The slow-motion coup in Saudi Arabia is changing nothing — and everything — in the desert kingdom. An unprecedented series of arrests has put princes, former ministers and tycoons behind the gilded bars of a ive- star hotel. By precipitating the resignation of the Lebanese prime minister, a new front against long-time rival Iran was opened up just as an old one became in lamed by rocket ire. Yet the ruler of the repressive desert state remains the aged and ailing King Salman.
KING SALMAN Saudi Arabia ruler