RIYADH Western tourists, a rarity in Saudi Arabia, visited this weekend under a new visa system, as one of the world's most inaccessible countries tries to open up its society and diversify its economy away from oil.
RIYADH Saudi Arabia is seeking an alliance with six countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, a strategic area vital to global shipping and increasingly an arena of contention with regional rivals like Iran, Turkey and Qatar.
RIYADH A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emir's decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbours is still festering. | Video
RIYADH, Dec 9 The Gulf Cooperation Council's
(GCC) annual summit was set to open in Riyadh on Sunday, with
regional unity imperilled by a bitter row with Qatar and the
host, Saudi Arabia, facing a diplomatic crisis over the murder
of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
RIYADH Saudi Arabia's King Salman urged the international community on Monday to halt Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia/ISTANBUL Mourners paid their respects on Friday to the family of Jamal Khashoggi, the prominent Saudi writer murdered by agents of his own government, after the authorities said they had identified the culprits and cleared the crown prince of any involvement. | Video
WASHINGTON/RIYADH The United States imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty for five suspects in the murder. | Video
RIYADH/ANKARA Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his office said on Thursday, as the kingdom tries to contain its biggest political crisis in a generation.
RIYADH British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday said prospects for talks to end Yemen's 3-1/2-year-old war were "more real" after Saudi Arabia confirmed to him its willingness to evacuate 50 wounded Houthi fighters as a confidence-building measure.
RIYADH Saudi Arabia will start auctioning real estate assets of billionaire Maan al-Sanea and his company on Dec. 2 to help repay billions of dollars due to creditors, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.