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Saudis 'nervous' about royal succession

Crown Prince Sultan of Saudi Arabia has died. He was eighty five 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. As Edward Stourton reports from the Saudi city of Jeddah, King Abudullah is an immensely popular figure and many Saudis are very worried about a future without him.

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