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Prince Muqrin Appointed Deputy Crown Prince

  March 27, 2014 at 8:09 pm by

In a televised royal decree aired earlier today, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appointed his brother, Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, as deputy Crown Prince. This announcement officially placed Prince Muqrin, who is 70 years old, as second in line to the kingdom’s throne following his elder brother, Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. According to the royal court the decree cannot be altered “in any way or by any … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II To Visit Saudi Arabia

  October 21, 2013 at 10:51 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan will pay a short visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on today. During the visit, the King will hold talks with the Saudi monarch, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, covering the latest developments in the region as Petra News Agency reported. The news agency statement did not reveal any further details regarding the visit. King Abdullah II has visited Saudi Arabia several times … Continue reading

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Successful Surgery For Saudi King

  November 19, 2012 at 9:57 am by

The Royal Saudi Court announced in a statement that King Abdullah has undergone a successful back surgery at the National Guard’s King Abdulaziz Hospital, in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. This is the fourth back operation that the Saudi monarch has undergone since 2010. In 2012, the 87-year old King underwent two surgeries, one for a slipped disk and a blood clot pressing on nerves, the second was stabilize … Continue reading

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Prince Salman Appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

  June 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm by

Following the funeral of the late Crown Prince Nayef Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed his brother, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, as Crown Prince, deputy Premier and Minister of Defense. The new Crown Prince who is the second Saudi heir in less than a year, after the death of his brothers, the late former Crown Princes Sultan and Nayef, … Continue reading

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Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Appointed as New Heir

  October 28, 2011 at 8:19 am by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has appointed his brother, Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, as Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior. According to the Saudi press agency, SPA, the monarch issued his royal order after notifying the Chief and members of the Allegiance-Pledge Commission about his choice during a meeting held at his palace in Riyadh earlier. Crown Prince Nayef … Continue reading

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Who Might be Saudi’s Next Heir?

  October 26, 2011 at 4:34 am by

Since the death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan on Saturday, the seat of Crown Prince has been empty. King Abdullah is to name a Crown Prince today or in the next few days, which will be chosen through the “allegiance council,” established by King Abdullah in 2006. Even though the Crown Prince had a deputy, Interior Minister Prince Nayef, the position does not go automatically to him. The council … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch gives Women Right to Vote

  September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm by

For the first time in his Kingdom’s history, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has given Saudi women the right to participate in future municipal elections. The 87-year-old monarch made his announcement in his annual message at the Shura Council. He said, “Starting with the next term, women will have the right to run in municipal elections and to choose candidates, according to Islamic principles,” adding, “We have decided that … Continue reading

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Saudi King attends Sister’s Funeral

  April 19, 2011 at 3:47 am by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, and Crown Prince Sultan, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence and Aviation, attended the funeral prayer for Princess Seeta bint Abdul Aziz at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. After the funeral prayer, King Abdullah received condolences. Princess Seeta, who passed away at the age of 80, was Saudi’s King Abdullah’s sister who … Continue reading

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Monarchs Send Condolences to Japanese Emperor

  March 13, 2011 at 4:18 am by

Following the disasturous earthquake and tsunami which hit the north-eastern coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, local time, many reigning monarchs have sent messages of condolence and support to Emperor Akihito of Japan. The Imperial Household Agency, on behalf of the Emperor and Empress, also released a statement expressing their “deep distress at the extensive damage to the region” and conveying their sympathies to Prime Minister Naoto and the families … Continue reading

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Saudi King to Return Back Home Next Week

  February 19, 2011 at 3:17 am by

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, is expected to return back to Saudi Arabia very soon after a long recovery absence. The Saudi press reported this weekend that the 86 year-old monarch has arrived in Casablanca, Morocco for a short recovery stop before returning back home next week. The press also covered the preparations for the King’s arrival celebrations all over … Continue reading

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Saudi King Alive

  February 10, 2011 at 9:00 am by

There have been rumors today surfing the net that Saudi Arabia’s 86 year old King Abdullah Al Saud has died. A Saudi source has told news agencies that “The rumours aren’t true.” King Abdullah has been away from the public eye for about two months since he underwent surgery twice after a blood clot complicated a slipped disc in the United States and is currently recovering in Morocco since January. … Continue reading

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A Successful Surgery for the Saudi Monarch in NYC

  November 25, 2010 at 7:57 am by

The Royal Saudi Court & Al-Arabiya news channel reported today that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, is doing much better after undergoing a successful back surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital. The 86 year old Saudi monarch left his country last Monday heading to the US, seeking more medical check-up & treatment for a blood clot complicated a slipped spinal … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch to fly to the US for Medical Tests, Blood Clot Treatment

  November 21, 2010 at 9:29 pm by

The Royal Saudi court announced that King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, will leave to the US on Monday to complete medical check-up and to follow-up treatment according to the recommendation of the medical team. The 86 year old Saudi monarch has been hospitalized in Riyadh for few hours after suffering from increased back pain due to a blood clot. Then doctors decided … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch Suffers from Herniated Disc

  November 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm by

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 … Continue reading

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Saudi King to visit Canada, US & France

  June 21, 2010 at 4:49 am by

King Abdullah Al Saud is said to attend the G20 summit in Canada, which will be followed by a working trip to Washington and Paris. In Washington DC, King Abdullah is scheduled to meet with President Obama on June 29 at the White house. “Obama looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the strengthening of bilateral ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as a range of … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah in Saudi Arabia

  March 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm by

HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education Science and Community Development, has been invited by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz to visit the kingdom. Sheikha Mozah who is leading a high delegation is scheduled to visit universities, educational institutions, research centres and social services centres. The visit starts today March 21, 2010 and it is unknown how long the visit will last.

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Yemeni President Visits Saudi Arabia & Bahrain

  February 24, 2010 at 10:59 pm by

President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen arrived Tuesday, February 23rd in the Bahraini capital, Manama, on a two-day state visit. He was received by HM King Hamad Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Prince Salman Al Khalifa, Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and a number of Bahraini ministers and officials at the airport. Then, the two leaders held a talk session dedicated to discussing means of reinforcing the two … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik in Saudi Arabia & Qatar

  January 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm by

HRH Crown Prince Frederik arrived in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Friday night, and spent the following day, January 16th, visiting trade and industry ministers before having meetings with various Saudi royals in the afternoon. They included HM King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, HRH Prince Naif (Interior Minister) and HRH Prince Saud (Foreign Affairs Minister). An official dinner for local representatives and the … Continue reading

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Saudi King Abudllah wins King Khaled Award for National Achievement

  December 8, 2009 at 2:27 am by

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has been named winner of the prestigious”King Khaled Award for National Achievement”. The awards were announced on Suanaday evening by Asir’s govenor, who is also president of the King Khaled Award Committee. The award is given to outstanding individuals and organizations in four different categories. Talking at a press conference, Prince Faisal said “The award given to King Abdullah reflects his visionary … Continue reading

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Saudi Prince escapes suicide bomb attack with few injuries

  August 28, 2009 at 8:21 am by

Deputy interior minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, has escaped with few injuries after a suicide bomber blew himself up in an attempt to assassinate the Prince, who is largely credited for Saudi Arabia’s anti-terrorism campaign. The attack took place at the Prince’s Ramadan gathering, when the militant had said he wanted to personally tell Prince Mohammed that he would give himself up. The Prince was taken to a local hospital … Continue reading

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