Saudi Arabia

Steep list of demands to end Qatar crisis

2017-06-23 08:26

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar have issued a steep list of demands to end the crisis.

Saudi king replaces crown prince in major royal shake up

2017-06-21 07:01

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, removing the country's counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession.

Egypt parliament debates islands deal ahead of ratification

2017-06-14 18:12

Following Cairo clashes, Egypt lawmakers debate disputed 2016 deal on transfer of 2 Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Al Jazeera off the table in any Gulf crisis talks - FM

2017-06-13 12:58

Qatari media group will not be discussed in any negotiations: Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

Blast kills senior cop in Saudi Shiite town: ministry

2017-06-12 15:45

A homemade explosive device has killed a senior Saudi police officer in a Shiite town where deadly violence has flared in recent weeks, the interior ministry says.

Saudi foreign minister to meet Egyptian counterpart in Cairo

2017-06-04 19:36

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister is expected to meet with his Egyptian counterpart amid efforts to resolve differences on the Syrian conflict and other regional flashpoints.

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

2017-05-27 20:29

The world's 1.5 billion Muslims have begun observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, blighted by conflict and bloodshed.

Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings

2017-05-22 18:16

Trump praises Saudi kingdom while making little if any mention of human rights failings

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

2017-05-21 18:34

US President Donald Trump has urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil".

Melania Trump skips headscarf as she arrives in Saudi Arabia

2017-05-20 14:04

Melania Trump's decision not to wear a headscarf upon arrival in the Middle East is drawing attention on social media.


Israel calls for Saudi Arabia ties

2017-06-22 23:15

Intelligence minister Katz invites King Salman to send crown prince to Israel in order to establish mutual ties.

Egypt islands deal with Saudi pits government against courts

2017-06-19 19:34

The tempestuous parliament approval of a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is putting Egypt's government at odds with the judiciary and providing the country's battered opposition a nationalist cause to whip up at a time of growing economic distress.

Egyptian committee approves transfer of islands to Saudis

2017-06-13 19:14

An Egyptian parliamentary committee has voted to approve the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under a 2016 agreement with Riyadh

Pakistani PM hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

2017-06-13 09:14

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed hopes for a swift resolution of the crisis engulfing the energy-rich nation of Qatar.

Saudi, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE cut ties with Qatar over terrorism

2017-06-05 06:31

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates announced they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar, as they accused the Gulf state of supporting terrorism.

Two dead in Saudi school shooting: security source

2017-05-31 20:20

A gunman killed two staff at a private school in the Saudi Arabian capital.

Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

2017-05-22 19:09

US President Donald Trump visited Jerusalem and the Western Wall on Monday as he sought ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, but also used the opportunity to again lash out at Iran.

Iran's Zarif suggests US 'milking' Saudis of $480 billion

2017-05-22 10:37

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has tweeted that the US may be "milking" Saudi Arabia of $480 billion after Washington signed major deals with Tehran's Gulf rival.

Trump receives regal welcome in Saudi Arabia

2017-05-20 17:57

President Donald Trump has received a regal welcome by the wealthy kingdom of Saudi Arabia on his first trip abroad as president, hoping to escape controversies at home.

US to announce $110bn Saudi arms sale as Trump visits

2017-05-20 13:13

US officials say the Trump administration plans to announce $110bn in advanced military equipment sales and training to Saudi Arabia.

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