King Abdullah's death: Barack Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit to go to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

January 24, 2015 1:29 PM

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US president Barack Obama has cancelled a planned trip to the Taj Mahal, cutting short his visit to India to travel to Saudi Arabia following King Abdullah's death.

"President Obama and the First Lady will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday, January 27 in order to pay respects to King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the family of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.

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