Opinion

Best of friends? A new chapter in Saudi-US relations

If the US is not willing to play a hegemonic role in the region, then Riyadh will have to step in.

Michael Stephens

by Michael Stephens

Michael Stephens

Middle East

Saudi King Salman cements hold on power

Two sons of late King Abdullah relieved of responsibilities and heads of intelligence and other key agencies replaced.

Saudi King Salman cements hold on power

Saudi Arabia

New Saudi king pledges continuity

King Salman vows to continue predecessor's policies as he makes key appointments hours after King Abdullah's death.

New Saudi king pledges continuity

Middle East

World leaders pay tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah

World leaders from US President Barack Obama to fellow Arab monarchs hail late king and his government's policies.

World leaders pay tribute to late Saudi King Abdullah

Middle East

Profile: Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Salman, defence minister since 2011, takes the throne at age of 79 after demise of his half-brother King Abdullah.