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A Saudi Palace Coup

David Hearst | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
David Hearst

King Abdullah's writ lasted all of 12 hours. Within that period the Sudairis, a rich and politically powerful clan within the House of Saud, which had been weakened by the late king, burst back into prominence. They produced a palace coup in all but name.

Saudi Arabia Names New Defense Minister

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia has named a new defense minister to replace the late crown prince who held the post. King Abdullah appointe...