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Brotherhood leadership struggles to regroup in exile




Lebanon: Terrorism, dialogue and a pope - Sleiman's tenure




ISIS names Danish, French suicide bombers killed in 'Ninewa Division'

A Frenchman and a Dane were among six foreign suicide bombers who conducted attacks in the Islamic State of Iraq's northernmost administrative unit in Iraq.


Syria rebels face setback in south




At a meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council defense ministers attended by the US Defense Secretary Hagel, Saudi Arabia's defense minister called for more cooperation with the US in the face of rising regional security challenges, and warned against "hesitance and delay" in dealing with them. Hagel reiterated the US' support, but also urged the Gulf nations defense ministers to coordinate more closely with the US on aid being provided to Syrian rebels. Hagel stated later: "We agreed that our assistance must be complementary and that it must be carefully directed to the moderate opposition." King Abdullah announced new defense ministry appointments.




Hagel talks to Saudis about Syria, Iran




Syrian moderates try to rebuild opposition force




Saudi blogger's wife says inhumane sentence proves Kingdom's brutality




Christians persecuted at alarming rate in Iran, Arab world, US report says




ISIS-Al Nusrah divide reaches Saudi Arabia




Yemen FM: War against al Qaeda will take years




Saudi liberal gets 10 years in jail, 1,000 lashes




The Interior Ministry announced the arrest of 62 persons accused of links to al Qaeda in Yemen and in Syria, where the suspects reportedly had ties with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The cell, made up of 59 Saudis, a Pakistani, a Yemeni, and a Palestinian, included 35 Saudi nationals who had previously been detained on terrorism charges and released. Authorities are looking for an additional 44 people allegedly linked to the cell, which was said to be planning "large-scale assassinations" and other attacks against Saudi "government and foreign interests."




Saudi Arabia displays ballistic missiles for the first time




Saudi DNA results confirm neither Asiri nor Wuhayshi killed in US drone strike




Pakistan extradited two wanted individuals to Saudi Arabia: Adel Felayeh Salim Al-Eneizi, who was on the kingdom's 2009 wanted list; and Muhammad Hamid Al-Juhani, who was on the 2011 wanted list of "extremely dangerous" al Qaeda-linked terrorists. Upon arrival in Riyadh on May 3 the two were given medical checkups and allowed to see their families. A group called the "al-Zarqawiyya Battalion in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques" announced its formation and said it would target Shiites in Saudi Arabia. Authorities expect 500 international schools to close due to a shortage of government-sponsored teachers.




Saudis, Chechens, Afghans killed during recent fighting in southern Yemen

Foreigners are said to make up the majority of the 37 al Qaeda fighters killed during Yemeni military operations in the southern province of Shabwa.


Former US diplomat warns of possible 'grave mistake' in Syria




CIA's resolve to track weapons complicates push to arm Syria rebels




Saudi authorities arrested two Saudi women who were attempting to cross into Yemen to join al Qaeda. Earlier this month, another Saudi woman, Arwa Baghdadi, also fled to Yemen to join her husband, imprisoned al Qaeda member Yassin Al Barakati. Last week the Special Court acquitted seven suspects accused of terrorism-related crimes including raising funds for al Qaeda under the guise of charitable organizations and trying to provide weapons to al Qaeda in Iraq; 13 others were convicted.