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Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud

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  • Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam

    Islamic State fighters defeat Kurds, take Iraq's biggest dam
    Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping through the region in June. Capture of the Mosul Dam after an offensive of...
  • Kerry urges Israelis, Palestinians to stay focused

    Wrapping up three days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged the officials to rise above the daily challenges and keep their eyes on the big picture. “We can achieve a permanent status agreement...
  • Rachel Marsden: Pre-Olympic partnerships offer security hope for Sochi

    At the London 2012 Olympics, various media outlets probed the notion of the Olympic athletes' village being a giant bed-hopping venue -- a phenomenon that not only disgusted my mother every time she heard it mentioned (which was often) but also puzzled me...
  • 17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did

    There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth. Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
  • Saudi spy chief removal may not change U.S. ties -- or end his career

    Saudi spy chief removal may not change U.S. ties -- or end his career
    Prince Bandar bin Sultan's replacement last week as Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has fueled speculation about a shift in the monarchy’s shaky relations with the United States and its position toward the Syrian conflict — not to mention...
  • Deadly Middle East respiratory virus surge continues in Saudi Arabia

    Deadly Middle East respiratory virus surge continues in Saudi Arabia
    Eleven new cases of the occasionally fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, were reported in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, two days after the nation’s health minister was replaced. In the week ending Monday, 67 cases were reported of the...
  • Saudi Arabia denies visa to White House correspondent

    BRUSSELS —   The White House said it is “very disappointed” by Saudi Arabia’s decision to deny a visa to a White House reporter for the Jerusalem Post who applied to cover President Obama’s visit to that Middle East nation...
  • 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 hopes to bridge gaps on visit to Saudi Arabia

    Obama hopes to bridge gaps on visit to Saudi Arabia
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama jetted across the Mediterranean Sea on Friday on a diplomatic mission to try to bridge the gaps between the U.S. and its longtime ally, Saudi Arabia. Obama landed in the capital, arriving from Rome where he capped...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Increases Covert Aid In Syria

    The Obama administration, stung by reversals in Ukraine and Syria, appears to have decided to expand its covert program of training and assistance for the Syrian opposition, deepening U.S. involvement in that brutal and stalemated civil war. The White...