Saudi King Abdullah appears for first time since Nov. 17 surgery

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:05am EST

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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Nov 28 (Reuters) - Saudi King Abdullah has appeared on state television for the first time since his 11-hour back operation on Nov. 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.

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