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Saudi monarch in Red Sea area for rest after surgery

Saudi Arabia’s elderly King Salman on Thursday arrived at the Red Sea region for rest after an operation, the state news agency SPA reported.

The 84-year-old monarch left hospital in the capital Riyadh on July 30, after surgery to remove his gallbladder.

He will stay in the Neom region in the country’s North-west.

Neom is the site of an under-construction futuristic city launched by Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2017.

There has been much speculation about the health of Salman, who has ruled oil-rich Saudi Arabia since 2015.

Salman, 34, is seen as the de-facto ruler and the driving force behind opening up of the ultra-conservative monarchy to the outside world and diversifying its oil-reliant economy.

Edited By: Yahaya Isah/Felix Ajide (NAN)

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