Saudi women can now travel without the government texting their male guardians
Since November 2012, Saudi women's male guardians have been sent an SMS message informing them when women under their custody leave, even if they are traveling together.
Kerry pledges 'fair' Mideast plan as he woos Arab allies
A peace treaty would deal with all the core issues dividing the two sides, including the contours of a future Palestinian state, refugees and the fate of Jerusalem claimed by both as a capital.
Suspected Saudi militant dies in Lebanese custody
Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid was believed to be the leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, the group that claimed the double suicide assault on Iran's Beirut embassy, which killed at least 25.
The 12 (rocky) months of US foreign policy
Analysis: For the holiday season, a look at the foreign adventures this year that have brought joy and heartbreak to America and its, ahem, allies.
US repatriates two Saudi detainees held at Guantanamo for nearly 12 years
Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Hamood Abdulla Hamood were not charged with any crime while they were detained.
The US executes more people every year than Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan.
21 countries executed people last year. These 10 nations killed the most.
Why Israel and Saudi Arabia really hate the Iran deal
Analysis: Israeli and Saudi condemnation of the current first steps on the agreement with Iran goes beyond cynicism.
Bibi must know something Obama doesn't
Commentary: Can Obama withstand Netanyahu’s hard-line opposition to a deal with Iran?
Here's a plan to end the conflict in Syria: support Assad
Commentary: The US should back Assad now, end the fighting, and set conditions for his departure and a democratic transition.
It's time for Obama to show some backbone on Iran nuclear deal
Commentary: Kerry made a shrewd diplomatic move designed to win back French support at the negotiating table. Now Obama needs to make his case.
Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba win seats on the UN Human Rights Council
Human rights groups are complaining that China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats.
Foreign workers and Saudi police clash in Riyadh, 2 people dead
Clashes between protesting foreign workers and Saudi police in the capital city left two people dead, 68 injured and hundreds arrested over the weekend.
Philippines investigates alleged abuse in Saudi crackdown on illegal workers
One woman said that Saudi authorities treated her and other Filipinos 'like animals.'
Saudi women fined for defying driving ban
"Police stopped six women driving in Riyadh, and fined them 300 riyals ($80) each," said the capital's police.
Saudi women driven to drive on day of protest (VIDEO)
Saudi women took to the streets in their cars on Saturday to protest the ultra-conservative Saudi government's ban on women driving cars, according to multiple reports.
Saudi government responds to women drivers’ day protests planned for Oct. 26
A petition supporting the October 26th Women's Driving Campaign has gathered more than 16,000 signatures.
Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat over inaction and 'double standards'
Saudi officials said that the Council was unable to keep the Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction.
A world of debt watchers: All eyes on Washington
Global leaders stress that a US default would have a devastating impact on the rest of the world.
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.