Saudi royal court says King Abdullah, longtime US ally, has died and Prince Salman successor

January 23, 2015 3:26 AM

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Saudi royal court says King Abdullah, longtime US ally, has died and Prince Salman successor

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2009 file photo, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, waves to members of the Saudi Shura "consultative" council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On early Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005 file photo, Saudi Arabia's new King Abdullah leaves after special prayers for late King Fahd at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's Turk bin Abdullah mosque. On early Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, Saudi state TV reported King Abdullah died at the age of 90. (AP Photo) (The Associate...

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