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    Saudi-US alliance on shaky ground over Obama's Mideast policies

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:00pm by Reuters

    ... Saudi-U.S. alliance on shaky ground Upset at President Barack Obama's policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years. Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief is vowing that the kingdom will make a "major shift" ...

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    Obama considers sending 'manpad' missiles to Syrian rebels

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:44am by MCT

    ... time, we have been able to develop deeper relations with the opposition," the official said. In an interview aired on US television before he arrived in Saudi Arabia, Obama defended his ... interests of Saudi Arabia. The US-Saudi relationship has been strained by the administration's reluctance to pursue military action in Syria, secret Iran negotiations and its support ...

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    Israel names Hamas activists suspected in disappearance of teens

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 10:39pm by AP

    ... with the backing of Hamas this month. "I now expect President Abbas, who said important things in Saudi Arabia, to stand by those words, to break his pact with the Hamas terrorist organisation ...

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    President of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region calls for independence

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AGENCIES

    ... It was not possible to independently verify the contents of the video. The insurgents' progress has rattled the region, and Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to the border with Iraq, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television network reported. Agence France-Presse, Reuters, Associated Press ...

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    Two million Muslim pilgrims begin annual hajj

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... had so far detected no cases among the pilgrims of the virus which has killed 60 people worldwide, 51 of them in Saudi Arabia. The pilgrims moved from Mecca to nearby Mina by road, by train ... gathering. Saudi Arabia has deployed more than 100,000 troops to ensure the safety of the pilgrims and has warned it will tolerate no demonstrations or disturbances. The oil-rich kingdom has also ...

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    Arabian camel may host deadly Mers virus

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... especially in the lead-up to the annual haj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in October. Now an international team says blood tests are positive for antibodies in camels from Oman, meaning they were ... to the World Health Organisation. Concerns about the virus, for which there is no vaccine, have led Saudi Arabia to restrict visas for this year's haj, which sees millions of Muslims flock ...

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    Gaza truce fails with at least 107 Palestinians dead, Israeli soldier missing

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Gaza

    ... in mortar fire near the shared border. In a speech published after the ceasefire broke down, Saudi King Abdullah denounced “inexcusable” world silence over Israel’s “war crimes” in Gaza. “We see ...

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    Kerry pledges 'fair and balanced' peace bid in Middle East

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:18am by AFP

    ... separate out one piece or another," Kerry said in Jerusalem before flying to Amman early yesterday, and later to Saudi Arabia, seeking backing for his proposals. Each piece was interlinked, he ...

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    Al-Qaeda deputy in Yemen reportedly dead in airstrike

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... last year when US drones carried out several air strikes on the village of Al-Mahfad in Abyan province in the south. He was released from Guantanamo in 2007 and was flown to Saudi Arabia where ... a Saudi national, as the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) deputy left a house in the southern Hadramawt province with his five companions. The officials say the missile was believed ...

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    Saudi clerics protest at renewed efforts to permit women drivers

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:09pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Riyadh Clerics out to put brake on Saudi women drivers About 150 clerics and religious scholars have held a protest outside the Saudi king's palace against renewed ... segments of the population. The Saudi religious establishment has sway over the courts and oversees the often zealous religious police, run by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue ...




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