Mohammed bin Salman, (MBS) then newly appointed as crown prince, left, kisses the hand of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef at a royal palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 2017. Mohammed bin Nayef has been accused of treason. File photo: AFP

Saudi crown prince once kissed hand of royal relative who could face death

  • King’s brother and nephew have reportedly been accused of treason and could face execution
  • Arrests underline Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s tactic of unbalancing rivals ahead of ascension to the throne
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Mohammed bin Salman, (MBS) then newly appointed as crown prince, left, kisses the hand of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef at a royal palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 2017. Mohammed bin Nayef has been accused of treason. File photo: AFP
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