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Saudi King Abdullah passes away

By JT - Jan 23,2015 - Last updated at Jan 23,2015

AMMAN - Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died, the royal court said in a statement early on Friday that was broadcast by Al Arabiya TV. 

The late king's brother Salman became king, Saudi state TV said. In the statement, King Salman has called on the family's Allegiance Council to pay allegiance to Muqrin as his crown prince and heir.

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