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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (C) sits as royal family members and other officials pledge allegiance to him at the Royal Palace in Mecca on June 21, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (C) sits as royal family members and other officials pledge allegiance to him at the Royal Palace in Mecca on June 21, 2017. (Photos by AFP)
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The news came as a surprise: Saudi Arabia has a new crown prince. Mohammad bin Salman. King Salman has appointed his son as his heir.

The 31-year-old successor will continue to hold his post as defense minister. Bin Salman’s appointment has stirred a controversy in the Kingdom and beyond. But what do regional and international media think about the appointment?