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On the wall An Arab folk dance - with a twist - has become a viral craze.
BBC News | Jun 21, 2017 9:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Arabia's Beef With Qatar Reflects Long Simmering Tensions Two weeks ago, Saudi Arabia announced it had closed its border and cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Qatar. Other Gulf countries joined in, and the tiny gas-rich monarchy became a pariah seemingly overnight. But tensions have been simmering for some ti | Jun 21, 2017 8:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi King Names 31-Year-Old Son As New Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, son of Saudi Arabia's king, is the new crown prince and first in line to the throne. The person he replaced is his older cousin, who had been a widely respected interior minister. | Jun 21, 2017 8:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi Prince's Elevation Will Have Far-Reaching Consequences in Energy Prince Mohammed bin Salman's becoming heir to the throne makes him an even more influential voice in global oil circles.
New York Times | Jun 21, 2017 12:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi King Deposes Crown Prince And Names 31-Year-Old Son As New Heir Saudi Arabia's new successor to the throne is 50 years younger than the current monarch. He's known for his social and economic views, as well as leading the Saudi military. | Jun 21, 2017 11:44 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Out with the old The new Saudi crown prince is likely to bring a much more presidential style to the monarchy, writes Gerald Butt.
BBC News | Jun 21, 2017 10:38 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jared Kushner Makes First Attempt At Reviving Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Jared Kushner and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt are in Israel to try to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Steve Inskeep talks to Yossi Klein Halevi, a columnist who met with Greenblatt. | Jun 21, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat Named Operation OKRA, the Australian Defense Force's effort to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria includes about 780 personnel. | Jun 20, 2017 4:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 20 years Prime Minister Netanyahu tweeted a photo of a bulldozer and digger breaking ground on a hilltop.
BBC News | Jun 20, 2017 12:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Brief: Warmbier Dies; Russia To Target U.S. Jets Over Syria The story of young American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea, has come to a tragic end. Russia issues a warning after the U.S. shot down a Syrian warplane over the weekend. | Jun 20, 2017 09:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend