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Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud

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  • John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State

    John Kerry visits Iraq to build support for fight against Islamic State
    Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria. Kerry on Monday had hailed the...
  • Daniel Gordis: Another Palestinian leader makes a mistake at U.N.

    Daniel Gordis: Another Palestinian leader makes a mistake at U.N.
    Abba Eban, Israel's legendary representative to the United Nations, once famously remarked that "the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas proved Eban's point Friday, in an incendiary speech to the U....
  • 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?

     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...
  • Obama's Islamic State strategy speech will include 'great specificity'

    Obama's Islamic State strategy speech will include 'great specificity'
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce his plan to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria (also known as ISIS or ISIL) in a speech to Americans that the White House said will discuss direct U.S. military action as well as support...
  • 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...
  • Obama vows to hunt Islamic State militants 'wherever they exist'

    President Obama outlined a “steady, relentless” strategy Wednesday to combat Islamic State fighters “wherever they exist,” signaling that he will target the militant group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where the fighters have...
  • Obama to Islamic State: 'If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven'

     Obama to Islamic State: 'If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven'
    President Obama outlined a “steady, relentless” strategy Wednesday to combat Islamic State fighters “wherever they exist,” signaling that he will target the militant group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where the fighters have...
  • 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...