Hindus celebrate Navratri as Muslims undertake hajj
Two of the world's largest religious populations observed important celebrations over the weekend.
Hajj 2013 begins peacefully as hundreds of thousands stop for Friday prayers
An estimated 2 million Muslims will arrive in Mecca and Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Lady problems: world's strangest laws applied to women
Guess where women aren't legally allowed to drive while wearing a 'housecoat.'
Saudi cleric warns women drivers to watch out for their ovaries
Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan's comments come just as Saudi activists launch a campaign to allow women to drive.
At UN, Obama’s foreign policy speech signals giving peace a chance (VIDEO)
Commentary: The US president is ready to talk with Iranians in spite of resistance from the Saudis and Israel.
By rescuing Obama, Putin invites US-Russia collaboration
Commentary: The two countries’ strategic interests would be the focus of joint diplomatic efforts.
What are the economic risks if Syria goes south?
Analysis: Would airstrikes spark global anarchy — or is that what looms without them?
What do you get when you mix comedy with YouTube in Saudi Arabia?
A new online-based comedy community is pushing the boundaries of satire and social commentary in Saudi Arabia. The conservative kingdom is in the midst of a comedic revolution of sorts — thanks in part to the introduction of YouTube in the late 2000s.
Russia could be the unlikely partner who helps solve the mess in Syria
Commentary: Assad isn't the real threat in Syria today; it's the radical Sunnis, who are the best organized of the rebel groups and who could easily take over were Assad overthrown.
Al Qaeda in Yemen denies US claims on attack plots
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula denies attack plot and US interception of high-level phone calls.
Aid to Egypt can retain limited US influence with the ruling generals
Commentary: As we descend into a world of waning US importance, what influence the US still retains is even more critical.
Q & A: Why Saudi Arabia loves the Egyptian military
Saudi Arabia, the United States and the rest of the Middle East are all in some way entangled and invested in Egypt's bloody struggle.
Taking sides in Egypt: 3 Questions with Ambassador Nicholas Burns
Support the military or the opposition? GlobalPost's senior foreign affairs columnist weighs in on the diplomatic maneuvering now underway.
Moscow rejects Saudi offer to drop Assad for arms deal
Moscow has rejected a Saudi proposal to abandon Syria's president in return for a huge arms deal and a pledge to boost Russian influence in the Arab world.
Saudi activist Raif Badawi sentenced to 7 years, 600 lashes for insulting Islam
Saudi activist and blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for insulting Islam.
MERS 'unlikely' to create SARS-like death toll, health officials say
World Health Organization says MERS threat to Muslim pilgrims at the hajj in Mecca this October 'very low.'
In Syria, journalists risk their lives to cover a story the public doesn’t care about
Commentary: On-the-ground reporting from combat zones is dangerous and rare.
Iman al-Qahtani: Saudi rights activist given travel ban
Saudi rights activist and journalist Iman al-Qahtani has been banned from traveling abroad.
MERS virus not an international public health emergency: WHO
The World Health Organization has scaled back warnings over the deadly MERS virus emerging out of the Middle East.
The world according to Gatsby: smash things and then retreat
Commentary: The foibles of Tom and Daisy Buchanan remind us of the US government.
Saudi Arabia warns Hajj pilgrims about coronavirus
Health officials warn pilgrims descending on Saudi Arabia for the Hajj to wear face masks and be mindful of hygiene to avoid virus spread.
Saudi women appeal prison term for helping domestic abuse victim
Rights activists say the Saudi women's conviction, for their intent to help a Canadian woman being abused by her husband, is based on a false charge, and the 10-month prison sentence should be overturned.
Saudi princess arrested for human trafficking in California
Meshael Alayban is one of the wives of Saudi Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al Saud.
Should we worry about Saudi Arabia's lethal MERS virus? WHO expert answers
On Thursday the World Health Organization concludes urgent talks on the Middle East coronavirus that could determine if small outbreaks constitute an international public health emergency.
US role in Egypt: keep channels open with those in power
Commentary: What really matters is filling a desperate need for leadership in Cairo.
Saudi Arabia moves its weekends
Instead of starting weekends on Thursdays, Saudi Arabia switches to Fridays.
Shia man killed by Saudi Arabian police in restive Qatif region
The killing is the second police shooting in two days in the restive eastern governate of Saudi Arabia that is a Shia stronghold.
Couple dies of thirst in Saudi desert
A husband and wife from Qatar have died of thirst after their vehicle overturned in Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter desert.
What you need to know about John Kerry's 7-country tour
At the top of the agenda are two intractable foreign policy challenges: the war in Syria and NATO's withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Saudi Arabia says it will deport Lebanese supporters of Hezbollah
Ali Awad Assiri, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon, said that Lebanese ex pats who support Hezbollah financially would be expelled.
As Western choices narrow in Syria, one critical option remains: diplomacy
Commentary: Engage Russia as a true partner in working toward a ‘soft landing.’