Former opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah led on Sunday after the first official results from Afghanistan's presidential election, but recorded incidents of serious fraud exceed figures for 2009, when over a million suspect votes were throw
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has undergone successful back surgery at a hospital in the capital, Riyadh, to tighten a loose ligament, the royal court said in a statement carried by state media on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia called on Monday for renewed international efforts to end the violence in Syria after China and Russia blocked a UN resolution backing an Arab League plan that pressed for a peaceful transition of power.
In a statement
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah will undergo surgery on Friday to stabilise vertebrae in his spinal column, the kingdom's royal court said in a statement carried by the state news agency.
The king, thought to be around 86 or 87, under
Oil prices are heading towards stability and might even rise "reasonably”, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was quoted as saying by a Kuwaiti newspaper.
'Oil prices are heading towards stability and might rise reasonably,' King Abd
Afghanistan's election commission declared Hamid Karzai elected as president on Monday after it called off a runoff following the withdrawal of his only rival.
The run-off, called after the first round in August was marred by widespread fr
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said on Sunday he had withdrawn from an election run-off because demands he made for a fair vote had not been met by the government and election officials.
"I will not take part in the electi
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah held talks with President Bashar al-Assad to heal a rift that has aggravated Arab discord over Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Lebanon.
Abdullah's visit to Damascus, his first as king, coincides with
Libya and Saudi Arabia appeared to have buried the hatchet at an Arab summit in Qatar on Monday after a feud dating back to 2003, a Saudi official said.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Saudi King Abdullah held a meeting lasting around 30