The TV channel «al Arabiya» tells about the reshuffle in the Saudi Arabia. King Salman deposed Prince Muhammad bin Naif from the post of heir to the throne, replacing it with his son Muhammad bin Salman. The new heir will remain defense Minister. However, it is unclear whether he continues to monitor the innovation program «of Saudi Arabia – 2030».
The TV channel «al-Alam», broadcasted from Iran in Arabic, argues that the removal of the heir had prepared several months. In December, dozens of princes, sent to the monarch a petition, where it was reported that the appointment will split the Royal family – too obvious will be the influence one branch.
Published in the London newspaper «al-Hayat» reported that in Eastern Syria, us military aircraft shot down an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle. Simultaneously, the United States appealed to Russia with a proposal to restore coordination in Syria. The Pentagon says that the Russian air force began to behave threateningly against coalition aircraft.
The Hamas website «Palestinian information center» machines criticized the Palestinian authority for the fact that its representatives took part in the Herzliya conference. In a statement, the group notes that this gives legitimacy to Israeli repression of Palestinians.
Qatari newspaper «al-Watan» wrote that the residents of occupied Jerusalem are sending to the people of Qatar his ardent support. According to them, not a single country in the Arab world does for the residents as much as Qatar, including the creation of a special humanitarian Fund. A message addressed to the Emir Sheikh TA’mim, signed by the leaders of many public organizations.