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Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kerry urges Israelis, Palestinians to stay focused

    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...
  • 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

    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

    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...
  • Vladimir Putin calls Obama about Ukraine crisis

    Vladimir Putin calls Obama about Ukraine crisis
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for an hour Friday in an effort to resolve the crisis over Ukraine, the first direct conversation between the two leaders after nearly two weeks of tension. Putin...