Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud offered assurances at a cabinet meeting on Monday about the health of King Abdullah, who was hospitalised last week, state news agency SPA said.
Markets keep a close eye on the healt
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz is suffering from pneumonia and temporarily needed help to breath through a tube on Friday but the procedure was successful and his condition was now stable, the royal court said.
Saudi King Abdullah called on Egypt on Wednesday to back an agreement between Gulf Arab states that ended an eight-month dispute over Qatar's backing of Islamist movements and its promotion of Arab Spring revolts.
In a stateme
The Lebanese army and Islamist militants clashed on Wednesday despite a ceasefire agreed to end five days of fighting that has killed dozens of people in the most serious spillover of Syria's three-year civil war into Lebanon.
Saudi King Abdullah on Sunday appointed his son Prince Mishaal as governor of Makkah Province, one of the most prominent jobs in the country, the latest move in a rolling reshuffle of senior ruling family members over the past two years.
Saudi King Abdullah has had a successful back operation in Riyadh on Monday, the royal court of the kingdom said in a statement.
The monarch is in his late 80s and has introduced cautious reforms since becomi
Saudi King Abdullah returned home on Wednesday after a three-month medical absence and unveiled benefits for Saudis worth some $37 billion in an apparent bid to insulate the world's top oil exporter from an Arab protest wave.
The king, who
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz is well, an adviser to a senior member of the ruling family told Reuters on Thursday denying rumours about his health that had triggered buying across financial markets.
Top Opec exporter Saudi Arabia will keep increasing annual budgets to diversify its oil-based economy and invest in infrastructure, King Abdullah said in remarks published on Monday.
'Fiscal budgets in future years will not decrease bu
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama have stressed the importance of a two-state solution to Middle East peace that secured a Palestinian homeland alongside a strong Israel.
Arab leaders are disappointed that Obama ha