What is the big deal? This is not unusual at all. Saudi regime media are treated by the House of Saudi as one apparatus of propaganda and it is very common to transfer one editor-in-chief from one mouthpiece of one prince to another mouthpiece of another prince. Very common. And it is not true that this is the first time a non-Saudi was appointed editor-in-chief. There were two others: Jihad Khazin and `Irfan Nidham-ad-Din. End of story.