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Saudi royal family

Social Media Users in Gulf Debate Arrests of Saudi Princes

TEL AVIV — Prominent social media users in the Gulf have been posting extensively regarding developments in the Saudi royal family after the arrest of dozens of officials in the country, including 11 princes from the royal family, as part of an ongoing fight against corruption.

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Saudi King Shakes up Royal Succession, Names Son Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him firmly as first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession.

The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses sending dust and smoke into the streets 11 September, 2001, in New York. Two planes crashed into the towers which later collapsed. AFP PHOTO/Aaron MILESTONE (Photo credit should read AARON MILESTONE/AFP/Getty Images)

Gitmo Detainee: Saudi Royal Aided Terrorists

A suspected al-Qaida operative detained at the US base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, claims that a member of the Saudi royal family helped recruit terror operatives before the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to a recently released transcript by the Pentagon.