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Saudi King Fires Utilities Minister Amid Outrage Over Price Hikes

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has fired the country’s water and electricity minister following massive public backlash over a price hike on utilities. The move Saturday comes less than six months after the government cut subsidies on water, electricity and other utilities. Abdullah al-Hussayen will be replaced by Abdel Rahman al-Fadhli, Saudi Arabia’s current agriculture minister. The Saudi government announced the steep cut in utility subsidies in December as oil prices dropped...

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