Saudi spy chief relieved of his post by royal order

Saudi spy chief relieved of his post by royal order

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 16 (UPI) -- Prince Bandar Bin Sultan was removed from his position as Chief of General Intelligence on Tuesday following a royal decree.
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Saudi Arabia lists Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah as terror groups

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 7 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia added the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah and two Syrian-based groups to its list of terrorist organizations Friday, officials said.
Saudi Arabia appoints first female editor-in-chief to national newspaper

Saudi Arabia appoints first female editor-in-chief to national newspaper

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Somayya Jarabti has the distinction of being the first female to be appointed editor-in-chief of a Saudi Arabian national newspaper.
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Trial for suspected Muslim Brotherhood members begins in UAE

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A trial began Tuesday for 24 men in the United Arab Emirates for allegedly forming an illegal sect of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Arrests in attempted Internet cable cut

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, March 28 (UPI) -- Egypt says three scuba divers were arrested when they were allegedly caught trying to cut a major underwater cable providing Internet service to the country.

Kidnapped Aussie released after 16 months

MANILA, March 25 (UPI) -- Philippine and U.S. military authorities have been questioning a former Australian army officer released by an al-Qaida terrorist group after 16 months in captivity.

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Cleric calls for babies to wear burqas

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A cleric in Saudi Arabia has issued a fatwa calling for all baby girls to be fully covered by a burqa due to reports of young girls being sexually molested.

Saudi crown prince to be buried in Mecca

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 17 (UPI) -- The body of Saudi Arabia's crown prince left Switzerland Sunday on a flight to Mecca where burial will take place after evening prayers, Saudi media reported.

Police probing Egyptian election campaign

CAIRO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Egypt say they are investigating campaign posters backing Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman for president.

Egypt plans anti-Khomeini movie

CAIRO, July 16 (UPI) -- The Egyptian government, stung by an Iranian documentary on the assassination of Anwar Sadat, is sponsoring a movie criticizing Ayatollah Khomeini.

Former Iraqi vice president issues message

BAGHDAD, July 15 (UPI) -- The people of Iraq will fight the U.S. military there "until doomsday," former Iraqi Vice President Izzat Ibrahim ad-Douri said in an audio message Tuesday.

Pregnant woman jumps to death over fees

CAIRO, June 27 (UPI) -- A pregnant Egyptian woman jumped to her death apparently in despair because her family couldn't afford to pay its bills.

ElBaradei warns against Iran attack

VIENNA, June 22 (UPI) -- Mohammed ElBaradei, the United Nations' top nuclear weapons official, says a military strike on Iran would turn the Mideast into a "ball of fire."

Bahraini sex change officially recognized

MANAMA, Bahrain, June 20 (UPI) -- A Bahraini citizen who underwent a sex change said being officially recognized as a man is the end of "a long journey."
'Sex' movie to get name change in UAE

'Sex' movie to get name change in UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 30 (UPI) -- The big-screen adaptation of the U.S. television show "Sex and the City" is expected to have a different name when it is released in the United Arab Emirates.

Maliki dispatches officials to Iran

BAGHDAD, May 1 (UPI) -- A delegation of senior Shiite leaders arrived in Iran Thursday to speak with top military officials there about the backing of so-called special groups.

10 killed in Sadr City

BAGHDAD, April 27 (UPI) -- Fighting Sunday between militias and U.S and Iraqi forces left 10 dead in Sadr City, Iraq, officials said.

Was woman raped on telephone?

TUNIS, Tunisia, April 27 (UPI) -- A Tunisian family alleges their daughter was raped during a telephone conversation with a man, a lawyer for the family said.

U.S. denies Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri arrest

BAGHDAD, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. officials in Baghdad denied reports the alleged leader of the Iraqi insurgency Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri is in custody following his capture by Iraqi forces.

Ambassador says he's held by Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 19 (UPI) -- A Pakistani ambassador missing since February appeared in a video tape aired Saturday on Arab television, saying he was being held by Taliban militants.

Saudis seek alternatives to gold gifts

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 11 (UPI) -- Many Saudi couples say the high price of gold and recent rises in the cost of living have led them to exchange traditional gold wedding gifts for rented items.

Muslim cleric decries Facebook

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31 (UPI) -- A Saudi woman's alleged death at her father's hands has been cited by a Muslim cleric in his criticism of the Internet social networking site Facebook.

Saudi police appoint women for festival

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 14 (UPI) -- A new women-only unit has been created by Saudi Arabian police to monitor females' behavior and dress at the Jenadriyah Heritage and Culture Festival.

Group urging Arab women not to wear veil

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 10 (UPI) -- Rival Arab Web sites and blogs are battling on the Internet over whether women in the Islamic world should continue wearing the veil.
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