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World NowEgypt worked to calm a diplomatic squabble Sunday by urging activists to curb protests against Saudi Arabia a day after Riyadh recalled its ambassador over the case of an Egyptian lawyer arrested for allegedly smuggling banned prescription drugs into...
Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West,...
Babylon & BeyondEmboldened Arab citizens are taking on their own leaderships as the region watches with anticipation to see whether Tunisia's recent uprising will successfully replace the oppressive regime of Zine Abidine Ben Ali that ruled for 23 years. Most regional...
Babylon & BeyondA controversial reality television show aimed at chronicling the lives of young Saudis clamoring for change has predictably riled authorities in the conservative kingdom and led to lawsuits against those who participated. Media reports from Saudi Arabia...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterUp the corniche, along a coast where boats carrying pilgrims bound for Mecca sailed for centuries, a thicket of cranes rises over whitewashed mosques along the Red Sea. Steel flashes and blowtorches glow as 20,000 workers build a $10-billion university...
Times Staff WriterThe U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia made no secret that it prized convenience for travelers who sought visas to visit America. "Applicants will no longer have to take time off from work, no longer have to wait in long lines under the hot sun and in crowded...
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