Saudi Arabia: No Place Like Home

After a four-month, $4,000,000 sojourn in Vienna for treatment of a duodenal ulcer, Saudi Arabia's King Saud, 61, returned to his desert capital of Riyadh last week. At the airport he received full honors and an embrace from his half-brother and heir, Crown Prince Feisal. But it was hardly a triumphal homecoming, for Saud is now no more than a figurehead ruler.

During Saud's absence Feisal, as Premier, pushed ahead with a new-broom campaign to sweep the king's sons (an estimated 32 in all) out of the palace, and to make a start on reforms in the feudalistic monarchy....

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