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Saudi’s next heir a close confidant of Abdullah

Jan 23, 2015 International - RIYADH: Prince Moqren, named last year as second in line to the Saudi throne, was a trusted confidant of the late King Abdullah with a reputation as a liberal. Born on September 15, 1945 in Riyadh, Moqren is the youngest of the 35 sons of Abdulaziz bin Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia. He graduated from Britain's Royal Air Force College and served in the Saudi air force until taking on political roles from 1980. He was governor of the northern…

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