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Saudi sacks officials at tourism projects on suspicion of corruption

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia sacked a number of officials at tourism projects including the historical northwestern site al-Ula and the Red Sea mega projects on suspicion of corruption, state news agency SPA reported on Friday, citing a royal decree.

The officials are under investigation over encroachment on lands belonging to these projects, SPA reported.

(This story corrects to say suspicion, not charges, in headline and first paragraph)

Reporting by Samar Hassan; Writing by Marwa Rashad; Editing by Tom Hogue

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