sábado, 24 de janeiro de 2015

Saudi Arabia: Salman takes the reins of the Kingdom

The funeral of King Abdullah, the Saudi Arabia, late Friday should be carried out at the end of the day.

Abdullah's half-brother, Prince Salman and Defense Minister since 2012, should succeed him in the occupation of the throne after having governed the province in recent 50 years Riad.

In a speech to the country, the new ruler urged the people to pay homage to the late leader. "I appeal to the Saudi people loyal to the Muslim and Arab nation to present their condolences on the death of our leader in the Holy places of Mecca and Medina".

Another half-brother, Muqrin, was appointed Crown Prince. The cause of death has not been confirmed, but King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, of 90-year-old was hospitalized since December due to pneumonia. Ruled the country, first world oil exporter, as sovereign since 2005, although he occupied the post of fact during the previous ten years, given the fragile health of King Fahd.

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