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


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

Oil drill

Oil price slide drives Russia to 'junk' status

One-Minute Read Tue 27 Jan, AT 11:32

Bloomberg warns of global financial instability as low oil price and sanctions back Putin into a corner

The female football fan causing 'moral uproar' in Saudi Arabia – video

Video Thu 9 Oct, AT 15:56

Women are not allowed to go to football matches in the Muslim nation in case they 'promote sinful behaviour'

Saudi woman

Eleven things women in Saudi Arabia can't do

Summary Fri 23 Jan, AT 11:14

King Abdullah is not leaving a legacy of female empowerment in the conservative kingdom

A customer pulls the nozzle of a petrol pump

Petrol prices set to fall as Saudi oil flows

One-Minute Read Wed 13 Aug, AT 10:17

Rising supply, a sluggish global economy and supermarket price wars could result in cheaper petrol

Iraqi soldiers

Saudi Arabia rushes troops to border after Iraqis pull out

One-Minute Read Thu 3 Jul, AT 13:35

Kingdom mobilises 30,000 soldiers after Iraqi forces apparently abandon their positions