United Kingdom

Rights groups demand UK cancel Saudi crown prince visit

Coalition of human rights groups calls on Prime Minister May to withdraw the invitation to Saudi Arabia's crown prince.

Rights groups to UK: Cancel Mohammed bin Salman's visit

Qatar

Qatari royal 'held against his will in the UAE'

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani in video on social media saying he is being treated as a 'prisoner' in Abu Dhabi.

Counting the Cost

What's behind the rise of 'black gold'?

A look into the jump in the price of oil. Plus, China and France strengthen strategic ties.

Yemen

Saudi accused of rights abuses in Yemen civilian deaths

UN panel found that a night market and five residential buildings were among the targets of the Saudi-led coalition.

Saudi accused of rights abuses in Yemen civilian deaths

Inside Story

Have Yemen's Houthis built a surface-to-air missile?

Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have developed a locally built surface-to-air missile.

Yemen

After al-Qaeda: No signs of recovery in Yemen's Mukalla

Residents say nearly two years after it was "liberated", the Yemeni government has failed to help rebuild the city.

After al-Qaeda: No signs of recovery in Yemen's Mukalla

Middle East

Saudi prince 'fired after audio tape contradicts state'

Prince Abdullah bin Saud reportedly fired over audio tape that refutes authorities' version of princes' arrest.

Saudi prince 'fired after audio tape contradicts state'

GCC

Qatar: UN report proof Saudi-led blockade illegal

The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar (NHCR) calls the UN report proof the blockade is illegal.

Qatar: UN report proof Saudi-led blockade illegal

Saudi Arabia

Blood-rusted Sword: Elite force of Saudi crown prince

Al-Ajrab Sword Brigade, formed in 2015, comprises elite forces from across Saudi military ranks.

Blood-rusted Sword: Elite force of Saudi crown prince

Saudi Arabia

Saudis 'slap travel ban' on family of arrested scholar

Seventeen relatives of Salman al-Awda have been banned from leaving the kingdom, family member says.

Saudis 'ban family' of arrested scholar from travelling

Inside Story

Does Egypt support Donald Trump's Jerusalem move?

Leaks suggest leaders in Cairo do not object to US recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

Yemen

Saudi warplane crashes in Yemen; pilots escape

Incident comes as party of slain former President Ali Abdullah Saleh chooses its new leader.

Saudi warplane crashes in Yemen; pilots escape

Opinion

Can Mohammed bin Salman break the Saudi-Wahhabi pact?

The Saudi crown prince has launched an ambitious modernisation plan. But what does this mean for its religious elite?

Yury Barmin

by Yury Barmin

Yury Barmin

Middle East

Saudi scholar held for months without charge: HRW

Salman al-Awda detained over refusal to tweet specific text to support the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar, his family says.

Cleric Salman al-Awda 'held over Qatar tweet'

Saudi Arabia

Saudi says 11 princes held after utility bills protest

Move comes as King Salman decrees a series of financial payouts to ease the cost of living.