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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Saudi King Abdullah dies, half-brother Salman is new ruler
Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.
Oil prices rose on news of the death of Saudi Arabia's powerful King Abdullah, but the increase is likely to be short-lived without a cut in the kingdom's immense crude production.
A new generation enters line to Saudi throne
Saudi Arabia's newly enthroned King Salman moved quickly Friday to name a future successor to the crown in his oil-rich kingdom, a significant appointment that puts the kingdom's future squarely in the hands of a new generation.
Yemen faced a dangerous power vacuum Friday after its president announced his resignation over a deadly standoff with Shiite militia controlling the capital and lawmakers called an emergency weekend session.
Government airstrikes on a rebel-held village east of Damascus Friday killed 32 civilians, including six children, a monitoring group said, denouncing what it called a massacre.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler
Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.
Yemen thrown into turmoil as president resigns
Yemeni leader Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has offered to resign following a standoff with a powerful Shiite militia in control of the capital, throwing his country deeper into political turmoil.
The clock was ticking Thursday toward a deadline imposed by Islamist militants threatening to kill two Japanese nationals unless Tokyo pays a US$200 million ransom.
King Tut's beard glued back on with epoxy
The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo said Wednesday.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Palestinian wounds 11 in Tel Aviv bus stabbing before shot by police
A Palestinian man stabbed 11 people on and near a bus in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday, seriously wounding three of them before he was shot and arrested by Israeli police.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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