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Saudi prince's news channel to go live in February

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's pan-Arab news channel will finally take to the airwaves early next year. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Bitter Mideast greets US torture report with shrug

This week's revelations about the CIA's harsh treatment of terror suspects in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks have been met with a collective shrug in the broader... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Don't make Hagel a scapegoat; don't have a powerless defense secretary

With Monday's resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Obama administration should not make Hagel a scapegoat for recent foreign policy problems and should... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge

A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential... Read more »

Nov. 23, 2014

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Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a... Read more »

Nov. 22, 2014

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Bahrain activist detained for 'insulting' the king

A Bahraini activist who is eight months pregnant was detained for "insulting" the king after she tore up his photograph in court, a human rights organization said... Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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