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Authorities disclosed the recent arrest of two men, a Chadian and a Yemeni, who are suspected of planning suicide attacks. The Interior Ministry said the men were part of a "deviant group abroad," a term it uses for al Qaeda, and claimed the ongoing investigation is related to the recent closure of US diplomatic facilities in the region.
A court sentenced Raif Badawi, who founded the 'Free Saudi Liberals' website to discuss the role of religion in Saudi Arabia, to 600 lashes and seven years in prison for criticizing the religious police and allegedly advocating "religious liberalization." Authorities in Jazan seized weapons and ammunition smuggled into the country. A senior Saudi cleric recently urged the faithful in Mecca to support Syrian rebels "by all means."
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon warned that his country would deport anyone who financially supports Hezbollah. Gulf Cooperation Council members Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates said earlier this month they would start limiting transactions of Hezbollah members in the Gulf area.