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Saudi Arabia arrests suspected militants, state media reportsupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 16:25:00

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have disrupted a terrorist cell in Riyadh and arrested at least half a dozen suspected militants, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Sunday.

New French PM's name causes Arab gigglesupdated: Fri May 18 2012 02:05:00

France's new Socialist government is already causing ripples throughout a Europe struggling to balance government budgets without making ordinary people's lives miserable, but it has created a completely different problem in the Middle East.

'Oil is the new Greece'updated: Mon Mar 19 2012 22:19:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to Stephen King, Chief Economist at HSBC, about the future of the oil market and Greece.

Saudi Arabia moves to calm oil marketupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 22:19:00

Saudi Arabia is taking steps to cool the overheating global energy market, boosting its exports to the US and re-opening old oilfields to expand production, as the world's largest oil producer tries to prevent damage to the global economic recovery.

This month on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 10:45:00

This month, Inside the Middle East gets a rare look inside Saudi Arabia as we investigate the limits of personal expression inside the conservative kingdom.

Yemen after Saleh: Still a treacherous road updated: Thu Nov 24 2011 06:13:00

After months of bloodshed, intrigue and revenge that made Yemen seem like an Arabian version of Hamlet, President Ali Abdullah Saleh has finally transferred his powers to his vice president, and elections are to be held in three months.

Yemeni women burn veils in protestupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 06:13:00

Yemeni women defiantly burn traditional veils to protest Ali Abdullah Saleh's brutal crackdown on protesters.

Body of Saudi crown prince arrives in Riyadhupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 04:55:00

The body of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the heir to the Saudi throne who died in New York on Saturday, arrived Monday in the Saudi capital, greeted by crowds of people, authorities and troops.

Saudi adviser denies threat to foreigners in Riyadhupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 21:05:00

An adviser to Saudi Arabia's government denied Thursday there is any kidnapping threat for Westerners in Riyadh, adding that he has "no idea" what prompted U.S. officials to issue such a warning.

Saudi women defy driving banupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 10:01:00

Many women in Saudi Arabia remain defiant after they put keys to ignitions Friday to drive home a point: challenging the conservative Islamic kingdom's prohibition of female drivers.

Efforts, doubts persist over tenuous Yemen power transfer dealupdated: Sun May 01 2011 21:12:00

A key outside broker will return to Yemen this week hoping to salvage the power transfer deal that aims to end months of turmoil in the Middle Eastern nation, a senior ruling party official said Sunday.

Breakdown of rising oil pricesupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 00:34:00

Alternatives to energy from crude oil will solve the gas price influx, the fastest and highest since hurricane Katrina.

Sri Lankan officials await response in maid torture caseupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 00:07:00

Despite reports that a Saudi couple accused of torturing a Sri Lankan housemaid was arrested, Saudi authorities have not verified the action, a Sri Lankan official told CNN.

Arrests made in maid's nail torture, Sri Lankan officials sayupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 10:58:00

A Saudi employer and his wife, who are accused of torturing a Sri Lankan housemaid by hammering nails into her body, have been arrested in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, officials at the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said Monday.

Official denies paralysis as punishmentupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 22:41:00

Saudi authorities denied reports that a court ordered a man paralyzed as punishment for paralyzing another man.

Saudi official: Paralysis not considered as punishmentupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 22:41:00

Saudi authorities backed away Monday from reports last week that a court was preparing to order a man paralyzed as punishment for paralyzing another man, allegedly in a fight.

NTSB to assist with investigation of Saudi plane crashupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 14:34:00

The United States' National Transportation Safety Board said it is sending a team to help the government of Saudi Arabia investigate the crash of a Lufthansa cargo plane in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday.

Saudis close Lebanese TV offices after 'lewd' content is airedupdated: Thu Aug 13 2009 16:07:00

Saudi Arabian officials have closed a second office of a Lebanese broadcasting network, this one in Riyadh, after the network aired an interview with a Saudi man who bragged about his sex life, authorities said.

