Middle East

Israeli minister 'invites Saudi crown prince to visit'

Intelligence minister Yisrael Katz extends invitation to Mohamed bin Salman, warns against Iran's presence in Lebanon.

Israeli minister Katz 'invites Saudi crown prince'

Mohammed bin Salman

Who is Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman?

Known colloquially as MBS, the prince is seen as pragmatic on domestic issues and keen on aggressively countering Iran.

Jerusalem

Saudi king decries Trump decision's 'extreme bias'

Salman reiterates Kingdom's commitment to Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital in address to Shura Council.

Saudi King Salman decries Trump's Jerusalem decision

Yemen

Houthis: Saudi-led raid kills prisoners in Sanaa

Air strikes targeting prison among other facilities kill at least 30 prisoners and injure dozens more, local media says.

Houthis: Saudi-led raid kills prisoners in Sanaa

Jordan

Is Jordan paying the price for Jerusalem criticism?

Observers say Amman's vehement condemnation of President Trump's Jerusalem announcement has upset the US' Arab allies.

Is Jordan paying the price for Jerusalem criticism?

Saudi Arabia

Does Saudi move to open cinemas herald new freedoms?

Analysts raise concerns over censorship as kingdom moves to end 35-year ban on theatres.

Does Saudi move to open cinemas herald new freedoms?

Human Rights

Uncertainty shrouds Canadian arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Canadian rights groups and legal experts renew calls to cancel a $12bn arms deal to kingdom over alleged rights abuses.

Uncertainty shrouds Canadian arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The Listening Post

Covering Yemen: Saleh, Saudi and the media

A look at the complex layers in reporting on the Yemen conflict from a regional and international perspective.

Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani: Ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia

President Hassan Rouhani said he is ready to restore ties if Saudi Arabia stops bombing Yemen and cuts ties with Israel.

Rouhani: Ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia

Opinion

The GCC's worst summit

This year's GCC summit in Kuwait fell apart within hours. Will there ever be another GCC summit?

Khalid Al-Jaber

by Khalid Al-Jaber
- Giorgio Cafiero

Khalid Al-Jaber

United States

Tillerson urges caution in Saudi regional interventions

US secretary of state advises kingdom to be 'a bit more measured' and 'thoughtful' in its actions in the Middle East.

US to Saudis: Temper actions on Yemen, Qatar, Lebanon

Politics

Latest: Saudi has completed main wave of arrests

All the latest updates following the establishment of a new anti-corruption committee in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi anti-corruption purge: All the latest updates

Saudi Arabia

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

Record-breaking art purchase of famous Christ portrait for $450bn was made by Prince Salman's 'friend and associate'.

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

Inside Story

What remains of the GCC?

Doubts about future after only two leaders attend annual summit in Kuwait.

Inside Story

What is next for Yemen after Saleh's killing?

Houthi rebels killed Yemen's removed leader Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on Monday.