08 Aug '11, 12am

Saudi Arabia recalls Syria envoy: DAMASCUS: Saudi Arabia recalled its envoy to Syria in a major escalation of in...

Saudi Arabia recalls Syria envoy: DAMASCUS: Saudi Arabia recalled its envoy to Syria in a major escalation of in...

DAMASCUS: Saudi Arabia recalled its envoy to Syria in a major escalation of international pressure Monday after security forces killed more than 50 people and the regime defended its crackdown on "outlaws". The shock move by Riyadh, the Middle East's Sunni Muslim heavyweight, followed condemnation by Pope Benedict XVI and the Arab League over the continuing bloodshed. "Saudi Arabia announces the recall of its ambassador for consultations," the king said in a statement and urged Damascus to "stop the killing machine and the bloodshed... before it is too late". "The kingdom does not accept the situation in Syria, because the developments cannot be justified," he said, urging "comprehensive and quick reforms". "The future of Syria lies between two options: either Syria chooses willingly to resort to reason, or face being swept into deep chaos, God forbid," he said. He branded...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/114...

Tweets

#Yemen president out of hospital, stays in #Saudi

#Yemen president out of hospital, stays in #Saudi

channelnewsasia.com 07 Aug '11, 8am

RIYADH: Yemeni Ali Abdullah Saleh has left hospital in Riyadh, two months after he was badly wounded in a bomb attack as h...

Saudi stocks shed 5.46% over US, Europe woes

Saudi stocks shed 5.46% over US, Europe woes

asiaone.com 07 Aug '11, 1am

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Shares shed 5.46 percent on Saturday in the first day of trading in oil-rich Saudi Arabia after the...

Yemen president leaves hospital but to stay in Saudi - AsiaOne

Yemen president leaves hospital but to stay in ...

asiaone.com 07 Aug '11, 4am

RIYADH - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh left hospital Saturday, more than two months after he was wounded in a bombin...

Yemen president leaves hospital but to stay in Saudi - Straits Times

Yemen president leaves hospital but to stay in ...

straitstimes.com 07 Aug '11, 12am

RIYADH - Yemeni, President Ali Abdullah Saleh left hospital on Saturday, more than two months after he was wounded in a bo...

"China, India urged to pressure Syria", AFP - C...

channelnewsasia.com 11 Aug '11, 11pm

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged China, Russia and India to step up pressure on Syrian ...

Iraq treads carefully with Syria unrest

channelnewsasia.com 12 Aug '11, 2am

BAGHDAD: Iraq is treading carefully in its response to Syria's deadly crackdown on protesters, balancing its ties to Iran,...