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  • Religious terrorism didn't start, won't end with bin Laden

    Religious terrorism didn't start, won't end with bin Laden
    In evaluating Osama bin Laden's dubious legacy, it is important to note that there was nothing new about religiously inspired terrorism when this rich Saudi exile convened a small group of jihadists in his Peshawar, Pakistan, home in 1988 to found al-Qaida, or "the Base" — an organization designed to carry on the war waged so successfully against the Red Army in Afghanistan.
  • 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...

    Saudi police warn of crackdown on 'Day of Female Driving' protest

    Saudi police warn of crackdown on 'Day of Female Driving' protest
    Saudi authorities warned Wednesday that police will respond to a planned "Day of Female Driving" on Saturday by fully implementing laws against "actions that disturb social peace." But organizers of the women's defiant road rally said they read the...

    Osama bin Laden, born to privilege, dies a pariah

    Osama bin Laden, born to privilege, dies a pariah
    Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West,...

    MIDDLE EAST: Activists, Arab leaders on edge as Tunisia hangs in the balance

     
    Emboldened Arab citizens are taking on their own leaderships as the region watches with anticipation to see whether Tunisia's recent uprising will successfully replace the oppressive regime of Zine Abidine Ben Ali that ruled for 23 years. Most regional...