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Is MERS the next big global health threat?

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | A Illinois businessman walked away from a 40-minute meeting at the beginning of May with something unexpected: a case of a novel Middle Eastern virus. The…

Globe Trot: Conflicting agendas frame Obama’s Saudi visit

By Mindy Belz
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International | SAUDI ARABIA: President Barack Obama today travels to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to repair frayed relations. Human rights groups hope the president will…

Globe Trot: Terrorism remains a possibility in Malaysian plane’s disappearance

By Mindy Belz
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International | MALAYSIA:Malaysian authorities now admit they may have picked up radar signals from disappeared Malaysian Air flight 370 nearly 100 miles west of the…

Globe Trot: Syrian nuns free, chemical weapons still in custody

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA is expected to miss a major deadline in the destruction of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, we’re watching overnight reports that the 13 nuns from…

Saudi Arabian money reaches far and wide

By Derringer Dick
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International | Everyone knows the Saudis have money, but when the Pentagon notified Congress last month that the desert kingdom planned to spend more than a billion dollars…

Midday Roundup: Former NSA chief caught giving ‘private’ interview on train

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Loose lips. A former National Security Administration director learned the hard way Thursday not to have private conversations on a crowded Amtrak train.

Saudi princess charged in forced labor case

By Aimee Stauf
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Human Trafficking | Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged a Saudi princess Wednesday with one count of human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker…

Globe Trot: Factory collapse survivor didn't dare dream of rescue

By Mindy Belz
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International | The seamstress who survived for 17 days buried inside the Bangladesh garment factory collapse told the BBC: “Even in my wildest dreams I did not…

Saudi Christian convert’s helpers beaten and jailed

By Angela Lu
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Religious Liberty | Saudi Arabian officials have sentenced two men to flogging and prison for helping a women convert to Christianity and escape the country. The uproar started…

Globe Trot: The State Department has some explaining to do

By Mindy Belz
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International | The second-highest serving officer at the U.S. mission in Libya is set to testify today in Congress against the White House version of events surrounding the…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia mulls paralysis as criminal punishment

By Mindy Belz
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International | April is the Month of Microfinance and today is the day every gift to Five Talents, one of many groups majoring in microfinance…

Droning on

By Mindy Belz
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Middle East | Like other parts of the Middle East, the U.S.-Saudi alliance needs its own democracy movement

 
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