King Salman bin Abdulaziz relieves his younger half-brother of his duties and appoints nephew as new heir apparent.
The Saudi foreign minister has been replaced as part of a major cabinet reshuffle.
Saud Al Faisal was the world’s longest serving foreign minister, his career spanning almost 40 years. In the last few years, he maintained his challenging role despite suffering from chronic back pain and having various surgeries.
Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker takes a look at how Al Faisal advanced Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy.