Saudi Arabia

Man in blue polo stands on street corner looking up, with sign for "Crunch" gym behind him

A ‘man of no land’ tries to find home in Saudi Arabia

Global Politics

Salih Abdullah was tired of racism and Islamophobia. So like many other African American Muslims, he gave the kingdom a chance.

President Donald Trump walks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Saudi Arabia could invest $20 billion in US infrastructure, but it’s not necessarily a ‘win’ for America

People walk past signs bearing the name of U.S. President-elect Republican Donald Trump in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 14, 2016.

Israel develops new ties with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states


How big is Trump’s 10 percent defense increase? It’s three times Canada’s annual military budget, for one.

Yemenis pose for a picture next to a part of a missile they say was dropped during a Saudi-led air strike near the northwestern city of Saada, Yemen

The US just made it harder for Saudi Arabia to bomb Yemen. The people of Yemen barely noticed.

Obama meets with Trump at the White House in Washington

Trump will likely turn US foreign policy and military planning upside down


​Forget about global climate change controls; count on a larger Army, even more nuclear weapons and more missile defenses

Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) watches as John Cornyn (R-TX) speaks after the Senate votes to override Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia's government over the Sept. 11 attacks.

9/11 families can now sue Saudi Arabia. That could ‘open the floodgates’ for suits against the US.

Global Politics

A US congressional vote to allow the relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government over alleged connections to the attacks could open the US up to retaliatory cases, according one legal expert.

Hajj cameras

All-seeing ‘eye’ watches over Mecca pilgrims


More than 5,000 cameras have been installed in the entire Mecca sector covering a radius of around 10 six miles around its Grand Mosque, the single holiest place in Islam.

Pain lingers one year after Hajj tragedy in Saudi Arabia


Despite scars from the tragedy, the faithful have returned to Saudi Arabia for another pilgrimage.

An aerial view of the Haj pilgrimage in Mecca

“You’re not Muslims!” Iran and Saudi Arabia in new war of words.

Global Politics

Iran and Saudi Arabia have upped the ante in their war of words. Both are now denouncing the other’s Islamic legitimacy. The two Persian Gulf powers are already locked in numerous proxy conflicts across the region. The US is not happy about the mess.