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Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman
January 22, 2015 / 11:18 PM / 3 years ago

Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

RIYADH, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died, state television reported early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, it said in a statement attributed to Salman.

King Salman has called on the family’s Allegiance Council to pay allegiance to Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. (Reporting By Angus McDowall and Ahmed Tolba in Cairo)

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