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7 Mar 2020

Senior members of Saudi royal family arrested

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Three senior Saudi Arabian princes have been arrested for reportedly plotting a coup.

They include the king’s brother and a former crown prince who’ve been accused of treason.

The arrests are seen as the latest move by Mohammed bin Salman, the current crown prince, to increase his grip on power and cement his own claim to the Saudi throne.

Our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports