World's nations pay tribute to Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah for generosity, peace efforts

February 2, 2015 7:15 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – The world's nations paid tribute Monday to Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah, praising his development of the oil-rich nation, his generosity to the needy and his promotion of peace in the Middle East.

At the start of the ceremony, diplomats from the U.N. General Assembly's 193 member states stood for a minute in silent tribute to the Saudi leader who died Jan. 23 at the age of 90.

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