Saudi Arabia

Saudi king says heartbroken by mosque attack, promises punishment

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DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was heartbroken over a suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intensifies in the region.

Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety.

World, 23 May 2015

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack

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World, 23 May 2015

Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi'ite mosque, Islamic State claims attack

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World, 23 May 2015

Saudi clerics urge calm as village hit by Islamic State seethes

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric on Saturday branded a deadly attack on Shi'ite Muslims a bid to sow chaos, after villagers targeted in the bombing vented their anger at what they saw as the Sunni-dominated government's indifference to their safety.

World, 23 May 2015

Islamic State claims Saudi mosque attack: SITE monitoring

DUBAI - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on Friday on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, U.S.-based monitoring group SITE said on its Twitter account.

World, 22 May 2015

Lebanon's Hezbollah condemns attack on Shi'ite mosque in Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Hezbollah condemned a suicide attack on Friday on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia which killed around 20 people.

World, 22 May 2015

Death toll from attack on Saudi Shi'ite mosque at around 20: hospital official

DUBAI - The suicide attack on Friday on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia has killed around 20 people, a hospital official said.

World, 22 May 2015

Two Saudis killed in rocket attacks launched from Yemen: SPA

DOHA - Cross border rocket attacks launched from inside Yemen have killed two people and wounded five others in southern Saudi Arabia over the last 24 hours, Saudi Arabia's state news agency SPA reported on Friday.

World, Yemen 22 May 2015

U.S. approves sale of 10 MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 10 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia for $1.9 billion, the first step in a major multibillion-dollar modernization of the Saudi navy's eastern fleet.

World, U.S., 22 May 2015
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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government.