U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, is greeted by Deputy Defense Minister Salman bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, right, after he arriving at Riyadh Air Base on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool)
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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah appointed his son as governor of Riyadh Province on Wednesday in a move that strengthens his branch of the ruling dynasty as it approaches a difficult decision over how to transfer power to the next generation.Prince Turki bin Abdullah's elevation to one of the most important positions held by ruling family members in the absolute monarchy comes months after another son of the king, Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah, was made governor of Mecca Province. The most recent was the appointment of Prince Muqrin, the youngest of King Abdulaziz's sons to survive into adulthood, as deputy crown prince, a newly created position that makes him next in line to rule after King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman.
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