Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz

(äbdo͝ol`lä ĭb`ən ăbdo͝ol` ăzēz`), 1924–2015, king of Saudi Arabia (2005–15), b. Riyadh. Like his predecessor, King FahdFahd bin Abdul Aziz
, 1923–2005, king of Saudi Arabia (1982–2005). A son of Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia, Fahd served as education minister (1953–62) and interior minister (1962–75) and was named (1975) crown prince by his half-brother King
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, he was a son of Saudi Arabia's founder, Ibn SaudIbn Saud
(Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud) , c.1880–1953, founder of Saudi Arabia and its first king. His family, with its regular seat at Riyadh in the Nejd, were the traditional leaders of the ultraorthodox Wahhabi movement in Islam.
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, but by a different wife. In 1963 he was appointed deputy defense minister and also commander of the Saudi National Guard, a post he held until 2010. Named second deputy prime minister in 1975, he became crown prince and first deputy prime minister on Fahd's accession to the throne in 1982. From the 1970s he worked to modernize the kingdom's economy and also was active as a diplomat. After the king suffered a stroke in 1995, Abdullah became Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler. A traditionalist, Arab nationalist, and active supporter of the WahhabiWahhabi
or Wahabi
, reform movement in Islam, originating in Arabia; adherents of the movement usually refer to themselves as Muwahhidun [unitarians]. It was founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahab (c.
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 form of Islam, he nonetheless introduced a number of cautious governmental reforms and cracked down on militants following terrorist attacks in 2003. Abdullah also sought to balance strong ties with other Arab and Muslim countries with good relations with the United States and European nations. He was succeeded as king by SalmanSalman bin Abdul Aziz,
1935–, king of Saudi Arabia (2015–), b. Riyadh. Like his predecessor, King Abdullah, he is a son—by a different wife—of Saudi Arabia's founder, Ibn Saud.
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On the other hand, the Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, HRH Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Saudi Monarch, HM King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud expressing his consolation on the decease of Shaikh Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Sabeel, the Imam of the Grand Mosque in the Holy City of Makkah.
"The surgical team decided to perform the separation operation on Thursday at King Abdul Aziz Medical City (KAMC) in Riyadh," Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Rabeeah, the health minister, said.
He also conveyed the condolences on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan to King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and termed the death of Prince Nayef as "a great loss" for the entire Ummah.
London, June 16 (Petra) - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Saturday expressed his deep sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Sa'ud of Saudi Arabia, over the passing away of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
At the outset of the meeting, Prince Salman conveyed to the president the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
Summary: RIYADH - President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a letter to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
The current king, Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, was appointed the country's fifth crown prince on June 13, 1982.
At a ceremony, which was attended by the Emir of Riyadh Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz, Jordan's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jamal Shamayleh made remarks in which he highlighted the strong ties between Jordan and Saudi Arabia which are steadily developing thanks to His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Saudi Monarch Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.
Jeddah, May 19th (BNA) --The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Saudi Monarch His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud received today the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Jouda.
He said this during his meeting with Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz here at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday.
Summary: Shaikh Khalifa on Monday received an invitation to the 32nd GCC Supreme Council Summit from King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Rabeeah condoled the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the royal family and the Saudi people on the demise of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General.