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Saudi Arabia sets up state security agency

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a decree Thursday setting up a new security agency for the oil-rich kingdom which will be overseen by him directly, the SPA news agency said. The new agency, which will be headed by intelligence chief General Abdel Aziz bin Mohammed al-Houeiriny, would manage several departments of the interior ministry, the state-run SPA said. The department of intelligence and the units tasked with fighting terrorism would work under the authority of the new agency. Read:¬†Saudi security…