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Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud

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  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
  • Group from Jordan visits Baltimore

    Group from Jordan visits Baltimore
    Kamel Mahadin visited Baltimore 30 years ago as a graduate student studying landscape architecture at Louisiana State University. He returned Wednesday as the head of an ambitious, multibillion-dollar effort to build out Jordan's lone waterfront city into...
  • ISIS -- is it too extreme to survive?

    Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues: After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...
  • Road To Stabilizing Iraq Runs Through Iran

    President Obama came nearly full circle on Iraq on Thursday, sending military advisers back to cope with that country's disintegration, as U.S. officials lobbied for replacement of the prime minister that America helped install. These were the right...
  • 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...
  • Syrian rebel army fires commander many considered ineffective

    Syrian rebel army fires commander many considered ineffective
    BEIRUT--The head of the Free Syrian Army, the U.S.-backed assemblage of ostensibly moderate Syrian opposition forces, has been removed from his post, according to a statement Sunday from the rebel command’s Supreme Military Council. Brig. Gen....
  • Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.

     Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.
    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan recently became one of the 10 nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a position that will put the international spotlight on the Hashemite kingdom. Its Israeli and Palestinian neighbors continue to grab...
  • 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...
  • Rowhani victory in Iran raises cautious hopes in region

    BEIRUT -- The election of Hassan Rowhani as Iran’s new president has raised hopes of increased engagement with other nations and a new era of moderation in the Islamic Republic, according to commentaries across the region on Sunday. Rowhani, a...
  • SPORTS ROUNDUP: Michelle Floyd fans 19 for San Marino softball

    SOFTBALL San Marino 3, Westridge 0: It was another stellar effort from University of Arizona-bound hurler Michelle Floyd, who fanned 19 batted in a tossing a one-hitter as the Titans picked up a nonleague home victory Thursday afternoon. With the...
  • News of the Weird: Doping on Ice

    News of the Weird: Doping on Ice
    Leaders of the ice-fishing community, aiming for official Olympics recognition as a sport, have begun the process by asking the World Anti-Doping Agency to randomly test its “athletes” for performance-enhancing drugs, according to a February...