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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Sector W36, which is bordered by Al Jazza Street in the north, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Street in the south, Mileih Street in the east and Zayed the First Street in the west, has 254 parking spaces.
With the support of Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Disabled Children's Association and chairman of the General Authority for Tourism and Antiquities, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Center for disabled children, Jeddah, is celebrating the World Day for People with Disability, in cooperation with SASS Arabia, from Dec.
Shaikh Khalifa, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed condole the death of Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Mosaed bin Jlwi Al Saud.
Makkah, Ramadan 19, 1436, July 06, 2015, SPA -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud here Sunday evening received brother of late Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Mosaed bin Jlwi Al Saud, governor of the northern border area, Prince Jlwi bin Abdul Aziz bin Mosaed, the governor of Najran region, and sons of the late prince.
Salam also met with Saudi Foreign Minister Emir Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz who said that the new King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz is paying Lebanon's unity and security high interest and concern.
FAISALABAD -- Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) president Engineer Rizwan Ashraf has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Shah Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.
25 (BNA)-- A delegation of dignitaries and citizens from the Southern Governorate, led by Southern Governor Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, extended condolences on the demise of late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, praying to Allah Almighty to rest his soul in eternal peace and paradise.
ISLAMABAD -- Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have expressed their deep sense of shock and grief over the sad demise of Khadim Harmain Sharifain, Shah Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.
BAGHDAD / NINA / President Fuad Masum offered on Friday evening condolences at the presidential palace in the Saudi capital Riyadh, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, for the death of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz.
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani attended a meeting with King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al Ahmed al Jaber al Sabah, King Hamad bin Eissa al Khalifa of Bahrain and the UAE Vice-President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al Maktoum, who is also the UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
01 (Saba) - President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi made on Sunday evening a telephone call with King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, where he expressed his appreciation for Saudi assistance to Yemen since the eruption of 2011 crisis.
Summary: Award honours King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud for his pioneering role in promoting peaceful co-existence, religious tolerance and cross-cultural dialogue.