SAUDI ARABIA

The Saudi king has ordered “all necessary measures” to protect against terror attacks. The move suggests that Riyadh is concerned by gains made by Sunni militants in Iraq, whose advances have brought them closer to its eastern border.

King ‘Abd Allah issued the order after chairing a meeting of the country’s National Security Council to discuss the possible fallout from Iraq, the royal court said in a statement through the official SPA news agency.

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