Saudi Arabia's King Salman in hospital for routine check up

The king, 88, was last admitted to hospital in May 2022 for a colonoscopy and medical tests

By Reuters

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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz performing the Eid Al Fitr prayer at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on April 10, 2024. — AFP
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz performing the Eid Al Fitr prayer at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca on April 10, 2024. — AFP

Published: Wed 24 Apr 2024, 2:25 PM

Last updated: Wed 24 Apr 2024, 2:53 PM

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been admitted to a hospital in Jeddah for a routine check up for a few hours, state television reported on Wednesday.

King Salman, the custodian of Islam's holiest sites, became ruler of the country in 2015 after spending more than 2-1/2 years as the crown prince and deputy premier.


The king, 88, was last admitted to hospital in May 2022 for a colonoscopy and medical tests.

He underwent gallbladder surgery in 2020.



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