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One government-appointed mullah believes sports may cause young women to lose their virginity.
US officials react to a 2004 videotape showing a man being tortured by the son of a former UAE president, as the countries discuss a key nuclear deal.
Feared and loathed by many Saudis, the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice gets a little disciplining of its own.
Judge approves marriage of 8-year-old girl amid controversy in country where child marriage is still widespread.
An Abu Dhabi poetry competition revives the popularity of an ancient form of storytelling.
The kingdom says it is faring better than most in the financial crisis, but some Saudis wonder.
Why, despite a head-to-toe coverage rule, Saudi women must still buy their underwear from a man.
Many husbands, brothers and fathers will rejoice if the king lifts a ban on women driving.
King takes unprecedented step of promoting a woman, and that's not all.
In a nation that bans Valentine's Day, love still finds a way.
Riyadh is embarrassed that Saudi ex-Guantanamo inmates have rejoined Al Qaeda.
The U.S. president's special envoy must be gathering some disturbing reports on his Mideast listening tour.
Analysis: Obama spoke to "the Muslim world," but he has much work to restore faith in U.S. Middle East policy.
The Middle East fears Israeli attacks and images of the bloodshed in Gaza will further radicalize the region.
Birthday parties, common in the West, cause religious consternation in this Islamic kingdom.