Saudi Arabia: Why succession could become a princely tussle -BBC

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is suffering from pneumonia and is breathing with the aid of a tube. He is 90 years old and his health has been in decline for the past few years. This is putting the succession question on the front page. In Saudi Arabia, succession is a complex and secretive affair, “those who speak a lot know nothing; those that know a lot say nothing.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29792691