Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Travels Outside Kingdom, SPA Says

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has traveled outside the kingdom for “special leave,” the Saudi Press Agency said, citing a statement from the Royal Court. It didn’t say where the king was going.

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz will manage state affairs during his absence, the Riyadh-based news service reported.

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