New king in town: Saudi Arabia's Salman reshapes policy team rapidly, but reform plans unclear

February 5, 2015 5:32 AM

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New king in town: Saudi Arabia's Salman reshapes policy team rapidly, but reform plans unclear

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, file photo released by the Saudi Press Agency, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud makes his first speech as king following the death of King Abdullah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's new monarch isn't wasting time. Since assuming the throne Jan. 23, King Salman has elevated some of his closest relatives and sidelined previous power-brokers, tightened decision-making and promised lavish payouts designed to win early goodwill. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, file mage released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 2nd right first row, poses with Shura members at consultative Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's new monarch isn't wasting time. Since ass...

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