Alleged Saudi human rights abuses highlightedupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 11:56:00

Saudi Arabia's campaign against the al Qaeda terrorist network has led to "massive human rights violations" by security forces, including torture and the arrests of non-violent reformists, the human rights group Amnesty International reported Tuesday.

Amnesty alleges Saudi abusesupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 11:56:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reviews Amnesty Intl.'s claim Saudi Arabia is abusing human rights in the name of fighting terrorism.

Saudi official moves to regulate child marriagesupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 22:56:00

Days after a Saudi judge upheld the marriage of an 8-year-old girl to a man 39 years her senior and blocked a divorce, the kingdom's justice minister said he plans to enact a law that will protect young girls from such marriages, according to local media reports.

UNICEF 'deeply concerned' about marriage of 8-year-oldupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 03:44:00

The head of the U.N. Children's Fund has expressed concern over a Saudi judge's refusal for a second time to annul a marriage between an 8-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man.

Saudi girl in marriage case wins appealupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 00:19:00

An appeals court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has rejected and refused to certify a court ruling allowing a 47-year-old man's marriage to an 8-year-old girl, said a relative of the girl with knowledge of the proceedings.

Conjoined twins separated, recovering after long surgeryupdated: Sun Mar 01 2009 02:49:00

Conjoined Egyptian twin boys Hassan and Mahmoud, who were successfully separated in Saudi Arabia Saturday, are recovering and are expected to lead normal lives, officials said.

Conjoined twins separated after long surgeryupdated: Sun Mar 01 2009 02:46:00

Conjoined Egyptian twin boys Hassan and Mahmoud, who were successfully separated in Saudi Arabia Saturday, are recovering and are expected to lead normal lives, officials said.

The world's ugliest stadiumsupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 06:45:00

Whether you're a fan of any sport, or even just a keen music follower -- you've probably visited a major stadium.

Time.com: A New City in the Saudi Desertupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 13:00:00

Needing jobs and housing for its next generation, the desert kingdom has launched an ambitious plan to build five new cities simultaneously

Time.com: Ramadan Spurs Saudi Nightlife updated: Fri Sep 19 2008 11:00:00

The malls are bustling as teenagers seek to amuse themselves after a day of fasting

Time.com: Jihad Waning in Osama's Homeland updated: Fri Sep 12 2008 03:00:00

Viewpoint: A combination of tough policing and soft inducements, as well as revulsion at al-Qaeda's carnage in the Arab world, has curbed extremism in Saudi Arabia

Time.com: Bush in Talks With Saudi Kingupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 11:35:00

President Bush, on his first visit to this oil-rich kingdom, delivered a major arms sale Monday to its ally in a region where the U.S. casts neighboring Iran as a menacing threat

Fortune: Prince Alwaleed: Why Chuck had to goupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 14:37:00

In the midst of staggering losses and intense public scrutiny, former Citigroup CEO Charles O. Prince III could always count on the support of the company's biggest individual shareholder: Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz al Saud. Less than a month ago, the Saudi prince, who owns 3.6% of the company, even dismissed a sharp drop in earnings as a "mere hiccup."

FSB: Geeks, Inc.updated: Wed Oct 31 2007 10:03:00

Dear FSB: I am an IT geek who is planning to start a small, IT-based services consulting firm. I would ultimately like to provide service-driven consulting services to companies that use enterprise-level systems out of an office in Toronto. Can you offer any advice on getting started?

Time.com: Americans Win the War on Terror!updated: Fri Sep 28 2007 18:45:00

Just send Jamie Foxx to the Middle East and our problems are solved

Review: 'Kingdom's' brawn overwhelms brainsupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 08:45:00

Perhaps it was the daily bombardment of media imagery that deterred filmmakers from confronting the Vietnam War until after U.S. troops were safely home. With Iraq it's different. The steady drip of spin and punditry conceals as much as it reveals, and Hollywood is stepping in to fill the breach.

