Articles by Donna Abu-Nasr



Putin Begins Historic Middle East Tour

  • 12 February 07
  • The Associated Press
In the first trip to Saudi Arabia by a Russian leader, President Vladimir Putin arrived in the kingdom Sunday, where he is expected to discuss with top Saudi officials the region's hotspots as well as economic and military cooperation.

Reforms Wane in Arab World as U.S. Concentrates on Iraq

  • 05 June 06
  • The Associated Press
The daily carnage in Iraq is claiming another casualty -- Arab reformers who have increasingly become the target of governments that no longer feel pressured by the United States to change.

Saudis Conduct Their First Elections

  • 11 February 05
  • The Associated Press
Voters converged at polling stations in the Riyadh region on Thursday to participate in municipal elections, marking the first time that Saudis were taking part in a regular poll that conforms to international standards.

Cameraman Killed in Riyadh Shooting

  • 08 June 04
  • The Associated Press
A British reporter for the BBC was in critical condition Monday, a day after assailants wounded the correspondent and shot dead his Irish colleague while they were filming outside the house of a suspected al-Qaida militant.

Saudi Forces Rescue Foreign Hostages

  • 31 May 04
  • The Associated Press
Saudi security forces freed American, European and other foreign hostages Sunday after a deadly shooting rampage turned into a daylong standoff, and a Saudi security official said the lead attacker was in custody and two other Islamic militants were being arrested.

Saudis Kill No. 3 on Terror List

  • 17 March 04
  • The Associated Press
Saudi Arabia's campaign against terrorism will not ease because of recent successes, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said Tuesday, a day after security forces killed the suspected chief of al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula.

Car Bomb Hits Riyadh Homes

  • 10 November 03
  • The Associated Press
A car bomb attack Saudi officials said appeared to be by the al-Qaida terror network killed at least 11 people and wounded more than 100 in an upscale Riyadh neighborhood, shattering an evening during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

More Terrorist Attacks Soon, Saudis Predict

  • 21 May 03
  • The Associated Press
Saudi officials are aware of about 50 hard-core Muslim militants who are ready to volunteer for suicide attacks like the ones that targeted Westerners in the capital last week, an official said Tuesday.

Saudi Rulers Taking Steps Toward Reforms

  • 11 February 03
  • The Associated Press
In the past few months, Saudi Arabia has taken unprecedented steps to encourage debate and explore reforms, signs that the royal family senses change is the best way to protect its rule from the turmoil an Iraqi war may cause.

Arabs Lay Blame on U.S. Policies

  • 26 September 01
  • The Associated Press
Many Arabs are left grappling with conflicting emotions over the Sept. 11 suicide attacks on the U.S.

Holy Sites Inspire Bin Laden's Struggle

  • 17 September 01
  • The Associated Press
Beneath Osama bin Laden's exterior burns a desire to rid the holy lands of those he regards as infidels.

Fugitive Lebanese Speaks Out

Fugitive Lebanese Speaks Out

Negotiators Reach Agreement, Tsar's Treasures Head to Texas

Arafat: No Accord With Militants

Islamic Militants Kill 7 in Suicide Run

Arafat Nabs Radicals In Dragnet for Peace

Israel Reopens Borders After PLO Guerillas Exit

Arafat Sets Up Home in Gaza Strip

Arafat Promises to Rebuild Gaza, Create Jobs