Pakistani policemen escort a minivan carrying family members of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, in Islamabad, earlier today.
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April 27, 2012 Next Wednesday marks one year since U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed the al-Qaida leader. His three wives, children and grandchildren have been sent to Saudi Arabia.
February 7, 2012 The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Saudi Arabia, has been pressing for an end to attacks on peaceful protesters in Syria.
December 29, 2011 America and its allies are looking to further isolate and pressure Iran so long as that Persian nation continues to be a threat to others in the region.
October 13, 2011 "We know," the president said today, that "there are individuals in the Iranian government who were aware" of a plan to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States.
The suspect: Manssor Arbabsiar (front, right) appearing in court Tuesday.
October 13, 2011 "That's not to say it didn't happen," spy novelist and Washington Post foreign policy columnist David Ignatius says. But what's been said about the plan strikes him and others as "unusual and sloppy" tradecraft.
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October 12, 2011 As the U.S. continues to lay out its case about a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S., Iran continues to deny any official involvement.
This courtroom drawing shows Manssor Arbabsiar (front, right), appearing before U.S. Southern District Court Judge Michael H. Dolinger on Tuesday.
October 12, 2011 If two Iranians, possibly with the support of some in Iran's government, did try to hire Mexican drug cartel members to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S., it's a bold and ominous development, analysts say.
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Manal al-Sharif, some supporters say, is Saudi Arabia's Rosa Parks.
June 17, 2011 Some Saudi women are again protesting against the ban on driving while female. And they're telling their tales on Twitter.
June 7, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, and why most childhood memories vanish. In the second hour, the latest in advances in the treatment of cancer.
Thousands of Yemeni anti-government protesters demonstrated in the city of Ibb on Monday (June 6, 2011).
June 7, 2011 While government spokesmen say the president plans to return to Yemen after receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, opponents hope he will stay away and talks about a transition can begin.
May 24, 2011 Manal al-Sharif has been arrested for driving — something women aren't allowed to do in the Saudi kingdom. But her campaign continues and the editor of Saudi News predicts that "more and more women will take up the wheel."
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March 11, 2011 A federal judge will allow a former inmate in a restrictive prison unit designed for terrorists and other prisoners to travel to Saudi Arabia for up to a month to visit his "ailing and infirm mother," according to a court order released Friday.
March 10, 2011 As protests have spread and governments have been toppled in North Africa and the Middle East, one key question has been whether the rulers in Saudi Arabia would come under such pressure.
February 16, 2011 Protests spread to Libya ahead of Day of Rage; online complaints in Saudi Arabia; food prices rise to dangerous levels
January 25, 2011 Sometimes life is just ironic. That was certainly the case for Carie Lemack today. She's the founder of Global Survivors Network, an organization for families who have lost loved ones in terror attacks.
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