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Shah Salman Shacks Up Civil, Military Administration

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia King Sha Salman has made key appointments and sackings in civil and military administration in a bid to reorganize the state institutions.

The official Saudi Press Agency reported that several sackings and appointments have been announced, however, no reason for the change has been given.

Reportedly, the Royal Saudi Air Force Chief, Lt. General Muhammad bin Auz Saheem and Royal Saudi Navy Chief Lt. General Abdul Rehman bin Saleh Al Banyan have been sacked in this shake-up.

Shah has replaced them with Major General Fayyaz bin Hamid Al Raveli and Fawad Al Ruwaili. Various military figures have been promoted to fill the ‘terminations’.

A royal decree declared Prince Fahad Bin Badar as an advisor to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in the rank of minister.

Several political appointments were also announced which include the notable appointment of a female deputy minister of labour and social development, Tamadar bint Yousef al-Ramah.

She is the second female to be promoted to a deputy minister from the position of a secretary.

Apart from that, Prince Turki bin Talal was appointed the new deputy governor of the south-west Asir province. He is the brother of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was detained on corruption charges and then was released after two months.

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