Putin ranked No. 2 in power; No. 1 blank

Putin ranked No. 2 in power; No. 1 blank

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin was listed No. 2 among the world's most powerful people but the top spot was left blank in a Foreign Policy magazine article.
Saudis collect funds for Syrian people

Saudis collect funds for Syrian people

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 24 (UPI) -- A Saudi Arabian donation campaign to aid the people of Syria reached $32.4 million Tuesday, officials said.
Obama, Abdullah extend G20 talks

Obama, Abdullah extend G20 talks

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah Tuesday discussed a wide variety of issues in the Oval Office, including Iran's nuclear program and Israel.
U.S.-Saudi enemy? The media

U.S.-Saudi enemy? The media

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah Tuesday presented a united front against a common enemy: the press.

Syrian-Saudi courtship affects Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The visit to Syria by Saudi King Abdullah is a shift in bilateral relations that could have broader implications on the region, notably in Lebanon.

Commentary: Leaning tower of babble

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The next U.S. president needs to undertake an urgent, hard-headed reassessment of the emerging political realities in Afghanistan and urgently address local concerns, say experts living on the ground. Otherwise the incoming administration may be quickly overtaken by shifting realities.
Momentum builds for Taliban negotiations

Momentum builds for Taliban negotiations

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. and British officials have concluded there can be no military victory over Taliban insurgents, Time Magazine says.

Saudi Arabia to boost oil production

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 22 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia says it is increasing its oil production from 9 million to 9.7 million barrels per day to cope with high world energy prices.

Ban lauds Saudi ruler's actions on oil

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 16 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he welcomes Saudi Arabia's offer to host a summit of major oil producers to address soaring fuel prices.

Saudi barber faces beheading for cursing

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, May 30 (UPI) -- Taking God's name in vain is a familiar profanity but could lead to the beheading of a Turkish barber in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, court records show.

Commentary: Arab cry of alarm

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The Arab world’s moderate center must show results -- or it will be outpaced by extremists. A cry of alarm from a prominent Arab statesman who goes public with many secrets.

Bush to push freedom in Mideast

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Saturday said he would urge Mideast leaders to "move past old grievances" and work toward "justice, tolerance and freedom."

Saudis boost oil production

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, May 16 (UPI) -- Saudi officials said Friday that oil production in the country is being increased by 300,000 barrels a day to meet the demands of its customers.

Saudi prince's health reported failing

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 4 (UPI) -- Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, who has cancer, is reported to be in failing health at his home in Geneva, Switzerland.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 28, 2008.
By United Press International
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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah (R) walks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C) and Palestinian prime minister Ismail Haniya in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 27, 2007. (UPI Photo/Omar Rashidi/Palestinian President's Office)
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