90-year-old monarch of Saudi Arabia has died
23 january 2015, 13:34 1179 views


King Abdullah has died today in Riyadh. In late 2014, he was hospitalized with a lung infection. King was treated, he was also given a special tube that facilitates breathing. However, despite the efforts of doctors, the monarch died.

King Abdullah was the sixth monarch. He was also the first son of King Abdul Aziz. Abdullah ascended to the throne on August 1, 2005 after the death of his brother King Fahd, ITAR-TASS reports.

Throne took 76-year-old Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the country's state television reported.

WTI crude oil on US exchanges rose sharply in price after the news of the death of the king, who led the country - the world's largest oil exporter.