Saudi King Leads Hundreds of Princes, Clerics, Military Officials on Asia Trip

The Saudi king is leading an up to 1,500-person entourage through Asia for a monthlong tour in a bid to strengthen ties with a region the kingdom sees as an increasingly valuable economic partner and a hedge against an unpredictable U.S. government.

The monarch, accompanied by senior princes, religious leaders, ministers and military officials, began his trip in Malaysia, where on Monday he agreed to invest $7 billion in a Malaysian…

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