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Kenyan Man Pleads Guilty in U.S. to Supporting Terrorist Groups

A Kenyan man pleaded guilty to supporting three different terrorist organizations Thursday, admitting to providing money and recruits in Syria and Somalia, the U.S. Justice Department said.  

The suspect, 27-year-old Mohamed Hussein Said, is accused of providing material support to "foreign terrorist organizations," according to a statement from the Justice Department. 

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PM to Visit Riyadh Next Week for Talks with King Salman

Prime Minister Tammam Salam is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia next Tuesday for talks with top Saudi officials.

During his two-day trip, Salam will meet with King Salman and senior Saudi figures.

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Saudi Arabia Imposes Sanctions on Two Hizbullah Members for 'Terrorist Actions'

Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it has imposed sanctions on two prominent members of Hizbullah on charges of “carrying out terrorist acts throughout the Middle East,” reported the Saudi Press Agency according to a statement issued by the kingdom.

It identified them as Khalil Harb and Mohammed Qabalan.

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Saudi Beheads Murderer in 89th Execution this Year

Saudi Arabia beheaded a convicted murderer on Wednesday in its 89th execution this year, adding to a toll that has already overtaken the total for all of 2014.

Fahd bin Hussein Daghriri was found guilty and sentenced to death for his role in the murder of a fellow Saudi citizen, the interior ministry said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.

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Yemen Shelling Kills Two in Saudi Border Region

Shellfire from Yemen killed one civilian and a member of the security forces in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, officials said.

The latest casualties bring to at least 28 the number of people, military and civilian, killed in the Saudi border zone since a Saudi-led coalition began air strikes against Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen on March 26.

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Kuwait Court Restores ex-Lawmaker's Citizenship

The Kuwaiti lower court on Tuesday overturned a decision by the Gulf state's government to revoke the citizenship of a former Islamist opposition lawmaker and his family, his lawyer said.

"Thank God, the court has scrapped the decision and restored the citizenship of the Barghash family," lawyer Al-Humaidi al-Subaie wrote on his Twitter account.

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Saudi Executes 88th Person this Year, Topping 2014 Total

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly.

The interior ministry identified the latest to be put to death as Saudis Awad al-Rowaili and Lafi al-Shammary, who were convicted of smuggling amphetamines.

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War Leaves 16 Million Yemenis without Clean Water, Says Oxfam

Almost two-thirds of the population of war-torn Yemen have no access to clean water, two months into the Saudi-led air campaign against rebel forces, relief agency Oxfam said Tuesday.

"Ongoing air strikes, ground fighting and fuel shortages mean that an additional three million Yemenis are now without drinking water, raising the total number of Yemenis without a clean water supply and sanitation to at least 16 million," the Britain-based organization said.

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Saudi Shiites Hold Mass Funeral for Bombing Victims

Tens of thousands of Saudi Shiites gathered Monday for a mass funeral for the victims of a mosque bombing authorities called an attempt by Sunni extremists to sow sectarian strife.

Mourners from the kingdom's minority crowded the streets in the mainly Shiite Qatif district of Eastern Province to show their respect for the 21 dead, who included two children.

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Saudi Shiites Refuse to Be Provoked by Suicide Bombing

They are angry and grief-stricken, but Saudi Arabia's minority Shiites refused on Sunday to be provoked by a deadly mosque bombing that authorities called an attempt to promote sectarian strife.

The interior ministry confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber who blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque in Eastern Province on Friday, killing 21, and said he had links with the Islamic State jihadist group.

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