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  • Saudi succession

    Saudi succession in spotlight after new heir named

    The issue is whether the line of succession will continue along a diminishing line of brothers born to the kingdom's founder or move down a generation at a time of unprecedented upheaval in the Middle East.

    June 20, 2012 1:30
  • Saudi-women-lift-driving-ban

    Saudi women renew calls to lift driving ban

    A group of Saudi activists are calling on women to get behind the wheel next week in defiance of a ban on female drivers, reviving a campaign that petered out last year.

    June 20, 2012 12:30

    Egypt’s Mubarak unconscious, on respirator

    Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak, jailed for life this month and who has been hospitalised for more than a year, is unconscious and on a respirator but is not clinically dead, two security sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

    June 20, 2012 11:52