Articles tagged with: Saudi Arabia

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

WHO to meet with Saudi over MERS

Jeddah and Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fears surrounding the MERS outbreak in Saudi Arabia are on the rise following the announcement earlier this week that the death toll has reached 71, while Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases have also been reported in the UAE and other Gulf states. The Saudi Health Ministry reported that a Jeddah resident had died from MERS brought on by the coronavirus on Wednesday, while five others had been infected, bringing the total number of infecti...

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Ibrahim Gharayaba
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on : Monday, 31 Mar, 2014

Keeping a Low Profile

Caution has been the preeminent feature of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood’s response to Saudi Arabia’s announcement that it had classified the organization a terrorist group. Perhaps they are gambling on there being opportunities to reconcile or alter the situation in the future. Maybe they don’t think the announcement is actually about them, but is instead mainly about the Brotherhood in Egypt. Thus far, the Jordanian government has said it will not follow Saudi Arabia’s example b...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 28 Mar, 2014

US President visits Saudi Arabia, seeks to reassure allies

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—US President Barack Obama is visiting Saudi Arabia on Friday following a tour of European capitals earlier this week, in order to reassure Washington...

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Michael Stephens
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on : Friday, 28 Mar, 2014

Barack’s Band-Aid

US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia comes at a crucial moment for one of the Middle East’s most enduring strategic alliances. The US has lon...

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James Spencer
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on : Friday, 28 Mar, 2014

Working Smart, Not Working Hard

To read various articles on US foreign policy in the Middle East, one would imagine that the US was in a state of full-scale retreat from the region, just as the UK withdrew from ...

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Thomas W. Lippman
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on : Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014

After Oil, Industry

Most of the news from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbors in recent months has focused on security and foreign policy issues, especially the split within the Gulf Cooperation Counc...

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Robert E. Hunter
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on : Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014

Reassurance, A Two-Way Street

This week, US President Barack Obama is visiting three European states and Saudi Arabia. What was originally planned as a more or less routine trip has taken on new urgency with th...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Monday, 24 Mar, 2014

Saudi interior ministry says 25 percent of fighters in Syria have returned

Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat—A quarter of all Saudis who traveled to Syria to take part in the fighting have since returned home, a spokesman for the Kingdom’s Interior Ministry...

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Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
on : Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2014

Back to the Negotiating Table

Three recent developments have highlighted Kuwait’s burgeoning potential role as a regional mediator. Lebanon’s Speaker of Parliament, Nabih Berri, used a visit to Kuwait to ur...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 11 Mar, 2014

Saudi Arabia slams Maliki comments

London and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia condemned on Monday the “hostile and irresponsible” comments made by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki, during which he a...

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