Saudi king admitted to hospital in Jeddah for tests: report – World


Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz was hospitalized on Saturday in the Red Sea town of Jeddah for a medical examination by the government. Saudi News Agency a report on Sunday, quoting a report from a royal court.

He is being examined at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, the report said, with no details.

King Salman, the custodian of the Islamic holy shrine, became the ruler of the world’s largest oil sphere in 2015 after spending more than two and a half years as crown prince and deputy prime minister.

He has served as governor of Riyadh for more than 50 years.

King, 86, underwent gall surgery in 2020 and had his heart battery replaced in March.

The de facto ruler and the next line in the throne is the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, better known as MBS, who has launched a reform to transform the kingdom economy and eradicate “addiction” to oil.

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