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  • Hopkins forms health care company in Saudi Arabia

    Hopkins forms health care company in Saudi Arabia
    An earlier blog post gave an incorrect date for when Johns Hopkins established a relationship with King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. The institutions first collaborated in 2010. The Sun regrets the error.    Johns Hopkins Medicine is joining with a...
  • Four singers give different takes on Frank Sinatra in 'My Way'

    Infinity Theatre Company is offering a two-show summer season at Children's Theatre of Annapolis on Bay Head Road. The opening production, "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra," runs weekends through July 10 and features a cast of four singers &#...
  • Man charged in bomb plot appeared to drift into Islamic extremism

    Man charged in bomb plot appeared to drift into Islamic extremism
    Not so long ago, the young man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Catonsville had a mundane job: selling children's clothes at Columbia Mall. When he was hired as a sales associate about a year ago, Antonio Martinez was...
  • Qatar emir meets Saudi king in Jeddah to discuss Gaza fighting

    RIYADH/DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Jeddah on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah for talks that focused on the situation in Gaza, according to SPA, the Saudi press agency. A Doha-based source familiar...
  • UAE-based company signs 35-year cargo deal at Port Canaveral

    UAE-based company signs 35-year cargo deal at Port Canaveral
    A U.S. subsidiary of Middle Eastern cargo company Gulftainer has signed a 35-year, $100 million agreement to boost cargo operations with a new terminal at Port Canaveral. It’s the first U.S. location for Gulftainer, a United Arab Emirates...
  • U.S.-backed Syrian opposition force says no to leadership shake-up

    U.S.-backed Syrian opposition force says no to leadership shake-up
    The major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition coalition has voided its prime minister’s decision to disband the group’s military command structure and fire its top general. The reversal reflects the deep divisions, clashing rivalries and...
  • U.S. officials said to be pushing for the removal of Iraq's leader

    U.S. officials are actively pushing for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and have held meetings with senior politicians who are angling to replace the embattled leader, according to Iraqi officials and a report Thursday. The U.S....
  • Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support to fight militants

    Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support  to fight militants
    President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
  • Pope Francis prays for peace with Israeli, Palestinian leaders

    Pope Francis made an unprecedented bid for peace in the Holy Land on Sunday by hosting a prayer meeting at the Vatican with the presidents of Israel and Palestine Authority. Weeks after the last round of U.S.-backed peace talks failed, Francis...
  • Liberty High School held graduation ceremonies

    Liberty High School held graduation ceremonies
    Liberty High School held graduation ceremonies June 5 at Stabler Arena. Diplomas were awarded to 623 students. Victoria Renee Ricles was the valedictorian and Emily Collins was the salutatorian. Graduates are: A Jordan F. Achey, Lilyann Marie...
  • Camels transmitted MERS to humans, but virus probably came from bats

    One of the earliest known victims of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus — a retired Saudi military man who owned a herd of camels outside of Jeddah — almost certainly was infected when he applied a topical medication to...
  • MERS: CDC confirms first U.S. case of Middle East respiratory syndrome

    MERS: CDC confirms first U.S. case of Middle East respiratory syndrome
    A case of the sometimes fatal Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, has been reported in Indiana, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The announcement marks the first time a patient with the infection has been...