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  • Saudi authorities detain activist after court appearance: wife

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A prominent Saudi rights lawyer and activist, Waleed Abu al-Khair, has been detained incommunicado by authorities after appearing in court in Riyadh on sedition charges, his wife said on Wednesday. His wife Samar Badawi said Abu al-...
  • Rebel videos show first U.S.-made rockets in Syria

    Rebel videos show first U.S.-made rockets in Syria
    LONDON (Reuters) - Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be U.S. anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's civil war. They would signal a further internationalization of the...
  • U.N. Security Council members view graphic photos of Syria dead

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military police photographer that showed what appeared to be evidence of brutal torture, including eye gougings,...
  • Concerned for stability, Saudi Arabia tightens curbs on dissent

    DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, rattled by regional turmoil that has destabilized the Middle East, is intensifying a crackdown on domestic dissent, raising fears that a more open space for public debate that emerged in recent years is under threat....
  • Saudi Arabia: reported poison gas use by Syria is challenge to world

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Tuesday said the "grave news" that President Bashar al-Assad's forces had carried out two poison gas attacks last week was a challenge to "international will". Rebels and the...
  • Colleges ramp up recruiting of international students

    Colleges ramp up recruiting of international students
    Florida colleges are taking steps to "internationalize" their campuses, making them more diverse and giving students more opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds. Broward College last year hired its first outreach coordinator to...
  • Frida Ghitis: Syria remains the world's most urgent human and strategic crisis

    There's a dangerous human tendency to gradually pay less attention to crises that unfold over long periods of time. That, of course, is possible only for those whose daily lives are not directly affected. For everyone else, it creates an unconscious...
  • Saudi Arabia imposes fines, jail terms for visa lapses

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will punish people who employ foreigners illegally or break the terms of their visas, in an effort to encourage local employment. Punishment ranging from fines and jail terms to confiscation of assets and deportation may...
  • Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold 'not acceptable'

    Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold 'not acceptable'
    Israel described as "unacceptable" on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability. "In the past, and also...
  • Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab world

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognize it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday. Amongst the countries...
  • Gunmen kill Saudi guard near Yemeni border, wound another: media

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen in Yemen shot dead a Saudi Arabian border guard and wounded another in the early hours of Monday morning, Saudi news websites reported, in what would be the second such incident in five days. The guards came under...
  • Saudi Arabia jails 13 for aiding overseas fighters

    RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court on Sunday jailed 13 men to sentences ranging from one to 10 years for aiding and financing militants fighting abroad, conspiring inside Saudi Arabia and harboring wanted suspects, state news agency SPA reported...