New York Times Profiles New Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Prince Khaled bin Salman

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The New York Times published a profile and interview with Saudi Arabia's new Ambassador to the United States Prince Khaled bin Salman and the significant role the young prince will play in the U.S.-Saudi diplomatic and economic relationship.

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Saudi Football

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War in Yemen

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