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Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud

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  • 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...
  • Obama recognizes human rights advocate before leaving Saudi Arabia

    Obama recognizes human rights advocate before leaving Saudi Arabia
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama honored a domestic-violence and child-abuse advocate here Saturday, giving attention to human rights struggles in Saudi Arabia before bringing to a close an overseas trip to Europe and the desert kingdom that was...
  • Kerry heads to Paris for meeting with Lavrov on Ukraine crisis

    Kerry heads to Paris for meeting with Lavrov on Ukraine crisis
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who was in Saudi Arabia with President Obama, is flying to Paris on Saturday “in advance of a to-be-scheduled meeting” within the next few days with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...