World News | Reuters | Thursday July 23, 2015
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said after talks in Saudi Arabia that Iran's "potential for aggression" was a shared concern as he moved to bolster defence ties with Riyadh following a nuclear agreement with its arch-foe.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 18, 2015
The White House said Friday that a top Saudi envoy "welcomed" the recent nuclear deal with Iran in a meeting with President Barack Obama, after months of skepticism.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 17, 2015
A suicide bomber wounded two policemen at a checkpoint near a high-security prison in the Saudi capital Riyadh in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 17, 2015
A car bomb exploded Thursday night at a security checkpoint in the Saudi capital Riyadh, killing the driver and wounding two policemen, the interior ministry said.
World News | Ben Hubbard and Mayy El Sheikh, The New York Times | Friday July 17, 2015
For decades, Saudi Arabia has poured billions of its oil dollars into sympathetic Islamic organizations around the world, quietly practicing checkbook diplomacy to advance its agenda.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 15, 2015
Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition mobilised troops, weapons and armoured vehicles today to wrest back the whole of Aden from Houthi forces after taking part of the southern port city the previous day, militia officials said.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday July 14, 2015
Saudi Arabian police shot dead a wanted suspected militant early on Tuesday after he killed his own father who had reported him to the authorities, the Interior Ministry said in a statement carried on state media.
World News | Reuters | Monday July 13, 2015
Saudi-led air raids killed 21 civilians in Yemen's capital Sanaa today morning, relatives of the victims and medics told Reuters, two days after the start of a United Nations-brokered humanitarian truce that Riyadh does not recognise.
World News | Reuters | Sunday July 12, 2015
Saudi-led air strikes and heavy shelling between warring factions shook several cities in Yemen on Saturday, residents said, violating a United Nations humanitarian truce which took effect just before midnight.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 10, 2015
Tens of thousands marched in Tehran and Baghdad today in annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day demonstrations in support of Palestinians, but Saudi Arabia this year joined arch-foe Israel as the target for protesters.
World News | Reuters | Friday July 10, 2015
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday his country was determined to confront what he called Iran's internal meddling in the affairs of Arab states, saying Riyadh had already curbed Tehran's efforts to expand its influence.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 7, 2015
Three Saudi brothers have been arrested in connection with the bombing of a Kuwaiti mosque that killed 26 people, Riyadh said today after a shootout with one of the suspects.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 2, 2015
Cut off from Yemen and its allies there by a Saudi-led military campaign, Iran has intensified a media counter-offensive against Riyadh, accusing its regional rival of inflicting catastrophic suffering while presenting itself as a blameless peacemaker.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 26, 2015
A United Nations envoy will hold talks in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in the coming days on a draft peace proposal for Yemen with the aim of reaching a "preliminary agreement" with Houthi fighters, a UN spokesman said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 26, 2015
Saudi Arabia is pursuing its own nuclear projects and building alliances to counter Iran, which is days away from a potential atomic deal Riyadh fears could further destabilise the region.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 25, 2015
Three Saudi soldiers and an Emirati have been killed on Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen, where Riyadh is a leading a bombing campaign against Iran-backed rebels, state media said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 24, 2015
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have begun talks to resolve a dispute that halted oil production in the neutral zone between the Gulf neighbours, the Kuwaiti oil minister said.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 20, 2015
Whistleblowing organisation WikiLeaks has published more than 60,000 diplomatic cables from Saudi Arabia that reveal, among others that the US embassy in Saudi Arabia had refused Osama bin Laden's son a death certificate.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 20, 2015
A son of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden asked the United States for a death certificate after US Navy SEALS killed him, said a letter released by WikiLeaks Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 18, 2015
War-torn Yemen began marking the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan today after a wave of Islamic State group bombings, with little hope of a ceasefire and a worsening humanitarian situation.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 3, 2015
The remains of four Saudi Shiite "heroes" blown to pieces after preventing a suicide bomber from entering a mosque will be buried in the kingdom's east today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 1, 2015
Several Americans have been detained in Yemen, a State Department official said Sunday, amid reports that at least four US citizens are being held by Shiite rebels.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 27, 2015
Iran's foreign minister urged rival Saudi Arabia to end its military campaign in Yemen, saying the war would "bring harm" to the kingdom, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 27, 2015
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly.