Source: Huffington Post
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Thursday, Reuters reports, citing Saudi state television.
Abdullah’s designated successor is Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, his 79-year-old half-brother.
Reuters reports that King Abdullah had been admitted to a Riyadh hospital in December for medical tests. The royal court announced in January that Abdullah was suffering from pneumonia.
Abdullah came into power in August 2005 after the death of his brother, King Fahd.
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