RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturda...
By Abdullah Al-Shihri and Jon Gambrell?|?AP June 24 at 12:56 AM RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.The Interior Ministry said […]
Twitter users react with humour and own document of grievances, in response to Riyadh and its allies' list of demands.
Shifting political goals in Riyadh have led to a muddled history between the Kingdom and the Muslim Brotherhood.
President Trump has made the “alliance” with troublemaking Saudi Arabia a centerpiece of his chaotic foreign policy, but the latest jockeying for power in Riyadh may portend unexpected trouble, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar A…Read more ?
Tehran urges Saudi Arabia to release the three Iranians and pay compensation for shooting dead another.
King Salmane ben Abdelaziz Al Saoud (81 years old) has removed from office 57 year old Emir Mohammed ben Nayef Al Saoud. The latter was the Crown Prince, Vice-Prime Minister and the Minister of Home Affairs, all at the same time. De facto, the King's son, Prince Mohammed ben Salmane Al Saoud (31 years), will become the new Crown Prince. Show More Summary
Talk of social change is in the air in Riyadh after King Salman announces Mohammed bin Salman as heir to Saudi throne On the streets of Riyadh, in its shopping malls and public spaces, Saudi Arabia’s religious police had long been a foreboding presence. Show More Summary
RIYADH (Reuters) - The young prince named heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has built a reputation as a bold reformer intent on weaning the kingdom off oil and driving a far more aggressive foreign policy to counter the influence of arch-rival Iran.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince (all times local):
The United States is "mystified" that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to present details justifying their embargo on Qatar, the State Department said Tuesday. Signaling Washington's mounting frustration at Riyadh's role in the crisis, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert called on the parties to settle their differences. Show More Summary
Much to the chagrin of leaders in Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh, Iran launched ballistic missiles into Syria on Sunday, targeting ISIS in retaliation for its terror attacks in Tehran two weeks ago. These strikes are the first timeShow More Summary
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Ties between Saudi Arabia and Turkey have begun to fray due to sharply different policies toward Qatar.
Acting in accordance with promise it gave on 11 April 2016, Egypt has finally returned the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. This act triggers an obligation on the part of Riyadh to respect the Camp David agreements under...Show More Summary
Riyadh says Revolutionary Guard members, aboard "explosive-laden" boat, were apprehended near oil platform in the Gulf.
The theocratic and repressive regime in Riyadh has no regard for the western values and human rights we hold dear It was the fifth anniversary yesterday of the arrest of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, whose supposed crime was to argue for secularism, democracy and human rights. Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian cleric placed by Riyadh and its allies on a blacklist of people they call terrorists linked to Qatar said he survived assassination by a suicide bomber in Syria on Friday.
The Specialized Court of Appeals in Riyadh in April 2017 upheld a Riyadh criminal court's conviction of Saudi journalist Nadhir al-Majid on charges of "slandering the ruler" and sending electronic messages to TV channels and human rights organizations, according to Agence France Presse and the Gulf Center for Human...
The move came after President Donald Trump denounced Doha for supporting terrorism. However, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Riyadh to ease the blockade.
Riyadh says Iraq postponed al-Abadi's visit, while Baghdad claims it did not set Wednesday as date of the trip.