Part-Time Allies

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Yemen and Pakistan are still not committed to the war against radical Islam.

Saudi religious police launch Valentine’s Day crackdown – AP

The Saudi religious police launched Thursday a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or in any other way allude to the banned celebrations of Valentine’s Day, a Saudi official said. Members of the feared religious police were inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners […]

Saudi Arabia wants Taliban to expel bin Laden – AP

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia will not get involved in peacemaking in Afghanistan unless the Taliban stops providing shelter and severs all ties with Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida movement, officials said Tuesday. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting Saudi Arabia hoping for an active Saudi role in his plan to persuade Taliban […]

Battleground Yemen – by Ryan Mauro

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The War on Terror turns towards two insurgencies on the Arabian Peninsula.