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  Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd dies at 84
Fahd died at 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 AP on condition of anonymity because news of the monarch’s death had not been officially announced at the time.
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.infowars.com /articles/world/saudi_arabia_king_fahd_dies_84.htm   (1406 words)

  
 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   (2250 words)

  
 CHARLES BRAY's Saudi Arabi Journal
Prince Fahd was born in Riyadh in 1923, at a propitious time when his father, Abdul Aziz (Ibn Saud), was completing his unification of the land that was to be the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the land which sixty years later would be ruled by King Fahd.
Clearly, as Prince Fahd observed in his father the qualities that had enabled him to unite the fractious tribes of the Arabian Peninsula into a united country (the Kingdom was formally founded in 1932 when Prince Fahd was 9 years old), so King Abdul Aziz evidently discerned in his son the potential for leadership.
But King Fahd’s legacy at home is not the buildings, the roads, the Ports and airports; it is the people who, through education and social service, have been transformed from simple, generally illiterate, tribesmen or traders into literate individuals capable of holding their own and competing in the modern world.
www.greatestcities.com /users/cbray5003/Middle_East/Saudi_Arabia   (4233 words)

  
 E-Notes: King Fahd’s Saudi Arabia
Saudi influence came to be seen as essential if not always in the political maneuvering but certainly with respect to the price and supply of oil.
Saudi Arabia’s purchase of AWACS aircraft in 1981, against strong pro-Israeli opposition in Congress, was a case study in such influence.
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.fpri.org /enotes/20050812.middleeast.sicherman.fahdsaudiarabia.html   (3210 words)

  
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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.
The Saudi statement said the new King Abdullah announced that his half brother and the Saudi defense minister, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, 77, would be the nation's next crown prince.
Fahd, the son of the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, King Abdul-Aziz, got an elementary school education with a heavy emphasis on religion at a school set up by Abdul-Aziz for his 42 sons.
www.cbn.com /cbnnews/Wire/050801a.asp   (1381 words)

  
 Saudi king Fahd dies - World - theage.com.au
Believed to have been born in 1923, Fahd took the throne in 1982 of a vast kingdom which is the world's largest petroleum exporter and holds a quarter of global oil reserves.
It was Fahd himself who upheld the Saudi tradition of the crown prince succeeding the monarch by asking Abdullah to run the country after suffering a stroke in 1995.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince has traditionally replaced the king on the monarch's death or abdication, but a law introduced by King Fahd opened the door for the succession to skip a generation.
www.theage.com.au /news/world/saudi-king-fahd-dies/2005/08/01/1122748575419.html   (507 words)

  
 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Fahd was de facto ruler during the seven-year reign of his brother Khaled until he assumed the throne formally at Khaled's death in 1982.
Fahd took charge of a vast kingdom which is the world's largest petroleum exporter and holds a quarter of global oil reserves.
Saudi Arabia also distanced itself from a number of US policies unpopular in the Arab world in the latter part of Fahd's life.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2005-08/01/article03.shtml   (1016 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd dies in Riyadh
Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest exporter - sitting atop a quarter of the world’s known reserves - and the United States is the world’s largest energy consumer.
Fahd, born in Riyadh in 1923, was proclaimed the fifth king of Saudi Arabia on June 13, 1982.
Those developments, coupled with Fahd’s reputation as a former gambler and womanizer, made the liberal-leaning king move toward appeasing the powerful Saudi religious establishment, including the morals police who enforce strict social codes that oblige women to wear veils and ban men and women from mingling.
www.columbiatribune.com /2005/Aug/20050801News016.asp   (696 words)

  
 CNN.com - Saudi names king after Fahd death - Aug 3, 2005
Saudi officials said King Abdullah, who is believed to be at least 80 and has run most of the kingdom's affairs since his half brother suffered a stroke in 1995, would maintain its close alliance with the West.
Saudi Arabia's outgoing ambassador to Britain and its next envoy to the United States said Abdullah would continue the fight against Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, which has waged a violent two-year campaign aimed at toppling the Saudi royal family.
Fahd, who was born in 1923, assumed the throne on June 13, 1982, becoming the fifth king of Saudi Arabia.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/meast/08/01/fahd.obit/index.html   (1085 words)

  
 King Fahd Of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is an autocracy; although there is a cabinet, it is the king who takes all the important decisions.
Fahd had to steer a delicate course, accused of weakness by the liberals and of insufficient piety by the Islamists, blamed on the one hand for repressing the women who wanted the right to drive cars and on the other for being too close to infidel foreigners.
Fahd was an autocrat in that he took the decisions, even on small matters, and delegated little; but he was at pains to find out what his people were thinking and he seldom went contrary to what he learned.
www.offnews.info /verArticulo.php?contenidoID=1805   (1571 words)

