RIYADH – Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz – King of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) – has been admitted to hospital for medical check ups as he was not feeling good last night, PakistanTribe received international media reports.
King Abdul Aziz, 91, has been admitted again in the hospital as he was not feeling well last night. He was admitted in Abdul Aziz Medical City located in Riyadh.
The frequent hospitalization of King and his increasing age have questioned about the next leadership of KSA.
Abdullah’s step brother Salman, 77, is next in line to the throne. He was named crown prince in June 2012 following the death of Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz.
Salman has been representing the king at most public events, including the latest Gulf summit in Qatar this month, due to the monarch’s ailing health.
The king’s absence from the public gaze for some time last year prompted rumours on social media networks that his health was deteriorating.
Abdullah, 91, was born in Riyadh in 1924. He was named crown prince, or heir to the throne, in 1982 and succeeded King Fahd – his step brother – on his death in 2005.
He had in effect been running the country since Fahd had a stroke in 1996 and in nearly a decade of ruling on behalf of his brother, he began opening the door to reform.
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