Is King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia ‘Clinically Dead’?


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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia is clinically dead, reports the daily Al-Sharq il-Awsat. However, medical sources told the newspaper the monarch’s condition was “expected to change soon.”

Today, Saudi state television showed images of King Abdullah meeting with senior government officials after he underwent a complicated back surgery on 17th November at the National Guard’s King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh. A day after the operation the Royal court said, the surgery was “successful”.

The televised images showed the king with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz the defense minister of Saudi Arabia and heir to the throne, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and other senior princes and officials.

King Abdul-Aziz bin Saud founded the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932. After his death in 1953 the crown passed down through a line of sons. Since 2005, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has been upon the throne. The king was born in Riyadh in 1924, the 13th son of Abdul Aziz.

Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab state in Western Asia and the second-largest in the Arab world, after Algeria.

Home to the two sacred places in Islam – Al-Masjidal-Haram in Mecca, and Al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, the kingdom is sometimes also known as “The Land of the Two Holy Mosques“. The Saudi Arabian government has been Islamic and an absolute monarchy since its inception.

Saudi Arabia has the world’s second greatest and more than a fifth of world petroleum reserves, which account for 95% of exports and 70% of government revenue. It also has the world’s sixth largest natural-gas reserves.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the biggest U.S. ally in the Gulf region.

Yesterday the Saudi stock market index dropped to a 10-month low closing 1.3 points lower.

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Blood Red Beach Gets (Almost) Everyone Out of the Water


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abcNews –  November 27, 2012 9:48am

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gty algae dm 121127 wblog Blood Red Beach Gets (Almost) Everyone Out of the Water                                              (Image Credit: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sydney’s famous beaches, popular with surfers, looked more like a scene out of a horror movie today when the waters were stained blood red from an algae bloom.

Bondi Beach, nearby Clovelly Beach and Gordon’s Bay were closed while authorities tested the water.

The beaches reopened in the late afternoon tafter the red algae, which was identified as Noctiluca scintillans or sea sparkle, begin to fade, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Algae blooms are most prevalent in hot, humid weather, the newspaper reported. Australia is currently enjoying the transition from spring to its summer, which begins in December.

PHOTOS: Red Tide Shocks Swimmers

While red algae isn’t toxic, people were advised to avoid swimming in the algae-colored water because its high ammonia levels can cause skin irritation.

“It has got quite a fishy smell to it,” lifeguard Bruce Hopkins told the Australian Associated Press. ”It can irritate some people’s skin but generally not much more than that.”

Hopkins said the red algae was rare but definitely not unheard of.

Despite the warnings, it didn’t stop some swimmers, including the one pictured above, from jumping in to the surf.

Earlier this month, Prince Charles visited Bondi Beach as part of a tour celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

 

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Life After Six Weeks, Six Months and Six Years of Marriage


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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Dating

6 weeks: I love you, I love you, I love you.
6 months: Of course I love you.
6 years: GOD! IF I DIDN’T LOVE YOU, THEN WHY THE HELL DID I PROPOSE TO YOU?

Back from Work

6 weeks: Honey, I’m home.
6 months: BACK!!
6 years: TELL ME WHERE ELSE CAN I GO?

Gifts

6 weeks: Honey, do you like the ring?
6 months: I bought you a painting; it would fit in the living room.
6 years: HERE’S SOME MONEY’ GO BUY YOURSELF SOMETHING USEFUL!

Phone

6 weeks: Baby, somebody wants you on the phone.
6 months: Here, for you.
6 years  HEY YOU! WHY DON’T YOU PICK UP THAT DAMN PHONE!

Cooking

6 weeks: I never knew food could taste so good!
6 months: What are we having for dinner tonight?
6 years: NOT THE SAME THING AGAIN!

Apology

6 weeks: Honey muffin, don’t you worry, I’ll never hold this against you.
6 months: Watch out! Don’t do it again.
6 years: WHAT? DIDN’T YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I JUST SAID?

New Dress

6 weeks: Oh my God, you look like an angel in that dress.
6 months: You bought a new dress again?
6 years: HOW MUCH DID THIS DEVILISH GARMENT COST ME?

Vacations

6 weeks: Honey, how do 2 weeks in Bali or any exotic island sound to you?
6 months: What’s so bad about going to Istanbul on a ship?
6 years: TRAVEL? WHERE TO? WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT STAYING HOME?

Television


6 weeks: Baby, what would you like us to watch tonight?
6 months: I like this movie.
6 years: I’M GOING TO WATCH SPORTS CHANNEL!

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Inspiration: Medical Humour on Facebook