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  • Deaths in Saudi Arabia from MERS virus climb to 385

    Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says two more people have died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, pushing the total number of deaths from the virus in the kingdom to 385. The ministry's statement on Saturday says that 902 cases of...
  • Young Saudi men detained for 'inappropriate dancing' at party: report

    Young Saudi men detained for 'inappropriate dancing' at party: report
    Saudi Arabia's morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report. The news website Ayn al-Youm reported Saturday the Commission for the Promotion of...
  • Top Muslim sheikh urges new understanding to fight terror

    The grand sheikh of Egypt's Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most respected seat of learning, says a historical misreading of the Quran and the life of the Prophet Muhammad have led to extremism among Muslims. Speaking at the opening of a conference titled "Islam...
  • US-led coalition against Islamic State meets in Saudi Arabia

    Military chiefs from 26 nations involved in the U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group began a two-day meeting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. SPA said the meeting was aimed at giving military leaders an...
  • Analysis: Egypt embarks on ambitious anti-terror campaign

    Egypt is making an ambitious bid to place itself at the center of the fight against extremism across the Middle East. Beyond fighting militants in its own Sinai Peninsula, it is trying to organize an international coalition against the Islamic State in...
  • Saudi Arabia condemns "terrorist" killing of US Muslims

    Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned the killing in North Carolina of three American Muslim college students as a "heinous terrorist" act, and called for an end to incitement against Muslims. The statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency also...
  • Rachel Marsden: China's torrid Middle Eastern affair

    PARIS -- While surfing the Internet on Valentine's Day, I came across a love story so poignant that I just have to share it with you. I'm taking really hot and heavy -- as in actual fire. I noticed a banner advertisement for an event in Riyadh, Saudi...
  • Qatar's emir in Saudi Arabia for talks with new king

    Qatar's ruler was in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for talks with the newly enthroned King Salman about the deteriorating security situation in Yemen and relations with Egypt. A Saudi official said Salman greeted Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani...
  • Saudi military says helicopter crashes kills 4 crew members

    Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says four crew members were killed when their military helicopter crashed during a night training exercise in an area near the kingdom's border with Iraq and Kuwait. A short Defense Ministry statement issued early...
  • 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...
  • Embassies shut down in Yemen amid violence

    Saudi Arabia, Italy and Germany shut down their embassies in Yemen on Friday amid growing political uncertainty as Yemen's top U.N. envoy warned that the Arab world's poorest nation is at a crossroads between "civil war and disintegration." The new...