23/01/2015

King Of Saudi Arabia Dies

Suadi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulazia has died in hospital.

Abdullah had ruled from 2005 and is believed to have been suffering from a lung infection.

His half-brother Salman has been confirmed as the new King of Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia said: "The Royal Court announced this evening with deep sorrow and pain the death of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

"King Abdullah passed away Friday, 3. Funeral prayers for King Abdullah will be held tomorrow following Asr (afternoon) prayers at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh."

(CD/JP)

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