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Meshael Alayban, Saudi Arabian national arrested on charges of Human Trafficking, City of Irvine, California Police Department handout. (AP Photo)

Saudi princess posts $5 million bail after arrest

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Last year, a Kenyan mother left her country to take a job as a maid for a royal Saudi family hoping to make enough money to cover her ailing 7-year-old […]

07/11/2013

Meshael Alayban, Saudi Arabian national arrested on charges of Human Trafficking, City of Irvine, California Police Department handout. (AP Photo)

Saudi princess charged with US human trafficking

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Suitcase in hand, a 30-year-old domestic worker from Kenya flagged down a bus in California and told a passenger she had been held against her will and believed she was […]

07/11/2013

Middle East respiratory syndrome (aka MERS) coronavirus, electron microscope image distributed by the British Health Protection Agency. (AP Photo)

New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

LONDON (AP) — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. […]

06/19/2013

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OPEC keeps oil output target at 30 million barrels

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers reached quick agreement Friday on keeping output targets steady but deferred solutions on how to deal with surging U.S. shale oil production and internal rivalries denting the organization’s image […]

05/31/2013

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OC teen misses trip, 5 friends die in crash

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tamer Mosallam was supposed to get picked up on Memorial Day for a trip to the beach with friends, but his father had other ideas and the carload of teens […]

05/29/2013

Image from a Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security joint bulletin issued to law enforcement shows the remains of a pressure cooker that the FBI says was part of one of the bombs that exploded during the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo)

Saudi man traveling with pressure cooker arrested in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A Saudi man was arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after federal agents said he lied about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker, according to a court documents filed Monday. Two […]

05/13/2013

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Hagel: Israel, US see ‘exactly same’ Iran threat

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States and Israel see “exactly the same” threat from Iran, but differ on when it may reach the point of requiring U.S. or […]

04/21/2013

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Hackers target Israeli websites

JERUSALEM (AP) — A weekend cyberattack campaign targeting Israeli government websites failed to cause serious disruption, officials said Sunday. The attacks followed warnings in the name of the hacking group Anonymous.

04/06/2013

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Drivers face high gas prices despite US oil boom

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is increasing its oil production faster than ever and U.S. drivers are guzzling less gas. But you’d never know it from the price at the pump. The national average price of gas is $3.69 p/gallon and is forecast to creep higher.

03/21/2013

Caltech president to lead Saudi Arabian university

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — California Institute of Technology President Jean-Lou Chameau plans to step down from his position at the prestigious institute this year to lead a new Saudi Arabian university.

02/19/2013

Husband of slain Iraqi-American pleads not guilty

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) – A man whose wife’s slaying was initially thought to be a hate crime has pleaded not guilty to her murder. Kassim Alhimidi entered his plea during a brief appearance in […]

11/13/2012

Saudi man gets life in prison in US bomb plot

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) – A former Texas college student accused of trying to make a bomb to carry out jihad in the U.S. has been sentenced to life in prison. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari was sentenced […]

11/13/2012

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