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Saudi curbs on religious police aren’t a precursor for broader reforms

By Julia A. Seymour
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Saudi Arabia | Shortly before President Barack Obama’s tense visit to Saudi Arabia last week, the Sunni Islamic monarchy announced new regulations to curb the powers of…

The Saudi connection to 9/11

By Cal Thomas
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Terrorism | Saudi Arabia opposes a bill in Congress that could hold it responsible for having a role in the terrorist attacks

Globe Trot: Iraq begins to rebuild Ramadi after retaking it from ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Iraqi forces retook Ramadi from ISIS last week and now face the monumental task of rebuilding both the city and its devastated population. Iraq’s…

Midday Roundup: Saudi Arabia, Iran begin new year with war of words

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Isolating Iran. The New Year is off to a rocky start in the Middle East after the Saudi Arabian government executed Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr on…

Globe Trot: Slovenia votes against same-sex marriage

By Mindy Belz
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International | SLOVENIA: Two-thirds of voters rejected a referendum to legalize gay marriage. SPAIN: The incumbent People’s Party took a beating in yesterday’s…

Globe Trot: Former Gitmo prisoner now heads al-Qaeda branch

By Mindy Belz
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International | SUDAN: One of the freed Guantanamo Bay detainees has turned up in a new video claiming to be the new leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Ibrahim Qosi…

Globe Trot: Saudi women prepare to vote for the first time

By Mindy Belz
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International | SAUDI ARABIA: Women will vote for the first time this weekend as Saudis go to the polls. IRAQ: Yesterday, a privately chartered Airbus 321 carried 149…

Midday Roundup: Stampede near Mecca kills more than 700 pilgrims

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tragic end. More than 700 people died this morning in a stampede during an Islamic pilgrimage ritual near Mecca. More than 2 million Muslims have converged in…

Globe Trot: European leaders hold migrant meeting in New York

By Mindy Belz
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International | PERSECUTION: Today in New York, 100 parliamentarians from 50 countries gather to discuss religious persecution and Europe’s migrant crisis. Germans are…

Globe Trot: Migrant crisis continues to fracture EU

By Mindy Belz
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International | GERMANY: Yesterday Germany temporarily suspended all train traffic to and from Austria as Europe continues to cope with a worsening migrant crisis. Germany…

Globe Trot: Saudi king to visit Washington as Iran vote looms

By Mindy Belz
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International | SAUDI ARABIA: King Salman of Saudi Arabia will come to Washington next week in his first visit as head of the House of Saud and will meet with President…

Midday Roundup: West Virginia teacher helped avert school shooting

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Heroic actions. Police are hailing a West Virginia teacher as a hero after she helped talk down a 14-year-old boy who took a class hostage for several hours.

 
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