Global leaders will fly to Saudi Arabia on Saturday and Sunday to offer condolences on the death of King Abdullah, who died early on Friday.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was carried in a simple white shroud to an unmarked grave on Friday in a Riyadh cemetery where many of his commoner subjects rest.
Saudi Arabia's new ruler promised on Friday to keep up with the policies made by his predecessors as he assumed the throne of the kingdom after the death of King Abdullah on Friday.
Yemen's Shiite rebels have called on supporters to hold mass rallies, a day after the country's embattled president and Cabinet resigned.
For almost five decades, Salman served as governor of Riyadh province, home to the capital city. Since 2011, he has been minister of defense following the death of his brother Prince Sultan.
World leaders paid tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah, who died Friday, noting that he made major contributions in leading his country.
Saudi King Abdullah has died and his half-brother Salman has become the new ruler, according to a royal statement released early Friday.
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah rendered their resignations on Thursday amid mounting pressure by the Houthi militants who have been tightening their grip on power.
An online video released on Tuesday purported to show the Islamic State group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless a $200 million ransom is received in the next 72 hours.
China on Tuesday said the new round of negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear program has made progress.
Israel stepped up security precautions along its northern borders for possible retaliation by Hezbollah over a Sunday airstrike that killed a number of its fighters.
The Islamic State (IS) militant group released about 200 elderly members of Iraqi Yazidi religious minority Saturday in northern Iraq, a Kurdish source said.