Saudi Arabia

Rumours reported of rift between Saudi King and MBS

British newspaper cites anonymous source, who says father and son are increasingly at odds on issues such as Yemen war.

Guardian: Rumours of rift between Saudi King Salman and MBS

Saudi Arabia

Report: Saudi's King Salman blocked Aramco's IPO

Move to halt oil giant's $100bn initial public offering seen as king's way to keep the crown prince's power in check.

Report: Saudi's King Salman blocked public listing of Aramco

Inside Story

Is Saudi Arabia on a reform path?

Women in Saudi Arabia are finally being allowed to drive from next year following a decree issued by King Salman.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi King Salman vows 'iron fist' against attackers

Monday's Medina attack, which killed four policemen, followed suicide bombings in Jeddah and eastern city of Qatif.

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.