A Princely Power Struggle Could Shake The House Of Saud

Since 1932, when the formidable desert warrior Abdulaziz proclaimed himself king of a united Saudi Arabia, the Al Saud have wielded power as absolutely as European royal families of the Middle Ages. But the several-thousand-strong Al Saud are far from united. In fact, there is a growing danger that Saudi Arabia could be shaken by another aspect of medieval monarchy: royal-family infighting.

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