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  • Day one for new Saudi king shows challenges at home and abroad

    BEIRUT Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz began his first day on the job with a crisis. Just hours before he was named king following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the Yemeni president who was appointed through a Saudi-led initiative resigned...
  • Saudi royal death brings lengthy mourning, visits by rivals

    PARIS The death of King Abdullah, a close U.S. ally who used Saudi oil wealth to ward off political change after the Arab Spring, led neighboring nations to declare weeks of mourning and world leaders to line up condolence visits. In accordance with...
  • Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire

    Though her purple hair shows no silver, Dame Edna prepares to retire
    Barry Humphries sat at a table overlooking the pool of his Beverly Hills hotel and blew his nose. He had just arrived from his home in London and was suffering with a common cold — something it's hard to imagine ever getting the better of his...
  • After simple rites, Saudi King Abdullah laid to rest in unmarked grave

    After simple rites, Saudi King Abdullah laid to rest in unmarked grave
    Leaders of the Muslim world and thousands of Saudi subjects paid their final respects to King Abdullah at a simple ceremony at a Riyadh mosque Friday before the late ruler was buried in an unmarked grave in a public cemetery. In accordance with royal...
  • King Abdullah, who sought to modernize Saudi Arabia, dies at 90

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who fought against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom, including by nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died. He was 90. More than his guarded and...
  • King Abdullah, 90, of Saudi Arabia dies; Obama praises 'candid' leader

    As the leader of a conservative family dynasty of tremendous wealth and extraordinary power, King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud was charged with steering the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia through an unprecedented period of cultural upheaval, regional...
  • Britain's Prince Andrew publicly denies allegations he had sex with an underage teenager

    Britain's Prince Andrew on Thursday publicly denied for the first time allegations that he had sex with an underage teenager. The 54-year-old royal, Queen Elizabeth II's second son and fifth in line to the British throne, has faced increasing pressure to...
  • Saudi Arabia's free-speech crackdown linked to war on terror and critical support of clerics

    A man is given 50 lashes in a public square for "insulting Islam" on a liberal blog. Another is arrested for filming and uploading a woman's public beheading. Two females are imprisoned and put on trial for writing on Twitter in support of women driving....
  • Duchess Catherine feels royal baby No. 2 'moving all the time'

    Duchess Catherine feels royal baby No. 2 'moving all the time'
    Prince William and Duchess Catherine say they don't know the sex of their baby yet, but Kate insists that their second heir to the British throne has been pretty active. "It's moving all the time. I can feel it kicking now," she told 17-year-old Martina...
  • Saudi Arabia delays more flogging of convicted blogger, cites medical reasons, says Amnesty

    Saudi authorities on Friday postponed the second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam after a doctor concluded that his wounds from the first 50 lashes had not yet healed, a leading human rights group said. Amnesty...
  • Cunard's 'three queens' to party together in cruise line's 175th year

    Cunard's 'three queens' to party together in cruise line's 175th year
    Happy birthday, Cunard! The British luxury cruise line turns 175 this year and plans to unite its three-ship fleet for special events in Liverpool and Southampton this summer. The company kicked off celebrations Saturday with fireworks and marching...