RIYADH-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.
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.