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Saudi law dictates that women be legally controlled for their entire lives by a male guardian. Women victimized by their guardians usually find little protection in court.
The Saudi government now considers the Brotherhood a terrorist organization, a sharp break with past policy.
Part Four: Saudi's web-savvy youth, still highly devout, are reconsidering what Islam means in their social lives.
Part Three: In March the Saudi government outlawed “calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based.”
Part Two: After decades of declining popularity under the ascendance of political Islam, Arabism is seeing a revival of sorts among Saudi youth as a way out of the sectarian conflicts now gripping the region.
Part One: The kingdom's official version of Islam, Wahhabism, has dampened Saudi creativity and impeded government modernization programs. But reform is in the air.
Analysis: Syria, Iran, Egypt and oil are pushing the two countries apart, as President Obama's recent trip to the kingdom showed.
From Iraq to Syria, what might look like domestic conflicts are often proxy battles in a much larger war.
Scholars and analysts in Washington, DC predict the "intensification" of Sunni-Shia violence.
Western Studies Institute is first of its kind in all of Middle East.
Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the longtime pillar of Saudi Arabia's ruling family, is believed to have had cancer.
King Abdullah's decree — which will also put women on the country's top advisory council — an example of the delicate balance between modernization and Islamic tradition.
The kingdom adjusts its international Islamic outreach.
Still barred from driving automobiles — and obliged to defer to men in most life decisions — progress is slow.
Saudi’s royal family disavows religious extremism while staving off the popular ‘Arab Spring.’
Thinkers supports blending Islamic values with some Western ideas.
A week-old campaign to overturn a no-driving law for Saudi women is slow going.
June 17 is “I will drive the car myself day” in Saudi Arabia. Here’s why that matters.
Saleh’s departure could give Al Qaeda's Yemen-based branch breathing room in which to plan attacks.
A last minute deal between Bahrain's monarchy and protesters, brokered by the US, may have been scuttled by Saudi Arabia.