Saudi royal slams U.S. Middle East policies

Saudi royal slams U.S. Middle East policies

Dec. 16 (UPI) --Saudi Arabian Prince Turki al-Faisal, former intelligence chief and former ambassador to Washington as well as the brother of current Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, strongly criticized U.S. policy in the Middle East during an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
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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.

Saudis 'turn to Pakistan to train army for Syria war'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia, disillusioned with its longtime U.S. ally over the failure to take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad, is reported to be seeking to form its own rebel army to overthrow the Damascus regime backed by Riyadh's rival Iran.
Syria blames nationwide blackout on 'terrorists'

Syria blames nationwide blackout on 'terrorists'

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Syria's state-run news agency Wednesday blamed a nationwide power outage in the civil war-torn country on an attack by terrorists.

Saudis 'mull buying nukes from Pakistan'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 25 (UPI) -- King Abdallah of Saudi Arabia met Pakistan's prime minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, in Jeddah a few days ago as Riyadh began sending its Special Forces to Pakistan for training.
Commentary: Now a pointless war?

Commentary: Now a pointless war?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A prominent former Saudi spy chief says it’s time to declare victory in Afghanistan – and get out.
Saudi Arabia may get nukes if Iran does

Saudi Arabia may get nukes if Iran does

LONDON, June 30 (UPI) -- The former Saudi ambassador to Washington told NATO his country will get nuclear weapons if Iran acquires them, The Guardian reported.

Saudi to Israel: Return to 1967 borders

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The former Saudi ambassador to the United States says Israel must return to its pre-1967 borders as a precondition for talks with Saudi Arabia.

Commentary: Newspeak, doublethink

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- There was no upside to widespread Israeli destruction in Gaza. Al-Jazeera's 24/7 coverage had a devastating psychological impact on the vast majority of Arab masses. Hamas, not the moderate Fatah section of the Palestinian movement, is now the larger political reality.

Iran a growing concern in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Concern has become widespread in Saudi Arabia about the growing power of Iran and what steps the country is willing to take to curb it.

Saudi ambassador to U.S. resigns

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States has abruptly resigned his position in Washington and left the country.

Hurdles seen in meeting Bush's energy aims

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- President George Bush wants to cut U.S. reliance on foreign oil but experts see too many political and other hurdles in meeting the president's goals.

Saudi enrollment doubles in U.S. colleges

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- In a bid to improve U.S. relations, Saudi Arabia has granted its citizens 5,000 fully funded, four-year university scholarships to foreign schools.

Saudi diplomat: Israeli withdrawal crucial

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia would normalize relations with Israel only after the Israelis adopt the Arab League peace initiative, a Saudi diplomat says.

Britain too soft on radicals, say allies

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Two of Britain's closest allies in the war on terror have criticized the government for being too soft on Muslim extremists at home.
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Prince Turki al-Faisal
Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal, the chairman of King Faisal Center of Research and Islamic Studies attends the World Economic Forum on the shores of Jordan's Dead Sea on Saturday May 19, 2007. Approximately 1500 participants from 50 countries attended the conference. (UPI PHOTO)

Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, known also as Turki Al Faisal, (born 1945) was the Director General of Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah, and subsequently served as ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States. He is one of the founders of the King Faisal Foundation. He serves as Chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. He is a member of the Saudi royal family.

He is considered the leading candidate to become the next Foreign Minister. He has become a prominent royal advocate for a Palestinian state.

He is the grandson of the late King Abdul-Aziz and is the son of the late King Faisal. He is the brother of Foreign Minister Prince Saud and Prince Khalid, Governor of the Makkah Province. He is a nephew of the present King Abdullah.

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