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From Riyadh to Beirut, fear of Syria blowback

Responding to Russian criticism of the reported Saudi plan to provide MANPADs to Syrian rebels, the Foreign Ministry blamed Russian support of the Assad regime for the prolongation of the Syrian conflict. King Abdullah recently decreed that any citizen who fights abroad faces three to 20 years in prison, and anyone who incites others to fight abroad can get five to 30 years. While official estimates say no more than 3,000 Saudis are fighting in Syria, the actual number may be as high as 15,000.

Top Military Body Against Syria's Assad Is in Chaos, Undermining Fight

Saudi religious police to monitor social media?

Saudi Arabia is reportedly seeking Pakistan's help in the provision of antiaircraft and antitank weapons for Syrian rebels. The Grand Mufti called on Saudi Arabians to donate to the Saudi National Campaign to Support Brothers in Syria. Between June 2012 and June 2013, the fund distributed over $114 million in support of displaced Syrians in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria.

Saudi-Qatari rivalry, depot raid blamed for Free Syrian Army reshuffle

Saudi Internet monitors turn focus on Syria-fuelled radicalism

Saudis Agree to Provide Syrian Rebels With Mobile Antiaircraft Missiles

Female AQAP fundraiser reportedly transferred to Saudi Arabia

Foreign regimes use spyware against journalists, even in US

Saudi Arabia's religious police 'contains extremists'

Jordan's balancing act on Syria

Saudi MSC in Jerusalem fighter fought in Libya, sought to join 'mujahideen' in Somalia

Saudi national Adi Saleh Abdullah al Fudhayli al Hadhli, who died in June 2012 in an attack against Israel, had originally sought to join the "mujahideen" in Somalia. In 2011, he traveled to Libya to fight in the Libyan civil war.

As Afghan War closes, allies see broader American pullback

US secretly backs rebels to fight al Qaeda in Syria

'Living suicide bomb' rejoins al-Qaida after Saudi deprogramming

Rewards offered for Maghreb terrorists

State media said two German diplomats survived an attack by gunmen in Awamiya; their vehicle was torched. The two Germans reportedly escaped harm with the help of a Saudi citizen.

Iraq's Maliki to revive Sunni militia role against al Qaeda

A court sentenced to death the leader of an al Qaeda cell that attacked foreigners in Yanbu in May 2004; two Americans, two Britons, and an Australian were killed in the attack. Ten other jihadists were given prison sentences of between three to 10 years.