Saudi Arabia has named a new defence minister after the death of Crown Prince Sultan, who had held the position for some 50 years.
State television al-Ekhbariya announced Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, 76, will take the defence post.
He is currently governor of Riyadh and is the half-brother of King Abdullah.
The BBC reports Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz has already been named as Crown Prince.
Prince Sutam bin Abdul Aziz will become Riyadh's new governor.