Several princes, former ministers detained as Saudi King orders anti-corruption drive

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Published on 5 Nov 2017, 3:54
‍Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Saturday removed a prominent prince who headed the National Guard, replaced the economy minister and announced the creation of a new anti-corruption committee.

The Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel also reported late on Saturday that 11 princes and dozens of former ministers were detained in a new anti-corruption probe headed by the kingdom’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was also named to oversee the new committee.

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