Saudi King Fahd, a Key U.S. Ally, Dies (AP)




 
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Saudi King Fahd, a Key U.S. Ally, Dies (AP)
 
August 1st, 2005  
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Saudi King Fahd, a Key U.S. Ally, Dies (AP)
AP - Saudi Arabia's King Fahd sought to modernize his desert kingdom while balancing change against tribal tradition and orthodox Islam, but a stroke a decade ago left him a ruler in name only during tumultuous times for the world's biggest oil producer. His death Monday came as the Saudi government pursues an aggressive clampdown on Islamic terrorism and unprecedented reforms.

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