On the Trails: Magpies northeastern Siberia, one in extreme northwest Africa, and one in (of all places!) a small mountain range in Saudi Arabia. All the others are found in Eurasia, from the UK and Scandinavia southeastward to south China and Thailand.Some...
Push for end to Syria war seen as most serious yet

...year's talks in Switzerland, but attended the talks two weeks ago in Vienna along with its arch regional rival, Saudi Arabia, a key backer of the rebels fighting to topple Assad.The Syria conflict has turned into a proxy war between regional...
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Islamic State group advances in central Syria, seizing town

...entire armed opposition as "terrorists." It blames Saudi Arabia and Turkey of arming them and fuelling terrorism in...ended Friday, brought together the United States, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which back the Syrian opposition, and...
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American killed in Palestinian attack

...Al-Aqsa Mosque and the gold-topped Dome of the Rock. It is the third-holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.Under decades-old arrangements, Jews are allowed to visit, but not to pray at the shrine.The number of Jewish...
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Russia shows military might in Syria, also pushes diplomacy

...joined by their counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Turkey, both staunch with the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan ahead of the...agreed to meet with the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Turkey, he reiterated that...
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Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end crisis meet Friday in Vienna with their counterparts from Saudi Arabia and Turkey - both firm Assad critics.The Syrian president's...government, and has discussed the issue with the U.S., Saudi Arabia, the Syrian opposition and others.Moscow's diplomatic...
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...ministers of Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia about Syria on Friday. He then...Jordan's King Abdullah. A stop in Saudi Arabia is also envisioned.Complicating...strategy with Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia - and potentially even Iran - to...
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Gov. Walker rolls out proposal to turn Permanent Fund into state's money factory

...remarkable proposal: A way to solve Saudi Arabia's multibillion-dollar budget...scholar. The former head of the Saudi Arabia Monetary Agency (that nation's...Corp.), he proposed an idea for Saudi Arabia that looks remarkably like the...
Senior al-Qaida commander killed in an airstrike in Syria

...the U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions on last year. He was 49th on a list of 85 most-wanted militants by Saudi Arabia who are outside the kingdom. The list, issued in 2009, includes 83 Saudis and two Yemenis."America is offering...
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New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed

...stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed a quarter-century comes as Saudi Arabia faces threats ranging from an Islamic...Mosque that killed 111 people.Saudi Arabia has been hesitant to release updated...
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