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U.S.-SAUDI RELATIONS

Secretary of State Tillerson Calls Saudi King Salman, Applauds Saudi Role in Regional Stability

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Saudi Arabia's King Salman by phone yesterday, and commended the Kingdom on its role in "promoting stability across the region," the SPA reported.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Number of Executed in Saudi Arabia in 2016 Dips Slightly from 20-Year High

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Saudi Arabia executed 153 people in 2016, a slight reduction over 2015 (158) that marked a 20-year high for the Kingdom. Still, it is far fewer than regional rival Iran and global leader China.

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