| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:28 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:57 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:17 PM
Saudi watchers have been talking about the transition from King Abdullah for a decade, but now that the moment has arrived, its consequences are as hard to predict as ever.
The death of King Abdullah begins a period of generational change in the oil...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:39 PM
I was once told that if we are nothing else in this world, we are a reflection of our parents. At a young age, I understood that my actions must be carefully chosen because my parents would be judged according to how I behaved.
While living in Los...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Prince Harry stands on tiptoes but still fails to measure up to retired NBA player Dikembe Mutombo who stands 7ft 2 inches tall at the #Coachcore graduation ceremony today. The NBA are supporting the #Royal
A photo posted by @kensingtonroyal onJan 14,...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:00 AM
It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, "A man is known by the company he keeps."
The British and American media are carrying salacious stories about Prince Andrew keeping company with registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, now accused of keeping...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Born in England and a favored goddaughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh was thoroughly British. Yet she was also Indian — her father had signed his kingdom over to the British Empire — and that left Sophia caught between...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:23 PM
Alan Turing, the British mathematician, logician and "father of the modern computer" who played a critical wartime role in breaking the ciphers of Nazi Germany at Bletchley Park, was a bit of an eccentric genius. He chained his tea mug to a radiator to...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:57 PM
New law for senior drivers
•Last Saturday, Jan. 3, I saw a letter to the editor that had a headline of "Seniors targeted," on Virginia House Bill 771 which had to do with requiring special things for seniors applying for renewal of their driver's...
| Jan 2, 2015
Royal officials on Friday denied that Britain's Prince Andrew engaged in any "impropriety with underage minors" after he was named in U.S. court documents related to a lengthy lawsuit against American financier Jeffrey Epstein....