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In its weekly session under Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques:

Saudi Cabinet renews denunciation of Israel’s practices, attacks targeting diplomatic missions

Crown Prince Naif thanks Food and Drugs Authority over presidency of Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP)

Prince Saud al-Faisal explains kingdom’s position on regional developments, means to combat terrorist groups

Crown Prince Naif to Prince Khalid al-Faisal:

Report on Makkah Council’s role is important step, efforts have to be redoubled to achieve King Abdullah’s ambitions

Prince Naif urges universities to preserve nation from deviant ideologies

Saudi oil minister speaks on kingdom’s petroleum and gas policy

Crown Prince Naif chairs high hajj committee meetings, stresses Saudi Arabia’s efforts to achieve more success in coming hajj seasons

Prince Naif discusses recent developments with Mauritanian interior minister

Saudi Arabia signs cooperation agreement with Mauritania to combat crime

Minister of Defense Prince Salman visits Kharj region

Defense minister, deputy receive two messages from King of Spain

Head of King Khalid Award announces names of winners

Late Prince Sultan honored posthumously for national achievements

Award board praises late Prince Sultan’s accomplishments in the service of humanity

Governor of Makkah orders timetable to finalize al-Hada development project

Prince Turki al-Faisal calls for fortifying Gulf states and reviewing economic options

Saudi official launches kingdom’s encyclopedia

Saudi Arabia calls for freeing Middle East region of weapons of mass destruction

Saudi Arabia’s non-petroleum exports rose by 54%

GCC interior ministers agree to set up Gulf police agency

Ministers adopted proposal to establish permanent security panel concerned with industrial security and protection of vital facilities

Prince Ahmed, leader of the Saudi delegation: The conspiracies and interference we face make it incumbent on us to enhance cooperation to fortify our societies

Scientific and technical research strategy deferred

Oman’s Shura Council approves draft state budget for 2012

Budget targets 7% growth rate, offering 36,000 jobs

Recommendation to set up budget & follow-up committee endorsed

Omani Council of Ministers reviews mechanisms to push forward development

Govt. continues efforts to attract investments for vital projects

Lebanese PM Mikati says paid dues for special tribunal

Lebanese leaders say funding spared Lebanon serious differences

STL, international organizations thank Lebanon for funding

Nasrallah reiterates accusations STL is illegitimate

Former Premier Hariri says even one-thousand speeches won’t cancel state’s recognition of court

Erekat urges Washington to stop treating Israel as a country above the law, accuses U.S., Israel of trying to circumvent Quartet statement

Israel plans construction Talmudic garden in Jerusalem

Yemen government forces, opposition troops withdraw from Taiz

Algeria hosts meeting on counterterrorism

Lebanon files complaint to UN Security Council against Israel

Recent developments in the region until December 8:

Saudi Defense Minister Prince Salman signs agreement on Prince Salman University in Kharj, visits palace of founding king

Saudi Arabia calls for end to bloodshed in Syria

U.S. vice president renews campaign of accusations against Syrian regime, Assad refutes allegations

Government announced in Yemen

Ganzouri government in Egypt sworn in before Field Marshal Tantawi