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We Finally Have a Security Agreement With Afghanistan—What’s Next?

After al­most a year of delays, U.S. and Afghan of­fi­cials signed a bi­lat­er­al se­cur­ity agree­ment Tues­day that will al­low nearly 10,000 U.S. …

Mers virus: Saudi Arabia raises death toll to 282

<b>Saudi Arabia says 282 people are now confirmed to have been killed by the Mers virus, almost 100 more than initially thought.</b><p>The increase came after a national review of hospital data from the time the virus emerged in 2012.<p>The deputy health minister, who has been criticised for his handling of the …

First dinosaur bones in Saudi Arabia discovered

For palaeontologists, the Middle East has long proven a bit of a blind spot.<p>Evidence of dinosaurs has proven scarce, and what little surfaces from time to time have been traditionally difficult to itemize. That changed recently when an international team of scientists uncovered the first evidence …

Syria crisis: Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train new rebel force

Saudi Arabia is preparing to spend millions of dollars to arm and train thousands of Syrian fighters in a new national rebel force to help defeat Bashar al-Assad and act as a counterweight to increasingly powerful jihadi organisations.<p>Syrian, Arab and western sources say the intensifying Saudi …

'Living suicide bomb' rejoins al-Qaida after Saudi deprogramming

Ahmed al-Shayea was known as the "living suicide bomb" – the young Saudi driver of a fuel tanker bomb in Iraq who survived to renounce violence and warn his countrymen of the dangers of jihad.<p>In the process he became Saudi Arabia's poster boy for a high-profile jihadi de-programming initiative …

If the west wants to hurt Putin, could Saudi Arabia do its dirty work?

Russia is vulnerable to sanctions. Economic weakness caused the collapse of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago and – the self-enrichment of the oligarchs apart – not much has changed since. Energy exports to the rest of the world pay for imports of machines and consumer goods. The …

Foreign doctors, nurses in Saudi Arabia could take MERS global

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biggest risk that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome will become a global epidemic, ironically, may lie with globe-trotting healthcare workers.<p>A man wearing a mask poses with camels at a camel market in the village of al-Thamama near Riyadh May 11, 2014. REUTERS/Faisal Al …

Saudi Arabia Gets Its Very Own Dinosaurs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists have discovered the first dinosaur fossils in Saudi Arabia, where prehistoric remains are …

Saudis and Egypt among biggest markets for UK arms despite human rights breaches

Britain's biggest arms market last year was Saudi Arabia, with the government approving £1.6bn worth of exports, including "components for military equipment for initiating explosives", "equipment for the production of machine guns", "CS hand grenades", "components for water cannons", and "tear …

Saudi Arabia Prepares to Build the World's Tallest Building

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Construction on Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Tower, which will be one whopping, expense kilometer tall, is …

Iraq denies withdrawal of forces from Saudi border

<b>Iraqi military officials have denied that troops have abandoned positions along the border with Saudi Arabia.</b><p>Interior ministry spokesman Brig Gen Saad Maan told the BBC that the border force was functioning normally.<p>Earlier, al-Arabiya TV reported that Saudi Arabia had deployed 30,000 soldiers …