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Saudi King Abdullah Dies at 90

Saudi Arabia will bury King Abdullah Friday, just hours after it moved to ensure a smooth transition by appointing a new king and crown prince to quell fears of dynastic instability at a time of regional turmoil. King Abdullah, a long-time U.S. ally in the fight against terrorism and Islamic extremism, died Friday. He was believed to have been 90 years old and had been ill for a long while. His half-brother, Salman, has succeeded him. The new king vowed in a nationally televised...

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