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King Salman of Saudi Arabia receives COVID vaccine

King Salman of Saudi Arabia, 85, has received the COVID-19 vaccine in Neom. He received the jab on Friday, 8 January – a day before Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh received their shots in the UK. King Salman received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Friday. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Health, Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, said: “Today, the King received the…
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Saudi King makes UN debut

King Salman of Saudi Arabia, 84, addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time on Wednesday where he called for a comprehensive solution on Iran and disarming Iranian affiliate Hezbollah in Lebanon. Like the other monarchs who have spoken at the 75th…
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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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