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Saudi dynasty moves to forestall succession crisis

Saudi Arabia's then intelligence chief Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz gestures during a news conference in Riyadh, in this November 24, 2007 file picture. Saudi Arabia's Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, a former intelligence chief in the conservative Islamic kingdom, has been appointed deputy crown prince, Saudi state television reported on March 27, 2014, making it more likely he will one day become king. The appointment makes Muqrin, the youngest son of the kingdom's founder King Abdulaziz al-Saud, n

 

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