Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 'arrests women's rights activists'

Saudi authorities detained seven women's rights defenders since May 15, Human Rights Watch says.

Saudi Arabia 'arrests women's rights activists'

Middle East

Yemeni PM declares Socotra 'crisis over'

Yemeni flag 'flying above sea and airports again' after dispute 'almost divided' Saudi-led coalition, says bin Daghr.

Yemen PM: Crisis over UAE deployment to Socotra over

Qatar

Qatar Human Rights Committee condemns arrest of Qatari national

Nawaf Talal al-Rasheed was arrested in Kuwait and then transferred to Saudi Arabia, according to Qatari rights group.

Middle East

Saudi military says its forces arrive on Yemen's Socotra island

Saudi troops are on a training mission at the World Heritage site to support Yemeni forces, says military spokesman.

Saudi military says its forces arrive on Yemen's Socotra island

Counting the Cost

Is Saudi Arabia biting off more than it can chew?

Economic reality has gripped the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which aims to move away from oil dependency.

United Kingdom

UK court allows appeal against arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Campaigners aiming to stop UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia to prevent their use in Yemen win right to appeal.

UK court allows appeal against arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Middle East

US special forces 'helping' Saudis battle Houthi rebels

A dozen Green Berets helping Saudi forces locate and destroy Yemen's Houthi weapons caches, says New York Times report.

US special forces 'helping' Saudis battle Houthi rebels

Middle East

Saudi-Vatican agreement to build churches reported

Egyptian media say the kingdom has signed an agreement with the Vatican to construct churches for Christian citizens.

Saudis sign deal with Vatican to build churches: report

Middle East

Yemen: UAE deployment to Socotra 'act of aggression'

Criticism follows Gulf country's occupation of airports and sea ports after deploying craft and soldiers on island.

September 11

US judge: Iran must pay $6bn to victims of 9/11 attacks

Lawsuit alleges Iran trained September 11 hijackers but official investigation found no evidence of Iranian involvement.

US judge: Iran must pay $6bn to victims of 9/11 attacks

Iran

Supreme leader: US pushing Saudis to confront Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says American aim is to create regional crisis by instigating 'Muslims to fight against Muslims'.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: US pushing Saudis to confront Iran

Inside Story

Can Iranian influence be contained?

Newly appointed US secretary of state says Iran is a threat and urges more sanctions.

Saudi Arabia

US secretary of state stresses need for Gulf unity

Mike Pompeo calls for unity in the Gulf during a visit to Saudi Arabia, his first in his new role as top US diplomat.

United States

Top US diplomat in Riyadh on Middle East tour

Visit comes less than a week after Pompeo was sworn in as secretary of state and 'aims to solidify ties with US allies'.

US: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh on Middle East tour

Middle East

Dozens of Houthis killed in Sanaa strike: Saudi TV

Saudi-led coalition attack kills dozens of Houthi rebels in Sanaa, including two commanders, Saudi television reports.