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Saudi top cleric blasts Al Qaeda, Islamic State as 'enemy No 1' of Islam

UK prime minister: Our generational struggle against a poisonous ideology

Did Ankara miss its chance to head off the Islamic State?

Top Saudi preacher calls for action to curb violence

A court sentenced four Saudi men to jail terms ranging from four months to nearly three years for traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join terrorist groups; at least some of them were also found guilty of facilitating the travel of jihadist fighters to the conflict zones. Saudi officials are planning to develop a "comprehensive program"" for combating religious extremism. The government signed an agreement with China for cooperation on the peaceful application of nuclear energy.

Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, ISIS and Hezbollah

Islamic Militants in Iraq Are Widely Loathed, Yet Action to Curb Them Is Elusive

Saudi Arabia losing influence in Yemen

Yemen hands over 8 suspected AQAP members to Saudi Arabia

Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent

Saudi King: Don't misuse Islam for terrorism

Islamic State destroys sacred shrine in Mosul

AQAP eulogizes Saudi fighter killed in Sa'adah

From Twitter to Terrorist

The Saudi Embassy in London issued a statement refuting claims in the UK media that Saudi Arabia supports the Islamic State. Saudi Arabia has previously banned Islamic State predecessor ISIS, as well as the Al Nusrah Front, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Saudi branch of Hezbollah. In a recent interview, popular Saudi cleric Sheikh Mohammad al-Arifi denied having called for jihad in Syria and supported al Qaeda in a statement last year on al Jazeera, denied having met with former Brotherhood prime minister Hisham Qandil, and denied having predicted the arrival of the caliphate.

Western help, boosted cooperation behind security successes

A court sentenced four al Qaeda supporters, one in absentia, to jail terms ranging from two to five-and-a-half years. The suspects had tried to travel to Iraq, and had also helped others travel "to fight in troubled nations."

US overtakes Saudi Arabia as biggest oil producer

Two militants blew themselves up inside a government building in the Sharurah area, near the Wadia border post in Yemen that was attacked by a group of al Qaeda fighters yesterday. The two militants had been surrounded by Saudi forces who were searching for the attackers, who had also killed a Saudi border patrol officer.

Caliphate declaration 'heresy,' Islamists say