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.

Report: France and Saudi knew of 7/7 plans

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- France and Saudi Arabia had advance warning of a terror attack on Britain, according to a classified report and claims by the Saudi ambassador to London.

Veteran Saudi ambassador in U.S. resigns

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 20 (UPI) -- Saudi King Fahd accepted the resignation of Saudi ambassador in Washington Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz who served in the post for more than 20 years.

Religious leaders discuss aid issues

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Religious leaders from around the world have met in Dublin to discuss aid to developing countries, the Irish Independent reported Tuesday.

Saudi royalty objects to 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A Saudi prince has objected to Michael Moore's claims in "Fahrenheit 9/11" that scores of Saudi nationals fled the United States immediately after Sept. 11.

Britain warns citizens not to go to Saudi

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The British government on Saturday warned its citizens against traveling to Saudi Arabia unless absolutely necessary.

600 Al-qaida suspects held in Saudi

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal told a London conference Thursday Saudi police have arrested 600 suspected members of the al-Qaida network since May.

Immunity claimed for Saudi princes

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Lawyers for two Saudi princes argued in Washington Friday their clients have immunity from lawsuits relating to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, CNN reports.

Saudis, Pakistanis worked with bin Laden

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A new book, cloaked in secrecy until Sunday, reports that top Saudi and Pakistani officials continually cooperated with Osama bin Laden.