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The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Monday, June 30: ___ Last week's oil conference in Saudi Arabia marked a turning point in U.S.-Saudi relations, raising doubts about whether the oil-for-security formula still guides this longtime alliance.
A massive anti-terror sweep has netted more than 500 suspects allegedly planning attacks on oil installations and other targets, Saudi Arabian authorities say.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he welcomes Saudi Arabia's offer to host a summit of major oil producers to address soaring fuel prices. Saudi Arabia also has indicated it would increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day starting next month to help meet demand.
LEADING ARTICLE ENERGY Saudi Arabia appears ready to cave in to demands from Western governments for the kingdom to make special efforts to increase its production of oil. Analysts forecast that the world's largest producer will shortly raise its output by half a million barrels a day.
Saudi officials have advised oil traders and analysts they plan to increase output by 500,000 barrels a day next month, The New York Times reported Friday. Saudi Arabia's current output is 9.45 million barrels a day, up 300,000 barrels from last month.
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has released 9 former inmates of Guantanamo Bay where they were being held on suspicion of belonging to al Qaeda, an official said on Tuesday.
By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia hopes to have all of its citizens returned from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay within a year, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said on Thursday.
DALLAS (Reuters) - President Bush's call for the United States to end its dependence on Middle East oil has become "the topic of the hour" for Saudi Arabia and left the it wondering what the White House has in mind, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.
By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - Slowly but surely, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia appears to be loosening the bonds of its strictly controlled society, in spite of the absence of big government initiatives on political reform.
By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has succeeded for now in suppressing al Qaeda but extremist ideology, regional tension and autocratic rule could make Islamist violence a reality for years to come, analysts say.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.