Saudi princes among dozens detained in ‘corruption’ purge

Source: BBC News

The heir to the throne in Saudi Arabia has consolidated his hold on power with a major purge of the kingdom’s political and business leadership.

A new anti-corruption body, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of ex-ministers.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a billionaire with investments in Twitter and Apple, is among those held.

Separately King Salman replaced the national guard and the navy chiefs.

The new anti-corruption committee has the power to issue arrest warrants and travel bans.

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  1. This a sign of conflict in Saudi Arabia monarchy. It is a sign of war among them ( monarchy). Saudi Arabia monarchy are facing war with Yamen, Qatar, Hisbullah, Iran, Isis and al Qaida. Many enemy than before, is this a sign of ending monarchy?? Wait and see!

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