Saudi Monarch Suffers from Herniated Disc
The official Saudi news agency (SPA) announced that King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is suffering from a herniated disc.
The announcement stated that the 86 year old Saudi monarch is suffering from back problems, which his doctors diagnosed as a herniated disc. Doctors also advised him to rest as part of his therapy. The agency reported that his brother, the second Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, will oversee the Hajj season this year on behalf of the King.
King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has ruled Saudi Arabia since the death of his brother, the late King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, in 2005. He served as the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia for many years and led the Saudi government during the illness of King Fahd and until his death.Filed under Saudi Arabia
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