(AP Photo/SPA)
(AP Photo/SPA)

Saudi King Abdullah has passed away at the age of 90.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Golloher has the details:

King Abdullah was in ailing heath, and was seen as a staunch ally of the U.S. He threw the country's vast oil wealth behind him trying to shape policy in the Middle East but was against the pro-democracy uprisings that have happened in the region over the past few years.

Muslim dignitaries from around the world attending his funeral today .

The king's half-brother, 79-year-old Prince Salman promising to continue with the same policies as his predecessors.

Salman also adding that Arab and Islamic nations are in dire need of solidarity and cohesion, alluding to the current chaos gripping parts of the Middle East.

In Jerusalem, Jessica Golloher, Fox News Radio.