Fracking, a shift towards alternative fuels, and U.S. talks with Iran have Saudi Arabian leaders looking to take their future into their own hands. Erin Cunningham and Brian Murphy explain how Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up (and being shook up by) the Middle East.

+ “The truck approached with its cannon aimed at our windshield. A dozen or so men jumped off and swarmed to my car door.” Michael Scott Moore on his 977 days held hostage by Somali pirates.