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  Fahd of Saudi Arabia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fahd had been appointed Crown Prince when Khalid succeeded their half-brother King Faisal, who was assassinated in 1975, and especially in the later years of Khalid's reign, Fahd was viewed as the de facto prime minister.
Fahd was a son of King Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al-Saud, known as ibn Saud, the founder and first monarch of modern Saudi Arabia.
King Fahd was generally considered a moderate and tolerant leader of an otherwise traditional and conservative nation, as was evident in his continued acceptance of a large foreign labour force in the kingdom and close ties to the west which became visible in the Persian Gulf War and liberation of Kuwait.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fahd_of_Saudi_Arabia   (2186 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia's King Fahd dies in Riyadh
Fahd died at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, where he was admitted on May 27 for unspecified medical tests, an official at the hospital told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Fahd was proclaimed the fifth king of Saudi Arabia on June 13, 1982, three years after two events that would fuel the rise of Islamic extremism in Saudi Arabia.
Fahd was de factor ruler during the seven-year reign of his brother Khaled, a devout and apolitical man, and took the throne formally at Khaled's death in 1982.
www.cbn.com /cbnnews/Wire/050801a.asp   (1372 words)

  
 Saudi King Fahd, Western ally, 84 - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Obituaries - News
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, a crucial US ally in the Arab world whose ties to the West invited a backlash among Islamic fundamentalists, died yesterday in King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.
Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud was the oldest son of King Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia's founder, and Hassa bint Ahmad al-Sudeiri, reportedly Saud's favorite among his 22 wives.
King Fahd and his six brothers, the so-called ''Sudeiri Seven," were seen as something of an elite among the 44 male offspring of the king.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/02/saudi_king_fahd_western_ally_84   (1143 words)

  
 albawaba.com middle east news information::King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud (1921-2005)
King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud (1921-2005), the fifth King of Saudi Arabia, was born in Riyadh in 1921.
Fahd's education took place at the Princes' School in Riyadh, a school established by Ibn Saud specifically for the education of members of the House of Saud (the royal family of Saudi Arabia).
Fahd suffered a major stroke in 1995 and after this he was mostly inactive though he still attended meetings and received selected visitors.
www.albawaba.com /en/news/187123   (578 words)

  
 Fahd - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Fahd
When Iraq invaded neighbouring Kuwait in August 1990, King Fahd joined with the USA and other international forces in ‘Operation Desert Storm’ in the course of the 1990–91 Gulf War, in which Saudi Arabia was used as the base from which Kuwait was liberated in February 1991.
Born at Ta'if, the 11th son of King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, the founder of the Saudi dynasty, Fahd was the eldest of seven sons borne by Ibn Saud's favourite wife, Hassa bint Ahmad al-Sudairi.
Fahd's influence increased further when Khalid, his half-brother, became king in 1975.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Fahd   (511 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Profile: Saudi King Fahd
Fahd Bin Abd-al-Aziz was born in Riyadh in 1923, the son of King Abd-al-Aziz Al Saud, the founder of the kingdom, and Hassa bint Ahmadi al-Sudayri.
Fahd studied at a private school set up for members of the royal family in Riyadh and later became a student of Islam in Mecca.
Fahd entered public life when he was in his early twenties, serving under his brother, Faisal, who was foreign minister at the time.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/3767661.stm   (508 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Saudi King Fahd buried in unmarked grave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The body of Fahd, who died Monday at age 84, was covered in his brown abaya cloak, which was removed before family members lowered the body in he was lowered into the grave in a white shroud.
Fahd's body was carried in on a wooden plank by his sons and placed in the middle of the mosque amid a crowd of thousands, including his successor, King Abdullah.
Abdullah took the throne after Fahd's death in a smooth succession that suggested the sprawling royal family was unified in the need to show stability in the first change in the monarchy in 23 years.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-08-02-fahd-funeral_x.htm   (1177 words)

