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  • Did the first lady's uncovered head really rankle Saudis?

    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...
  • Region feels ripples from Yemen's turmoil as embassies close

    Region feels ripples from Yemen's turmoil as embassies close
    As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia arming loyal tribesmen across its southern border and Egypt readying a military unit to intervene if needed....
  • The U.S. romance with Saudi Arabia is 70 years old this Valentine's Day

    The U.S. romance with Saudi Arabia is 70 years old this Valentine's Day
    This Valentine's Day marks the 70th anniversary of a love affair between the United States and Saudi Arabia that began with a bizarre meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and the first king of modern Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz ibn Saud, whose son and...
  • Muslim American caught up in post-9/11 sweep gets an apology

    Muslim American caught up in post-9/11 sweep gets an apology
    Abdullah al-Kidd approached the Dulles International Airport ticket counter in March 2003 expecting to catch a flight to Saudi Arabia to study Arabic and Islamic law. Instead, federal agents slapped handcuffs on the Kansas-born former University of...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends

    Israel has to keep Hamas from rebuilding once Gaza fighting ends
    Determined to avoid a repeat of the fighting in the Gaza Strip, Israel is seeking to build support for having an international force take charge of preventing the Palestinian militant group Hamas from rearming once the conflict is over. One sticking...
  • Fire sign Romanian midfielder Razvan Cocis

    Fire sign Romanian midfielder Razvan Cocis
    The Chicago Fire added midfield help Monday with the signing of Romanian Razvan Cocis. Cocis, 31, released by FC Hozerla Uzhhorod of Ukraine’s Premier Liga on July 1, is eligible to immediately join the Fire. Terms were not disclosed. Cocis is a...
  • 3 charged in alleged plot to extort $20 million from Saudi sheik

    3 charged in alleged plot to extort $20 million from Saudi sheik
    A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by a Saudi sheik's son in Los Angeles was charged Monday with conspiracy to extort one of the wealthiest men in Saudi Arabia of $20 million, prosecutors said. Leyla Ors, a 34-...
  • Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty

    Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty
    A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheik pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to extort $20 million from the man's family. Two attorneys, one of them once connected to...