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Robbers posing as French police steal $261,000 from Saudi man

Robbers posing as policemen made off with 200,000 euros ($261,000) belonging to a senior official from the Saudi youth and sports ministry just after he landed in Paris, police said Monday. The audacious robbery was staged on the busy A1 highway near Le Bourget airport. The robbers were armed and…

Saudi official renews call for Taliban to renounce Al-Qaeda

A senior Saudi official on Saturday called on the Taliban to lay down their arms and renounce Al-Qaeda as preconditions for Saudi-mediated peace talks with the Afghan government. “Saudi Arabia’s conditions for mediation … are that the Taliban lay down their weapons, engage in the political process and renounce Al-Qaeda,”…