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Saudi Arabia’s new king may struggle to maintain stability

What happens in the air-conditioned palaces in Riyadh will affect stability, prosperity and religious beliefs throughout the world

By Michael Binyon  

Saudi Arabia's new King Salman moved quickly to name a future successor in his oil-rich kingdom ©AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The smooth transfer of power on the death of King Adullah to Salman, the new King of Saudi Arabia, has come as a relief not only to the tribal chieftans, but to dozens of world leaders, including President Obama, who would have much to lose from instability or revolution in the world’s largest…

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