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Saudi Arabia: King Salman reasserts his sovereignty on regional tour

King Salman Bin Abdelaziz embarked on a well-publicised domestic tour on 6 November in a clear attempt to reassert his authority in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi affair. The king was accompanied by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) and more than 30 other princes. It was widely observed that the heir apparent played a subordinate role and remained in the background throughout.

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