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WSJ: Saudis arrest 2 princes for allegedly plotting coup

Posted at 9:05 AM, Mar 07, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Saudi officials have arrested two members of the royal family for allegedly plotting to oust King Salman and the son he has designated to succeed him, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The Journal report quotes unidentified sources as saying guards from the royal court detained one of the king's brothers, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al Saud, and one of his nephews,

Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. It says both men were arrested at their homes early Friday and charged with treason.

There has been no immediate comment from Saudi authorities on the report.