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  1. Al-Qaeda's hidden appeal

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray Last weekend's bloody battles in Saudi Arabia evoked two images. It is said that when a westerner expressed surprise at a bedouin addressing King Ibn Saud ... powerful economic asset. Leaving aside the appeal of Islamic solidarity, al-Qaeda's demand for the expulsion of Americans from Saudi Arabia strikes a chord in nations that have grappled ...

  2. Big-spending Saudis seek to boost ties as pavilion pulls crowds

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Besides the China pavilion, the most sought after pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai is not that of the United States or Japan, but Saudi Arabia's showcase. The Saudis ... to the nature of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and China, as well as the significance of this historical expo,' Ghandi said. The Sino-Saudi relationship has been rosy since diplomatic ties ...

  3. Oil pressure

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... of China's crude oil imports come from the Middle East and more than 30 per cent from Africa. The two biggest Middle East suppliers are Saudi Arabia, with a 16 per cent share of China's oil imports, and Iran, with a somewhat smaller share. Beijing has so far balanced its relations with oil- and gas-rich Iran, on the one side, and on the other, US-backed Saudi Arabia and the other five ...

  4. Oh, what nations will do for oil

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... to shift in 2001 when Japan lost its oil rights in Saudi Arabia, Opec's leading producer with the largest proven oil reserves in the world. Half of Japan's commercial energy comes from oil. And just over 87 per cent of this oil came from the Middle East last year, chiefly from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, both of which have close ties to the US. Even before ...

  5. Troubling whiff in WikiLeaks crackdown

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Secretary Robert Gates characterises Saudi Arabia as a country that would 'fight to the last American', and also reassuring that Arabs may now recognise that the Saudi elite is far more interested in seeing the US and Israel take on Iran than in leaning on them to end the occupation of the Palestinian territories. It is often forgotten that the feudal/clerical Saudi regime backed ...

  6. India can help break 'triangle of madness'

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... the US, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and Israel, who had worked together on this venture, just walked away. The US, which had known about Pakistan's nuclear bomb development for the past ... then that the hospitality Pakistan felt it had to extend to the displaced Pashtuns was storing up trouble ahead. Two million such refugees bred violence and extremism. The Americans and the Saudis were engaged ...

  7. Slain terrorist sought attack bigger than 9/11, police say

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... in Saudi Arabia to solicit funds for their activities, including the twin bombings. The money was allegedly brought into Indonesia by a Saudi national named Ali Abdullah who was arrested by Indonesian police in connection with the twin bombings. 'Ali Abdullah was given 100,000 riyal (HK$207,000) by a Saudi businessman,' said the officer. Police also arrested Muhammad Jibril, ...

  8. Rebuilding Caroliners eye South Korea star Seol

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... club's first-team and is on loan at Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia. South China unveiled new signing Leonardo da Silva yesterday. The 29-year-old Brazilian striker has signed a contract until the end ...

  9. Bush 'could inflame anti-US feelings'

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... mentioned: China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran among them. Noam Chomsky, a controversial left-leaning academic, was the most scathing, saying that given the past record of Mr Bush's Republican ... from it'. Relations with long-time strategic partners Saudi Arabia and Egypt may be affected, while the delicate balance with China was also now in doubt. Mr Bush had bought ...

  10. Accused Abu Sayyaf chief denies support for 'jihadist purpose'

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... in 'Islamic revivalism', was his first Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, which was paid for and arranged by the wealthy Saudi businessman. At the time of the 1989 trip, Latip ... of Khalifa's wife, Ummu Saleem, a sister of bin Laden and a first cousin of the king of Saudi Arabia. They were escorted by a nephew of Khalifa's wife to the Mosque of the Prophet in Medina, where ...




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