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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister offered condolences to President Obama Wednesday for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The underappreciated power of prayer is a prime motivating force behind a new Saudi-inspired interfaith center in Austria that seeks to become the place for world religious leaders to meet, solve problems and melt the "mountain of fears" that exists between religious people, says the Saudi official who is championing the ambitious project.
A Cairo court on Saturday ordered the government to block access to the YouTube website for 30 days for carrying an anti-Islam film that caused deadly riots across the world, but the ruling can be appealed and based on precedent may not be enforced.
Jordan's King Abdullah II is touting Wednesday's parliamentary elections as the centerpiece of political reforms aimed at addressing the simmering discontent in his realm.
The Saudi king on Friday granted women seats on the country's top advisory council for first time, a much-awaited step for women to get a toehold in Saudi Arabia's largely female-free political system.
Jordan's Islamist-led opposition looked to harness growing popular anger with the government, vowing Thursday to keep up a wave of demonstrations this week that have rattled the U.S.-allied kingdom.
King Abdullah on Monday appointed as interior minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who has led a crackdown on al-Qaeda terrorists and survived a suicide bomb attack claimed by the jihadists.
The Obama administration is reportedly in talks with Egypt's government to transfer convicted terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman back to his home country. This would be a major foreign-policy blunder and an insult to the counterterrorism professionals who put the terror leader behind bars.
The U.S. ambassador to Israel is denying reports that he received a private tongue lashing from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over President Obama's policy toward Iran and that he, in return, lectured the Israeli leader about the need for more diplomacy to prevent the extremist Islamic regime from building a nuclear bomb.
When U.S. officials were trying to broker a deal to end the bloody 20-year civil war between Sudan and South Sudan in 2005, they had an in with the elusive guerrilla fighter leading the south's shadowy rebel forces.
The death of the heir to the Saudi throne underlines the growing frailty of the ruling generation of the royal family and highlights the contradiction that a major U.S. ally in the Middle East is an autocratic monarchy with a medieval-style constitution.
Saudi Arabia's ruling family named Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, the defense minister, as the country's new crown prince Monday — an expected nod that leaves power still within an aging and shrinking circle of leaders in one of the West's most critical Middle East allies.
The aged king of Saudi Arabia led a burial ceremony Sunday for his brother, Crown Prince Nayef Abdul-Aziz, in the holy city of Mecca before his interment after evening prayers. He was the second heir to the throne to die outside the country in less than a year.
The aged king of Saudi Arabia led a burial ceremony Sunday for his brother, Crown Prince Nayef Abdul-Aziz, in the holy city of Mecca before Nayef's internment following evening prayers. Nayef was the second heir to the throne to die outside the country in less than a year.
For the second time in less than a year, Saudi Arabia was thrown into the process of naming a new heir to the country's 88-year-old king following the death Saturday of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz.
There have been glimmers of incipient progress toward modern notions of gender equality in Saudi Arabia, where in 2011 King Abdullah promised political reforms which would extend to women the rights to vote and run for office starting in 2015.