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Saudis admit captured ISIL recruits were Al Qaida detainees

ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has reported the arrest of scores of suspected recidivist Al Qaida agents who joined Islamic State of Iraq

Saudi Arabia sustains Shi’ite attack on its massive energy sector

ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has acknowledged an attack on its huge energy sector. Officials said Saudi police were ambushed by suspected Shi’ite

Saudi launches first phase of comprehensive border security network

ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has inaugurated its massive border security project. King Abdullah has overseen the launch of a multi-billion-dollar project to


BACKGROUNDER

The tiny state of Israel with a population of 8 million crammed into an area smaller than New Jersey, is the world’s 6th largest arms exporter, with some

NORTHEAST ASIA REPORT

China reports Ukraine plans to regain status as a nuclear power

China reports Ukraine plans to regain status as a nuclear power

China’s official media reported that Ukraine intends to reestablish itself as a nuclear power with the

Taiwan president breaks silence on Hong Kong, backs democracy

China tests combat drone with eye on Middle East market