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First Greek MERS case: Patient in ‘critical condition’
Greece’s first confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient is reportedly in critical condition, according to doctors. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s health minister has been sacked without explanation as the country’s death toll climbs to 81.

22.04.2014 11:35

Cases of deadly MERS virus spike in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia confirmed 20 new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Saturday and Sunday, meaning that 49 new cases have been registered in the span of only six days. Further cases were announced in the United Arab Emirates.

20.04.2014 15:51

Muslim Brotherhood strikes back against Saudi link in UK probe
The Muslim Brotherhood urged the UK not to be swayed by “non-democratic” and hostile forces in the Middle East backing the military government in Cairo following Downing Street’s decision to launch a probe into the group over possible extremist links.

03.04.2014 09:29

​Obama ignores Saudi human rights record in meeting with King Abdullah
Despite mounting concern over human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, the subject was not introduced in a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Saudi King Abdullah on Friday, according to a US official.

29.03.2014 11:46

​Ex-wife of Saudi King asks Obama to help ‘save captive daughters’
Alanoud AlFayez, a former wife of Saudi ruler King Abdullah who fled to London after their divorce has asked Barack Obama, who is in Riyadh, to help release her daughters. The four women claim they are being kept under house arrest.

28.03.2014 19:54

​UN hammers US human rights record on spying, torture, drones and death penalty
A UN report hammers the United States’ human rights record, denouncing vast surveillance, ongoing unaccountability for torture, deadly drone strikes, one of the world’s highest death penalty counts, and mass incarceration, among other black marks.

28.03.2014 01:29

‘No solution for Syria without involvement of Russia and Iran’
Western policy towards Syria is rather like Western policy toward Crimea and Ukraine at the moment – it’s floundering around, talking big but really not having the will to act, political analyst Chris Bambery told RT.

26.03.2014 08:34

​US nixes Persian Gulf summit amid divisions among allies
The White House has canceled plans for a meeting later this month between President Barack Obama and Persian Gulf monarchs in Saudi Arabia based on tensions among US allies in the region, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

21.03.2014 01:09

Saudi chameleon: What next, jihad in Crimea?
​The House of Saud may be up to something in Crimea. Let’s pivot back to the desert to see how that could possibly be accomplished.

11.03.2014 07:40

A Tweet too far: Saudi Arabian jailed over Twitter call ‘to protest’
A Saudi court sentenced one of its citizens to eight years imprisonment on a handful of charges, including inciting protests and mocking the monarch on Twitter.

10.03.2014 13:18

Al-Qaeda breakaway group re-enters Damascus refugee camp, ‘abused’ Palestinians
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants detained and “abused” Palestinians at the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus, a group allied with the Syrian government said. The militants returned to Yarmouk days after Al-Nusra re-entered despite a truce.

07.03.2014 21:17

​Kings’ quarrel: Gulf monarchies withdraw ambassadors to Qatar over security deal
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have announced withdrawal of respective ambassadors to Qatar over its failure to implement an agreement between Gulf monarchies not to interfere in each other’s internal affairs.

05.03.2014 10:11

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