  
 Saudi King Fahd, Western ally, 84 - The Boston Globe
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.
Educated in Saudi Arabia, he is said to have been groomed for high office from an early age.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/08/02/saudi_king_fahd_western_ally_84?mode=PF   (1153 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia (Harpers.org)
Saudi Arabia's King Faisal Specialist Hospital filed suit in the Grand Islamic court seeking $2.9 billion from tobacco companies to cover 25 years of treating smoking-related illnesses.
Saudi Arabia banned the importation of stuffed animals, female dolls, crucifixes, and statues of the Buddha.
Karen Hughes visited Saudi Arabia and expressed hope that women in that country would someday be able to "fully participate in society." A woman in the audience countered, "We're all pretty happy." Another audience member charged that the United States had become "a right wing country" that did not allow freedom of the press.
www.harpers.org /SaudiArabia.html   (1876 words)

  
 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia dies : Indybay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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.
Saudi Arabia's 24 million people awoke to state television and radio carrying a reading from the Koran, followed a short while later with Iyad Madani, the information minister, announcing King Fahd's death after 23 years as monarch.
Saudi Arabia's next ambassador to the US, Prince Turki, is a leading member of the Royal Family and served as the head of Saudi intelligence for nearly a quarter of a century.
www.indybay.org /newsitems/2005/08/01/17571751.php   (1160 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Saudi King Fahd dies setting off jockeying for power in key U.S. ally
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – King Fahd, who moved Saudi Arabia closer to the United States but ruled the nation in name only since suffering a stroke in 1995, died Monday, and his half brother was quickly named to replace him.
Fahd died at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, where he was admitted on May 27 for unspecified tests.
Saudi television, which said the king was 84, broke with regular broadcasting to announce Fahd's death.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20050801-0656-saudi-fahd.html   (960 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.
Saudi Arabia is home to the world's greatest oil reserves and, during the 1970s, the petro-dollars flooded in.
Saudi Arabia, with its huge oil production and massive reserves, had always been a paternalistic state which prided itself on giving its citizens cradle-to-grave care.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/255097.stm   (804 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Saudi King Fahd dies in Riyadh hospital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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.
The Saudi statement said the new King Abdullah announced that his half brother and the Saudi defense minister, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, 77, would be the nation's next crown prince.
Fahd, the son of the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, King Abdul-Aziz, got an elementary school education with a heavy emphasis on religion at a school set up by Abdul-Aziz for his 42 sons.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-08-01-saudi-king-dies_x.htm   (1497 words)

  
 Saudi Arabia's King Fahd Dies
Very few people in Saudi Arabia of any social or economic status get what we would call a "secular education." Saudi law specifies that the purpose of education is the promotion of Islam.
Saudi Arabia is a one-product economy in which the dominant industry, petroleum, employs only a very small percentage of the population.
There have been a few reports to the effect that Saudi Arabia has overstated its reserves and that its aging wells have passed their peak, but those reports have not been substantiated.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/discussion/2005/08/01/DI2005080100605_pf.html   (1868 words)

  
 CNN.com - Saudi King Fahd reported 'well' - May 27, 2005
Fahd, who is in his 80s, suffered a stroke in 1995 and has been hospitalized several times during the past six months.
U.S. relations with Fahd and Abdullah have been strong since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, despite the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.
Fahd is held in high esteem among Muslims because of his role as the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques -- the birthplace of the prophet Mohammad in Mecca and Mohammad's burial site in Medina.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/meast/05/27/saudi.fahd   (794 words)

  
 ABC News: Saudi Arabia's King Fahd Dead
Saudi official sources had said then said that the monarch had been running a fever and "had water in his lungs" which required hospitalization.
According to the Saudi statement said the new King Abdullah announced that his half brother and the Saudi defense minister, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, 77, would be the nation's next crown prince.
King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud was born in the early 1920s in Riyadh.
abcnews.go.com /International/story?id=996188&page=1   (365 words)

  
 King Fahd of Saudi Arabia Dies After Long Illness, Controversial Rule
Saudi TV interrupted its regular broadcasting to read a statement issued by the Saudi royal court, announcing the King's death.
Early in his rule, Fahd was credited with turning Saudi Arabia into one of the Middle East's most modern states.
Monday, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United Kingdom, Prince Turki al-Faisal, said he does forsee a dramatic change in Saudi relations with the rest of the world.
www.voanews.com /english/2005-08-01-voa41.cfm   (413 words)

  
 Saudi King Fahd Dies, King Fahd of Saudi Arabia dies, King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, King Fahd's Death Sent Oil Prices Higher
Fahd (born in Riyadh in 1923) was a son of Ibn Saud, the first monarch and founder of modern Saudi Arabia; and was proclaimed the fifth king of Saudi Arabia on June 13, 1982.
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.
King Fahd was the oldest of the "Sudairi Seven", the seven sons of King Abdul Aziz "ibn Saud" by Hassa bint Ahmad Sudairi who have been close to one another all their lives.
www.mapsofworld.com /world-news/king-fahd-saudi-arabia.html   (837 words)

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