New governor for Saudi capital Riyadh

New governor for Saudi capital Riyadh

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has appointed Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz as the new governor of the capital Riyadh.
 
The king also named one of his sons, Prince Turki, as deputy governor in place of Prince Mohammed bin Saad, who had asked to step down.

The new governor succeeds the king’s half-brother Sattam who died on Tuesday at the age of 72 after occupying the post since October 2011.

A graduate of Britain’s Sandhurst military academy, Prince Khaled was promoted in 2011 to general commanding the kingdom’s ground forces.