Repression of Grand Prix protesters highlights shameful support of Bahrain
Commentary: Shia majority badly treated by Sunni monarchy and its US financers.
Keystone pipeline will not increase US energy security
Commentary: Global markets will continue to control gas prices at the pump.
Saudi Arabia denies reports of paralysis sentencing
Saudi Arabia's Justice Ministry attempts to set the record straight via Twitter.
Saudi youth accused of paralyzing friend to be paralyzed in return: Reports
A young man imprisoned for reportedly paralyzing someone is sentenced to full paralysis at the hand of Saudi authorities.
Human trafficking a growing concern in Yemen: Minister
Yemen a vital transit link for traffickers moving between Africa and Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia: 18 suspected spies arrested
Saudi Arabian officials said today that they had arrested 18 people – an Iranian, a Lebanese citizen and 16 Saudis – for spying on the kingdom for a foreign country.
Syrian civil war enters third year of conflict (PHOTOS)
March 15, 2013, marks the beginning of the third year of violence continues in Syria during the country's civil war.
Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia keep the protest movement alive
Though illegal in the kingdom, open dissent is alive and well in Qatif.
What was Biden signaling in his pro-war comments on Iran to Israeli lobby?
Commentary: Is the vice president building his own hardline bona fides for 2016?
Saudi youth fighting against Assad regime in Syria
GlobalPost has learned that hundreds of young Saudis are flocking to Syria in a 'holy war' against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Forbes publishes huge takedown of Saudi investor Prince Alwaleed
A lower ranking from the Forbes list enraged one of the Middle East's most successful investors, prompting a stern reply from the publication.
Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed claims Forbes understates his wealth
Prince Alwaleed says that he has more money than the $20 billion he's credited with in the 2013 Forbes list of the planet's wealthiest people.
Pakistan: Sectarian violence threatens elections
Some Pakistani Shiites say martial law is the only thing that can stem the terrorist tide.
The biggest infrastructure projects of 2013
A construction slowdown has set the stage for some creative financing of the projects that make our cities go.
Saudi Arabia arming Syrian rebels with Croatian weapons: report
Officials tell The New York Times that Saudi Arabia has been sending weapons to Syrian rebels since December.
Hookahs, hash and the Muslim Brotherhood
Millions of Egyptians get stoned regularly, despite — or is it because of? — the conservative Islamic government.
In North Korea and Middle East, US should rework failed policies
Commentary: New strategies are needed to counter a new and threatening reality.
Saudi health officials sacked after girl given HIV-tainted blood
Seven health officials in Saudi Arabia have been sacked after a girl was given HIV-tainted blood in a transfusion.
Syria aid effort: Why more money isn't necessarily good news
Where does all the international aid go? Mostly to government-controlled areas.
Female retail workers in Saudi Arabia to be separated from male colleagues by a wall
Authorities dictate Saudi Arabia shops must construct a wall over 5 feet tall to separate male and female workers.
Al-Qaeda second-in-command Said al-Shihri killed in Yemen
After several false reports of his death, AQAP's second-in-command, Said al-Shihri, may have finally been killed by a "joint US-Yemeni" operation late last year.
Saudi Arabia to give $100 million to Palestinian Authority
Saudi Arabia will give the Palestinian government $100 million to help with a budget crisis.
Clerics in Saudi Arabia come out to protest appointment of women to Shura Council (VIDEO)
Hardline clerics claim that women's appointment to Saudi Arabia Council is a "dangerous change."
Egyptian rights lawyer sentenced to jail, lashes in Saudi Arabia
An Egyptian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to five years in jail and 300 lashes by a court in Saudi Arabia.
What the Oscars missed: That other foreign film
GlobalPost correspondents chime in with their overlooked picks for this year's Best Foreign Film.
Women appointed to Saudi Arabia's Consultative Council for the first time ever
King Abdullah appoints 30 women to Consultative Council, after decreeing at least 20 percent of members must be female.
US pumps up oil output to highest level in 20 years
The use of unconventional drilling techniques has resulted in an impressive uptick in US oil production.
Saudi Arabia beheads Rizana Nafeek, Sri Lankan maid accused of killing infant
The Saudi government has beheaded a Sri Lankan maid, Rizana Nafeek, for killing an infant in Saudi.
Five sentenced to death for Saudi diplomat murder
A Bangladeshi court sentenced five gang members to death on Sunday for the murder of Saudi diplomat Khalaf Ali.
Saudi Arabia spends on record budget, diversifying from oil
The Saudi government will spend 820 billion riyals ($219 billion) in 2013, a nine percent jump from the year before.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.