Saudi King Abdullah died and has been buried in an unmarked grave. As The New Yorker’s Robin Wright explains, “the death was not unexpected — his half-brother Prince Salman, the defense minister, assumed the throne almost immediately — but it comes at a time of grim uncertainty in the Gulf.”

+ Part of the uncertainty (this week) is based in Yemen. Here’s PBS Newshour on why Yemen’s political implosion is dangerous for the U.S

+ Buzzfeed: Meet the new King of Saudi Arabia.