King Abdullah Of Saudi Arabia Has Passed Away

RIYADH (AFP, REUTERS) – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, 90, died on Friday and Crown Prince Salman was named king, the royal court said in a statement on Friday.

The late monarch’s half brother Moqren was named crown prince, according to the statement.

Saudi television cut to Quranic verses early on Friday, which often signifies death of a senior royal.

King Abdullah had been in hospital since December because of pneumonia.



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