Over 700 killed in crush of hajj pilgrims

...logistical challenge for Saudi Arabia. The kingdom has spent billions of dollars to accommodate...regional rival Iran immediately blamed the kingdom for mismanagement in the disaster.At...operating procedures."The reputation of the kingdom is on the line," said Fawaz Gerges...
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Okinawa threatens to revoke approval for US base

...symbolizes centuries-old tensions between Okinawa and the Japanese mainland, which annexed the islands, formerly the independent kingdom of the Ryukyus, in 1879. In the final days of World War II, Okinawa became Japan's only home battleground, and the island...
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Saudi Arabia: Islamic State attacks stopped, 400 held

...up planned Islamic State attacks in the kingdom and arrested more than 400 suspects in...suicide bombings aimed at Shiites in the kingdom's oil-rich east and in next-door...the deadliest militant assault in the kingdom in more than a decade.It also blamed...
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IS affiliate claims responsibility for Saudi police bombing

...most of them members and recruits of the kingdom's special forces.It was the deadliest...years and one that is likely to pull the kingdom deeper into the regional war with IS extremists...arrest of more than 90 suspects.The kingdom had for years quietly allowed thousands...
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US, Iran roll the dice, get a nuclear deal

...talks themselves were a groundbreaking and risky proposition when U.S. and Iranian officials met secretly in the sleepy Arab kingdom of Oman, archenemies feinting for a diplomatic opening. The opposing sides had barely spoken to one another in three-plus...
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Artifacts found may be related to Russian shipwreck

...traveled to St. Petersburg for a round of archival research. Researchers from Canada, Russia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom have been involved with the project since 2012.The project has been funded through a $440,000 grant from the National...
Off the Beaten Path: The Tongass Zone

...last seen wearing board-shorts and tank tops, have sailed West. Dwarves have retreated into the depths of their mountain kingdoms. Hobbits have fenced off and dug into the Shire, hoping to keep invasive plant species out. There are no longer orcs to...
In the Stacks: New chapter books for young readers

...The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom," by Christopher Healy. Have you ever...there's a real threat to all their kingdoms looming, and an evil witch, too (sort...differences to save themselves and their kingdoms? "A Greyhound of a Girl," by Roddy...
Rie Munoz' Alaska: More true than real

...of Rie Munoz' favorite pieces of her own work was "Peaceable Alaska," a painting inspired by Edward Hicks' "Peaceable Kingdom." Rie's painting, completed in 1982, shows a young boy outside at night, surrounded by wild animals and trees, with...


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