AJ Impact

White House pressures Saudis not to flood oil markets

Sources tell Bloomberg that White House officials are leaning on Riyadh to abandon its oil-price war.

White House pressures Saudis not to flood oil markets

Coronavirus pandemic

Saudi tightens coronavirus curfew; travellers stranded in UAE

King Salman orders ban on entry into and exit from capital Riyadh and the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

Saudi tightens coronavirus curfew; travellers stranded in UAE

Saudi Arabia

Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing

Former deputy head of Saudi Arabia's general intelligence and former royal court adviser also accused in indictment.

Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing

Yemen

Saudi forces torture, disappear Yemeni civilians: HRW

Rights group says Saudi forces carried out arbitrary arrests, forced disappearances against al-Mahra residents in Yemen.

HRW: Saudi forces torture, disappear Yemeni civilians

Coronavirus pandemic

Saudi Arabia reports first coronavirus death

Afghani resident is first COVID-19 fatality in kingdom, where a nationwide curfew is in effect, as GCC cases hit 2,100.

Saudi Arabia reports first coronavirus death

Coronavirus pandemic

S Arabia imposes curfew, UAE halts flights to fight coronavirus

Gulf nations step up measures against coronavirus as infections continue to rise.

S Arabia imposes curfew, UAE halts flights to fight coronavirus

AJ Impact

US to send envoy to Saudi Arabia as Texas suggests oil output cut

Oil prices have lost more than half their value in the last two weeks as Saudi Arabia and Russia kicked off a price war.

US to send envoy to Saudi Arabia as Texas suggests oil output cut

Coronavirus pandemic

Saudi Arabia bans prayers at mosques over coronavirus fears

Move will also include weekly Friday prayers in a country that has reported more than 270 coronavirus cases.

Saudi Arabia bans prayers at mosques over coronavirus fears

AJ Impact

Bahrain in talks for $1bn loan after bond plans postponed

The small Gulf oil producer, rated 'junk' by all three major credit agencies, is seeking funds to weather oil price war.

Bahrain in talks for $1bn loan after bond plans postponed

Coronavirus pandemic

Saudi Arabia urges G20 virtual talk on coronavirus, shuts mosques

Current chair of the group of 20 major economies wants to discuss health emergency next week amid economic worries.

Saudi Arabia urges G20 virtual talk on coronavirus, shuts mosques

Saudi Arabia

Rights group raises alarm over new Saudi 'corruption' arrests

Military and judicial officials were among the 298 people arrested over allegations of bribery and embezzlement.

Rights group raises alarm over new Saudi 'corruption' arrests

Inside Story

How low can oil prices go?

Price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia pushes crude oil below $30 a barrel.

Middle East

MBS-MBZ: A special bond between two Gulf princes

While UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed drives the relationship, Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman shares his vision for region.

MBS-MBZ: A special bond between two Gulf princes

AJ Impact

Oil plummets 10%, as Brent and US crude slip below $30 a barrel

Oil prices have been under immense pressure, hit by a demand shock and supply glut as coronavirus panic batters markets.

Oil plummets 10%, as Brent and US crude slip below $30 a barrel

NewsFeed

Who was detained in MBS's crackdown?

We look at who was detained in what is believed to be the latest crackdown by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.