BBC News - Saudi king offers benefits as he returns from treatment
Will King Abdullah be able to protect Saudi Arabia from the wave of ME protests that are sweeping across the region with money? So far buying the public has seemed to do little, though the Abdullah has a much firmer grip on his population.Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has announced increased benefits for his citizens, as he returned after months abroad getting medical treatment.
There will be extra funds for housing, studying abroad and social security, according to state television.
King Abdullah has been away from the country for three months, during which time mass protests have changed the political landscape of the Middle East.
There have been few demonstrations in Saudi Arabia.