'The Kingdom' revealedupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 08:45:00

Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner talk about their new action thriller, 'The Kingdom'.

Mystery ailment kills hundreds of Saudi camelsupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 06:52:00

Hundreds of camels have died in Saudi Arabia this week from a mystery ailment.

Time.com: Behind the Saudis' Faint Praise updated: Tue Jul 31 2007 21:20:00

Secretary of State Rice pays a visit and gets pledges of support. But the Saudis are increasingly going their own way

CNN's Wedeman: Gaza kidnapping gives me chillsupdated: Tue Mar 20 2007 12:49:00

Every time I hear of a kidnapping in Gaza, a chill goes down my spine. In the case of Alan Johnston, the BBC's seasoned Gaza correspondent who disappeared a week ago, the chills are even worse. They've crawled up and down my spine ever since he vanished.

Fortune: Saudi Arabia's stock collapseupdated: Wed Jan 17 2007 16:36:00

After rising from 2,500 to 20,000 points in three years, the stock market dropped to 8,019 last month. It's Riyadh's Black Monday.

6 suspects dead in Saudi shootoutupdated: Fri Jun 23 2006 02:00:00

Saudi security forces have shot and killed six suspected terrorists in the capital Riyadh, the Al Arabiya television network has reported.

Fortune: The world at riskupdated: Thu May 25 2006 12:11:00

APRIL 28, 2006 A look at hot spots, economic fault lines, and events that might have an impact on global risk.

Saudi security forces have no margin for errorupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 17:20:00

The car burst through the checkpoint and rounded the corner. Two SUVs carrying Saudi Special Forces were in hot pursuit as the vehicle pulled into a Riyadh neighborhood.

Saudi shootout kills '5 militants'updated: Mon Feb 27 2006 02:43:00

Saudi security forces shot and killed five suspected militants Monday in a two-hour gun battle in an eastern suburb of the capital, Riyadh, the Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry told CNN.

Rice's busy week in the Mideastupdated: Tue Feb 21 2006 14:34:00

Secretary Condoleezza Rice travels to Cairo, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi this week on a mission that has taken on a new urgency in the face of Iran's nuclear defiance and Hamas's assumption of control over the Palestinian parliament.

Saudi officials: Al Qaeda leader killedupdated: Thu Aug 18 2005 09:37:00

Saudi security forces have killed a man in Medina they said was the leader of al Qaeda on the Arab Peninsula, an interior ministry official told CNN.

Al Qaeda suspect killed in Riyadhupdated: Sun Jul 03 2005 06:24:00

A high-ranking member of al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia was killed Sunday in a clash between several suspected militants and security forces in the capital of Riyadh, a senior interior ministry official confirmed to CNN.

Who blew the leads? updated: Mon Jun 20 2005 13:06:00

The Saudis get blamed for not revealing more after 9/11. Maybe they said more than the FBI took in.

Saudis: Al Qaeda 'big fish' killed updated: Wed Apr 06 2005 07:10:00

Several al Qaeda "big fish" were among the 15 terrorists killed and seven captured in a series of gun battles and raids in and near Riyadh since Sunday, Saudi security officials say.

OPEC raises oil production quotasupdated: Wed Mar 16 2005 04:54:00

OPEC members agreed in a closed session Wednesday to immediately increase oil production quotas by a half-million barrels per day in an effort to cool down rising oil prices, according to the oil ministers from Libya and Nigeria.

An Iraqi victimupdated: Wed Feb 23 2005 09:43:00

Dan Thomas never expected to have a friend like Riyadh Wahiab Hamad.

Studios of terrorupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 13:21:00

The house at No. 5, Momir Asma bin Mohammed Street should have been unremarkable.

Saudi Arabia holds municipal electionsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2005 17:54:00

Voting got under way Thursday in Saudi Arabia's first local elections.

