Burma Times Desk Report: January 23, 2015
Saudi state television has announced the death of King Abdullah, aged 90. The king has been in the hospital for the past few weeks.
“His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and all members of the family and the nation mourn the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away at exactly 1 a.m. this morning,” State TV said.
Saudi TV announced Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 79, as the new Saudi king and Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz as the new crown prince.