22:43 GMT07 August 2020
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    The Saudi monarch was admitted to King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the capital Riyadh this week with a suspected gallbladder inflammation.

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has undergone a successful operation to have his gallbladder removed, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

    The 84-year-old monarch will remain at King Faisal Specialist Hospital for further treatment, the news agency added.

    The Saudi Press Agency also reported that US President Donald Trump had called the Crown Prince to ask about the king's health.

    The Royal Court announced on Monday that the king had been taken to the hospital to run tests due to a suspected inflammation of the bile-storing organ. On Tuesday, the monarch chaired a cabinet meeting from the medical facility via a videolink.

    On Tuesday, the monarch chaired a cabinet meeting from the medical facility via a videolink.

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