Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree on 23 April relieving Minister of Electricity and Water ‘Abd Allah al-Husain of his duties. The king appointed Minister of Agriculture ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Fadhli to run the electricity and water portfolio on an interim basis, state news agency SPA reported.

The King’s influential son Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, who among numerous other roles chairs the Council of Economic and Development Affairs, which...