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Saudi crown prince to discuss jihadist threat on French trip

Saudi Arabia's crown prince will next week visit France and hold talks with French leaders that will touch on the threat posed by Islamic State militants, presidency sources in Paris said Thursday. Salman bin Abdul Aziz, who is alsoShow More Summary

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable. Yet that's exactly what has happened; and it's...Show More Summary

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Submitted by James Stafford via, Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.Show More Summary

Iraq and Syria pose Saudi dilemma - failed states or Iran proxies

14 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Angus McDowall and William Maclean RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - With militant Islamists gaining the upper hand in Syria's rebel movement and grabbing big tracts of Western Iraq, Saudi Arabia's ruling family faces an increasingly uncomfortable dilemma. Show More Summary

Saudi top cleric 'warns youth to beware jihad calls'

Saudi Arabia's top Sunni cleric warned Muslim youths to steer clear of "calls for jihad" issued on "perverted" grounds, the official SPA news agency reported Thursday. "Young people should not let themselves be influenced by calls for jihad... Show More Summary

Al Ittihad sack coach after Asian flop

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad have sacked their coach Khalid Al Koroni after the two-time former winners suffered a heavy defeat in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

A Global Epiphany on ISIS

Even countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar seem to be catching on to the fact that ISIS is a global threat.

Saudi princes visit Qatar as Gulf states try to end rift

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Three Saudi princes including Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal visited Qatar on Wednesday, state media said, amid efforts to repair a rift within the U.S.-allied Gulf Cooperation Council. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab...Show More Summary

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT -- The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed -- and horrified -- by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they findShow More Summary

Ancient Arabian Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Ancient stone artifacts recently excavated from Saudi Arabia possess similarities to items of about the same age in Africa — a discovery that could provide clues to how humans dispersed out of Africa, researchers say. Modern humans originated about 200,000 years ago in Africa. Show More Summary

Saudi Foreign Minister: Time for Islamic World to Recognize Israel

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister said that now is the time to recognize Israel as a legitimate entity in the Middle East, stressing that the Palestinian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, terror group Hamas, is responsible for fanning the flames of war between Israelis and Palestinians. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia beheads three convicted of murder

Saudi authorities on Wednesday beheaded three citizens after they were convicted of murder in separate cases, the interior ministry announced, bringing to 41 the number of executions there this year. Nawaf al-Mutairi was executed inShow More Summary

Saudi Arabia busts cell of ISIS recruiters

The Saudi interior ministry said Tuesday it detained eight individuals for trying to recruit youth into “extremist groups abroad.” Al Arabiya News channel revealed that the recruits were for the the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Show More Summary

Top Iran official visits regional rival Saudi

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

A senior Iranian official is in Saudi Arabia to try to repair strained relations between the regional rivals in the Gulf, Iranian media reported on Tuesday. Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian flew to the desert kingdom on Monday to meet Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal and discuss "matters of common interest", the reports said. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Accepts Iran's Friend Request

When I receive friend requests on my personal social media pages, before responding I take the time to check if the person is Iranian or not. If she or he is of Arab origin and we have at least one friend in common, I will usually accept the request. Show More Summary

Iran deputy foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Iran's deputy foreign minister will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the first bilateral talks between the Middle East's most intractable Muslim rivals since Iran's political landscape shifted in 2013, media in both countries reported. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti denounces Islamic State group as un-Islamic

3 days agoReligion : FaithWorld

Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, has said the militant groups Islamic State and al Qaeda were "enemy number one of Islam" and not in any way part of the faith.

Iran deputy foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia on Monday: IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian is visiting Saudi Arabia on Monday, state news agency IRNA reported, in the first such visit since the election of President Hassan Rouhani in 2013. IRNA said Abdollahian would meet Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Riyadh. Show More Summary

Arab ministers in Saudi discuss Syria, IS crises

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Arab foreign ministers held a meeting in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to discuss the Syrian conflict and the rise of "extremism" in the region, the official SPA news agency reported. The meeting came as US media reported that Washington, which...Show More Summary

Is it time to separate Islam from the Muslim World?

Amidst the ongoing violence in the region, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia prodded Muslims "to stand in the face of those trying to hijack Islam," alluding to the advance of the extremist group, the Islamic State (IS/ISIS). A debate on Islam, however, is exactly what the Muslim world does not need. Show More Summary

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