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  • Obama will head to Saudi Arabia, trim time in India

    President Obama is cutting short his trip to India in order to make a short trip to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the family of the late king. The president, who was leaving Saturday for India, will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet with King Salman...
  • New Saudi king moves quickly to avoid future power struggle

    Saudi Arabia's newly ascended King Salman buried his predecessor, King Abdullah, on Friday, then moved quickly at a time of regional turmoil to allay fear of a looming power struggle among hundreds of princes in the next generation of the House of Saud....
  • New king in town: Saudi Arabia's Salman reshapes policy team rapidly, but reform plans unclear

    Saudi Arabia's new monarch isn't wasting time. Since assuming the throne Jan. 23, King Salman has elevated some of his closest relatives and sidelined previous power-brokers, tightened decision-making and promised lavish payouts designed to win early...
  • John M. Crisp: Obama must speak out about Badawi

    We haven't said enough about Raif Badawi. He's the Saudi Arabian blogger who was convicted of insulting Islam and sentenced to ten years in prison, a $266,000 fine and 1,000 lashes to be administered 50 at a time over 20 weeks. It's never easy to...
  • Pictures in the News | January 23, 2015

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins along the Central Coast, where he crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin suit up in tactical gear before a training exercise at dusk during their patrol mission along the California Coast....
  • Did the first lady's uncovered head really rankle Saudis?

    President Obama’s hastily arranged trip to Saudi Arabia was intended to shore up relations with a key U.S. ally. But it was the attire of the first lady that was the focus of much of the discussion on social media -- at least in the U.S. Obama cut...
  • The Week in Pictures | January 19 – 25, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, we begin in the Middle East, where mourners gather around the grave of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah at the Al-Oud cemetery in Riyadh. Foreign leaders gathered in the Saudi capital for...
  • 'Selfies' frowned upon, but technology is transforming the Hajj

    'Selfies' frowned upon, but technology is transforming the Hajj
    Technological advances and design engineering at the mosques of Mecca and Medina are promising a safer and more comfortable Hajj experience this year as 2 million Islamic faithful converge on Saudi Arabia. But much to the dismay of tradition-bound...
  • Kerry, in Saudi Arabia, wins support for anti-Islamic State coalition

    A day after what amounted to a call to arms from President Obama, Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Thursday won cautious promises from regional allies to help in the fight against the Islamic State, the Sunni Muslim extremist group which now controls...
  • Chicago schools reach out with international campuses

    Chicago schools reach out with international campuses
    Did you know there is a Northwestern University in Qatar? A University of Chicago in Singapore? A National-Louis University in Poland? American universities are exporting themselves to the world, and these Chicago schools are on the leading edge of...
  • Obama: Russia should move troops back from border with Ukraine

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama said Russia should move its troops back from its border with Ukraine and ease tensions by opening direct negotiations with that country’s new government. The Russian troops massing near the border are...