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 is 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 Salman.
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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.
The meeting was attended by the Crown Prince and Deputy Premier, His Royal Highness Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Governor of Makkah Province, Prince Khalid Al Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud Al Faisal, Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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.
He was talking to Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia here at the PM House.
Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz held a meeting on Sunday with various government agencies to discuss this year's preparations ahead of the 84th Saudi National Day.
Manama, December 19th (BNA) --His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of condolences to his brother 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 current king, Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, was appointed the country's fifth crown prince on June 13, 1982.
Shaikh Mansour conveyed greetings from President to King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud .
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.
Summary: ABU DHABI - The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on Monday received an invitation to the 32nd GCC Supreme Council Summit from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia.
King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, who ruled the kingdom before King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, was buried there on August 2, 2005.
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.