Friday, January 23, 2015

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies aged 90

The Saudi State TV early on Friday has announced the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah after his battle with pneumonia. He was 90. He took power in 2005 after the death of his half-brother King Fahd.

He is succeeded by his half brother Half-brother Salman, 79, a reputed moderate.

A statement released by the new king read: ‘His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and all members of the family and the nation mourn the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away at exactly 1am this morning.'

Read more about it at: Daily Mail
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