January 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) Saudi Arabia’s king granted women seats on the country’s top advisory council for the first time on Friday, giving them a long-awaited toehold in the ultraconservative kingdom’s male-dominated political system.
March 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Saudi Arabia said Sunday that Syrians have a right to take up arms to defend themselves against the regime and accused the Damascus government of “imposing itself by force,” as concerns mounted over a humanitarian crisis there.
March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The national average for gasoline hit $3.741 per gallon today. That’s an increase of 46.5 cents per gallon since the start of 2012. Gasoline has never been this high at this time of year, and analysts say it could reach a record of $4.25 per gallon by late April. Continue Reading
February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council says it is pulling its ambassadors from Syria because of President Bashar Assad’s refusal to accept Arab attempts to end the country’s bloodshed. Continue Reading
November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down amid a fierce uprising to oust him after 33 years in power. The U.S. and its powerful Gulf allies pressed for the deal, concerned that a security collapse in the impoverished Arab nation was allowing an active al-Qaida franchise to gain a firmer foothold. Continue Reading
October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The Iranians’ would-be covert operative turned to a woman he met while working as a used car dealer, hoping to find a Mexican drug dealer-assassin, and wound up with an American informant, according to two U.S. law enforcement officials.
October 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Vice President Joe Biden says an alleged plot by Iranian government agents to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States was “really over the top.”
October 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The Obama administration today accused agents of the Iranian government of being involved in a plan to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the thwarted plot would further isolate Tehran. Continue Reading
August 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Arab nations joined the international chorus of condemnation against President Bashar Assad’s regime today, with Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia pulling out their ambassadors as a besieged Syrian city came under fresh artillery fire. Continue Reading
March 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Alarmed by the threat of Sunni-Shiite sectarian strife as unrest spreads in the Mideast, the Obama administration today urged Saudi Arabia not to hold back political reform in neighboring Bahrain, a longtime U.S. friend that is also caught between old loyalties to both majority-Sunni Saudi Arabia and majority-Shiite Iran. Continue Reading