Saudi king leaves hospital in good health: agency

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has left a New York hospital in good health, the kingdom's state news agency said on Wednesday.

Saudi king leaves hospital in good health: agency

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has left a New York hospital in good health, the kingdom's state news agency said on Wednesday.

"King Abdullah left the Presbyterian Hospital on Tuesday evening...as God gave him good health," the Saudi Press Agency said.

"He moved to his place of residence in New York to recuperate and continue with physical therapy," the statement said but did not say when he might return to Saudi Arabia.

Earlier in December, the state news agency said the king, believed to be 86 or 87, had a successful second operation to stabilise vertebrae in his spinal column.

The second operation was the completion of earlier surgery after a blood clot complicated a slipped disc.

Crown Prince Sultan, who has health problems of his own, returned from abroad to govern the world's largest oil exporter while Abdullah is away.

King Abdullah, who came to power in 2005, is the sixth leader of the top OPEC exporter.


Reuters

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