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Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

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  • Sunni politician's abduction, rescue raise question of who controls Shiite militias

    BAGHDAD In southern Baghdad Saturday, a federal police commander was expounding to a visiting reporter on the controls the government exercises over resurgent Shiite Muslim militias to prevent them from intimidating Sunni civilians. But a few miles...
  • Saudi king's visit key show of support for Egypt and its new president

    Saudi king's visit key show of support for Egypt and its new president
    The meeting lasted all of half an hour, and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah did not even leave his plane, parked on the tarmac at Cairo's international airport. But the brief encounter Friday night between the Saudi monarch and Egypt's newly inaugurated...
  • Business in Saudi Arabia: Half-opening the gates

    Business in Saudi Arabia: Half-opening the gates
    A trip around the bustling shopping centres of Riyadh, with their wide range of familiar European and American retailing brands, gives the superficial impression of a country that is open to the outside world. Some of the world's biggest energy and...
  • As MERS virus reaches U.S., public health system springs into action

    The man arrived at the hospital with a fever and a bad cough. Relatives accompanied him through the doors, beneath the red neon sign reading "Emergency." It looked like pneumonia, but when doctors at Community Hospital learned that the patient was a...
  • Next test for Obama: Soothing the Saudis

    Next test for Obama: Soothing the Saudis
    President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia this week. Based on what I hear from key Saudis, he is in for a rough reception. Rarely have the Saudis been more skeptical about the United States, and if the president is to affect Saudi behavior, it is...
  • Women in Saudi Arabia: Unshackling themselves

    Women in Saudi Arabia: Unshackling themselves
    Saudi women are gaining ground, slowly A RECENT move to introduce physical education to government girls' schools met the same response as most attempts to give Saudi women equal rights with men. A group of conservatives protested in Riyadh, the...
  • MERS: CDC confirms first U.S. case of Middle East respiratory syndrome

    MERS: CDC confirms first U.S. case of Middle East respiratory syndrome
    A case of the sometimes fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, has been reported in Indiana, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The announcement marks the first time a patient with the infection has been...
  • Travel letters: Using ATMs when you're traveling abroad

    Catharine Hamm's recent article about automated teller machines was as clear as mud ["ATMs Can Be Your BFF When Abroad," April 27]. Sorry for being so harsh, but her circuitous explanation seemed to mix apples and oranges. There are foreign transaction...
  • Indiana MERS patient improving, hospital workers isolated

    Indiana MERS patient improving, hospital workers isolated
    The man authorities cite as the nation’s first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and dozens of hospital workers who first came into contact with him are being isolated from the general public, an effort by officials and public...
  • President Obama seeks to bolster ties with Saudi Arabia

    ROME — After spending four days in Europe dealing with the crisis over Russia's annexation of Crimea, President Obama now turns to a diplomatic challenge of another sort: trying to smooth relations with Saudi Arabia without making the longtime U.S....
  • Obama weighs sending shoulder-fired missiles to Syrian rebels

    Obama weighs sending shoulder-fired missiles to Syrian rebels
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama is weighing whether to allow shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles to be shipped to moderate factions of the Syrian opposition, possibly with help from the Saudi government, a U.S. official said Friday. Obama...