Saudi Arabia's King Salman is seen during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Erga Palace in Riyadh January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Saudi Arabia's new King Salman ordered a lavish bonus to all state employees Thursday and reshuffled some top government jobs while keeping in place the oil, foreign, finance, defense and interior ministers.The top oil exporter will pay two months of bonus salary to all state employees and pension to retired government workers, he said in a series of decrees read aloud on state television a week after Salman succeeded his brother Abdullah as king. Salman kept in place veteran Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf and Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.
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