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  • 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...
  • Saudi King Salman appoints new generation to enter the line to the throne as Abdullah buried

    As Saudi Arabia mourned its late ruler, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud quickly set the course for the monarchy's future Friday by naming a second-in-line to the throne from the next generation of princes for the first time. The appointment came as...
  • New Saudi king not expected to change oil prices, women's rights

    WASHINGTON Barely 24 hours into his reign, every aspect of King Salman's life was under scrutiny Friday as foreign policy analysts attempted to divine how he'll lead Saudi Arabia through domestic pressures, messy regional conflicts and a showdown over...
  • 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 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

    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...
  • Asian stock markets boosted by ECB stimulus plan, shrug off weak China manufacturing

    Asian stocks zoomed higher Friday, boosted by the European Central Bank's stimulus announcement, a long awaited move that also set off gains in Europe and on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 percent to 17,480.08 and Hong Kong's...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, powerful longtime US ally, dies at age 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...
  • Saudi Arabia's new monarch, King Salman, a longtime statesman, mediator in family disputes

    Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country's top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor of the capital Riyadh and known as a mediator of disputes within the sprawling royal family....
  • Saudi royal family nears a potentially divisive moment of passing throne to next generation

    With the death of King Abdullah, the throne of Saudi Arabia passed to another son of the country's founder as it has relatively smoothly for the past six decades. But it brings the oil-rich kingdom one step closer to a question that will test the unity of...
  • Reactions from around the world to the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

    Comments from world leaders in response to the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who died early Friday in Riyadh. ___ "As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions...One of those convictions was his steadfast and...