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  • King Abdullah, center, of Saudi Arabia arrives at his palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. The Saudi Press Agency said Abdullah entered a hospital on Friday due to complications in the back pain suffered by them and the doctors advised him to rest. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)

    EDITORIAL: A fatal tweet

    In America, sending the wrong tweet can mean embarrassment, ostracism or losing your seat in Congress. In Saudi Arabia, it can cost you your head.

  • Malaysia defends deportation of Saudi journalist

    Malaysia's government on Monday defended its decision to deport a young Saudi journalist who may face persecution at home for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Twitter.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Shariah's police?

    Over the weekend, a drama with potentially horrific consequences for freedom-loving Americans played out half-a-world away. A Saudi newspaper columnist named Hamza Kashgari was detained in Malaysia, reportedly on the basis of an alert by Interpol. "This arrest was part of an Interpol operation which the Malaysian police were a part of," Reuters quotes a Malaysian police spokesman as saying.

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