Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has selected several new, moderate leaders for the education, justice and health ministries, one of whom is the first woman to hold such a high post in the country.
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
As oil soared to a record-high $127 a barrel on Friday, Saudi Arabia's leader rebuffed appeals by President Bush to increase oil production, saying they did not see enough demand to warrant increased output.
By PBS NewsHour
King Abdullah VI of Saudi Arabia urged a reconciliation between Palestinian rival factions Fatah and Hamas in a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Mecca on Tuesday.
Speaking at a Camp David news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah, President Bush acknowledged Thursday that his Middle East peace plan was stalled, blaming the lack of progress on Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's failure to lead.
President Bush met with four Arab leaders and the new Palestinian prime minister Tuesday to discuss the fight against terrorism and his attempts to implement a "road map" to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
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