NBC Evening News for Friday, May 27, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Reports that Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd is in failing health noted.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The potential impact of Fahd’s half-brother Crown Prince Abdullah taking full control of Saudi Arabia’s government examined; details given about Fahd’s 1990 acceptance of US troops in his country, which enraged Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. [Former US Ambassador Robert JORDAN- predicts conflict from traditional religious establishments.] [Saudi Arabia expert Simon HENDERSON- comments on Abdullah’s age.] The rise in crude oil prices noted.
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