Ed­i­to­rial, Guardian

Business Daily (Kenya) - - IDEAS & DEBATE -

The slow-mo­tion coup in Saudi Ara­bia is chang­ing noth­ing — and ev­ery­thing — in the desert king­dom. An un­prece­dented se­ries of ar­rests has put princes, for­mer min­is­ters and ty­coons be­hind the gilded bars of a ive- star ho­tel. By pre­cip­i­tat­ing the res­ig­na­tion of the Le­banese prime min­is­ter, a new front against long-time ri­val Iran was opened up just as an old one be­came in lamed by rocket ire. Yet the ruler of the re­pres­sive desert state re­mains the aged and ail­ing King Sal­man.

KING SAL­MAN Saudi Ara­bia ruler

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