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Saudi king appoints new foreign minister in major cabinet reshuffle

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman has appointed former finance minister Ibrahim al-Assaf as foreign minister in a major cabinet reshuffle that included changes to key national security posts, state media reported on Thursday. The reshuffle came with the Saudi government trying to deal with intense international pressure over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. Last week the kingdom announced the creation of three government bodies aimed at improving its intelligence…