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U.S. surges past Saudis to become world’s top oil supplier

October 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest oil producer as the jump in output from shale plays has led to the second biggest oil boom in history, according to leading U.S. energy consultancy PIRA. Continue Reading

Saudi king grants women seats on advisory council

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.
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Saudia Arabia Foreigh Ministers says Syrians have right to defend themselves

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.
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Gasoline prices rise for 24th day in a row

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

Persian Gulf states pulling ambassadors from Syria

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

Yemen president signs deal, will transfer power within 30 days

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

U.S. says ‘amateur hour’ Iranian plot nonetheless serious

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.
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‘Really over the top’: Biden says alleged assassination plot by Iran an outrage

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.”
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U.S. ties Iran to plot to assassinate Saudi diplomat

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

As Syrian crackdown mounts, Arab nations join in condemnation

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