Thursday, January 22, 2015

Breaking News from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah bin AbdulAziz Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, died at 1:00 am (local time) on Friday, January 23rd, in Riyadh at age 90 following hospitalization December 31st for pneumonia according to official Saudi media. He ruled Saudi Arabia, as its sixth king, since 2005 upon the death of King Fahd but Abdullah had served as regent since his half brother Fahd’s medical incapacitation in 1996.


King Abdullah (1924-2015)

King Abdullah is also Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers and Commander of the National Guard.

King Abdullah was born in Riyadh in 1924, and received his early education at the royal court. Influenced by his father, founder of the modern Kingdom King Abdulaziz Al Saud, he developed a profound respect for religion, history and the Arab heritage.

King Abdullah’s notable achievements in this area include the launch of four mega economic cities, the creation of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University for Girls, projects to expand the two Holy Mosques and major welfare projects. He also approved a historic reorganization of Saudi Arabia’s judicial system and enacted laws to formalize the royal succession.

May Allah be pleased with him.


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