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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

Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia warns it will strike out on its own

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait tighten controls on clerics

Capital Journal: Allies Fear a US Pullback in Mideast

Iran nuclear deal fuels anger, jitters in Mideast

Iran Is Playing Obama, Says Savvy Saudi Prince

'Islamist posturing' is a strategy to raise funds, says Syrian rebel