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  • **FILE** President Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah share a light moment when they met on June 29, 2010, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Obama headed to Saudi Arabia in March

    In an apparent effort to ease strained relations, President Obama will visit Saudi Arabia next month, the White House said Monday.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, eight years after a stroke left him in a coma from which he never awoke. He was 85. (AP Photo/Olivier Fitoussi, Pool)

    Benjamin Netanyahu glides past John Kerry for private meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a quiet visit to Jordan's King Abdullah II to talk peace with the Palestinians on Thursday — a brief get-together that came as the exclamation point to an earlier Israeli order to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Butt out of our pact process.

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, Lebanese people gather at the scene where two explosions have struck near the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. DNA tests confirmed that a man in Lebanese custody is the suspected leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that has claimed responsibility for bombings across the Middle East, the Lebanese army said Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. The latest attack claimed by the group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, was the Nov. 19 double bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut that killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

    Lebanon IDs commander of al-Qaida-linked group

    BEIRUT (AP) — DNA tests confirmed that a man in government custody is the alleged leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that has conducted attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria's civil war, Lebanese authorities said Friday.

  • A Saudi-inspired all-faiths hub

    The underappreciated power of prayer is a prime motivating force behind a new Saudi-inspired interfaith center in Austria that seeks to become the place for world religious leaders to meet, solve problems and melt the "mountain of fears" that exists between religious people, says the Saudi official who is championing the ambitious project.

  • **FILE** King Abdullah II of Jordan (Associated Press)

    Jordan's king sees elections as central to political reform

    Jordan's King Abdullah II is touting Wednesday's parliamentary elections as the centerpiece of political reforms aimed at addressing the simmering discontent in his realm.

  • **FILE** Muslim women pilgrims make their way to throw cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 6, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Saudi king grants women seats on advisory council

    The Saudi king on Friday granted women seats on the country's top advisory council for first time, a much-awaited step for women to get a toehold in Saudi Arabia's largely female-free political system.

  • Crown Prince Nayef Abdul-Aziz is seen on a screen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. He was the second heir to the throne to die outside the country in less than a year. (Associated Press)

    Saudi king in Mecca for crown prince's burial

    The aged king of Saudi Arabia led a burial ceremony Sunday for his brother, Crown Prince Nayef Abdul-Aziz, in the holy city of Mecca before his interment after evening prayers. He was the second heir to the throne to die outside the country in less than a year.

  • Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Pressure mounts on Assad amid crackdown

    Jordan's King Abdullah said Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad should step down, making him the first Arab ruler to issue such a call over the regime's deadly crackdown on an 8-month-old uprising.

  • Jordan's king to share power in forming Cabinet

    King Abdullah II unveiled a new power-sharing system for selecting future Cabinet ministers, saying Wednesday he will consult with parliament on the formation of government.

  • FILE - This undated file photo released by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in a combination of two photos which they say both show bomb maker suspect Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. A Saudi militant believed killed in the U.S. drone strike in Yemen constructed the bombs for the al-Qaida branch's most notorious attempted attacks _ including the underwear-borne explosives intended to a down a U.S. aircraft, and a bomb carried by his own brother intended to assassinate a Saudi prince. The death of Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri would make the Friday Sept. 30, 2011 drone strikes on a convoy in the central deserts of Yemen one of the most effective single blows in the U.S. campaign to take out al-Qaida's top figures. (AP Photo/Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO SALES

    Underwear-bomb maker believed dead in Yemen strike

    A Saudi militant believed killed in the U.S. drone strike in Yemen constructed the bombs for the al Qaeda branch's most notorious attempted attacks — including the underwear-borne explosives intended to a down a U.S. aircraft, and a bomb carried by his own brother intended to assassinate a Saudi prince.

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    SHAKOURI: Still no Arab Spring for Saudi women

    The traditional Western views of Arab women as docile, submissive, black-draped figures hidden from the public eye have been challenged this past spring during the mass uprisings across the Arab world. Women have spearheaded protests - sometimes appearing on the front lines more often than men - but will the Arab Spring keep its promises of change to these women, or will the coming fall be just as harsh toward them as countless seasons past? Will the women whose support was openly welcomed in the heat of a rally be ignored when they ask for their half of the freedoms promised by regime change? Furthermore, what do these developments mean for women in other Gulf states?

  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, May 24, 2011, file photo, Saudi women board a taxi in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving opened Friday, June 17, 2011, with female motorists getting behind the wheel. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

    EDITORIAL: Saudi Arabia denies women the vote

    World headlines blared on Monday that women in Saudi Arabia had been granted the right to vote. This is exactly what the kingdom's hard-line Muslim rulers wanted. It diverts attention from the fact that women will still be banned from voting in this week's elections.

  • King allows women to vote, run in elections

    RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA | Saudi King Abdullah announced Sunday that the nation's women will gain the right to vote and run as candidates in local elections to be held in 2015 in a major advancement for the rights of women in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

  • ** FILE ** Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah performs Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in September 2010.  (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)

    Saudi king allows women to vote in local elections

    Saudi King Abdullah announced Sunday that the nation's women will gain the right to vote and run as candidates in local elections to be held in 2015 in a major advancement for the rights of women in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah as Ambassador to the U.S. Adel Al-Jubair (center) translates on Wednesday at the king's Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The largely Sunni Muslim nation is a U.S. ally. (Associated Press)

    Gates pays visit to reassure Saudis of U.S. friendship

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tried to smooth the worst rift in years with Arab ally and oil producer Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, reassuring the Saudi king that the U.S. remains a steady friend despite support for pro-democracy revolutions in the Middle East.

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