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  Al Qaeda claims responsibility for attack  In a statement, Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for an assassination attempt in which Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was injured Sex braggart gets 5 years, 1,000 lashes  A court sentenced Mazen Abdul Jawad who caused uproar by bragging about his sex life on TV to five years in prison and 1,000 lashes   Lashes for woman journalist
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North Korea qualifies for 2010 World Cup   Swine flu threatens Muslim Hajj season  Two Hajj pilgrims from Iran, 57-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, have contracted the H1N1 virus Saudis chided on 'rights abuses'  Amnesty International has strongly criticised Saudi Arabia over abuses committed under its counter-terrorism program Saudis dispel crown prince health rumours  Saudi Arabia's Cabinet was reassured about the condition of its crown prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud   Saudis scramble to stop Hajj sw. flu crisis  Saudi Arabia has launched an investigation into its first fatality from the H1N1 Virus as it tries to head off an epidemic before millions d... TV station shut over sexcapades interview  The Saudi office of a Lebanese TV station was shut down after the station aired an interview with a Saudi man who bragged about his sex life   Royal survives bomb at palace Map of Jeddah Saudi Arabia
'Ransom paid' for hijacked supertanker  A super-tanker that was captured by Somali pirates in November carrying two million barrels of oil has been released Professor al-Faleh released from prison  Matrook al-Faleh, an outspoken human rights advocate who was imprisoned without charge for nearly eight months was freed 'Jihadi rehab' a possibility for post-Gitmo  U.S. lawmakers will probably be looking at a rehabilitation program in Saudi Arabia that focuses on religious re-education for captured jiha... Global alert issued for 85 terror suspects  Interpol has issued the 'orange alert,' a rare global security alert for 85 suspected al Qaeda-linked terrorists wanted by Saudi Arabia King appoints first woman to council  King Abdullah has appointed Noor Al-Fayez to the council of ministers for the first time as part of a Cabinet reshuffle Girl in marriage case wins appeal  An appeals court has rejected and refused to certify a court ruling allowing a 47-year-old man's marriage to an 8-year-old girl Official moves to regulate child marriages  The kingdom's justice minister plans to enact a law that will protect young girls from such marriages Crown prince's illness raises questions  Crown prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was convalescing in Morocco where he arrived this week after surgery in New York City Judge: It's OK to slap spendthrift wives  Husbands are allowed to slap their wives if they spend lavishly, a judge said recently during a seminar on domestic violence Convicted killer beheaded, put on display   Officials beheaded and then publicly displayed the body, an act that prompted a stiff denunciation by a leading human rights monitor   Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia

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  President Obama arrived in his first stop on a Middle East trip that will include a major speech intended to repair a damaged U.S. image

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  Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, assistant interior minister for security affairs, survived an assassination attempt at his palace

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  A female journalist has been sentenced to 60 lashes over a TV show in which a Saudi man described his extra-marital sex life
Oct.27   King spares journalist from the lash  King Abdullah overturns a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban imposed on female journalist Rosanna al-Yami

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Nov.21     Flu kills four pilgrims
  A teenager and three elderly people for the hajj pilgrimage have died of the H1N1 flu virus
Nov.28     Bridge to safety unveiled for Hajj stoning
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  Chanting 'Allahu Akbar' more than 2 million pilgrims crossed new pedestrian bridges to perform one of the last rituals of the Hajj season

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