Obama, new Saudi king to discuss Yemen, Islamic State: White House

January 26, 2015 1:24 PM

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Obama, new Saudi king to discuss Yemen, Islamic State: White House

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Saudi Arabia King Salman are expected to discuss shared concerns about the turmoil in Yemen and the fight against Islamic State militants during their first formal meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday, the White House said.

Cutting short a visit to India, Obama is leading a U.S. delegation to the Saudi capital to offer condolences after the death of King Abdullah, Salman's brother and a close ally of the United States.

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