Saudi Arabia’s Highway 15 revisited
The kingdom’s youth ‘drift’ as militancy gives way to ennui.
Women’s rights key to kingdom’s future
Still barred from driving automobiles — and obliged to defer to men in most life decisions — progress is slow.
9/11 forces change to Saudi's global religious mission
The kingdom adjusts its international Islamic outreach.
Saudi Islamists consider democracy, confront royal dogma
Thinkers supports blending Islamic values with some Western ideas.
Ten years after 9/11, Saudi Arabia slowly modernizing
Saudi’s royal family disavows religious extremism while staving off the popular ‘Arab Spring.’
Saudi Arabia announces Tuesday start of Eid al-Fitr holiday
Saudi Arabia ends global confusion over sighting of new moon, announcing that Ramadan has ended and the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday will begin Tuesday.
7 Deadly Stories: Middle East out of the ashes?
Middle Eastern countries embroiled in turmoil turn to Saudi Arabia for economic aid.
Tunisia's ousted president jailed in absentia
Tunisia's ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, his daughter and son-in-law have been given jail terms in absentia
US senators push Saudi king to lift ban on women driving
A coalition of U.S. senators push the king of Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on women driving.
German sale of tanks to Saudi Arabia raises eyebrows
Analysis: The deal sends a message to the United States and Israel.
Yemen: President Saleh makes first TV appearance since injury (VIDEO)
Yemen's president appears on TV with face burns and bandaged hands.
Boat carrying migrants to Saudi Arabia sinks, 197 feared dead
Only three people were rescued after the ship capsized in the Red Sea.
Britain accuses Iran of secret nuclear-missile tests
As Iran flexes its muscles with a 10-day military exercise, a British official says the country has carried out several covert tests of nuclear-capable missiles
Saudi Arabia's hazy logic on female drivers
The kingdom's ban on women behind the wheel remains indefensible, and only lightly challenged.
Women still can't drive in Saudi Arabia
A week-old campaign to overturn a no-driving law for Saudi women is slow going.
Indonesia bans workers from Saudi after maid's execution
Indonesia has banned its citizens from working in Saudi Arabia after an Indonesian maid was beheaded for murdering her Saudi employer with a meat cleaver.
Amal Ahmed al-Sadah, Osama bin Laden's youngest wife, to return to Yemen
Sadah was injured during the May 2 raid on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
Saudi Arabia women drive cars to protest ban
Women in Saudi Arabia have started driving cars in defiance of a ban on female drivers, in a campaign publicized on Facebook and Twitter.
Saudi women demand driving rights
June 17 is “I will drive the car myself day” in Saudi Arabia. Here’s why that matters.
Saudi Arabia: lingerie shops to have female staff
Saudi women will finally be able to buy their bras and panties from other women.
Celebrations in Yemen tempered by rumors of Saleh's return
Many fear there is more violence yet to come in Yemen, as shells rained down for the 11th night in a row Sunday.
Analysts warn of dangerous power vacuum after Saleh's sudden exit
Saleh’s departure could give Al Qaeda's Yemen-based branch breathing room in which to plan attacks.
Bahrain lifts state of emergency, seeks dialogue, but issues warnings
Even as there are reports of troops pulling back, the kingdom takes a hard line on protests
Saudi Arabia: What's in a weekend, anyway?
Saudi Arabia, and GlobalPost, debates how best to have a nice weekend.
The Gulf is raising a bigger army. But for what?
The Gulf Cooperation Council might build a bigger army. Should protesters in the Gulf be worried?
Saudi woman arrested for driving
Saudi authorities arrest a young activist for driving.
People in Middle East and North Africa react to Obama speech
Mostly they thought it was just "more of the same."
US calls Yemen deal "best way forward"
But the people who live in Yemen disagree.
Kingdom's BlackBerry users get a respite
The king clamps down on fatwa-giving. A liberal voice is silenced. An ancient dynastic seat is recognized. Female Saudis may soon ask if you have any coupons. And a rival for Big Ben?
Saudi Arabia promotes female empowerment?
Kudos for Saudi Arabia in terror plot. Promoting female equality abroad but not at home. Boeing wins contract with Saudi Airlines. A Guinness world record for breast cancer awareness. And a subpoena for a genie?
Osama bin Laden’s sea burial: good choice? (Updated)
Did the Obama administration risk angering Muslims by disposing of bin Laden’s remains at sea?