Saudi Arabia

Yemen crisis: president flees to Saudi Arabia as bombs fall

One-Minute Read
Fri 27 Mar, AT 13:06

Hadi escapes to Riyadh as Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels kill civilians, including six children

Saudi Arabia: woman given 70 lashes over WhatsApp insult

One-Minute Read
Tue 17 Mar, AT 14:31

The woman has also been ordered to pay a hefty fine for 'tarnishing the reputation' of a Saudi man

Swedish Foreign minister Margot Wallström

Sweden v Saudi Arabia: the escalating political row

One-Minute Read
Wed 11 Mar, AT 15:13

Saudi ambassador recalled and arms deal cancelled after female MP is banned from talking at event

Saudi cleric 'proves' the Earth does not rotate – video

Video
Wed 18 Feb, AT 14:03

Footage shows Sheikh al-Khaibari using a cup to explain to university students why Galileo was wrong

Yemen crisis: Who are the rebel groups and why are they fighting?

Briefing
Thu 26 Mar, AT 12:38

Local rebel groups are fighting for control of a country that could become the battleground for a wider war

Protesters simulating a flogging scene in front of the Saudi Embassy in Washington DC

Anger as UK bids for Saudi prison contract

One-Minute Read
Tue 27 Jan, AT 13:54

Amnesty International says decision lends 'British stamp of approval' to Saudi Arabia's human rights record

The new king of Saudia Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz

King Salman: what do we know about new Saudi Arabian leader?

Briefing
Fri 23 Jan, AT 11:17

The 79-year-old faces 'exceptional new challenges' as he takes over from the late King Abdullah

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia's 'cautious reformer', dies at 90

One-Minute Read
Fri 23 Jan, AT 09:08

Prince Charles and US Vice President Joe Biden expected to visit Saudi Arabia to pay their respects

Snowman

Snowmen banned in Saudi Arabia: five of the strangest fatwas

One-Minute Read
Tue 13 Jan, AT 14:22

Previous religious rulings describe Mickey Mouse as 'one of Satan's soldiers' and insist that the Earth is flat

Single women banned from restaurants in Saudi Arabia

One-Minute Read
Mon 24 Nov, AT 14:36

'Mentally unstable' women who flirt and smoke barred from eateries unless they have a chaperone

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