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Challenges on multiple fronts likely to test new Saudi king

Saudi Arabia's new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Yemen's US-backed president quits; country could split apart

Yemen's U.S.-backed president quit Thursday under pressure from rebels holding him captive in his home, severely complicating American efforts to combat al-Qaida's... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2015

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Saudi Arabia's rights crackdown linked to war on terror

A man is given 50 lashes in a public square for "insulting Islam" on a liberal blog. Another is arrested for filming and uploading a woman's public beheading. Two... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2015

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Court ruling may free Egypt's deposed President Mubarak from custody

Egyptian authorities have exhausted all legal grounds to keep deposed President Hosni Mubarak in detention after an appeals court on Tuesday ordered his retrial in a... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2015

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