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.’
Saudi Prince Reportedly Dropped $19.5 Million On A 3-Day Extravaganza At Disneyland Paris
A Saudi prince reportedly spent €15 million (or $19.5 million at today's conversion rates) for a three-day celebration at Disneyland Paris.
Italy reports first case of coronavirus
Italy's health ministry said a 45-year-old man came down with the virus after recently traveling to Jordan.
Afflicted: Pakistan's children hit hard by measles epidemic
Pakistan's ailing healthcare system is contributing to a measles epidemic that leaves children particularly vulnerable.
Could fracking make the Persian Gulf irrelevant?
From NATO to China, the world watches America's energy revolution.
Saudi Arabia displays corpses of 5 executed Yemeni men
Saudi Arabia executed five Yemeni men convicted of robbery and murder and then displayed their corpses in the south-western town of Jizan on Tuesday.
Dubai police adds $1.4 million supercar to its fleet
The rare Bugatti Veyron is one of 300 that will ever be made.
Why hotels have high hopes for the Middle East
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates offer large markets, while Egypt struggles.
Kerry-Russia deal to end Syria war a major US achievement
Commentary: Many hurdles to overcome before a conference could begin.
Saudi Arabian girls get access to sports in private schools for first time
Private schools to provide coaching, equipment and appropriate areas for girls in Saudi Arabia to play.
Feds investigating a Saudi compound in Virginia for possible human trafficking
Two women said they were mistreated at a Saudi-owned house.
SARS-like coronavirus has killed five in Saudi Arabia
Five Saudis have died after they became ill with a SARS-like novel coronavirus, while two more people are seriously ill.