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2006-02-28 20:06:32

By Andrew Hammond QATIF, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - For Shi'ites living on Saudi Arabia's east coast, freedom is an invisible line in the sand. "Over there it's Dammam and if you hold a Shi'ite gathering you are arrested straight away. In Qatif here, you can do what you want," said Hussein as he drove along the road that separates the two municipalities in the Eastern Province. Saudi Arabia's minority Shi'ites, long viewed as heretics by authorities, are slowly testing government...

2006-02-28 09:56:57

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - Four of five militants killed by Saudi security forces this week were on a most wanted list of al Qaeda-linked suspects and two of them took part in an attack on Saudi oil facilities, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. The official statement means almost all of the 15 men thought to be at large in Saudi Arabia on the list of 36 issued last year have been killed or arrested. Security analysts say another 21 are outside the country, many...

2006-02-28 07:28:55

RIYADH (Reuters) - Four of five suspected militants killed by Saudi security forces on Monday were on a most wanted list of al Qaeda-linked suspects, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. It said in a statement that two of the men also took part in an al Qaeda attack on the world's biggest oil processing plant at Abqaiq in eastern Saudi Arabia last week. The Saudi media said one of the militants was a leader of al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia.

2006-02-25 15:59:14

By Souhail Karam ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia vowed more attacks after an attempted assault on the world's largest oil processing plant ended in a massive explosion at the site's gates, a Web site statement said. The statement issued on Saturday named two suicide attackers who died in the blast as Mohammed al-Ghaith and Abdullah al-Tweijri -- both on a list of top wanted militants. The statement said Friday's attack was in response to a call by al Qaeda...

2006-02-25 10:27:41

By Souhail Karam ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack on a Saudi oil facility at Abqaiq, when security forces fired at suicide bombers trying to storm the world's biggest oil processing plant. Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said oil and gas output was unaffected by Friday's "terrorist attempt" -- the first direct strike on a Saudi oil target since al Qaeda attacks aimed at toppling Saudi Arabia's U.S.-allied monarchy in 2003....

2006-02-25 10:22:15

By Souhail Karam ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - In the dusty desert town of Abqaiq, residents heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday after al Qaeda militants failed to destroy the oil facility that is the mainstay of their existence. "Before oil, there was nothing, it was a desert. What you see here was plain desert with a few sheep and camels," said Mishael Azaabi, a retired employee of the state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco. "Now oil is providing jobs for us, for our sons and our...

2006-02-24 21:37:41

By Souhail Karam ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for Friday's attack on a Saudi oil facility at Abqaiq, when security forces fired at suicide bombers trying to storm the world's biggest oil processing plant. Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said oil and gas output was unaffected by the "terrorist attempt" -- the first direct strike on a Saudi oil target since al Qaeda militants launched attacks aimed at toppling Saudi Arabia's pro-Western monarchy in...

2006-02-24 13:47:59

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - Two cars exploded at the gates of Saudi Arabia's huge Abqaiq oil facility on Friday when security forces fired on suicide bombers trying to storm the world's biggest oil processing plant, Saudi officials said. Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said oil and gas output was unaffected by the "terrorist attempt" -- the first direct strike on a Saudi oil target since al Qaeda militants launched attacks aimed at toppling Saudi Arabia's pro-Western monarchy in...

2006-02-24 09:30:19

LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi security foiled on Friday an attack on the huge Abqaiq oil facility by three cars armed with explosives, firing on them as they rammed the outer gates of the facility, Saudi security adviser Nawaf Obaid said. Obaid told Reuters that the three cars exploded after being fired on by security guards at the gates 1 mile from the main entrance to Abqaiq. "Three cars rammed the first of the three sets of gates protecting Abqaiq and when security shot at them all...

2006-02-24 09:26:57

LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi security foiled on Friday an attack on the huge Abqaiq oil facility by three cars armed with explosives, firing on them as they rammed the outer gates of the facility, Saudi security adviser Nawaf Obaid said. Obaid told Reuters that the three cars exploded after being fired on by security guards at the gates 1.5 km (miles) from the main entrance to Abqaiq. "Three cars rammed the first of the three sets of gates protecting Abqaiq and when security shot at them...


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