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  • AP PHOTOS: Selection of Mideast, Afghan and Pakistan photos

    This past week, Taliban forces briefly overran a strategic northern city in Afghanistan while Russia launched airstrikes in Syria, and tensions flared in Jerusalem. Meanwhile the rising death toll in a deadly hajj stampede strained relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

    Associated Press
  • Size Does Matter! Woman Files For Divorce... Because Her Husband Is Too Short

    Size matters for one Saudi Arabian woman - who’s divorcing her husband because he’s too short.

    Lee Morán
  • Clinton Worried She Could Hurt The Fight To Lift Saudi Ban On Female Drivers

    WASHINGTON -- In 2011, women in Saudi Arabia were increasingly organizing and speaking out about their country's ban on female drivers. But for weeks, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was silent, disappointing many activists who knew about her long record on global women's rights. A new…

    Huffington Post
  • Looking the Other Way in Yemen

    Overshadowed by its relative smallness and obscured by its relative complexity, the six-month-old civil war in Yemen is the middle child of Middle East conflict. Recently, its most prominent mentions in the U.S. have been in the Republican debates as candidates have placed the rebellion by…

    The Atlantic Wire (RSS)
  • Saudi Arabia signals easing of tension with Islamist cleric

    The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood attended a ceremony organized by Saudi Arabia in Qatar on Friday, signaling an easing of Riyadh's hostility toward the Islamist movement. Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, a Qatar-based cleric whose fiery sermons have strained ties with Gulf neighbors,…

  • Yemen premier tells rebels no room for more 'adventures'

    Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah warned Shiite Huthi rebels Saturday that there was no place in the country for more "adventures," vowing to press on with a campaign to retake territory from them. "There is no room for any more political or military adventures," said Bahah, who is also vice…

  • Saudi arrests Syrian, Filipina over alleged bomb plot

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had arrested a Syrian man and a Filipina for allegedly manufacturing suicide bomb belts in the kingdom's capital.

    Associated Press
  • U.S., allies short on options as Russia, Iran flex muscle in Syria

    By Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters)- - Across the Middle East, America’s traditional allies are watching with disbelief as Russia and Iran mount a show of force in Syria, and they are wondering how it will end. The U.S.-led coalition, created to combat the jihadi threat from Islamic State in Syria…

  • Saudi Arabia says one Syrian, one Filipino arrested in illegal bomb factory raid

    Saudi Arabian security forces arrested a Syrian man accused of plotting attacks and his Filipino accomplice in a raid on an illegal explosives factory in Riyadh, the interior ministry said on Saturday, according to state news agency SPA. The ministry said those arrested in Wednesday's raid belonged…

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    Photos of the day - October 3, 2015 (26 photos)

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she speaks to the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, a model wears a creation by Lebanese designer Elie Saab as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris…

    Yahoo News
  • First plane carrying dead from hajj disaster arrives in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional rivals.

    Associated Press
  • UN human rights body passes Saudi proposal on Yemen

    GENEVA (AP) — A leading human rights advocacy group on Friday accused the top U.N. human rights body of failing to improve scrutiny of abuses in war-torn Yemen by approving a resolution presented by Saudi Arabia — a major participant in the conflict.

    Associated Press
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  • Saudi Arabia deters bid for U.N. human rights probe in Yemen

    By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations backed a Saudi-led resolution on Friday to support Yemen in setting up a national inquiry into human rights violations, having ditched an attempt led by the Netherlands to mandate an independent U.N. investigation. Human…