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  • Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia

    Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia
    President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day trip to India to travel to Saudi Arabia to pay respects following the death of King Abdullah, U.S. and Indian officials said Saturday, hours before the president was to depart for New Delhi. The...
  • Obama will head to Saudi Arabia, trim time in India

    Obama will head to Saudi Arabia, trim time in India
    President Obama is cutting short his trip to India in order to make a short trip to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the family of the late king. The president, who was leaving Saturday for India, will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet with King Salman...
  • Saudi Arabia's Royal Family Plots Survival

    Saudi Arabia's Royal Family Plots Survival
    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...
  • Saudi King Abdullah's legacy praised by U.S. leaders

    Saudi King Abdullah's legacy praised by U.S. leaders
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was “always candid and had the courage of his convictions,” President Obama said in one of several messages of condolence issued by U.S. leaders after the king's death. In a statement released shortly after...
  • King Abdullah, 90, of Saudi Arabia dies; Obama praises 'candid' leader

    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...
  • 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

    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...
  • 1,000 lashes for a Saudi dissident

    1,000 lashes for a Saudi dissident
    You might say Raif Badawi got off easy. When the Saudi blogger was arrested, authorities charged him with crimes that included apostasy — which in Saudi Arabia carries the death penalty. In the end, he was convicted of setting up a website that...
  • For new NSX, Acura's designing woman

    For new NSX, Acura's designing woman
    Michelle Christensen wanted to get into the automotive design program at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. So admissions officers asked her for a portfolio of car sketches. She had none. Christensen had designed prom dresses in high school. She...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah hospitalized for medical tests

    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah hospitalized for medical tests
    Saudi Arabia’s 90-year-old monarch, King Abdullah, was hospitalized Wednesday for medical tests, the state news agency reported. For many months, Abdullah’s apparently failing health has put a spotlight on leadership questions in the U.S.-...
  • John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State

    John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State
    Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria. Kerry on Monday had hailed the...