Deadliest day for U.S. in Iraq warupdated: Wed Jan 26 2005 04:46:00

Thirty Marines and a Navy corpsman were killed in a helicopter crash near Iraq's border with Jordan, bringing the number of U.S. troops killed Wednesday to 37 -- the deadliest day for U.S. forces since the start of the war in Iraq.

Blasts rock Saudi capitalupdated: Wed Dec 29 2004 12:54:00

Two explosions rocked the Saudi Arabian capital Wednesday night, killing two militants and wounding several people, according to the Ministry of Information.

CIA: New bin Laden tape likely al Qaeda leaderupdated: Thu Dec 16 2004 05:36:00

CIA officials said they have a "high degree of confidence" that the voice on the new, 70-minute-long, muffled audiotape is that of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Al Qaeda-linked group takes credit for Saudi attackupdated: Mon Dec 06 2004 04:24:00

A Saudi group linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility early Tuesday for the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in which at least five employees and four attackers were killed.

Police death in Saudi shootingupdated: Wed Nov 17 2004 06:39:00

Fighting between Saudi security forces and militants has left a police officer dead and nine others wounded, and led to the arrests of five militants, according to an Interior Ministry official.

CNNMoney: Saudis vow to keep oil supply highupdated: Sun Oct 10 2004 11:08:00

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Top world oil exporter Saudi Arabia vowed on Sunday to maintain a cushion of spare supplies of up to 2 million barrels per day (bpd) to meet future demand growth.

Saudis find U.S. hostage's headupdated: Wed Jul 21 2004 12:29:00

Saudi security forces carrying out a major anti-terrorist operation have found the head of slain U.S. hostage Paul M. Johnson Jr., a Saudi Interior Ministry official said.

U.S. hostage's head found in freezerupdated: Wed Jul 21 2004 07:53:00

The head of slain American hostage Paul M. Johnson Jr., who was kidnapped and beheaded in Saudi Arabia last month, has been found in a freezer, a Saudi Interior Ministry official said.

Saudi police kill al Qaeda suspectupdated: Thu Jul 01 2004 20:54:00

Saudi police killed at least one suspected al Qaeda militant and wounded a number of others Thursday during a shootout in the northeast part of the capital Riyadh, Saudi security sources told CNN.

Al Qaeda militants kill American hostageupdated: Fri Jun 18 2004 04:53:00

Saudi security forces killed a top al Qaeda leader in the kingdom shortly after the decapitated body of American hostage Paul Johnson Jr. was left in a remote area of Riyadh, security sources said.

Saudi clerics condemn violenceupdated: Tue Jun 15 2004 07:23:00

Six influential clerics with past links to Islamist militants have condemned the recent wave of violence against Westerners in Saudi Arabia.

Missing American sought in Saudi Arabiaupdated: Sun Jun 13 2004 03:52:00

Saudi authorities are searching for a missing American whom al Qaeda militants claim to have kidnapped after killing another U.S. citizen in Riyadh.

Web video claims Riyadh killingupdated: Sat Jun 12 2004 23:04:00

A video purported to show the killing of an American worker in Riyadh last Tuesday has been posted on a web site used by Islamic militants, but CNN has not confirmed the authenticity of the video.

Group says it kidnapped American in Saudi capitalupdated: Sat Jun 12 2004 12:16:00

A group linked to al Qaeda claimed Saturday to have kidnapped an American engineer in the Saudi capital.

American shot dead in Saudi Arabiaupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 13:36:00

An American working for a company that trains Saudi Arabian security forces was shot to death Tuesday in Riyadh in the second fatal attack on Westerners in three days, U.S. diplomats and Saudi police said.

Saudis hunt BBC crew attackersupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 07:33:00

Saudi forces are hunting gunmen who killed a British Broadcasting Corporation freelance cameraman and critically injured a journalist.

