News-Saudi Arabia-2013-05-08

May 8, 2013

ARABIALINK Daily News – Excerpts from International Media Reports
/Provided as a service from the Saudi-US Trade Group, Washington, DC


Pentagon Plans for the Worst in Syria

Wall Street Journal | Adam Entous and Julian Barnes | 5.8.13

The plans seek to minimize direct U.S. involvement, but they reflect a reassessment of the Pentagon\’s hands-off approach. The shift comes after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel\’s trip last month to the Middle East, during which Arab leaders … Continue Reading

Saudi women to operate metro rail at PNU

Arab News | Abdul Hannan Tago and Alvin Relox | 5.07.13

The driverless metro rail, to be operated by a team of only Saudi women inside the women’s school at Princess Nora bint Abdurahman University (PNU) in Riyadh, will start functioning in September.The project belongs to Saudi Railway Company (SAR) … Continue Reading

Benghazi Revisited

Time/Battleland | Mark Thompson | 5.07.2013

Fireworks are in place and set to explode Wednesday on Capitol Hill over whether the U.S. military could have done more to save the four trapped U.S. diplomats who died in Benghazi last September 11. It’s all going to boil down to a debate … Continue Reading



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