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With big promise of aid, Saudi Arabia puts security before diplomacy

News Analysis Saudi Arabia’s pledge to replace U.S. aid to Egypt that could be cut in the wake of the military’s bloody crackdown makes clear the American ally’s priority in the Middle East: to keep deposed President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia-Bahrain union plan set to inflame tensions with Iran?

Saudi Arabia’s plan to forge a closer military and political union with other Persian Gulf countries risks inflaming tensions with Iran, experts warn. Bahrain, a tiny island kingdom which is home to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, is intent on strengthening its ties to its … Continue reading

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Bahrain to citizens living abroad: Spy on countrymen, no protests permitted

LONDON — Bahrainis living abroad have been ordered to spy on their countrymen in the wake of a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.Documents containing “loyalty pledges” — which also require expats to promise they will not protest against the tiny Gulf … Continue reading

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