Saudi attack BBC reporter criticalupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 13:36:00

A reporter working for the British Broadcasting Corporation remains in a critical condition, a day after he was injured and his Irish colleague killed in a drive-by shooting in Riyadh.

BBC crew gunned down in Saudiupdated: Sun Jun 06 2004 18:44:00

A freelance cameraman working for the British Broadcasting Corporation has been killed and a correspondent for the network wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, the network says.

Saudis say two militants killedupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 07:46:00

Saudi security forces killed two militants and wounded two others Tuesday as they pursued three terrorists who killed 22 people in an attack on an oil workers' compound in Khobar over the weekend, Saudi sources said.

Al Qaeda chief vows Saudi revengeupdated: Tue Apr 27 2004 07:47:00

The man believed to be the top al Qaeda operative in Saudi Arabia has threatened to hit Saudi security forces hard after they said they had him cornered with three others.

Saudi police believe al Qaeda suspects cornered updated: Mon Apr 26 2004 18:50:00

Saudi security forces say they believe they have cornered four suspects, including al Qaeda's top coordinator in the Arabian Peninsula, in an area northwest of the capital Riyadh.

Five die in Saudi terror crackdownupdated: Fri Apr 23 2004 07:32:00

Saudi police shot and killed one suspected terrorist, and a second blew himself up early Friday after a police pursuit of the two suspects.

Saudis: 3 militants killed in gunfightupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 21:00:00

Saudi Arabian state television reported Thursday that three militants thought to be on the country's most-wanted list were killed in a fierce gunfight in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah.

Saudi bomb: pro-al Qaeda claimupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 06:53:00

A group that says it is sympathetic to the aims of al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for a car bombing that ripped through the Saudi capital Riyadh, killing five and the bomber, and wounding 147 others.

Saudis in 'total war' on terrorupdated: Wed Apr 21 2004 21:16:00

The Saudi ambassador to the United States says his nation is now in "total war" against terrorists following a car bombing that ripped through the capital Riyadh, killing four people and wounding 148 others.

Saudis blame al Qaeda for bombsupdated: Wed Apr 21 2004 07:40:00

A senior Saudi official has said the Saudi government believes al Qaeda is responsible for the suicide bombings in Riyadh on Wednesday.

Saudi security forces defuse 5th truck bombupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 12:06:00

(CNN) -- Security forces in Saudi Arabia defused two truck bombs outside of Riyadh, a security source said on Tuesday, bringing the number of car bombs seized in the kingdom in the past week to five.

U.S. orders staff out of Saudi Arabiaupdated: Thu Apr 15 2004 13:13:00

The State Department has ordered all nonessential personnel serving in the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Saudi Arabia and their families out of the country, according to an updated travel warning issued Thursday.

Gunman, officer killed in Riyadh firefightupdated: Mon Apr 12 2004 13:23:00

Saudi police battled gunmen believed to be wanted terrorists Monday night in an eastern neighborhood of Riyadh. The fighting left one Saudi security officer dead, along with one militant killed and four others wounded, an Interior Ministry official said.

Militant killed in Saudi shootoutupdated: Mon Apr 05 2004 13:41:00

Saudi security forces in Riyadh have killed one suspected militant and wounded another after trying to stop a car with stolen license plates, Saudi state television has reported.

Mobiles used in high-tech terrorupdated: Sun Apr 04 2004 11:01:00

Mobile phones are in the hands of millions of people around the world. And increasingly, it appears, in the hands of terrorists.

Saudi 'liberal reformers' arrestedupdated: Tue Mar 16 2004 22:28:00

Four "liberal reformists" have been arrested in Riyadh and Jeddah for making statements that do "not serve the unity of the country," the kingdom's Interior Ministry has said.

U.S.: Al Qaeda boss 'the Poet' killedupdated: Mon Mar 15 2004 19:13:00

A senior al Qaeda leader -- described as the group's "chief of operations in the Arabian Peninsula" -- was killed in a shootout in Saudi Arabia, U.S. officials have told CNN.

