FILE - In this March 24, 2009 file photo, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia waves to members of the Saudi Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah granted

 

              FILE - In this March 24, 2009 file photo, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia waves to members of the Saudi Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah granted
FILE - In this March 24, 2009 file photo, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia waves to members of the Saudi Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah granted women seats on the Shura Council, the country's top advisory council, for the first time on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, giving them a long-awaited toehold in the ultraconservative kingdom's male-dominated political system. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)