, appointed governors of the Riyad and Mecca provinces in 2014. The king, however, retained Abdullah’s leading son, Miteb, as national guard minister.

At the same time, Salman, who also ordered a significant salary increase for civil servants, continued to place his sons into senior positions. One son, Abdul Aziz, was named deputy oil minister.

Full article: Saudi shakeup: New king purges Abdullah’s sons from key security posts (World Tribune)

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