  
 Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
FAHD IBN ABDUL AZIZ [Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz], 1923-2005, king of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005).
A son of Ibn Saud, the founder of Saudi Arabia, Fahd served as education minister (1953-62) and interior minister (1962-75) and was named (1975) crown prince by his half-brother King Khalid.
Fahd's decision to permit U.S. and other foreign forces to based in Saudi Arabia after the invasion of Kuwait was controversial and offended many Muslims.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/F/FahdibnA1.asp   (359 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Obituary: King Fahd
King Fahd, who ascended the Saudi throne in 1982, was one of seven sons of the founder of Saudi Arabia, King Abdel-Aziz, and his favourite wife, Hassa.
The young Fahd was known as a technocrat and political wheeler-dealer.
Fahd was forced to introduce some austerity measures to stem state spending.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/255097.stm   (796 words)

  
 King Fahd
The fourth of five brothers to assume the throne of Saudi Arabia, Fahd lacked formal education except that of the Koran and certain traditions (falconry, etc.) taught him by his father, founder of the dynasty.
Fahd served several ministerial positions and became king at the death of his brother, King Khaled, in 1982.
A stroke in 1995 debilitated Fahd to the extent that he was unable to perform much of his duties, which were assumed by Crown Prince Abdullah, who became King Abdullah upon Fahd's death in 2005.
www.nndb.com /people/658/000026580   (236 words)

  
 King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Fahd bin Abdul Aziz [Fahd bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud] ascended to the throne in 1982 after Khalid suffered a fatal heart attack.
Prince Fahd’s first official visit outside the Kingdom was to attend the inauguration of the United Nations in New York in 1945, as part of the Saudi delegation led by the then Foreign Minister, later King, Faisal.
It was to be another thirty years before Prince Fahd became King but a summary of some of his duties in the intervening period shows that, by the time his reign began, he had a rich and varied experience of government, politics and diplomacy both at national and international level.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/gulf/fahd.htm   (489 words)

  
 Sicherman | King Fahd's Saudi Arabia
Fahd and his six other siblings (the Sudari seven) would benefit from their mother's status as the favorite wife.
Fahd ranged the Saudis alongside the Carter Administration's so-called comprehensive approach which emphasized a consensus of the whole rather than the 1973- 1977 Kissinger era state-by-state negotiation.
Fahd's half-brother, now King Abdullah, prayed on his coronation for "strength to continue the march begun by the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the great Abdul Aziz al-Saud." Abdullah's march, however, must be to a markedly different beat than Fahd's if the Kingdom is to survive.
www.unc.edu /depts/diplomat/item/2005/0709/sich/sich_saudi.html   (3196 words)

  
 World’s reaction to Fahd’s death -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in Riyadh in 1923, Fahd was proclaimed the fifth king of Saudi Arabia on June 13, 1982.
Saudi TV broke with regular broadcasting to announce Fahd's death, and recitals of Qura’nic verses followed the announcement of the King’s death by the minister, Iyad bin Amin Madani.
Fahd died at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, where he was admitted on May 27 for medical tests.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=9304   (1340 words)

  
 King Fahd's Pneumonia Improving - CBS News
Fahd was admitted to the hospital on Friday for unspecified medical tests.
Fahd, king since 1982, suffered a debilitating stroke in 1995 that confined him mainly to a figurehead role.
Fahd suffered short-term memory loss and an inability to concentrate for long stretches after his stroke in 1995.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/05/27/world/main698282.shtml   (779 words)

  
 King Fahd 1923-2005
King Fahd was the fifth leader to direct the development of the country from a desert state into a prominent member of the international political and economic scene.
As he guided the nation toward a promising future, King Fahd said that he was "confident that a country like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and people such as the Saudi people who achieved all the goals of the past period, are worthy of achieving the plans set for our future, by God's will".
King Fahd's reign was marked by his great concern for the Saudi people.  In his desire to ensure the continued development and security of the nation into the 21st century, King Fahd introduced a series of measures aimed at revitalizing and streamlining the existing political and administrative system.
www.saudiembassy.net /2005News/News/NewsDetail.asp?cIndex=5447   (1037 words)

