King Abdullah News: Saudi king dies of pneumonia

Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz passed away on Friday, in the hospital while being treated for pneumonia, Saudi Arabian state TV channel reported.
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 1 a.m. this morning
Taking the king's place is Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He was appointed as the Crown Prince in 2012. Salman then appointed his half brother Muqrin as his crown prince.

Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz death

King Abdullah has been a close ally of the United States. The two have been keen supporters of the west's fight against Al-Qaeda.

The Saudi King's funeral will be held today, Friday.

The death of the Saudi King was also posted on Arab News' Facebook page:

Source/s: RT, Arab News

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