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Facebook turns 11 — are we better off?

It may come as a shock to those who can't remember life before posting selfies, but Facebook is only 11 years old. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2015

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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


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


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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