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  • 4 romantic getaways, not just for Valentine's Day

    4 romantic getaways, not just for Valentine's Day
    Love is in the air in February, when Valentine's Day shouts its presence. But if you haven't already booked a getaway, you can indulge at other times of year at these accommodations in out-of-the-ordinary destinations that promise sunshine, crashing waves...
  • Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    Obama, senior delegation meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman
    President Obama dashed from India to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in a hastily planned trip aimed at setting out on the right foot with the new leader of a key ally. Obama cut short a visit in India to be one of the first world leaders to meet with King...
  • Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends close ties with kingdom despite human rights record

    In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch. Obama's presence...
  • Meghan O'Sullivan: Why Saudis are holding strong on oil prices

    Meghan O'Sullivan: Why Saudis are holding strong on oil prices
    A consensus has emerged since the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will not change course on oil policy. This consensus is probably right, at least for the short term. It is, however, correct for reasons other than the ones that...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION NEW YORK Travel bans were lifted in New York City and New Jersey and mass transit churned back to service Tuesday after a storm predicted to be a crippling monster proved far less threatening than forecast. But to the north, blizzard...
  • My brush with Saudi royalty

    My brush with Saudi royalty
    I was once told that if we are nothing else in this world, we are a reflection of our parents. At a young age, I understood that my actions must be carefully chosen because my parents would be judged according to how I behaved. While living in Los...
  • Australia knights Prince Philip, critics pounce: 'He didn't really knight a prince, did he?'

    Australia's prime minister on Monday dismissed criticism of his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight, saying Prince Philip has a long history of service Down Under. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announcement that the...
  • John M. Crisp: Good diplomacy, rather than threats and bluster

    Consider Saudi Arabia and Iran for a moment: Commuters riding to work on the Tehran metro recently were surprised when they glanced up from their newspapers and spotted the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, riding along with them. Which raises a...
  • Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after king's death

    President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday. The scheduling shift, announced just...
  • Salman moves Saudi succession toward next-generation princes

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has propelled a younger generation of the ruling House of Saud family closer to power in the world's top oil exporter. King Salman, whose rule began with Abdullah's death early on Friday,...
  • World leaders head to Saudi Arabia to pay respects, give condolences for late King Abdullah

    World leaders and top dignitaries began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday to give their condolences following the death of King Abdullah, who died early Friday at age 90 after nearly two decades at the helm. Despite deep tensions and rivalries between...