Middle East: Misguided Monarch

Ex-King Saud so mismanaged Saudi Arabia's affairs that when his own family forced him into exile in 1964, it gladly agreed to pay him a pension of $600,000 a year just to be free of him.

Despite his wealth, which would be welcome almost anywhere in the world, it came as a surprise when Saud's old foe, Gamal Abdel Nasser, last December allowed Saud to take up residence in Egypt. Last week Saud, 65, showed that he is not an ungrateful guest. Flying to Yemen, he gave his wholehearted blessing to the republican regime of Nasser's puppet, General Abdullah...

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