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Saudi princesses held captive in royal compound for 13 years appeal for release

Saudi princesses held captive in royal compound for 13 years appeal for release

March 13 (UPI) -- The ex-wife of Saudi King Abdullah is claiming the king has imprisoned her four daughters -- Saudi princesses -- in a royal compound for the past 13 years.
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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.
Kerry, Jordan's king discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Kerry, Jordan's king discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

AQABA, Jordan, March 7 (UPI) -- The international community must back Middle East peace efforts based on a two-state solution, Jordan's King Abdullah said Friday.

Jordan says it stopped attempt to smuggle weapons from Syria

AMMAN, Jordan, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Five people were arrested in the attempted smuggling of large quantities of weapons into Jordan from war-torn Syria, the Jordanian military said Monday

Obama to seek extension of aid to Jordan for Syrian refugees

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has told Jordan's King Abdullah II he will seek to renew a five-year aid package to help Jordan with a flood of Syrian refugees.
Barack Obama, Michelle exchange sweet Valentine's Day tweets

Barack Obama, Michelle exchange sweet Valentine's Day tweets

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The president and the first lady put their love on full display for Valentine's Day, even though they would be spending Friday night on opposite coasts.
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Water crisis brings threats of Mideast war, terrorism: report

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Satellite data released by the University of California, Irvine, shows the world's water supply is disappearing fast because of agricultural demand, an expanding population, energy production and climate change, with the Middle East, Africa and Asia in particular facing crisis in the next few years.
Obama, King Abdullah to meet at serene California estate

Obama, King Abdullah to meet at serene California estate

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A Southern California estate in Rancho Mirage offers heads of state a serene setting to discuss sensitive subjects, a Heritage Foundation research fellow said.

Jordan sees independent Palestine as global interest

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Setting up an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital is in the "international interest," Jordan's King Abdullah II said in Washington.

Obama schedule for Friday, Feb.14

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama speaks to House Democrats at their retreat and goes to California to discuss the U.S. response to the state's drought, his Friday schedule said.
Biden, Abdullah agree on need for Syria aid

Biden, Abdullah agree on need for Syria aid

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hosted Jordan's King Abdullah II in Washington Wednesday to discuss their countries' ongoing efforts to resolve Syria's civil war.

Jordan's king in U.S. to review Middle East peace options

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Jordanian King Abdullah II said he was carrying the message to Washington that a two-state solution was the only viable option for Middle East peace.

Obese Saudi man loses 700 pounds after king orders him hospitalized

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Saudi man has lost more than 700 pounds six months after the country's king ordered him hospitalized, the head of the patient's medical team says.

Obama to travel to Saudi Arabia next month

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia in March following his travel to the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, the White House press office Monday.

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Egypt's military backs strongman for presidency: Back to the future?

CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Egypt's army chief, newly promoted Field Marshal Abdel-Fatteh el-Sissi, is expected to run for president of the Arab world's most population nation, heightening concerns the military seeks to restore the security state overthrown in a pro-democracy uprising in February 2011.
Netanyahu talks peace with Jordanian King Abdullah

Netanyahu talks peace with Jordanian King Abdullah

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Jordan to discuss Palestinian peace talks with King Abdullah, Petra News Agency said.

Sister of Egyptian lawyer urges government to seek Saudi pardon

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The sister of an Egyptian human-rights lawyer urged her country to convince Saudi Arabia to pardon her brother, who has been sentenced to flogging.

Saudi prince faces execution in murder of Saudi citizen

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A member of Saudi Arabia's royal family could be executed for murder after the victim's father refused to pardon him, a top Saudi official says.
Saudis' $3 billion gift biggest ever to Lebanese armed forces

Saudis' $3 billion gift biggest ever to Lebanese armed forces

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia's $3 billion pledge to strengthen Lebanon's armed forces is the largest aid package ever given to the country's military, Lebanon's president said.

Emirates shoot down BAE's $6B Typhoon jet deal

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- BAE Systems, Britain's largest defense company, has suffered a major setback with the United Arab Emirates scrapping lengthy negotiations for 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jets, a deal worth at least $6 billion.

U.N. frustrated by Saudi pressure on its critics

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for the U.N. human rights office said Friday there were concerns about reports of undue pressure on critics of the Saudi monarchy.

Saudi prince: Obama must be bully to get Mideast peace deal

MONACO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. efforts to secure an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will fail unless President Obama himself coerces both sides into an accord, a top Saudi prince said.

ATK tests gunships for Jordan

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. defense company ATK reports it has conducted the first flight test of two CASA-235 cargo planes it converted into gunships for the Kingdom of Jordan.
Kerry: U.S. will 'pause' efforts to restrict Iranian oil sales

Kerry: U.S. will 'pause' efforts to restrict Iranian oil sales

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said nine nations will get extended exceptions from economic sanctions due to "significant reductions" in buying Iranian oil.
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