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In Saudi Arabia, the king died

August 1 2005
12:11

In Saudi Arabia, officially announced the death of King Al-Saud, one of the most influential and respected people in the state. The new King of Saudi Arabia became the Crown Prince Abdul Aziz.
Crown Prince Amir Sultan Abdul Aziz was previously the Minister of Defence, said the royal office of Saudi Arabia.

The late king Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud was born in Riyadh in 1923, the family of the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz Al Saud. He studied at a private school for members of the royal family, then studied Islam in Mecca. He began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Was education minister, interior minister, first deputy prime minister.

In 1982, after the death of King Khaled Fahd bin Abdul Aziz became king of Saudi Arabia. King Fahd had a great influence in the region. With his assistance, an agreement was signed, ending the civil war in Lebanon.

In 1995, King Fahd suffered a stroke after King led the country in name only. In fact, the head of Saudi Arabia became Crown Prince Abdullah.
In May 2005, King Fahd was hospitalized. Saudi authorities have reported that the king's health is stable, but the press got information that the king is connected to a respirator. On Monday, the king has died in hospital, RIA Novosti news agency.

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