RIYADH, July 20 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the formation of Presidency of State Security that is overseen by the King, to counter terrorism and carry financial probes, Al Arabiya local news reported.
The formation was part of a royal order, in which all security institutions will be connected to the new body. The presidency includes special security forces, emergency forces and police aviation. The head of the new body will also be member in the Political and Security Affairs Council.
The order stated the reason for forming the new body to continue to develop the security sector to meet challenges and deal with emergencies with efficiency.