Saudi Arabia appoints new labor minister, reshuffles religious and Shura councils

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Posted: Dec 02, 2016 2:36 PM

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had appointed Ali bin Nasser al-Ghafis as labor minister, replacing Mufrej al-Haqbani.

A royal decree also reshuffled the country's top religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, and the Shura Council, which advises the government, state television channel al-Ekhbariya reported.

(Reporting By Reem Shamseddine and Marwa Rashad; Writing By Maha El Dahan; Editing by Catherine Evans)