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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Dies at 90

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SAUDI-FRANCE-DIPLOMACY-HOLLANDESaudi Arabia’s king, Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz has died, according to Saudi Arabia’s royal officials.

His death comes weeks after he was admitted to the hospital for a lung infection.

The 90-year-old king, who got on the throne in 2005, has already been succeeded by his 79-year-old half-brother, Salam.

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and become king in 2005.

US President Barack Obama has expressed his personal sympathies and those of the American people, on the death of King Abdullah.

He said, “As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions. One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the US-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond.”

Vice-President Joe Biden tweeted that he would lead a delegation to Riyadh to pay respects.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Abdullah would be remembered for his “commitment to peace and for strengthening understanding between faiths”.

10 Comments

  1. Missy J

    January 23, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Hmmm Thank God there are no PDPs in Saudi Arabia ooh. 79yaers old???

  2. NSC

    January 23, 2015 at 11:32 am

    RIP to Saudi King.

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  3. icebox

    January 23, 2015 at 11:45 am

    @ Missy J, Saudi Arabia runs a monarch system of goevrment..even a 90year old person can take over the throne. May he Rest in peace

  4. frankteacher

    January 23, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Oil price affected by King’s death
    Powerful people; KINGS
    In the year king Uzziah died, Isaiah saw the Lord…
    Nothing new under he surface of the sun…

  5. khadijat

    January 23, 2015 at 11:51 am

    الله يرحمك يا رجل نحبك

  6. Risa

    January 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Why are we saying nice things about him? He could have at anytime remove the apostasy laws that exist in Saudi but didn’t. He could make laws so women can drive in Saudi. He didn’t.

    This, amongst many other things. So please, let’s not speak ill of the dead but let us not lie and say “he was committed to strengthening understand between the faiths” because HE WASN’T

    • EllesarisEllendil

      January 24, 2015 at 7:17 am

      in 2011 King Abdullah declared that women would be able to vote and run in the 2015 local elections, as well as be appointed to the Consultative Assembly. He was more progressive than his predecessors, unless you believe he’ll just wave his magic wand and make the world alright??

  7. Risa

    January 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Understanding*

  8. Miss Anonymous

    January 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I dreamt King Abdullah died and left me all his wealth.

  9. arab Nursing Jobs

    January 24, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Our King May he rest in Peace

    Love from Saudi Arabia

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