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Saudis Prepare to Lay King Abdullah to Rest

Funeral services are underway in Saudi Arabia for King Abdullah, hours after the oil-rich Sunni-ruled kingdom moved to ensure a smooth transition by appointing a new king and crown prince. Abdullah, a longtime U.S. ally in the fight against terrorism and Islamic extremism, died early Friday after a long illness. He was believed to have been 90. His successor is his half-brother, Salman, crown prince and defense minister since 2012. He is thought to be 79. The new king vowed in a...

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