Saudi King Abdullah appears for first time since November 17 surgery

Reuters News

11/28/2012 9:07:09 AM - Reuters News

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi King Abdullah has appeared on state television for the first time since his 11-hour back operation on November 17, helping assuage fears over his health.

In pictures broadcast on state television, the monarch, who is in his late 80s, looked in good health as he was shown receiving members of the royal family in Riyadh.

(Reporting by Sami Aboudi)