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Abdullah Of Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is the current King of Saudi Arabia.
On August 1, 2005, he succeeded to the throne upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd. Previously, as Crown Prince, he governed Saudi Arabia as regent from 1996 to 2005. He has been Commander of Saudi Arabian National Guard from 1962 to November 2010. He is one of the world's wealthiest royals. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Saudi Arabia flexes its military muscles
2014-05-01
The maneuvers, which were codenamed 'Abdullah's Shield' were held in the northern, eastern and southern regions of the country, with the Saudi press stating, “tens of thousands of soldiers, backed by military jets, helicopters and ships as well as ...
(RT)
  1. Oman fights Saudi bid for gulf hegemony with Iran pipeline plan
  2. Worries and wounds caused by cousins Author: Abdulaziz Al Mahmoud
  3. Evolving Threats and Strategic Partnership in the Gulf – Cordesman

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Saudi Arabia reports 8 more deaths from MERS virus
2014-04-27
One expert says recent outbreaks of MERS in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that led to more than 20 infections, many among health-care workers, “have put us into uncharted territory.”Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah sacked the country's health ...
(Bellingham Herald)
  1. Saudi Arabia Reports Eight More Deaths in MERS Outbreak
  2. 2 more deaths from MERS virus
  3. Saudi Arabia says MERS virus cases top 300, five more die

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Saudi Arabia King Abdullah-Obama Talks Vital For Resolution Of Major Issues
2014-03-27
Key regional issues, including Syria and Iran, will top the agenda of talks between Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and US President Barack Obama, who will arrive in Riyadh on Friday. The talks will “cover a broad range of issues, ...
(Eurasia Review)
  1. Saudi Arabia Isn't America's Friend
  2. No bow this time: Saudis want Obama to confront king over holding daughters ...
  3. Obama to Visit Saudi Arabia, Key Source of Funding for Growing Jihadi ...

2013
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Jordan's King Abdullah tells Zeidan of “absolute” support for Libyan aspirations
2013-12-02
Jordan's King Abdullah II expressed total support for the Libyan people's aspirations of security and democracy in talks today with Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. “The discussions dealt with latest political developments in Libya, with the monarch ...
(Libya Herald)
  1. King meets with Libyan prime minister

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With youth pounding at kingdom's gates, Saudi Arabia begins religious police ...
2013-05-23
If women are ever permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia, an avalanche of new religious rulings for the Hai'a to enforce will almost certainly accompany the move. Already, King Abdullah's 2012 decision to allow women to work in retail shops has increased ...
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    Crown Prince Salman arrives in Doha Arab summit
    2013-03-26
    Doha: Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense arrived here today to head on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...
    (Arab News)
    1. British govt. sends back jailed prince
    2. Saudi foreign scholarship students will get spouse allowance

    2012
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    Mortgage Law (4)
    2012-07-02
    Saudi c.bank says prepares mortgage law rules-governor (Reuters UK)
    Saudi Mortgage Law Opens Kingdom to Home Lending Surge (Bloomberg)
    Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet Approves First Mortgage Law (Worldnews.com)
    Excerpt: Saudi Arabia cleared on Monday the draft expected to help solve ... according to real estate service company Jones Lang LaSalle. The law comes after King Abdullah ordered construction of 500,000 new homes last year as a part of an overall... (Read article)

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    Saudi Olympic Horsemen Banned for eight Months (6)
    2012-05-23
    2 Saudi Arabia Olympic horsemen banned 8 months (YAHOO!, FOXSports.com, Lebanon Daily Star, Stamford Advocate)
    2 Saudi Arabia Olympic horsemen banned 8 months for doping, will miss London Games (Washington Post)
    Two Saudi Olympic horsemen banned for eight months (BBC News)
    Excerpt: The two leading members of Saudi Arabia's Olympic equestrian team will miss the London Games after they were banned for eight months on Wednesday. The International Equestrian Federation announced the decisions against Khaled Abdulaziz al-Eid and Abdullah... (Read article)

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    Cameron (10)
    2012-01-13
    David Cameron visits Saudi Arabia for talks with Crown Prince Nayif (Daily Telegraph)
    Cameron in first Saudi Arabia visit (The Guardian)
    Britain's David Cameron visits Saudi Arabia (CNN)
    Excerpt: Mr Cameron will meet King Abdullah and Crown Prince Nayif in talks which Downing Street hopes will ''broaden and deepen'' the UK-Saudi relationship. Saudi Arabia is Britain's biggest trading partner in the Middle East with bilateral trade worth £15... (Read article)

    2011
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    New Saudi (59)
    2011-12-19
    Saudi Arabia Announces New Crown Prince (Big Hollywood, Bradenton Herald)
    Nayef Bin Abdel-Aziz Al-Saud Is New Saudi Crown Prince (Huffingtonpost.com)
    Obama hails new Saudi prince (USA Today)
    Excerpt: WASHINGTON, Oct.  28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree on Thursday appointing Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz as Crown Prince and Deputy Premier and Minister of... (Read article)

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    Crown Prince Nayef (7)
    2011-10-28
    Nayef named Saudi crown prince (msnbc.com, YAHOO!)
    Crown Prince Nayef—the Next Saudi King? (Weekly Standard)
    Nayef named Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia (Peninsula)
    Excerpt: DUBAI — Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed Interior Minister Prince Nayef as the new crown prince, the Royal Court said in a statement issued Friday, signaling an orderly process of future succession in the world's largest oil... (Read article)

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    Woman Driver (3)
    2011-09-26
    Saudi King Commutes Lashing Sentence For Woman Driver (Lez Get Real)
    Saudi King Revokes Lashing Punishment For Woman Driver (Forbes)
    Saudi Arabian woman driver sentenced to lashes with whip (HULIQ.com)
    Excerpt: On Wednesday, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia overruled the cleric court and commuted the lashing sentence they had handed down for Sheima Jastaniah for driving a car in the city of Jeddah last July. Princess Amira al-Taweel, wife of Prince Alwaleed bin... (Read article)