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Who Is The New Saudi King? King Salman, 79, presided over the transformation of the Saudi capital, with a record of good governance, but he isn't known as a reformer and is unlikely to shift the course of Saudi politics. | Jan 23, 2015 6:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Diverse Israeli Arab Political Factions Join Forces to Keep Place in Parliament Facing an electoral threshold that threatens to bar small parties from Parliament, the factions are forming a single ticket for the March elections.
New York Times | Jan 23, 2015 4:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Obama Not Planning to Meet With Israeli Premier When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel visits the United States to lobby Congress for new sanctions that President Obama opposes, the two leaders will not meet, the White House said.
New York Times | Jan 23, 2015 4:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemeni Rebels Call For Mass Rallies After President Steps Down The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government. | Jan 23, 2015 2:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi: Turbulent times for new King Salman New Saudi king inherits a country under pressure from inside and out
BBC News | Jan 23, 2015 2:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Yemen Government in Limbo Amid Uncertainty Over Presidents Resigation Houthi militiamen appeared to be consolidating their control, and there were reports that Parliament might reject the presidents resignation.
New York Times | Jan 23, 2015 1:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudi King Abdullah Leaves Behind A Complex Legacy In the wake of the king's death, he is being remembered as a man who laid the foundation for reform, but also as someone who promised much but accomplished little. | Jan 23, 2015 12:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
King Abdullahs Death Unlikely to Upset Saudi Oil Goals, Analysts Say The kingdoms policy results from a consensus of its leadership and energy experts, and it will not be easy to abandon, longtime observers say.
New York Times | Jan 23, 2015 11:28 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Who Are The Houthis Of Yemen? The Houthis have burst onto the scene in recent months and effectively taken control of the capital, Sanaa. Members espouse an offshoot of Shiite Islam and are now a major force in a volatile country. | Jan 23, 2015 10:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen's Political Crisis Deepens After Government Resigns Resignations by the president and his Cabinet after rebels took control of much of the capital have compounded the political crisis. David Greene talks to Yara Bayoumy, a correspondent for Reuters. | Jan 23, 2015 10:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend