Tag: Saudi Arabia government

Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

BEIRUT — A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country's reputation as a forum for ideas...
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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's defense minister says the planned deployment of 1,000 troops to Saudi Arabia does not violate a parliamentary resolution against taking part...
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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's military says it is sending troops to assist Saudi Arabia on a training mission but that they will not be deployed...
US says detainee studied in Louisiana, became IS fighter

WASHINGTON — He was an unruly college student in Louisiana where he mixed booze and gambling with classes on electrical engineering. A decade later,...
Saudi writer sentenced to prison for criticizing royal court

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A criminal court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a columnist to five years in prison for insulting the royal court,...
Saudi anti-corruption purge winds down, but questions emerge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal headed outdoors to Saudi Arabia's terracotta-colored sand dunes over the weekend, after being interrogated,...
Separatists advance on presidential palace in southern Yemen

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates seized the area around the presidential palace in the southern city of Aden...
Saudi prince freed amid corruption probe veiled in secrecy

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who had been held in a luxury hotel since November in a wide-reaching anti-corruption...
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BEIRUT — A leading Lebanese talk show host has been summoned to court for making a joke at the expense of Saudi Arabia's Crown...
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi authorities are still holding 95 people in a purported anti-corruption campaign that was launched nearly three months ago...

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