Swedish Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors quits over Saudi arms scandal
Sten Tolgfors has resigned as defence minister after Swedish public radio unearthed plans between Stockholm and Riyadh to build a weapons plant in Saudi Arabia.
Spanish court drops Saudi prince rape case
Case against Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, accused of raping model on yacht off Ibiza, dropped due to lack of evidence.
Waleed Abu al-Khair, Saudi rights lawyer, banned from travelling to US
Top Saudi lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair appeals decision, says wants no favors, "just my rights."
Abdullah al-Khalidi, Saudi diplomat, abducted in Yemen
A top Saudi official is taken by unknown gunmen in Yemen's restive south.
Middle East pushes up global rate of executions (VIDEO)
Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia pushed up the global rate.
Amnesty International capital punishment report: bad news and good news
Saudi Arabia establishes first Western studies center
Western Studies Institute is first of its kind in all of Middle East.
Prince Nayef gives Saudi sportswomen go-ahead on Olympic games
Female athletes get a leg up in Saudi Arabia, where women's rights are often out of reach.
Saudi Arabia cracks down on "erring lingerie shops"
Men were discovered working at stores after a ban came into effect.
Oil prices drop after Saudi supply statement
Oil has risen more than 9 per cent this year due mainly to the standoff over the Iranian nuclear program.
Syria: Jordan denies allowing Saudi arms to reach rebel Free Syrian Army
An anonymous diplomat put Amman on the hot seat, telling a reporter that Saudi Arabia was arming the Syrian rebels and using Jordan for transshipment.
Arab regimes embrace Twitter and Facebook — for their own ends
Governments learn to use Facebook and Twitter to strike back against democracy activists.
Saudi mufti says "destroy all churches" in the Arabian Peninsula
A Kuwaiti delegation asked the mufti about his views on a proposed Kuwait law that would ban the construction of non-Islamic places of worship.
A Saudi youth 'awakening'?
Disenfranchised students show a rare flash of public dissent.
World’s mecca for sex drugs? Saudi Arabia
Nearly 12 percent of Saudi Arabia's 20 million men are believed to be suffering from impotence. Great news for Viagra.
Poll of Arab World finds fear of US, Israel
A majority supports pluralistic democracy, but roughly one third is opposed to accommodating those with political opinions different from their own.
Saudi women injured in university protest
Fellow students plan to boycott classes.
Yemen's president Saleh is out. But real change remains elusive.
Yemen election removed Ali Abdullah Saleh from office after more than 3 decades. But the leader still looms large.
Delhi-Israel bomb Update: India hedges on Israel demand for UN resolution
In curious reversal of its past struggles with Pakistan, India demands more evidence before it will back censuring Iran
Mustapha Ouanes, a member of a Saudi prince's traveling entourage, convicted of rape
Ouanes, an engineer and businessman, has been convicted of raping a woman in his hotel room in New York in 2010.
Saudi blogger Hamza Kashgari may face execution for "blasphemous" tweets about the Prophet Muhammad
Kashgari wrote tweets saying "I will not pray for you" about the Prophet Muhammad. After being extradited from Malaysia, he may face execution in Saudi Arabia.
Hamza Kashgari may be killed over his Tweets. Did Interpol play a role in his capture?
Accused of Islamic blasphemy, Saudi Arabian nabbed in Malaysia
Malaysia deports Hamza Kashgari, Saudi journalist accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad
Malaysia has deported Hamza Kashgari, the Saudi journalist and blogger accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in comments made on Twitter.
Hamza Kashgari, Saudi writer, arrested in Malaysia for offensive Tweet (VIDEO)
Hamza Kashgari, the Saudi writer accused of insulting the prophet, was arrested in Malaysia.
Report: Saudi Arabia to acquire nuclear weapons if Iran tests bomb
If Iran tests a nuclear weapon, Saudi Arabia plans to acquire nuclear weapons and begin its own enrichment program "within weeks," a report said.
Saudi Arabian activist Manal al-Sherif tells women to demand the right to drive
The icon of Saudi Arabia's "Women2Drive" campaign appears on national television urging other women to follow her example
Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi Arabia for "illicit mingling"
Thirty-five Ethiopian Christians may be thrown out of the country after police raided a private prayer meeting in Jeddah in the run-up to Christmas.
Israel's hobbyist hackers cause a stir, but not much else
Israeli security experts say recent hacks are nothing compared to what is possible.
Egypt's tourism revenues drop 30 percent in 2011, a year of tumult
Continuing instability from the Jan 25 revolution has kept visitors away and left the economy hurting.
Hackers target Israel's stock market, airline
A hacker network based in Saudi Arabia paralyzed two key Israeli websites.
Israel warns hackers not to retaliate for credit card attacks
After thousands of credit card details are posted online, the Israeli government says retaliation should be left to legitimate state authorities.