Saudi's king approves rights panelupdated: Wed Mar 10 2004 10:33:00

Saudi's King Fahd Ben Abdel Aziz has approved the establishment of a non-governmental national human rights advisory panel, the official Saudi Press Agency reports.

Forensics find terror blasts linksupdated: Sat Feb 21 2004 20:55:00

Forensic investigators in the United States say identical technology appears to have been adopted in bombs used in terror attacks on various continents in recent years.

UK issues Saudi Arabia warningupdated: Mon Feb 16 2004 16:41:00

British nationals should forgo all but "essential" travel to Saudi Arabia because of possible terrorist attacks that "may be in the final stages of preparation," according to the British Foreign Office.

Militant may be planning car bombing, Saudis warnupdated: Fri Feb 13 2004 17:20:00

Saudi authorities warned Friday that a militant may be planning a car bomb attack in the capital, Riyadh.

BA cancels flights on threatsupdated: Thu Feb 12 2004 05:20:00

British Airways says it has canceled two upcoming flights -- one to Washington and one to Saudi Arabia -- because of a security threat.

Six killed in capture of Saudi terror suspectupdated: Thu Jan 29 2004 12:12:00

Five members of Saudi security forces and a sixth man were killed in a raid in Riyadh that captured a suspected terrorist Thursday, the Saudi Ministry of the Interior said.

Swiss arrests 8 over Riyadh bombsupdated: Fri Jan 09 2004 07:49:00

Swiss authorities have arrested eight foreign nationals in connection with their investigation into the Riyadh bombings in May that killed 23 people.

Saudi charged for firecrackers in luggageupdated: Mon Jan 05 2004 17:29:00

A Saudi man is facing federal felony charges after three small "firecracker-type" pyrotechnic devices were found during a search of his backpack after he arrived at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

Q&A: Tight security on air travelupdated: Mon Jan 05 2004 11:11:00

The United States has begun photographing and fingerprinting visitors who currently require a visa to enter the country.

Fortune: Don't Mess With The Saudis As the U.S. starts rebuilding Iraq's oil industry, it'll learn one fact fast: Saudi Arabia still runsupdated: Mon May 12 2003 00:01:00

There was an important lesson, an OPEC home truth if you will, delivered at the meeting of the oil cartel in Vienna on April 24. Whether, and how much, OPEC would cut production in order to reverse...

Fortune: Is Saudi Arabia Headed For A Fall? Reports of its imminent demise are greatly exaggerated.updated: Mon Dec 10 2001 00:01:00

I am kneeling, awkwardly, in front of a sheikh. We are at an encampment in the desert near Riyadh, where a member of the royal family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is receiving petitioners--Saudi ...

Fortune: Tech Is King; Now Meet The Prince Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed may be the wealthiest investor outside the updated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz al Saud has just had an epiphany. "Murdoch should sell the Los Angeles Dodgers," he shouts, which is the way he talks when he thinks he's onto something. "I...

Fortune: THE GOLD RUSH TO REBUILD KUWAITupdated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

An international horde of would-be fixers is hoping to gain admission to Kuwait to grab pieces of the cleanup too paltry for the likes of AT&T, Bechtel Group, and Dresser Industries. While the big ...

Money Magazine: REAL LIBRARIANS ROAR updated: Wed Aug 01 1990 00:01:00

What a cheap shot you took at librarians for the sake of making a comparison between salesmen's and librarians' personalities in June's ''The 10 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Money.'' Wake up and gre...

Money Magazine: Cost of living: In Prague, one person steers, another pushesupdated: Wed Jul 01 1987 00:01:00

Okay. Gasoline prices are up about 10% to 15% from those glorious less-than- a- buck levels you enjoyed last summer. But look on the bright side. You could be filling up in Prague. Americans actual...

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