The anointment of the House of Saud more than three centuries ago came with a pledge to rule in tandem with the austere clerics of Wahhabi Islam whose puritanical theology has provided some of the underpinnings for extremist groups throughout the ... Los Angeles Times, 4 days ago
Saudi Arabia's newly ascended King Salman buried his predecessor, King Abdullah, on Friday, then moved quickly at a time of regional turmoil to allay fear of a looming power struggle among hundreds of princes in the next generation of the House of ...Los Angeles Times, 4 days ago New Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz 'raised cash for Mujahideen' New Zealand Herald, 5 days ago New king 'raised cash for Mujahideen' New Zealand Herald, 5 days ago Saudi's new king: the Bin Laden link, 13 kids and a son who went into space Albawaba, 5 days ago
Following the terror attacks in France, Western governments should avoid the temptation to see relations with MENA solely through the lens of counterterrorism. Reports that one of the Charlie Hebdo attackers may have trained with Al-Qaeda in Yemen ...AllAfrica.com, 2 weeks ago
Bahrain's newly elected parliament has convened for its first session and the majority of seats are filled with new faces. Bahrain's King Hamad bin Salman al-Khalifa officially opened parliament on Sunday, telling its members of the importance of ...Yahoo! UK and Ireland, 1 month ago
Upcoming elections in Bahrain are likely to prompt more opposition protests, rather than providing a means of channeling and containing opposition activity. Bahrain's opposition is boycotting the upcoming parliamentary elections on November 22, ...Carnegie Endowment, 2 months ago Sunni Islamists could face uphill struggle in Bahrain elections Middle East Eye, 2 months ago
Prime Minister David Cameron greets the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani inside 10 Downing Street The Emir of Qatar's recent state visit to London highlighted the ambiguities of a regime that courts the friendship of the West while, ...Jewish News UK, 2 months ago
LONDON— Iranian and international negotiators convene in Vienna Tuesday for a final push to try to reach agreement on Iran's nuclear program by the November 24 deadline. The issues are largely the same as they have been for more than a year, ...VOA News, 2 months ago
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