King Appoints New Governor of Riyadh

King Abdullah issued a royal decree appointing Prince Khaled bin Bandar as governor of Riyadh, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday. The King also appointed his son Prince Turki bin Abdullah as deputy governor of Riyadh. The former governor of Riyadh Prince Sattam has passed away earlier this week. Both the new governor of Riyadh and his deputy has a background in the military. Prince Khaled was commander of the Royal Land Forces, and Prince Turki was a fighter jet pilot at the Royal Saudi Air Force.