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A Saudi court convicted 15 of 22 men accused of providing support to al Qaeda, including fundraising, weapons training, sheltering known terrorists, fighting in theaters of jihad, and forging documents. They were sentenced to terms ranging from two to 15 years.




Saudis Back Syrian Rebels Despite Risks




The Women of al Qaeda




Report: Ex-Guantanamo detainee and member of Bahrain's royal family joins Syrian jihad

An ex-Guantanamo detainee, Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifah, has reportedly traveled from Bahrain to join the jihad in Syria. According to a leaked Joint Task Force Guantanamo threat assessment, Sheikh Salman had ties to senior al Qaeda and Taliban officials prior to his detention in Pakistan and transfer to Guantanamo.


Al Qaeda-affiliated emir arrested in Lebanon




The Interior Minister said authorities will deport expatriates who engage in illegal fundraising, but praised legitimate channels such as the National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria. The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice warned against celebrating the New Year.




Syrian conflict said to fuel sectarian tensions in Persian Gulf




Al Qaeda leader in Syria speaks to Al Jazeera




Latest Treasury designation targets al Qaeda's fundraising network

A newly released terrorist designation by the Treasury Department highlights the extent and cohesion of al Qaeda's global fundraising network. Treasury reports that Ayman al Zawahiri's main representative in the Levant, Abu Khalid al Suri, has been funneling cash from Gulf donors to al Qaeda.


Saudi Arabia - A new weapon against terrorism




Dragged off the bus in Tripoli and shot: the latest spillover from Syria's brutal civil war




Syria's Saudi Jihadist Problem




Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Hamood Abdulla Hamood, two ex-Guantanamo detainees who were suspected of membership in al Qaeda, were transferred to Saudi Arabia. Former intelligence chief Prince Turki al Faisal accused the US of being indecisive in the Middle East and failing to adequately support the Syrian rebels. A Saudi court sentenced Omar al Saeed, a political activist who has criticized the ruling family's human rights record, to 300 lashes and four years in jail for calling for a constitutional monarchy.




Popular Saudi cleric endorses Islamic Front, calls for cooperation with al Qaeda

Since arriving in Syria in early October, Dr. Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini has attempted to mediate disputes between jihadist groups. He has said that Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar should serve as models for the Syrian opposition. His efforts and fundraising have been praised by an al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb official.


Hagel Lifts Veil on Major Military Center in Qatar




The Interior Ministry is expanding the kingdom's jihadist rehabilitation program, due to fears that jihadists in Syria will engage in terrorism when they return; three more rehab centers are planned in addition to the two already in operation. The number of Saudis fighting in Syria has been estimated at between 800 and 900. An Interior Ministry security official said that sheikhs who engage in argument with al Qaeda in the government's online theological forum often receive death threats.




Saudis Fearing Syrian Blowback Expand Rehab for Jihadis




Analysis: Saudis have few options as they push tougher foreign policy




Iran Nuclear Deal Raises Fears of Proliferation Among Arab States




US and Saudis in Growing Rift as Power Shifts