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Saudi Crown Prince dies

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Crown Prince Sultan of Saudi Arabia has died: he was 85 and had been ill for a long time. It opens up the question of who will succeed King Abdullah, who is 86 and has been widely credited with bringing stability to Saudi Arabia with a programme of moderate reform. Edward Stourton, who has been reporting from Saudi Arabia all week, explains just how important the Crown Prince was.


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