Saudi Arabia restructures Shura council, advisory bodies and Supreme Court

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Saudi Arabia has restructured the kingdom’s advisory Shura Council, the supreme court and the highest religious body.

The decrees appointed 20 people to the Council of Senior Scholars, the Kingdom’s highest religious body, which is headed by the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh, Arab News reported.

Another royal decree ordered the restructuring of the Shoura Council with the appointment of Hanan bint Abdul Raheem Al-Ahmadi as assistant to the speaker and Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami as deputy speaker.

King Salman issued a series of orders on Sunday.

The decree appointed 150 members to the council for a period of four years and it will be headed by Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh.

Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Luhaidan was appointed as president of the Supreme Court with the rank of minister.

Ghayhab bin Mohammed Al-Ghayhab has been named as an advisor to the royal court with the status of minister.

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