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Clinton says Saudi crown prince will be missed

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday that late Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz will be missed, but stressed Washington’s enduring ties with the kingdom. “I offer my deepest condolences for this loss to King Abdullah and the Saudi people,” she said. “He will be missed,” she…

Saudi crown prince dead

Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz has died, a palace announcement on state television said on Saturday, throwing his brother Prince Nayef into line to succeed King Abdullah as leader of the key oil producer. The crown prince, aged around 86, also the minister of defence and aviation, had…

Amnesty International website blocked in Saudi Arabia

LONDON — Rights group Amnesty International said on Monday that its website has been blocked in Saudi Arabia after the group criticised a draft Saudi anti-terrorism law. “Access to Amnesty International’s website has been blocked in Saudi Arabia… following the organization’s criticism of a draft anti-terror law that would stifle…

Saudi King returns home to reshaped Mideast

RIYADH – King Abdullah, monarch of the Gulf’s most powerful Arab country, resumed power in oil-rich Saudi Arabia on Wednesday on his return to a Middle East transformed during his three-month absence. As he flew in, the king boosted social benefits for his people, in a region where a young…

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