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Prince Mohammed bin Nayef
Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

Saudi Arabia’s new King has announced a major cabinet reshuffle that puts in place a new generation to succeed him as head of the Kingdom.

King Salman has appointed his nephew, Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as crown prince, BBC reported.

The king’s son, Mohammed bin Salman has been made deputy crown prince.

King Salman, 78, came to the throne in January after the death of his half-brother Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.

Abdullah, who was thought to be aged about 90, had been on the throne since 2005 and Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader for last 10 years.

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Saudi billionaire Prince, Alwaleed Bin Talal has caused a storm on social media, after reportedly offering 100 luxury cars to 100 Saudi fighter pilots who took part in a bombing campaign in Yemen, according to a report by the BBC. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal  made the offer in a tweet after the Saudi Arabia announced the end to the first stage of a bombing campaign targeting Houthi rebels. In his Arabic-language tweet, Prince Alwaleed wrote,”I congratulate our wise leaders on the victory of Operation Decisive Storm and the beginning of Operation Restoring Hope. To recognize one hundred participating Saudi pilots I