Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz passes away

Riyadh, Jan 23: Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Friday. He was 90. His half brother Moqren, the new Crown Prince Salman, will be the new ruler of the country, according to the statement issued by the royal court.

The king was suffering from pneumonia when he breathed his last. In December last year, he was hospitalised for check up. He passed away at 2200 GMT on Friday morning.

With his demise, the crown prince Salman, all the members of the royal family and the entire country mourned. His cremation will take place following afternoon prayers.

Abdullah came to throne in 2005. He was the most powerful man in the Arabic countries for a decade.

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