Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, a wily king who embraced limited reform, dies

By Thomas W. Lippman, January 22, 2015

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, has died at age 90, state television announced. A master politician, he gained a reputation as a reformer without changing his country’s power structure and maintained good relations with the United States while striking an independent course in foreign policy.Read full article >>