Iran

Is the time right for Saudi-Iran rapprochement?

A proposal for Iraq-led mediation could benefit both sides politically and economically, analysts say.

Is the time right for Saudi-Iran rapprochement?

Middle East

Saudi crown prince 'seeking exit from Yemen war'

Leaked emails show Mohammed bin Salman expressing desire to end conflict during talks with former US officials.

Saudi Crown Prince MBS 'wants out' of Yemen war

Eid Al-Adha 2017

When is Eid?

September 1 is expected to be the first day of Eid al-Adha, but will be confirmed after moon sighting on August 21.

When is Eid al-Adha 2017?

Middle East

Saudi Arabia and UAE warm up to Iran: reports

Iraqi PM asked to lead Saudi mediation with Iran, which has welcomed the initiative, according to Iraqi TV station.

Middle East

Unrest in Saudi Arabia town displaces thousands

Local activists say thousands removed against their will from Awamiya during security operation in mostly Shia town.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia and UAE 'tried to host' Taliban

Fighter turned mediator dismisses Saudi bloc's criticism of Qatar for hosting Afghan group's office as 'bewildering'.

Saudi Arabia and UAE 'tried to host' Taliban first

United States

How a case against Israel officials helped Saudi Arabia

'False alarm' war crime case was used by lobbyists to try and influence US politicians into revoking law Riyadh opposed.

How a case against Israel officials helped Saudi Arabia

Hajj 2017

Hajj 2017: When is it and how long does it take?

The dates for the five-day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca will be officially announced after moon sighting on August 21.

Hajj 2017: When is it and how long does it take?

Middle East

Saudi security forces flatten old quarter of Awamiya

Security campaign against Shia fighters reduced dozens of buildings to ruins and forced thousands of residents to flee.

Saudi security forces flatten old quarter of Awamiya

Inside Story

What matters more in the arms trade - money or morals?

Canada's probe of allegations that weapons it sold to Saudi Arabia were used against civilians reopens ethics debate.

Middle East

Turkey and Qatar carry out joint military exercises

Ankara official says Turkish presence in Qatar creates 'a balance in the region' as two armies carry out drills.

Middle East

Iraq's PM rejects call to dissolve Shia militia

Iraqi PM rules out merging controversial unit with army, a call made by Muqtada al-Sadr following visit to Saudi Arabia.

Abadi rejects al-Sadr call to dissolve Hashd al-Shaabi

US & Canada

Saudi Arabia seeks to end US lawsuits over 9/11 attacks

Saudi Arabia claims plaintiffs cannot prove the kingdom supported those who carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Saudi Arabia seeks to end US lawsuits over 9/11 attacks

Middle East

Saudi coalition blocks fuel for UN aid planes to Yemen

Top UNDP officer says situation 'bleak' in Yemen as coalition blocking fuel for UN planes engaged in humanitarian work.

Saudi coalition blocks fuel for UN aid planes to Yemen

Middle East

Hundreds flee Saudi security operation in Qatif

Violence has intensified in recent days in Awamiya, east Saudi Arabia, where security forces are fighting Shia gunmen.

Hundreds flee clashes during Saudi security operation