Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz admitted to hospital due to inflammation of his gallbladder


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz is suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder and has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, according to state media.

The 84-year-old ruler, who has ruled the country since 2015, was undergoing medical checks in the capital, state news agency SPA said on Monday, July 20, giving no further details.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi postponed his scheduled visit to Riyadh following the king’s hospitalisation, the Saudi foreign minister said.

“In recognition of the importance of the visit and a desire to make it succeed, our wise leadership in coordination with our brothers in Iraq has decided to postpone the visit,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud wrote on Twitter.