The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 16, 2013.
By United Press International

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.
Yemen: Saleh and 'new guard' play for time

Yemen: Saleh and 'new guard' play for time

SANAA, Yemen, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An offer by embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down within 90 days could avert all-out civil war in his tormented country -- if he does it.
Saudi Crown Prince Sultan dies in New York

Saudi Crown Prince Sultan dies in New York

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, half-brother of King Abdullah and heir to the Saudi throne, has died, the Saudi government said Saturday.
Shiite unrest spurs Saudi Arabian jitters

Shiite unrest spurs Saudi Arabian jitters

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Violence in Saudi Arabia's Eastern province has intensified the political jitters as the monarchy tries to fend off the Arab Spring, settle a succession problem and confront Iran.

Saudis indict 991 terror suspects

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabian officials said Tuesday they indicted nearly 1,000 suspected militants, saying the country was a target for an organized terror campaign.

Saudis train imams in centrism, moderation

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The Saudi government is launching a program to retrain 40,000 Islamic clerics in a "culture of dialogue … centrism and moderation," reports as-Sharq al-Awsat.

Saudi Arabia welcomes detainees home

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Saudi government Saturday welcomed home 10 citizens freed from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Jordan, Saudi Arabia sign border agreement

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- In an effort to increase cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Saudi Arabia and Jordan have agreed to demarcate their marine border.

Mecca overflows on eve of pilgramage

MECCA, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Nearly two million pilgrims crowded the holy city of Mecca Thursday as the Islamic faithful prepared for the annual pilgrimage that begins Friday.

Saudis arrest 10 terror suspects

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia's security forces have arrested at least 10 suspected militants in various parts of the kingdom, Arab News reported Monday.

Hijacker returned to Saudi Arabia

MADINAH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia reportedly assumed custody Tuesday of one of two accused hijackers of a Saudi plane en route from Jeddah to London in October 2000.
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