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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

Globe Trot: Secret drones, tiny drones, history in Mali, and ‘hell’ in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | Today  The Washington Post  admits that it and other news organizations have known for a year that the United States was operating a drone…

Globe Trot 12.03

By Mindy Belz
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International | A Japanese tunnel collapse on Sunday killed nine and trapped many motorists. A Midwest perspective on the Middle East—and other challenges President…

Meanwhile, back in Riyadh

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Terrorism | Hopes that we’d earned a little breathing space after the election were quickly dashed with what might be called, for convenience, the Petraeus Affair. With…

Man pleads guilty in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

By Wire Reports
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Terrorism | NEW YORK (AP)—A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, agreeing to hire what he…

Failing the test

Failing the test

By Priya Abraham
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Saudi Arabia | Jihadist textbooks live on in Saudi-supported Islamic schools

Wrist slap

By Priya Abraham
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Saudi Arabia | The Bush administration grants diplomatic waivers to its kingpin Arab ally while evidence of religious oppression grows

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