Report: Saudi Arabia Arrests 9 Americans Among Terror Suspects
A Saudi newspaper reported Sunday that authorities there have arrested nine American citizens and 24 people as terror suspects during the past week.
The arrests also included 14 Saudis, three Yemenis, two Syrians, an Indonesian, a Filipino, an Emirati, a Kazakhstan national and a Palestinian, the Saudi Gazette said.
But Reuters, citing comments from six U.S. officials, said the United States could not confirm any Americans were among the group and that authorities were still checking names against databases.
The Saudi Gazette did not say if any of what it called the "terror suspects" were linked to the Islamic State group, which has claimed several deadly attacks against security forces and Shi'ites in the kingdom in recent months.
Iowa Set To Kick Off US Primary Election Process
After months of rallies, speeches and debates, the U.S. primary election campaign is set to formally get under way Monday, when Iowa residents cast their presidential preference at caucus sites across the Midwestern state.
Ahead of the crucial, first-in-the-nation 2016 vote, opinion polls in Iowa revealed a tantalizingly close race for both the Republican and Democratic Party nominations.
On the Republican side, real estate developer Donald Trump maintains a slight lead over Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who appears to have made several missteps in the lead-up to the Iowa caucuses.
For the Democrats, the race seems to be a virtual tie between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the self-declared democratic socialist.
Candidates in both parties made a final sprint through Iowa Sunday, holding events in every corner of the state, stepping up attacks on rivals and making last-minute appeals to key voter groups.