US & Canada

Who are the world's biggest arms companies?

Firms such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing and BAE systems make tens of billions of dollars from weapons sales.

Who are the world's biggest arms companies?

Saudi Arabia

US to sell $15bn THAAD missile defence to Saudi Arabia

The possible sale of the advanced system can go ahead if congress does not object within 30 days.

US agrees to sell THAAD missile defence to Saudi Arabia

Yemen

Saudi rejects UN blacklisting over Yemen child deaths

Riyadh dismisses UN report blaming Saudi-led coalition for the killing and maiming of hundreds of children in Yemen.

Saudi rejects UN blacklisting over Yemen child deaths

Middle East

UN blacklists Saudi-led alliance for Yemen child deaths

Saudi-led alliance added to the UN chief's annual list of shame for killing and maiming 683 children during 2016.

UN blacklists Saudi-led alliance for Yemen child deaths

Middle East

US military halts exercises over Qatar-Gulf crisis

Joint army drills with Gulf Arab allies cancelled 'out of respect for the concept of inclusiveness', US army says.

US military halts exercises over Qatar-Gulf crisis

Russia

Saudi Arabia agrees to buy S-400 in king's Russia visit

Russia and Saudi Arabia announce large investment agreements and joint ventures to further cement relations.

Saudi king, Putin agree deals on historic Russia trip

Inside Story

Will UN's Yemen war blacklist help protect children?

Saudi-led coalition and Houthis placed on draft UN blacklist over deaths of hundreds of children in conflict.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia arrests 22 for 'inciting public feelings'

One Qatari national was among 22 people arrested for 'inciting against public order' via social media, authorities say.

Saudi Arabia arrests 22 for spreading online videos

Politics

Why is Saudi's King Salman visiting Moscow?

Old foes Saudi and Russia disagree on Syria, but a historic visit by the Gulf monarch may reset relations.

Saudi's king in Moscow: An unexpected rapprochement

Opinion

Decoding King Salman's visit to Moscow

Personal ambitions of the Saudi crown prince and financial interests of Russia are going to shape this 'historic' visit.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Opinion

Muslim Feminism beyond driving

The lifting of the Saudi driving ban is not motivated by concern for women's rights, but rather strategic interest.

Rafia Zakaria

by Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria

GCC

Qatar-Gulf crisis: Your questions answered

A breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it means for the region.

Inside Story

Is Saudi Arabia on a reform path?

Women in Saudi Arabia are finally being allowed to drive from next year following a decree issued by King Salman.

Middle East

Camels tired of travelling sent back to Qatar

Among the victims of GCC crisis are hundreds of Qatari-owned racing camels, shipped back from UAE via Oman's seaport.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

Royal decree announcing decision signed by King Salman will be effective immediately but rollout will take months.