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Flames are seen at the production facility of Saudi Aramco's Shaybah oilfield in May. Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters hide caption

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Saudi Arabia's Ambitious Economic Overhaul Hinges On Reducing Its Oil 'Addiction'

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman conducts a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with other members of their delegations, in London, on March 7. Dan Kitwood/AP hide caption

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Saudi Arabia: The White House Loves It. Most Americans? Not So Much

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Saudi Prince Will Court Trump In Visit — And Tech Execs And Hollywood, Too

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A Yemeni child suspected of having cholera sits outside a makeshift hospital in the capital, Sanaa, earlier this month. World health authorities say that of the more than 1,300 people who have died of the disease, a quarter have been children. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A billboard in Taif, Saudi Arabia, shows King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud (center) flanked by his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman (right), and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. The king appointed his son as his successor and first in line to the throne, stripping Nayef of the title of crown prince and ousting him from his powerful position of interior minister. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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What To Know About Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince And The Issues He Will Face

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Mohammed bin Salman has risen from Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince to the heir to the throne, according to a royal order backed by Saudi's Allegiance Council. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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