5 articles tagged "Prince Muqrin"
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The First Bid to Oust the Saudi King and Son Failed - But Intrigue Simmers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2015

The late King Abdullah’s favorite, Prince Muqrin, was shunted aside by his successor and is now the live wire behind an intrigue to topple Salman and his son. His has many princely sympathizers and backing from Washington.

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Saudi king gravely ill prepares to step down
Saudi King Abdullah said ready to abdicate over ill health, as ISIS strikes the kingdom’s border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2015

Saudi Arabia faced a double crisis Sunday, Jan. 5: King Abdullah, 91, is gravely ill – reportedly with lung cancer - and preparing to abdicate. Two American specialists have been rushed to Riyadh to treat him, as his successors stand by, although princely disputes may delay an announcement. This development coincided with a bid Sunday by ISIS terrorists to smash into the kingdom from Iraq. The assailants killed Gen. Odah al-Balawi, commander of the northern Saudi border guard, and three other soldiers, before four died in the clash, two by suicide.

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Barack Obama and King Abdullah
Princes Rattled by Ageing Monarch’s Constant Reshuffles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 29, 2014

King Abdullah has been reshuffling power in Saudi Arabia, raising the ire of some royal family members and leaving the army and defense ministry unstable.

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Saudi Crown Prince Salman’s Head Is on the Block
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2013

The royal consensus is the Prince Salman is not fit to remain Crown prince and the race is on for his replacement as first in line to the throne. Ex-intelligence Chief Prince is the frontrunner.

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Frontrunner for Next Crown Prince is Former Intelligence Chief Prince Muqrin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2013

The succession race is heating up in Riyadh as King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman are both in declining health. The frontrunner for next crown prince is Prince Muqrin, former chief of intelligence.

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