Shock waves from arrests in Saudi

Saudi Arabia’s heir to the throne is overseeing an unprecedented wave of arrests of dozens of the country’s most powerful princes, military officers, influential businessmen and government ministers — many of them potential rivals or critics of the crown prince, whose purported anti-corruption sweep sent shock waves across the kingdom Sunday as he consolidated power.

Among those taken into custody overnight Saturday were billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest men, as well as two of the late King Abdullah’s sons.

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