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World leaders pay tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah

World leaders from US President Barack Obama to fellow Arab monarchs hail late king and his government's policies.

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Profile: Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud

Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud

Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, who has succeeded King Abdullah, was born in 1935. He received basic education at the School of Princes in Riyadh, as well as some traditional religious training.

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

State TV says Crown Prince Salman has succeeded King Abdullah, who died at the age of 90.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

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Saudi blogger's flogging postponed

Rights group says planned flogging of Raif Badawi delayed for second straight week on the advice of doctors.

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#Yemen president resigns amid political crisis

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi quits along with Prime Minister Khaled Bahah as Houthi rebels consolidate grip on capital.

Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

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#Egypt orders release of Mubarak sons

Egyptian court orders release of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak pending retrial in a corruption case, state media reports.

Mubarak sons

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Yemen's president and Houthis reach agreement

Rebels agree to withdraw from areas in capital as president voices readiness to accept demands for power-sharing.

The Houthis

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Yemen's Houthis lay out their demands

Shia fighters press president to implement power-sharing agreement a day after taking over presidential palace in Sanaa.

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Sisi: Right to protest harms Egyptian economy

Egyptian leader defends restrictions on right to demonstrate, saying that it causes more harm than good.

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Audio leak ties #Yemen ex-leader to #Houthis

Deposed President Saleh heard apparently coordinating military and political moves with Houthi leader.

 Ali Abdullah Saleh

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