SAUDI ARABIA: THE DEATH OF A DESERT MONARCH

Even though it was the anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, and thus an Islamic holiday, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia had a busy schedule. At 10 o'clock last Tuesday morning, he had an audience with the Oil Minister of neighboring Kuwait, Abdel Muttaleb al Kazimi, at the royal palace in Riyadh. Outside the King's office, Kazimi was greeted by Prince Faisal ibn Musaed, 26, a nephew of the King's and one of the 3,000-odd princes of the House of Saud. While Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister, Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, briefed the King on the audience,...

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