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King of Saudi Arabia undergoes gallbladder surgery

The King of Saudi Arabia, 84-year-old Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has undergone gallbladder surgery after being admitted to King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre earlier this week for inflammation of the organ. The state news agency, SPA, reported that the surgery was successful, and the King is recovering well. He will remain in the Riyadh hospital for some time to recover…
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Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has been admitted to hospital. The 84-year-old monarch was admitted to a hospital in the capital of Riyadh after suffering from gall bladder problems. Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA, said on Monday that His Majesty was…
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Outspoken Saudi Princess claims she is being held prisoner

Princess Basmah bint Saud Al Saud, one of the many children of King Saud of Saudi Arabia, has revealed that she is being held in prison. She asked her cousin Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to release her and to provide her with medical care. Princess Basmah is known to be an outspoken human rights advocate, and she has called for Saudi Arabia to become a constitutional monarchy. It is…
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Saudi Prince named foreign minister

A Saudi Prince has been named Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by King Salman via Royal Decree. This was part of a parital cabinet reshuffle taking place to help improve the kingdom’s image after the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The young 44-year-old royal, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, assumed his post on 23 October 2019. He…
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Daughter of Saudi King found guilty of ordering assault on French worker in Paris

Last week, a Paris court found Princess Hassa bint Salman Al Saud guilty of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a French worker in 2016. The Princess was not present at court, where she was found guilty of violence and complicity to hold someone against their will. Princess Hassa was handed a ten-month suspended sentence and fined €10,000. An international arrest warrant was issued for her in…
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