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 price rebounds, sparking hopes of recovery

One-Minute Read Mon 22 Dec, AT 10:54

Some analysts say the oil price has bottomed out, but Opec says real recovery will happen towards the end of 2015

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'

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

Amnesty report reveals global spike in executions

One-Minute Read Thu 27 Mar, AT 11:04

Iran and Iraq drove a worldwide increase, while Texas was responsible for 40 per cent of American executions

Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic abuse - too little, too late?

First Reaction Fri 30 Aug, AT 12:18

Human rights activists welcome new law to protect women and children, but does it go far enough?

One girl's story: Saudi film Wadjda breaks boundaries

One-Minute Read Wed 17 Jul, AT 13:19

Female director had to hide in a van while making first feature film to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia

Deadly Mers virus a 'threat to entire world' as three more die

One-Minute Read Thu 30 May, AT 16:00

Global death toll rises to 30 as spread of Sars-like illness causes concern at WHO

Revealed: CIA has secret drone base in Saudi Arabia

First Reaction Wed 6 Feb, AT 14:52

US newspaper ends 'self-censorship' to expose drone base CIA uses to kill al-Qaeda militants