King Salman bin Abdulaziz was admitted to hospital earlier this week for medical tests. The King underwent a successful surgery to remove his gallbladder and remains in a stable condition having chaired a cabinet session from the hospital. In other news, Saudi Arabia’s economy is expected to grow at an average rate of around 3% during 2021-24, nearly double the average during 2015-19 (1.6%) but lower than the 4.1% growth rate recorded during 2005-14, Moody’s Investors Service said in an annual report.

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