Royal order to deputize Crown Prince Sultan to run kingdom’s affairs

Vice Custodian Prince Sultan chairs cabinet session, briefs cabinet on outcome of contacts with leaders of friendly countries

King Abdullah, Vice Custodian Sultan offer condolences to French president

Vice Custodian sends message to Egyptian PM

Saudi Alzheimer’s Association announces Crown Prince Sultan as charity man of the year

King of Humanity balloon flies over Russia to carry message of coexistence among all peoples

Vice Custodian Prince Sultan receives Italian ambassador, princes, officials

Second Deputy Premier Prince Naif receives Italian ambassador, discuss anti-terror agreement

Saudi Arabia ratifies Arab charter on human rights

Obama calls for developing ties between U.S., Muslim world

Makkah shrines development projects illuminating landmark in the history of the Holy Mosque

Royal Order to refer Lt. General Abdulrahman al-Faisal to retirement, appoint Ayesh as commander of air force

Prince Sultan thanks participants in world conference for Quran learning

German interior minister thanks Prince Naif over Saudi Arabia’s efforts to free two children

Saudi Arabia denies British press reports about green-lighting Israel to use its airspace for attacks on Iran

EU sets for fresh sanctions on Iran

Russia says won’t export S-300 missiles to Iran

Iraq legislators fail to reach agreement on government formation

Turkey signs economic deal with Syria, Lebanon, Jordan

Italian FM admits mistake as to give Turkey impression it is not welcome in EU

Mubarak rejects Israel’s attempts to lay Gaza responsibility on Egypt

UN: Settlement in East Jerusalem running counter to international law

Fresh U.S., European sanctions against Iran

Tehran threatens to respond to sanctions, says its missiles do not pose threat to Europe

Egypt FM insists Israel’s nukes must come under international surveillance

Israel resumes settlement activities in Jerusalem

Allawi accuses Iraqi government of involvement in attempts on his life

Sultan Qaboos visits Kuwait, Bahrain to discuss regional developments, fraternal ties

Sultan of Oman orders support for judicial budget for 10 years to come

Crisis management panel to be set up in Sultanate

Muscat Municipality wins Middle East Excellence Award

Oman’s industrial zones offer proper atmosphere for investment – report

Lebanese, Egyptian premiers discuss regional developments, bilateral cooperation

Hariri says Israel caused peace freeze

Nazif: Rafah crossing to remain open indefinitely

Heated debates in Lebanon over Hezbollah arms, Palestinian refugees’ civil rights

Hariri in response to Barak’s threats: Israel has to stop lying to world

Israel authorities feign negotiations while resuming construction of settlements in Jerusalem, banishing Arab deputies there

Abbas tells Mitchell partial solutions, Blair plan are rejected

Mubarak discusses recent developments of Mitchell’s efforts to reach peace

Splits within Israeli leadership menace Netanyahu government

EU commission discusses deal with U.S. to combat terror financing

Europe lays new standards to fight terrorists

Anti-terror measures intensified in Yemen as several al-Qaeda members arrested

Pakistan enhances anti-terror cooperation with NATO

Campaign of accusations against Pakistan to cast doubts over its ability to protect its own nuke stockpile

Israeli arrested in Poland on charges of involvement in Mabhouh assassination