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The Kingdom Tower stands illuminated at night on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded 6.64 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, the kingdom's statistics agency said.

Saudi Arabia acts fast on succession

Deputy Crown Prince appointment was unusually swift

In this Tuesday, March 24, 2009 file photo, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, waves to members of the Saudi Shura "consultative" council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On early Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90.

Social media tribute to King Abdullah

Social media users comment on the demise of King Abdullah


Egypt declares 7-day mourning for Saudi monarch

Al Sissi cuts short Switzerland visit to attend funeral

The Kuwait Towers

Kuwait announces three-day mourning period

Kuwaitis pay homage to King Abdullah’s achievements

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo in this file photo from February 18, 2014.

Foreign policy ‘to stay unchanged’ under Salman

Saudi Arabia is likely to remain wary of Iran and its influence in the region