Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:1PM
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, is seen sitting as royal family members and other official pledge allegiance to him, at the Royal Palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by AFP)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, is seen sitting as royal family members and other official pledge allegiance to him, at the Royal Palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by AFP)
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These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

Saudi appoints the new prince 
In a decision which caught many by surprise, Saudi king Salman has issued a series of royal decrees, replacing first in line to the throne Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with his son, Mohammed Bin Salman. In sweeping aside his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef, the Saudi monarch also removed him from his post as interior minister. Instead, King Salman picked 33-year-old prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, with little experience, to take over the reins of the interior ministry. King Salman further amended article five of the kingdom's statute of ruling. The order stipulates that only the sons and grandsons of the founding King Faisal Al Saud can be kings and crown princes. While Saudi news outlets have sought to depict the changes as normal, upending royal succession is further proof of existing rifts within the royal family.

Israel support of Daesh terrorists 
It was first revealed a few years ago by media including western news outlets. Now links between Israel and anti-Syria terror groups are no secret. This has made the UN chief worried. Antonio Guterres has warned that a spike in interactions between the two sides could lead to escalation and cause harm to members of the UN Disengagement Observer Force who are deployed to the occupied Golan Heights. The Israeli regime has been anxiously awaiting the downfall of the Syrian government since the conflict began in the Arab country in 2011- a dream which has over the years turned to dust with the Syrian army clawing back much of the territory previously captured by foreign backed militants and pushing them to the brink of total crash.