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  • Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after king's death

    President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday.
  • Salman moves Saudi succession toward next-generation princes

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has propelled a younger generation of the ruling House of Saud family closer to power in the world's top oil exporter. King Salman, whose rule began with Abdullah's death early on Friday,...

    World leaders head to Saudi Arabia to pay respects, give condolences for late King Abdullah

    World leaders and top dignitaries began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to give their condolences following the death of King Abdullah, who died early Friday at age 90 after nearly two decades at the helm. Despite deep tensions and rivalries between...

    Neighbors' instability, plunging oil prices, demands at home pose challenges for Saudi king

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing challenges by activists at home and deepening turmoil on its borders that stands to...

    Death of Saudi king unsettles market but effect seen to be fleeting

    Oil prices rose initially on news of the death of Saudi Arabia's powerful King Abdullah, but the increase was moderate and short-lived. The king's death is unlikely to lead to a change in the kingdom's immense crude production or change the course of oil...