Businessman in Saudi Arabia dies of suspected Ebola virus

Businessman in Saudi Arabia dies of suspected Ebola virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 6 (UPI) --A Saudi businessman in his 40s who recently returned from Sierra Leone may have died of Ebola, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health said Wednesday.
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Report: MERS virus may be airborne

Report: MERS virus may be airborne

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --MERS, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, may be transmitted by air, a paper published Tuesday in the scientific journal mBio suggests.
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Bomb explodes next to Cairo bus injuring 5

CAIRO, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Less than a day after the Muslim Brotherhood was labeled a terrorist group, a bomb exploded next to a bus in Cairo Thursday, injuring five, officials said.

2 arrested in Bahrain for allegedly planning terrorist attack

MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Bahrain police said they arrested two men who were allegedly attempting to enter the country to commit a terrorist attack.

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Saudi prince says he did not agree to commission on Gadhafi's plane

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- A Saudi prince testified in London he did not renege on a $10 million commission in a deal to sell a private plane to former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Saudis 'turn to South Africa for UAVs'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 16 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia reportedly has turned to South Africa's state-owned Denel Dynamics defense company to help Riyadh develop its own killer UAV program.

Saudis grill Shiite clerics amid spy row

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 8 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabian security authorities have escalated a smoldering feud with regional rival Iran by rounding up influential Shiite clerics and intellectuals for questioning following the March arrest of 18 people on charges of spying for Tehran.

Britain denies claim to King Fahd's money

LONDON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A Palestinian-born woman in England has lost her bid for a cut of the late Saudi King Fahd's fortune, despite her claim that she married him and had a daughter.

Festive inauguration for new Saudi king

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia formally inaugurated 81-year-old King Abdullah Wednesday with pledges of allegiance and congratulations from world leaders.

Strict security in Riyadh for king funeral

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia's King Fahd was buried in the royal cemetery in central Riyadh Tuesday following a funeral attended by most Arab leaders.

Dead king's estranged wife wants support

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The widow of Saudi's King Fahd is continuing her bid for financial support although they have been estranged for 10 years.

U.N. reacts to death of Saudi Arabian king

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The United Nations has expressed deepest condolences on the death of Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

Bush saddened by Fahd passing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- President Bush expressed sadness Monday over the death of Saudi King and long-time ally King Fad bin Abd al-Aziz.

Arab states observe official mourning

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Arab countries deplored Monday the death of Saudi King Fahd and announced three days of official mourning with flags flying at half staff.
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King Fahd
GAZ2001032199- 21 MARCH 2001 - JIDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia's King Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud, right, talks with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during their meeting at Royal Palace in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia Tuesday March 20, 2001. Arafat discussed with King Fahd the fate of the peace process and the closure of Palestinian territories. cc/cc/Arafat Press Office UPI

King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, (16 March 1921 – 1 August 2005) was the King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Head of the House of Saud as well as Prime Minister. One of forty-five sons of Saudi founder Ibn Saud, and the fourth of his five sons who have ruled the Kingdom (Saud, Faisal, Khalid, Fahd, and Abdullah), Fahd ascended to the throne on the death of his half-brother, King Khalid, on 13 June 1982.

Fahd was appointed Crown Prince when Khalid succeeded their half-brother King Faisal, who was assassinated in 1975. Fahd was viewed as the de facto prime minister during King Khalid's reign in part due to the latter's ill health.

Fahd suffered a debilitating stroke 29 November 1995, after which he was unable to continue performing his full official duties. His half-brother, Abdullah, the country's Crown Prince, served as de facto regent of the kingdom and succeeded Fahd as monarch upon his death on 1 August 2005.

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