With deep sorrow, Saudi Arabia  announced the death of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al- Saud on Friday 23rd of January, 2015. King Abdullah died following a short illness.His brother, Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz has been announced as the new King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Prince Muqrin Bin Abdulaziz crown prince, while Interior Minister Price Mohammed Bin Naif is the new Deputy Crown Prince and Second Deputy Prime Minister, according to a Royal Court statement. The funeral prayers would take place after Asr prayer at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyadh on Friday.
King Salman and Crown Prince Muqrin will receive the oath of allegiance from the people of Saudi Arabia at his palace in Riyadh after Isha prayer.