Iran accused Israel on Friday of assassinating one of its top nuclear scientists.
"Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today," Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said.
Loujain al-Hathloul has been held without trial for more than 900 days and on Wednesday her case was transferred to the Specialized Criminal Court used to try terrorist offenses and silence dissidents.
America doesn't need Saudi Arabia half as much as it used to, and can afford to get much tougher on its ally—and especially on Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the bull in the china shop of the Middle East.
The Yemeni rebel group used a cruise missile to strike an oil site near the city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast.
An Israeli cabinet minister appeared to suggest that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had traveled to Saudi Arabia, but the country's foreign minister denied it.
Dr. Mahdi al-Emari died after falling ill at the Khamis Mushait Civil Hospital in Saudi Arabia on Friday.
Riyadh has enjoyed American backing despite a raft of human rights abuses, but now must deal lwith Biden who has promised to "reassess" ties.
Unlike Donald Trump, Joe Biden will be a predictable interlocutor for most countries in the Middle East, including those not particularly glad to see him in the White House.
Nuclear cooperation between the U.S., Israel, the UAE and Saudi Arabia could help prevent a cascade of Middle Eastern nuclear proliferation.
Successful management of U.S. interests and maintenance of U.S. leadership requires consistent policy and a belief among local leaders that they can't just browbeat one administration and move on to the next.
Allowing Saudi Arabia to join the Council with no strings attached would confirm that powerful countries can torture and execute their citizens with impunity—as Saudi does for minor drug offenses.
"The Peace Prize is for peace, not for being a nice guy. Netanyahu brought peace," says one of the Israeli prime minister's supporters. Others—including the Palestinians—don't see it that way.
A Saudi court on Monday sentenced eight unnamed people for between seven and 20 years for killing the journalist in 2018, but critics say the masterminds have escaped punishment.
It would be very foolish and shortsighted for the U.S. to cede Middle East influence to China.
Any and all forms of Iranian appeasement must be taken off the table.
The Israel-UAE agreement is an example of how the Jewish state can become accepted in a majority-Muslim region—but peace with the Palestinians needs to be accomplished first.
The clip shows the man riding on the back of a whale shark, which is an endangered species.
"We think that there's momentum for some additional parties to join and to normalize relations with Israel," said National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien.
The Saudis are unlikely to quickly follow in the footsteps of their Emirati neighbors, who announced the normalization of ties with Israel on Thursday.
Immediate peace with Israel would pay dividends for the Sunni Gulf states.
Erdogan's forcible conversion of the museum and cathedral flies in the face of Islamic tradition, and underscores the need for mature, tolerant Islam worldwide.
In a wide-ranging interview, the president's senior adviser (and son-in-law) discussed his work on criminal justice reform, the COVID-19 crisis and why African Americans should vote for Trump.
The World Trade Organization brushed aside a Saudi attempt to lean back on national security in a content piracy dispute with Qatar. This clashes with the position of the current Administration on trade—and sovereignty.
Most Muslims worldwide struggle to afford the pilgrimage to Mecca. This year's decision to shift it online is a result of the pandemic, but it also means dramatically widening access to this key obligation for the world's 2 billion Muslims.
The Kingdom garnered praise for announcing the decree—but it was never published, and it's unclear whether or not it even applies to the thirteen currently on death row for offenses allegedly committed when they were children.
May 15 marks two years since Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested and detained in Saudi Arabia.