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MERS Virus

Experts: MERS Virus Still Poses Low Risk To General Public

An Illinois man has the first known case of human-to-human spread of the MERS virus to someone who had come from the Middle East. And while the disease was apparently transmitted casually, it may not be as scary as it sounds.

05/19/2014

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Health Officials Confirm Second Case Of MERS In United States

Officials said the second confirmed case is located at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. The first was reported earlier this month in Indiana, involving a man who arrived from Saudi Arabia.

05/13/2014

Ground Zero after September 11 attacks (credit: Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia Restored As Defendant In 9/11 Lawsuits

A federal appeals court reinstated Saudi Arabia as a defendant Thursday in lawsuits claiming it had provided support to al-Qaida prior to the Sept. 11 attacks.

12/19/2013

In this handout photo provided by the Nueces County Sheriff's Department, Manssor Arbab Arbabsiar is seen in this 2001 mug shot. (Photo courtesy of Nueces County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Texas Man Gets 25 Years In Saudi Ambassador Plot

Manssor Arbabsiar pleaded guilty last year to two conspiracy charges and a murder-for-hire count.

05/30/2013

Underwear bomb plot

Experts: Saudis Played Huge Role In Foiled Al-Qaeda Underwear Bomb Plot

“I will say this is one of the most sophisticated and successful intelligence operations that I’ve been aware of,” said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King.

05/09/2012

Times Square - New York, NY - Dec 31, 2010 (credit: Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Times Square Getting Ready For New Year; Experts Offer Resolution Advice

Times Square is getting ready to throw a New Year’s Eve bash. But with a new year, come new resolutions and the experts weighed in to help people learn how to stick with them all year long.

12/27/2011

Manssor Arbabsiar (file / AP Photo/Williamson County Jail via Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

Not Guilty Plea In Plot To Assassinate Saudi Ambassador

A U.S. citizen who holds an Iranian passport pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he plotted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States.

10/24/2011

Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdelaziz Al Saud

Heir To Saudi Arabia’s Throne Passes Away In NYC Hospital

The heir to Saudi Arabia’s throne died on Saturday morning in a New York hospital.

10/22/2011

Solar-powered carport outside the H. Lee Dennison Building - Hauppauge, NY - Oct 13, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Opens Solar Carport In Hauppauge

Suffolk County is continuing to try and lead the way in renewable energy with the opening of a new solar energy project in the county seat.

10/13/2011

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

2 Charged In New York With Attempt To Assassinate Saudi Ambassador

Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old U.S. citizen who also holds an Iranian passport, was charged along with Gholam Shakuri, whom authorities said was a Quds Force member.

10/11/2011

Gas Pump - File / Photo: John Gress/Getty Images

Unrest In Libya To Hit You At The Gas Pump

The current average price for regular gasoline in the Tri-State Area is about $3.27. The unrest in Libya could drive that even higher.

02/22/2011

A rendering of the Park 51 Islamic cultural center - Credit: SOMA Architects

Saudi Prince Backs Moving Islamic Cultural Center

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was quoted as saying that moving the planned mosque and other facilities would respect the memory of those killed in the 2001 attacks.

10/28/2010