In Saudi Arabia, the king is counting his days
Abdullah's potential successor is Prince Muqrin, a former intelligence chief who studied in Britain and the United States, who may turn out to be a key player in tomorrow's Middle East.
They were born a year and a half apart. One became a president and the other became a king. One enjoys the company of women singers and actors from abroad, the other controls the most puritanical kingdom on earth. One is the world's oldest president, full of vitality, the other is the world's oldest king. And he's counting his days.