  
 Fahd Ibn Abdu Aziz Switzerland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in 1923 in Ryadh, Ibn Abdu Aziz Fahd is the eldest son of the founder of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ibn Sa'ud, and his sixth wife.
Fahd thus became the spokesperson for the Arab world and met with Jimmy Carter in the USA, among others.
During his reign, King Fahd modernized Saudi Arabia and allied with the Western world to counterbalance the Soviet influence in the region.
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 Fahd of Saudi Arabia: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fahd is a son of Ibn Saud Ibn Saud quick summary:
(Fahd's father was completing the consolidation of the House of Saud's power on the Arabian Peninsula and the founding of Saudi Arabia.
Fahd's education took place at the Princes' School in Riyadh, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/fahd_of_saudi_arabia.htm   (1553 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Saudi King Fahd dies in Riyadh hospital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
President Bush was alerted within minutes of Fahd's death, the official said on condition of anonymity.
In his last years, Fahd was more of a figurehead than the actual ruler — so he was sidelined as the close relationship he nurtured with the United States deteriorated after the Sept. 11 attacks.
So Fahd took the title "custodian of the two holy mosques" — referring to Islam's holiest shrines at Mecca and Medina — and he poured millions of dollars into the religious establishment and into enlarging fundamentalist universities.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-08-01-saudi-king-dies_x.htm   (1507 words)

  
 CTV.ca | King Fahd of Saudi Arabia taken to hospital
Fahd's hospitalization triggered reports that an emergency had been declared in the kingdom.
Fahd, who rose to the throne in 1982, suffered short-term memory loss and an inability to concentrate for long stretches after his stroke in 1995.
Fahd is the son of the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, King Abdul-Aziz.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1117216814018_112626014?hub=CTVNewsAt11   (907 words)

  
 Fahd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yusuf Salman Yusuf (1901–1949), known as Comrade Fahd, first secretary of the Iraqi Communist Party
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (born 1964/5), known amongst other aliases as Fahd bin Adballah bin Khalid, prominent Islamist militant and associate of Osama bin Laden
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fahd   (165 words)

  
 Democracy Now! | Death in the House of Saud: King Fahd 1921-2005
The death of Saudi Arabia's ruler King Fahd and the recent appointment of Prince Turki as the new Saudi ambassador to the United States highlight long-standing connections to the bin Ladens and the Bush dynasty.
Saudi Arabia's longtime ruler, King Fahd, died in the hospital yesterday at the age of 83 and was immediately succeeded by his elderly half-brother, Crown Prince Abdullah.
Fahd's policies as king were central to the formation of Osama bin Laden's world view and are mentioned consistently in bin Laden's speeches and interviews.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=05/08/02/1438216   (3043 words)

  
 CNN.com - Saudi names king after Fahd death - Aug 3, 2005
Fahd, who was born in 1923, assumed the throne on June 13, 1982, becoming the fifth king of Saudi Arabia.
But it was Fahd's decision to allow U.S. forces to be based out of Saudi Arabia during the 1991 Gulf War against Iraq that outraged Islamic fundamentalists, including bin Laden who criticized his homeland for allowing "infidels" to attack another Arab country from its soil.
Fahd attended one of the kingdom's first educational institutions during his youth, and in 1953 he became Saudi's first minister of education.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/meast/08/01/fahd.obit   (1093 words)

  
 Saudi King Fahd Hospitalized, Reported Dead » Outside The Beltway | OTB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fahd, who is in his 80s, suffered a stroke in 1995 and has been hospitalized several times during the past six months.
The Saudi royal family is split between a “liberal” faction, centered on Fahd and six of his brothers (also known as the “Sudairi Seven“), and a more conservative group centered on the Crown Prince (the “Abdullah Faction“).
Fahd’s death will impact the succession of the would-be king, Crown Prince Abdullah, who is half brother to the Sudairi Seven.
www.outsidethebeltway.com /archives/2005/05/saudi_king_fahd_hospitalized_   (887 words)

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