Economists say that Arab states such as Saudi Arabia will feel the pinch, but a year of record oil prices provides a deep cushion.
Kabul may have tried to reach out to current insurgents by meeting with former Taliban in Saudi Arabia late last month.
A US journalist tells her story as one of Liberia's fallen elite.
About 3,200 former militants have completed the ambitious program aimed at persuading them to disavow violent Islamist ideologies.
Saudi family members are allowed to speak annually to those detained as 'enemy combatants' by the US
In Riyadh, theories that the practice can encourage flirting revives a ban on buying and selling cats and dogs.
Senator Obama is an unknown quantity as he tours the Middle East.
At a rare meeting Sunday, some oil-producing nations tried to stabilize prices – and Western concerns over a recession.