Saudi Crown Prince underwent surgery in New York
The Saudi official news agency reported on Tuesday that Crown Prince Sultan underwent surgery in New York following unspecified treatment. The Saudi Press Agency reported that the surgery was "successful," without elaborating.
According to the AP, Sultan arrived in New York on Thursday, and had surgery Monday morning.
There have been rumors about the prince's health since his first trip to New York for "medical tests" on Nov. 23. He spent several weeks there before going to Morocco to recuperate from an unspecified treatment.
Sultan had an intestinal cyst removed in May 2004. The prince, who is in his 80s, is King Abdullah's half brother and one of the most powerful figures in the kingdom.