File - March 29, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Governor of Riyadh Prince Khalid bin Bandar, during Obama's departure ceremony at King Khalid International airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has tapped the former deputy defense minister to lead the kingdom's intelligence services and revitalized the political career of a former spy chief and longtime ambassador to the United States by naming him to a new senior advisory post.The king named Prince Khalid bin Bandar to the post of chief of general intelligence in a decree Monday, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. Khalid was relieved of his post as deputy defense minister Saturday, barely six weeks after he was appointed.
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