King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz is Dead

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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud has died.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud has died, according to an announcement on Saudi state TV on Thursday. January 23, 2015. He was 90.
The next king is crowned Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, state television reported.
The announcement of his death comes several weeks after the state-run Saudi Press Agency said Abdullah was suffering from pneumonia and had been admitted to the hospital.
King Abdullah became the oil-rich nation’s sixth king in August 2005.
In the context of the kingdom’s conservative circles, King Abdullah was seen as a reformer and often came up against more hard-line clerics.

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