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Saudi Arabia bans ‘terrorist’ propaganda on Internet

Saudi Arabia said Monday it will outlaw the dissemination of information on the Internet for the benefit of “terrorist” groups, in line with a decision taken by Gulf Arab monarchies. The official SPA news agency said the cabinet approved the “unified legislation against cybercrime,” which the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…

U.S. to boost Gulf presence after Iraq pullout: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is planning to bolster its military presence in the Gulf after it pulls out its remaining troops from Iraq, the New York Times reported in its online edition on Sunday. President Barack Obama said on October 21 that he had decided to withdraw all…

U.S. says Yemen’s Saleh should sign deal to quit

WASHINGTON — The United States called Wednesday on Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh to sign without delay a deal for him to quit, rejecting his call for international guarantees on a timetable. The embattled leader said earlier Wednesday that he was willing to sign a deal brokered by the six-nation…

Opposition urges UN to break Yemen deadlock

SANAA — An opposition spokesman on Sunday urged the UN Security Council to break the political deadlock in Yemen, scoffing at a statement from President Ali Abdullah Saleh that he was ready to step down. Mohammed Qahtan, spokesman for the parliamentary opposition Common Forum, said regional efforts to resolve the…

U.S. calls for political deal in Yemen to avert bloodshed

NEW YORK — The United States called Tuesday for a political solution in Yemen to avert further bloodshed after 76 people were killed in the worst outbreak of violence in months. US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland also called “upon all parties to exercise restraint and refrain from further violence”…

U.S. calls for restraint in Yemen

SANAA — The United States on Monday called for restraint in Yemen where activists and medics said at least 53 anti-regime protesters have been killed in two days of violence. The US embassy said Washington hoped for a peaceful transition of power in Sanaa and hoped a Gulf Cooperation Council…

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador from Syria: king

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador from Damascus for consultations, King Abdullah said Sunday, in a statement calling on Syria’s leaders to “stop the killing machine”. “Saudi Arabia announces the recall of its ambassador for consultations,” the king said in the statement released in Riyadh in which he urged Syria…

Gulf leaders demand end to Syrian bloodshed

Gulf Arab states on Saturday turned up the heat on Damascus, joining a growing chorus of pressure after Syrian security forces shot dead at least 22 people as tens of thousands staged anti-regime protests. The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council called for an “immediate end to violence… and bloodshed.” Its statement…

Senators propose resolution for limited US role in Libya

WASHINGTON — Key Senate Democrats and Republicans introduced a resolution Monday endorsing limited US military intervention in Libya, more than two months after coalition raids began. The text “supports the limited use of military force by the United States in Libya as part of the NATO mission to enforce United…

15 Yemen protesters wounded by armed civilians

SANAA — Armed civilians opened fire on anti-government demonstrators in Yemen’s second-largest city Taez on Saturday, wounding 15 of them, medics and witnesses said. Tension simmered in Yemen as Gulf Cooperation Council chief Abdullatif al-Zayani is expected to arrive in Sanaa, in a new attempt to convince rivals there to…

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