Crown prince’s authority consolidated as dozens of princes and officials detained in anti-corruption bid

Saudi King Salman appointed two new ministers on Saturday to key security and economic posts, removing one of the royal family’s most prominent members as head of the national guard and boosting the kingdom’s young crown prince.

The king also announced the creation of a new anti-corruption committee chaired by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman which Al Arabiya TV said had already detained 11 princes, four current ministers and tens of former ministers. The suspects were not named.

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