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Saudi Arabia: New governor in Northern Borders

Prince Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz Bin Musaid Bin Jiluwi Al-Saud, governor of the Northern Borders region, has died, the Royal Court said in a statement on 4 July. He has been succeeded as governor by his son, Prince Mishaal Bin Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz Bin Musaid Bin Jiluwi Al-Saud, who was sworn in on 14 July. Mishaal had been named an adviser to King Salman in late January. King Salman Bin Abdelaziz was among mourners performing funeral prayers for Prince Abdullah at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on 5 July, after which he was buried at the Al-Adl cemetery.

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