LOCAL NEWS

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Thoraya Obaid first woman to head Shoura rights panel Thoraya Obaid has become the first woman to be appointed as the head of the human...

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Saudi King Salman Shuffles the Deck by Stephen Schwartz The Weekly Standard April 30, 2015 http://www.meforum.org/5212/saudi-salman-power-shift   On Wednesday, April 29, King Salman Bin Abd Al-Aziz of Saudi Arabia announced...

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  by Nafeesa SyeedRinat Gaynullin Saudi Arabia is burning through foreign reserves at a record pace as the largesse of the new king and regional turmoil...

GCC NEWS

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Shia groups deployed to retake Iraq's Ramadi from ISIL At least 3,000 Shia-led fighters have arrived near Ramadi in Iraq's western Anbar province, a day...

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Gulf of Secrets: The Evolution of Gulf State Intelligence Services Why have the Gulf States both professionalized their intelligence services and expanded their capabilities? As...

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Report: Gulf states want U.S. arms, agreements in return for support of Iran deal Both Congress and Israel likely to oppose any moves by Obama...

OPINION

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Saudi Arabia—This is Leadership?   by Graham E. Fuller   President Obama has good reason to try to reassure GCC leaders this week at Camp David that America...

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Obama is on a quest to rebalance American power in the Middle East As President Obama hosts leaders from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, and...

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Saudi Arabia Promises to Match Iran in Nuclear Capability By DAVID E. SANGERMAY 13, 2015   WASHINGTON — When President Obama began making the case for a...

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    US-GCC Summit: Agenda Overload, Leaders at Odds by Wayne White Statements after the current summit between the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will...

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King’s Absence at Meeting Signals a Saudi-U.S. Marriage Adrift By PETER BAKER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR WASHINGTON — The decision by King Salman of Saudi Arabia...

SPORTS - HEALTH - LATEST TECHNOLOGY

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Agriculture, Sedentary Lifestyle Led Shift to Lighter Human Bones Modern humans are heavier than our hunter-gatherer ancestors, but our bones are lighter. Now, an international...

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Study: Genetically-Engineered Food Bacteria Could Target Cancer Jessica Berman Millions of people are sickened each year by the food-borne bacteria, Salmonella. But a genetically-engineered version of...

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April 12 Marks Anniversary of First Man in Space April 12 is the International Day of Human Space Flight, marking the day in 1961 when...

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A Tuna Sandwich With a Touch of Italy For a sandwich maker, the two most important considerations are what’s on the inside and what’s on...

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Posted 13 hours ago by Greg Kumparak (@grg) Ugh — another week, another nasty widespread security bug to worry about. The twist this time: this...