Issue 74 - 22 Jun 1982
The seven-year reign of King Khalid ended on 13 June with his death from a heart attack, in Taif. Khaled ascended to the throne in 1975 on the death of his assassinated brother Faisal. At the time, his ascension was thought to be a somewhat reluctant one. His half brother Fahd seemed to be the most suitable candidate for the throne with his keen interest in politics, development and world affairs. However, the preference given to Khalid reflected a respect for tradition.

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