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A Saudi prince accused of murdering his servant at a London hotel could face the death penalty in his home country over his alleged gay sex life, a court has heard. - Press Association
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The House of Saud: The rulers of modern Saudi Arabia - Financial Times special report
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King Abdullah's continuing reform program

From the Sydney Morning Herald 20 October 2010

Saudi king hobbles power of Muslim clergy

RIYADH: When Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah appeared in a newspaper photo with 40 veiled women in April, he broke a taboo by mixing with the opposite sex in public.

Since then, the 86-year-old monarch has crimped the power of conservative Muslim clerics more than any of his five predecessors since the foundation of the kingdom in 1932. He prohibited unauthorised religious edicts, or fatwas, and shut some of the websites on which they are issued. In the past month, he backed supermarkets employing women for the first time.

Describing a ''struggle over who controls Saudi Arabia,'' Robert Lacey, the author of the 2009 book Inside the Kingdom, said: ''Ten to 15 years ago, it would have been very difficult for a Saudi king to discipline the clergy.''

The friction between king and clerics underscores a shift in Saudi society from the dominance of strict Islamic law. The king is spearheading the move by forging a Saudi national identity and bringing women into the workforce to try to make the economy less dependent on oil.
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Saudi prince gets life in prison for murdering servant - CNN.com
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:30 AM
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Prince Bandar's misterious disappearance - Foreign Policy
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:55 PM
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Saudi crown prince 'in good health': Son

..."My father is in very good health and he is on his annual vacation," assistant defence minister Prince Khaled bin Sultan told reporters...
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:09 AM
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There is no cover up. The prince is being held & will be charged, the Saudi embassy said that they will not interfer in it.
The point is Dazzling, that if this were in the Gulf States it WOULD have been covered up as everyone very well knows... There is no question of a cover up of a Murder in the UK where all are equal before the Law, where even Prince Charles can be arrested & prosecuted were he to ever commit a crime. The prospect of the Saudi Royal Family interfering has showed them to be limply impotent as they attempted to request that evidence of the sadistic Homosexual relationship HH Prince Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, had with his "servent" and the Prince's ordering of Gay Escorts to his hotel not be held in public, this wasn't given a moment's regard & was inturn headline news uncencored in TV, Radio, Print & Internet. Even were this animal to have Diplomatic Immunitiy there would have been massive publicity & public... political pressure to have it lifted. If that failed he would have been expelled from the UK.
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King Abdullah is world's third most powerful person: Forbes
WASHINGTON: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah was ranked third in the list of the World's Most Powerful People released Thursday by the leading American business magazine Forbes....Article
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A child refused to go to school unless she saw the Saudi prince

A Saudi child refused to go to school before she meets a member of the royal family who she had sighted during a recent visit to her town. Rania Al Ghamdi, from the southwestern town of Aqeeq, remained adamant and insisted she would not go to class unless her family takes her to the palace to meet the Prince, Mashari bin Saud, the Emir of Baha, near her town and say "hi" to him. - Emirates 24/7.com
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Saudi king suffers herniated disc
RIYADH — Saudi King Abdullah is suffering from a herniated disc, the royal court announced on Friday, four days after he failed to preside over the weekly cabinet meeting.
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Hello all,

I'm writing a paper on the Saudi royal family - one of the people I've come across is Prince Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed al Saud (not the one from the 1700s). Does anyone have any info on this royal? I know he exists but there isn't much on him.

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Yesterday the king was admitted to hospital, after he got an embolism complicated the pains in his back. A few days ago the king already handed over some tasks to crown prince Sultan (80+).

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Saudi Arabia King Abdullah hospitalized, appears in wheelchair
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and a few national gurad duties given to his son - Article

I wonder if more duties will be handed over to different royals. I don't see him giving up the throne but would be interesting to see which royals get what.
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you're right Dazzling as the CP is also ill and still recopvering in Morocco I am also wondering if other royals in Al Saud family will handed more duties and how they will do it.
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you're right Dazzling as the CP is also ill and still recopvering in Morocco I am also wondering if other royals in Al Saud family will handed more duties and how they will do it.
He wiil return back tonight.
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Duties have been given to the crown prince, Prince Nayef who is second deputy & to the kings sons so far. I dont see anyone else getting more power or duties than them.
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I can see Prince Saud al-Faisal taking some responsibilities as well he seems very powerful man....althought I think all the duties will goes for King's sons maybe and the CP.BTW I saw the Crown Prince living Morocco yeaterday he doesn't look well neither Saudi Arabia should think about Rejuvenation of their leadership IMO.
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King has successful surgery
RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has undergone a successful operation in New York Presbyterian Hospital, a Royal Court statement said Wednesday.
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Saudi King takes up the entire VIP wing at New York hospital

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Saudi king leaves hospital
(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has left a New York hospital in "good health" after a month of treatment, state media said on Wednesday, showing pictures of the elderly monarch walking down a corridor.
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