This Day in History

King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is assassinated by his nephew, Faisal bin Musaid, at the royal palace in Riyadh, shocking the nation and sending ripples of instability throughout the region. As a key figure in modernizing Saudi Arabia and navigating its role in global affairs, King Faisal’s death marks a pivotal moment in the country’s history and the broader geopolitics of the Middle East.