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A look at major royal figures in Saudi Arabia's history


RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman named his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, next in line to take over the oil-rich kingdom with a royal decree on Wednesday in a dramatic upending of the royal succession.

Here's a look at major royal members in the history of the ultraconservative Sunni kingdom that's a longtime U.S. ally and top oil producer, and key figures in the latest reshuffle.


King Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, backed by the British against the Ottomans during World War I, became king of Hejaz in 1926 and later changed the name of the kingdom to Saudi...

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