New Saudi king sets stage for continuity

January 24, 2015 7:50 AM

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New Saudi king sets stage for continuity

Names next two successors to the throne

BEIRUT — Saudi Arabia’s new king moved swiftly Friday to assert the continuity of his family’s rule, declaring that he would not veer from Saudi traditions and appointing two younger successors who could lead the oil-rich monarchy for decades to come.

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