Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry before their meeting in Rawdat Khurayim, a secluded royal hunting retreat in Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowsk)
Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, was admitted to a Riyadh hospital to undergo medical tests, state media reported on Wednesday.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that King Abdullah was undergoing “medical checkups” at King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday.
“May Allah preserve the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and bestow upon him good health,” the SPA report concluded.
There were no further details.
Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.