Demise: (Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah passes away)

ISLAMABAD: King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia died of respiratory problem in Riyadh early on Friday morning. King Abdullah had been at a hospital in Riyadh for several weeks.

He was also Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers and Commander of the National Guard. Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud is now officially the new Saudi King.

The announcement was made on the Saudi state television. King Salman has been the crown-prince and defence minister since 2012. He was governor of Riyadh province for five decades. According to the announcement, Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz will be the new crown prince.

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