Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Bandar Algaloud | Courtesy of the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia | Reuters
Saudi Arabia’s state-run press agency reported on Sunday that King Salman bin Abdulaziz was hospitalized in the Red Sea city of Jeddah for medical examinations on Sunday, citing a statement from the court. Royal.
He is undergoing examinations at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, the statement said, giving no other details.
King Salman, custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, became ruler of the world’s top oil exporter in 2015 after spending more than 2-1/2 years as crown prince and vice Prime Minister.
The king, 86, underwent gallbladder surgery in 2020 and had his pacemaker’s battery replaced in March.