Saudi King Salman swears in new officials amid anti-corruption probe

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It’s royal intrigue and corruption in the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

On Monday, the King swore in new officials taking the place of dozens of princes, military officers and ministers detained in a sweeping effort the government calls an anti-corruption probe.

CGTN’s Yasser Hakim reports.

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