Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing a figure well-known to Washington from the line of succession.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz has stripped the country’s crown prince of powers overseeing criminal investigations, designating a new public prosecution office to function directly under the king’s authority.
At least 25 Yemenis got killed when Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a market in the northern Sa'ada Province, a local health official said on Sunday, the latest in a string of deadly incidents in the 27-month-old conflict.
Syrian army forces, supported by allied fighters, have reportedly managed to advance on the Daesh-held eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr for the first time since 2014 days after an Iranian missile strike against terrorist positions there.
A Russian security official has warned that the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group is now seeking to shift the main focus of its acts of terrorism from Iraq and Syria, where it is suffering fatal blows, to Central Asia.